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2 2 Individual Graduation Plans Professional School Counselors’ Conference December 1-3, 2009

3 3 Act 257 of 2009 Legislative Session Changed the name to Individual Graduation Plan Purposes of IGP and related activities –Explore educational and career possibilities –Make appropriate secondary/postsecondary decisions as part of an overall career plan –Plan based on the student’s talents and interests –Consider graduation requirements relevant to the student’s chosen area of concentration and postsecondary entrance requirements

4 4 Career Awareness and Exploration Grades six through eight At least six activities Career interest inventories Information to assist them in career decision- making process May include job shadowing or job mentoring

5 5 IGP – Prior to 2008-2009 To be completed if the student does not already have one Ninth Grade Entry Date – indicate the year the student was first classified as a 9 th grader. This determines what curriculum requirements the student follows Area of concentration – the academic area of concentration for these students is the TOPS Opportunity core Career Cluster – only needed for students completing a Career/Technical Area of Concentration

6 6 IGP – Prior to 2008-2009 Diploma Endorsements – review the requirements and benefits for each Postsecondary Plans – should align with the career plans Test Scores – review scores, assessment requirements for graduation TOPS requirements – make sure student and parents are fully informed Course selections – should align with postsecondary and career plans

7 7 Parent/Guardian Signature Parent or guardian and student must sign the first year and initial each succeeding year Signature indicates that they have received the information on curriculum requirements, assessment requirements, and TOPS requirements Document all attempts to obtain the parent’s signature

8 8 Switching to the Career Diploma There must be a meeting with student, parent or guardian, and counselor or administrator They must be informed of the advantages and disadvantages of the different diploma pathways Student and parent make the decision based on the best interests of the student Student and parent/guardian must initial and sign the Career Diploma Participation Form The principal signs to indicate that appropriate counseling has taken place

9 9 College and Career Diploma Assessment requirement – changes with 9 th grade class of 2010-2011 Students must pass (Fair or higher) –English II or English III –Algebra I or Geometry –Biology or American History

10 10 College and Career Diploma Curriculum After two years in high school, students may switch from the LA Core 4 Curriculum to the Basic Core Curriculum Student and parent/guardian must complete the Core 4 Exemption Form Student must revise the IGP Students completing the Basic Core must complete a Career/Technical Area of Concentration and take the Journey to Careers or Education for Careers course

11 11 College and Career Diploma Student should carefully review courses, postsecondary and career plans, and TOPS requirements each year Changes for 2009-2010 –Addition of Applied Algebra I and Applied Geometry –Approved IBC-related courses listed Changes for 2010-11 (pending final approval) –ROTC I & II allowed to substitute for Health as well as PE

12 12 Career Diploma Students must indicate a Career/Technical Area of Concentration Postsecondary plans – four year colleges are not listed Assessment requirements have not been determined Student and parents must complete the Career Diploma Participation Form

13 13 Career Diploma Academic Courses for Dual Enrollment LCTCS CourseHigh School course English for Technical Applications (ENGL 1000)Technical Reading and Writing Business English (ENGL 1030)Business English Business Communications (ENGL 1045)Business Communications Tech. Math (MATH 1010) or Math for Tech. Applications (MATH 1000) Technical Math Allied Health Science (AHSC 1000)Allied Health Science Basic Body Structure and Function (HCOR 1120) Basic Body Structure and Function Physical Science (PHSC 1015)Basic Physics with Applications Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care Providers (HNUR 1300) Anatomy and Physiology

14 14 Career Diploma Curriculum Curriculum will be developed for –Using Research in Careers (1/2 credit) –American Literature (1/2 credit) –Film in America (1/2 credit) –Medical Math –Applications in Statistics and Probability –Forensic Science –Food Science –Child Psychology and Parenthood Education

15 15 Career Diploma Curriculum Career and Technical Education courses allowed for a science credit –Animal Science –Biotechnology in Agriculture –Environmental Studies in Agriculture –Health Science II –Allied Health Services II –EMT-Basic –Food Science

16 16 Contact Information Nancy Beben Director, Division of Curriculum Standards Susannah Craig, Ph.D. Supervisor, Middle and Secondary Standards


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