2015-Incoming 9th Grade Night Presentation

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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
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Learn the “Bowie Way”
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Be an Advocate
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Be Proactive
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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
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Students are allowed 4 unexcused absences per
class
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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
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End-of-Course Exam Requirements:
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English I (Reading and Writing)
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English II (Reading and Writing)
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Biology
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Algebra I
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US History
AISD All Staff Virtual Convocation
August 16, 2011
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DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PLAN
– 26 CREDITS
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4 English CoursesEnglish I, II, and III, & English IV/ Advanced English credit
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4 Math CoursesAlgebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Math
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4 Science CoursesBiology, IPC or Chemistry, plus another 2 Advanced Sciences
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4 Social Studies CoursesWorld Geography, World History, U.S. History, ½ Economics, ½ Government
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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
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1 Credit of Physical Education
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1 Credit of Fine Arts
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0.5 Credit of Health
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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English I
World Geography
LOTE
Art I
Theatre I
Technical Theater I
Musical Theater
Band I
Orchestra I
Dance
Journalism
Choir
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English I
World Geography
Algebra I or Geometry
Any CTE course
Any Fine Arts course
Any LOTE class
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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)
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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:
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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
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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 TabGuidance/Counseling
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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.
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 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
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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!

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