JAMES BOWIE HS INCOMING 9 TH GRADE PRESENTATION WELCOME! • Parenting a Bowie Bulldog: 101 • Discipline and Attendance Information • HB 5 AISD Prescribed Graduation Plan • Course Contract • Pre-AP vs. Academic • Important Dates and Reminders 9TH GRADE AP/COUNSELOR TEAM STUDENTS WITH LAST NAMES A-LO STUDENTS WITH LAST Susan LeosAssistant Principal Vicente TrevinoAssistant Principal Karina ReynaCounselor Martin ColemanCounselor NAMES LU-Z PARENTING A BOWIE BULLDOG • Learn the “Bowie Way” • Be an Advocate • Be Proactive • Be Involved BE INVOLVED • Camp Bowie www.jbhs.org • Sign up for Bowie PTSA and Newsgroup www.bowieptsa.org • Attend Counseling Department Presentations ATTENDANCE POLICY Students are allowed 4 unexcused absences per class Starting with the 5th unexcused absence, students will be denied credit and will have to attend Saturday School (Time/Date(s): TBD) ABSENCE EXCUSAL POLICY For absence to be excused, students must turn in written note with date of absence and reason within 48 hours of absence. -Red Drop-box located in front office. -Student leaving campus or arriving late due to doctor’s appointment must provide doctor’s note. If a student is going to be absent for more than 3 days, parents can contact the front office to request work from teachers. -Also, check teacher’s individual website for posted work. AISD PRESCRIBED GRADUATION PLAN Complete the Foundation High School Program + Endorsement(s) + Distinguished Level of Achievement Complete and pass the FIVE required EOC Exams STUDENT ASSESSMENT End-of-Course Exam Requirements: English I (Reading and Writing) English II (Reading and Writing) Biology Algebra I US History AISD All Staff Virtual Convocation August 16, 2011 9 DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PLAN – 26 CREDITS • 4 English CoursesEnglish I, II, and III, & English IV/ Advanced English credit • 4 Math CoursesAlgebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Math • 4 Science CoursesBiology, IPC or Chemistry, plus another 2 Advanced Sciences • 4 Social Studies CoursesWorld Geography, World History, U.S. History, ½ Economics, ½ Government • 2 Credits of Language Other than English French or Spanish *Programing Languages, Core or Career Tech apps, or Language and Culture class may substitute for students w/disabilities • 1 Credit of Physical Education • 1 Credit of Fine Arts • 0.5 Credit of Health • 5.5 Electives (including 4 Endorsement electives) LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULE • Any two levels in the same language • Two credits in computer programming languages selected from: Computer Science I, II, and III ENDORSEMENT OPTIONS Students will choose between one of the following five endorsement options • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) • Business and Industry • Arts and Humanities • Public Services • Multidisciplinary Studies 1 2 WHAT IS AN ENDORSEMENT • Similar to a college major • Designed to encourage students to select an area of specialization based on their interests • Course Pathways that will enable students to become college and career ready. ARTS AND HUMANITIES The Arts and Humanities endorsement is a curriculum path that allows for a student to focus deeply on courses directly related to fine arts, English literature, foreign languages, and social studies. Careers • Students interested in pursuing a career path in the entertainment industry or as an interpreter, or writer, for example, may want to consider the Arts and Humanities endorsement to guide course selection. 1 4 BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY The Business and Industry endorsement is a curriculum path that allows a student to focus deeply on courses directly related to the business field. Careers Careers related to this field include: information technology specialist, communications, financial advisor, marketing specialist, architect, construction, and project management PUBLIC SERVICES The Public Services endorsement is a curriculum path that allows a student to focus deeply on courses directly related to the public service field, including the education field and government. Careers • There is a wide range of careers available in the public services sector, including serving as a police officer, firefighter, government official, human resource administrator, or teacher. STEM The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) endorsement is a curriculum path that allows a student to focus deeply on courses related to science, technology, engineering, and math. Careers • There is wide range of careers available in the STEM field, including: engineer, computer programming, software developer, and research scientist. • Students interested in pursuing an intentional path toward any of those careers should consider a STEM endorsement to guide course selection. MULTIDISCIPLINARY The Multiple Disciplinary endorsement allows for students to further study a foundation area or a wide range of curriculum sets. Careers • Because of the broad nature of a multidisciplinary endorsement, students can choose from a wide variety of careers. If students are unsure of their career interests and wish to cross-study multiple subjects, they may want to consider the multidisciplinary endorsement to guide course selection. 1 8 JAMES BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL Summary of the Five Endorsement Areas All 5 Endorsements require 4 credits in English, 4 credits in math (including Alg. II), and 4 credits in science. Additionally, Bowie is requiring 4 credits in Social Studies. •9th grade entry courses □ □ □ □ □ □ □ Business Information Management Principles of Business, Management, Marketing, & Finance Principles of Hospitality & Tourism/Principles of Human Services Yearbook/Graphic Design Graphic Design & Illustration Newspaper/Graphic Design Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ English I World Geography LOTE Art I Theatre I Technical Theater I Musical Theater Band I Orchestra I Dance Journalism Choir □ □ □ □ □ □ English I World Geography Algebra I or Geometry Any CTE course Any Fine Arts course Any LOTE class □ □ □ Biology Algebra I Geometry (If Algebra I is taken in the 9th grade year and student desires to obtain a math concentration, then he/she must double up math in a subsequent year) □ JROTC 1 Aviation History/Citizenship, Character & Air Force Tradition Endorsement: Business & Industry Endorsement: Arts & Humanities Endorsement: Multidisciplinary Endorsement: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Endorsement: Public Services Hospitality Program Culinary Arts Program Banking, Finance or Accounting Business Management Newspaper Program Yearbook Program Commercial Photography Animation Program Adv General Graphic Design Program Animal Science/Veterinary Program English Concentration: Examples: Journalism, Creative Writing, SciFi, Novel Studies, etc. or Social Studies Concentration: Examples: Psychology, Cont. Issues, AP Comparative Govt, etc. or LOTE Concentration: Example: French course work or Spanish course work or Various Fine Arts Concentrations: (i.e. 4 credits from 1 or 2 categories of the disciplines in Fine Arts like band, choir, dance, theatre, art, etc.) Students can take four advanced courses from any endorsement area to fulfill this endorsement or 4 credits in each of the core areas (English, math, science & social studies – must include English IV & either chemistry or physics) or 4 AP credits or dual credit classes in any area. Science Concentration: Examples: Environmental Science, chemistry, physics, science research & design, engineering & design, etc. or Math Concentration: Examples: Advanced Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra II, Calculus, Statistics, etc. The JROTC program (ROTC 2, ROTC 3, and ROTC 4) including Leadership & Career Opportunities. *Courses in the Business & Industry endorsement must match; see the JBHS CTE document for specific pathways & requirements. Note: This endorsement requires student to take Algebra II, Chemistry, & Physics. PERFORMANCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (OPTIONAL) Students may earn a performance acknowledgement on the student’s diploma by achieving one of the following: • Outstanding performance in • dual credit courses • bilingualism and biliteracy • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams • PSAT, ACT-Plan, SAT, or ACT • By earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification license BOWIE COURSE CONTRACT ALL FRESHMEN WILL TAKE 8 CLASSES: 1 2 3 4 5-8 English I Math (Algebra I, Geometry, or Alg II) Biology World Geography Choose 4 more classes: - Language other than English - PE or Athletics - Career Technology Education Classes - Fine Art - Elective Although Health is a required course, we are requiring students to * take it their junior and senior year, so that students are able to take the majority of required courses to obtain an endorsement at the entrylevel. ENDORSEMENT FORM 1) Fill in the endorsement student has chosen (Endorsements can be changed at any time). 2) Write the courses selected on the course contract in the 9th Grade column. Please leave the other columns blank (the Bowie counselor will help fill the rest out next year). 3) Make sure both student and parent/guardian sign at the bottom. 4) Turn in to middle school counselor. ENDORSEMENT FORM ACADEMIC VS. PRE-AP Andrea Ramirez School Improvement Facilitator Pre-AP or Academic? Advanced Placement, or AP courses are college-level courses taken at the high school level. If a student is successful on an AP test, he or she can earn college credit. Dual credit classes can be taken through ACC. Pre-AP courses at the 9th and 10th grade level are designed to prepare students for the rigorous curriculum in the 11th and 12th grade AP courses. Pre-AP courses and AP courses are weighted. English Language Arts I Biology World Geography Algebra I and Geometry jbhs.org Academics TabGuidance/Counseling Works well independently. Is creative in their approach to solving problems. Readily applies learned principles to new situations. Responds positively to challenging situations. Has a strong intuitive sense for the subject matter. Shows a high degree of interest and motivation. Has experienced high achievement in past courses. Shows above average ability in critical reading skills, writing skills, and oral expression. Shows above average maturity in relationship to classroom behaviors and critical thinking and application skills. Do I have an interest in, or aptitude for, the course I want to take as Pre-AP? Will I be okay making average grades in a course even if I am working way harder than I did in middle school? Did I do well on the STAAR test in this area? Am I willing to be challenged? How much time do I have in the evenings for homework? PARENT Q&A SESSIONS AT FEEDER MIDDLE SCHOOLS Covington Small Bailey Gorzycki Feb. 9th Feb. 10th Feb. 11th Feb. 12th @3:30-5:30 @3:30-5:30 @3:30-5:30 @3:30-5:30 IMPORTANT DATES • Feb.9th-12th-Parent Q/A Sessions at Middle Schools • Feb. 16th-Course Advising in Bowie Library from 10-12n and 4-7pm • Feb. 17th-20th-Course Contract due to MS Counselors • Feb. 19th-24th-Naviance Course Entry in MS • June 12th-”Change of Mind” deadline for schedule changes. • Camp Bowie: June 9th-11th (1st session) June 16th-18th (2nd session) June 23rd-25th (3rd session) CLOSING REMARKS Be assured that we will do our best to make sure your son or daughter has the best experience at Bowie. We give you our word that we will pursue two main goals: 1) Every student will graduate on time 2) Every student will be college or career-ready upon leaving Bowie High School. QUESTIONS ? THANK YOU!