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WHAT MAKES HOUSTON “ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS”? WHAT MAKES HOUSTON “ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS”? YOU DO.
NEWS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019 Link Crew Transition Program All freshmen will have a mentor The first day of school! August 10 th : Freshmen Orientation 7-11 am Freshmen and Link Crew only that morning
TENNESSEE DIPLOMA PROJECT: WHAT IS REQUIRED? Twenty two credits! English - 4 credits Mathematics - 4 credits Science – 3 credits Social Studies -3 credits Wellness/ P.E. - 1.5 credits Personal Finance -.5 credit Foreign Language – 2 credits Fine Arts – 1 credit Electives (focus area: liberal arts or CTE) – 3 credits
ENGLISH Students must take one English credit each year of high school: English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12 Honors/AP classes are available If a student does not earn at least 5 credits during freshmen year AND pass English 9, he/she will not move on to 10 th grade. Ninth grade students will either take English 9 or English 9 honors
MATH Students must take one math class every year of high school. Sequence Options: 1. Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, 4 th math 2. Geometry, Algebra II, plus two additional math courses (this is for students who completed Algebra I in 8 th grade)
SCIENCE Students must earn three science credits while in high school. Sequence Options: 1. Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry 2. Biology, Chemistry, plus one additional lab science (this is for students who completed Physical Science Honors in 8 th grade) All ninth graders MUST take a science.
SOCIAL STUDIES Students are required three social studies credits while in high school: 9 th or 10 th : World History and Geography, World History and Geography Honors, or AP Human Geography 11 th : US History and Geography 12 th : US Government and Civics and Economics It is encouraged that ninth grade students take a required social studies class.
WELLNESS/P.E. All 9 th grade students MUST take Lifetime Wellness Students are required a.5 credit of Lifetime Sports unless they participate in a school sport or complete two years of band. Lifetime sports can be taken any year of high school.
FINE ARTS All students must earn one fine art credit to graduate from high school. Ninth graders are encouraged to choose a fine art class to earn the required credit. Options for students who will only earn one fine art credit during high school include: Intro to Theatre, Intro to Film and Video, General Music, Art History/Art Appreciation
FOREIGN LANGUAGE All students must earn two credits of the same foreign language while in high school. Any foreign language credit earned in 8 th grade will count as an elective credit. Options: Chinese I, Latin I, Latin I honors, French I, French I honors, German I, German I honors, Spanish I, Spanish I honors, Spanish II and Spanish II honors (for students who have earned Spanish I credit in middle school) Students should only choose a foreign language in 9 th grade if they are academically strong students.
HONORS CLASSES All students are welcome to choose honors classes that they are interested in and prepared for. There will be a rubric completed on each student to help to determine final placement in honors classes. Each child will be looked at individually. Students will be made aware before the end of the school year if the qualifications are not met for honors. Honors classes do have SUMMER WORK! Summer work will be on the HHS website by the end of May. Please keep in mind that to be successful in an honors class you must do homework and study each night!
ELECTIVE FOCUS Liberal Arts *refer to page 2 in course catalog Career Technical Education (CTE) Architecture and Design Business Management & Administration Computer applications Computer Science
ELECTIVE FOCUS Criminal Justice Criminal Justice I Finance Intro to Business and Marketing American Business Legal System Health & Bio-Medical Science Health Science Education
ELECTIVE FOCUS Horticulture Principles of Plant Science Human Studies Intro to Human Studies Information Technology Information Technology Foundations Web Design I
ELECTIVE FOCUS Marketing Sales & Service STEM Stem I honors
GET INVOLVED! Clubs We have over 60 clubs available to all students Activities Participate! Sports Get involved even if playing is not your thing! Community Service Find something you are passionate about and follow through with service!