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1 Atascocita High School 2012 Junior & Sophomore Parent Night

2 Graduation Requirements Recommended Plan - Plan that prepares you for college and to be Texas Ready. Distinguished Achievement Plan - Plan for those students whose accomplishments merit acknowledgement on a national level

3 Recommended Plan for current Juniors English 4 credits Math 4 credits Science 4 credits Social Studies 4 credits PE 1.5 credits Health.5 credits Communications Applications.5 credit Fine Arts 1 credit Second Language 2 credits Technology Applications 1 credit Electives 3.5 credits Total 26 state credits

4 Recommended Plan for current Sophomores English 4 credits Math 4 credits Science 4 credits Social Studies 4 credits PE 1.0 credits Communications Applications.5 credit Fine Arts 1 credit Second Language 2 credits Electives 5.5 credits Total 26 state credits **Technology & Health are not required.

5 SubjectRequired Courses English (4 credits) Must include English 1, English 2, English 3, English 4 Math (4 credits) Must include Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Additional Math Science (4 credits) Must include Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, plus an additional science Social Studies (4 credits) Must include World Geography, World History, US History, Govt./Econ Core Course Requirements

6 Distinguished Achievement Plan Meet all the requirements of the Recommended Plan AND 1 additional year of Second Language Specific Math/Science requirements 4 Advanced measures (in any combination) –A score of 3 or above on an AP exam in junior year –A grade of 80 or above on a dual credit/tech prep course –A score on the PSAT that qualifies a student as a commended Scholar or higher by the National merit Scholarship Corp., the National Hispanic Scholar Program, or the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students in junior year.

7 Credit Requirements for Classification Students are classified by the number of academic credits they have earned at the beginning of the school year. 0-5.5 credits = 9 th grade 6-11.5 credits = 10 th grade 12-17.5 credits = 11 th grade 18+ credits = 12 th grade


9 Thinking about Pre-AP or AP? More rigorous coursework More homework and independent work Requires more responsibility and self motivation Summer reading Prepares students for AP exam.

10 Recommendation for Successful Honors Course Selection Maintain –80 in Honors Classes –90 in Level Classes

11 What is Dual Credit? It’s an agreement between Lonestar College and Humble ISD to provide students with the opportunity to take college courses while still in high school and earn both college credit and high school credit simultaneously.

12 Dual Credit Facts Dual credit enrollment courses may be taken at the high school as part of the student’s regular class schedule or in some cases at one of the Lonestar campuses. Pre-Requisite: Must have college level scores on assessment testing (ex: TAKS, Compass, or Accuplacer).

13 Course Selection through Bridges!! Humble ISD is bridging the gap between school and careers! Log on to Check out career profiles, colleges, scholarships, and high school course planning.

14 Plan your high school courses using your chosen career cluster and pathway! Portfolio name: humble+student ID Password: student ID

15 How to access your portfolio Log on to: Portfolio name: humble + student ID (ex: humble123456) Password: student ID (ex: 123456) Choose “Choices Planner” Choose “Your Portfolio” Choose “All About You”

16 TAKS Test 10 th Grade TAKS 11 th -12 th Grade Exit Level TAKS Students first take the exit-level TAKS in the spring of their junior year. The exit level TAKS includes math, science, social studies and English language arts. These test are based in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS, which are the curriculum standards that teachers use every day in the classroom as the basis for their instruction. Students must pass their classes as well as all four sections of the Exit level TAKS in order to receive a diploma and graduate from a Texas public high school.

17 Spring TAKS Dates ELA 10 th & 11 th Math 10 th Math 11 th March 7, 2012April 24, 2012 April 25, 2012 Science 10 th & 11thSocial Studies 10 th & 11th April 26, 2012April 27, 2012

18 College is in your future! To research college information (majors, cost, SAT scores) go to: You need to find out what the requirements are for the schools that you are interested in attending: GPA requirements, SAT/ACT scores and tuition. Decide what you would like to study in college (MAJOR). Helpful Websites Financial Aid: ACT: SAT: Scholarships:

19 What are the differences between the SAT and ACT Tests? ACT – English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing (optional) Assessment. ACT tests a student’s acquired skills. SAT I – Critical Reading, Writing, and Math Assessment. SAT tests how well students reason. SAT II – Subject tests (The more selective & competitive colleges require/recommend one or more).

20 Test Dates/Deadlines Test DateDeadline March 10, 2012Feb. 10, 2012 May 5, 2012April 6, 2012 June 2, 2012May 8, 2012 Test DateDeadline April 14, 2012Mar. 9, 2012 June 9, 2012May 4, 2012 To register for the ACT go to and to register for the SAT to

21 Important Dates February 2012 8-9----Junior Conferences March 2012 2012-2013 Course Request Verification Sheets will be distributed to all students. April 2012 Last opportunity to make changes to course selection for 2012-2013.

22 Academic Sessions Social Studies US History Academic and AP - Room 1207 Government and Economics Academic and AP - Room 1103 English English 3 Academic and AP - Room 1104 English 4 Academic- Room 1105 English 4 AP and Dual Credit - Room 1106 Math Algebra 2 Academic and Pre-AP, Math Models - Room 1107 Pre-Calculus and Calculus, and Statistics - Room 1108 Science IPC Academic and Pre-AP, Chemistry Academic and Pre-AP - Room 1111 Physics Academic and Pre-AP, Principles of Physics - Room 1112 Rotations: Every ten minutes, someone will announce on the PA to rotate to the next classroom.

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