Presentation on theme: "High School Graduation Plans"— Presentation transcript:
1 High School Graduation Plans Preparing students for success in college, careers and citizenship in the community
2 There are 3 graduation plans in the state of Texas: The Minimum Plan (permission required for eligible students only)The Recommended PlanThe Distinguished Achievement Plan
3 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION PLANS RECOMMENDED *DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENTEnglish Language Arts credits creditsMathematics credits credits(Must include Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.)Science credits credits(Must include Biology, Chemistry, Physics)Social Studies credits credits(Must include W. Geography, W. History,U.S. History, U.S. Government)Economics credit creditLanguages Other Than English credits credits(Must be the same language)Physical Education credits credits(Some substitutions allowed – consult handbookfor specifics.)Health Education credit creditCommunication Applications or ProfessionalCommunications (CTE) credit creditFine Arts credits credits(Must be 1 full credit of same course.)Electives credits creditsTOTAL CREDITS CREDITS*Advanced measures are also required for graduation on the Distinguished Achievement Program. Consulthandbook for specifics.
4 HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS WHICH CAN BE EARNED DURING MIDDLE SCHOOL Algebra I Pre-APCan take Algebra I Pre-AP during 8th grade – consult student’s 7th grade math teacher to determine if this is recommended for your student.Spanish I / French IMust be started at the beginning of 7th grade and successfully completed in 8th grade in order to receive 1 credit for foreign language.Keyboarding.5 credit elective is a prerequisite for any Technology credit taken in high school and must be completed in middle school.
5 Grade Point Average (GPA) Secondary school students’ grades are averaged at the end of each semester. All credit courses assigned a numerical grade are included in the student’s GPA calculation. The GPA is then used to determine Class Rank (high school only). High school courses completed at the middle school level are included in the high school cumulative GPA.Students are encouraged to take more challenging advanced academic courses such as Pre-AP, Advanced Placement, and college credit courses (after completion of 10th grade), which contain “weighted” grade points.How to Calculate your GPAConvert your grades using the conversion chart.After you have converted your grades, add them all together.Divide the total by the number of courses you are taking (8 in middle school).The answer is your grade point average.
6 Advanced Academic Weighted Grades The following scale is used to compute numerical grades into the mathematically computed score that is used to determine Grade Point Average and Class Rank. The end of semester numerical grade is recorded on the student’s permanent record (transcript).Numerical Grade Non-Honors 4.0 Scale Honors/Pre-AP/AP/IB 5.0 Scale
7 Calculating Your GPA Sample Report Card Grades: Class Grade GPA ConversionEnglishMath 8 Pre-APScience 8 Pre-APU. S. HistoryPEBandTech. EdStudy SkillsGPA TOTAL divided by 8 classes = 3.525