A Day - Frisco ISD Schools

Report
*Course Selection Sheet
*Quick Guide to Courses
*FISD Course Guide is now online
FISD web site
 CTE
Programs of Study available at CTE
Website.

 Known
as an A-B block schedule
 8 total classes
 A days = 4 classes
 B days = The other 4 classes
 Alternate days (lunch is during 3rd
period and is 30 minutes)
 School starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends
at 4:10 p.m.
 Each class is 90 minutes with a 7
minute passing period in-between
Block Schedule
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
A Day
B Day
Wednesday
A Day
Thursday
B Day
Periods 1-4 Periods1-4 Periods 1-4 Periods
1-4
Friday
A Day
Periods
1-4
B Day
A Day B Day
A Day B Day
Periods 1-4
Periods
1-4
Periods
1-4
Periods 1-4
Periods
1-4
Sat
urd
ay
 The
goal is to earn 26 credits for
graduation
 Each 1 semester course = .5 credit
 Example = Health
 Each 2 semester course = 1.0 credit
 Example = English 1
Recommended
Program
Distinguished Achievement
Program (DAP)
Subject
Credits
Required Courses
English
4
English 1, 2, 3, 4
Math
4
Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, TBD
Science
4
IPC, Bio, Chemistry, Physics*
Bio, Chemistry, Physics, TBD
Social Studies
4
W. Geo, W. Hist, U.S. History,
Government & Economics
Foreign Language
2
Spanish, French, American Sign Language
P.E.
1
P.E., Athletics, Fall Band,
Drill, Cheer, Colorguard
Health
.5
Health, Health Science
Speech
.5
Communications Applications
Fine Arts
1
Art, Theater Arts, Choir, DGA
Band, Dance, Orchestra, Elements of Floral Des.
Technology
1
BIM, Comp. Sci, DIM, DGA, Web Tech., Comp.Maint.,
Yearbook 2, Newspaper 2, Broadcast 1 or 2
Electives
4
Electives are classes you choose.
Total
26
*Science sequencing determined by individual student. Please see Course Catalog for prerequisites.
CORE COURSES
 4 English credits
 4 Math credits (Alg.1 in MS counts) (MMA*)
 4 Science credits (IPC*)
 4 Social Studies credits
 Plus
additional required courses and
electives to minimum 26 credits.
**IPC and MMA must be taken in
particular sequence in order to count
for Recommended Plan.(IPC must be taken
PRIOR to Chem. MMA must be taken PRIOR
to Alg. 2)
 Need
3 years of LOTE
 No IPC, MMA
 4 additional measures (any combination)
 Original research project
 AP scores of 3 or better (1-5)
 Tech Prep courses with B or better
 Dual Credit courses with B or better
 National Merit commended or higher
4
Core areas- 3 EOC exams per core
 English I, II, III (reading and writing)
 Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
 Biology, Chemistry, Physics
 W. Geography, W History, US History
 Must
meet Level 2 Satisfactory Score in order
to be on track for cumulative score
requirement for graduation.
 Recommended grad plan= must meet Level 2
on both Algebra II and English III EOC’s
 DAP grad plan= must meet Level 3 on both
Algebra II and English III EOC’s.
Grade points are assigned to each SEMESTER
grade
 Grade points are then averaged
 Example: English 1 = 85 semester average
 That equals 3.5 grade points in a regular
class
 That equals 4.5*** grade points in a Pre-AP
class

Rank in Class Policy
Rank in class, honor
graduate status,
valedictorian and
salutatorian determination
shall be based on a
weighted grade point
average (GPA) system.
Grades will be weighted
according to the level of the
course.
Rank and GPA will be re-run
at the end of each
semester.(Feb. and Sept)
AP/PAP
Regular
Grade
Point
95
5.5
94
5.4
93
5.3
92
5.2
91
5.1
90
100
5.0
89
99
4.9
88
98
4.8
87
97
4.7
86
96
4.6
85
95
4.5
84
94
4.4
85
percent of selective colleges
and universities report that a
student’s AP experience favorably
impacts admissions decisions
Drop
window will be at end of
1st 6 weeks
Eligibility Waiver available
•
Grades in challenging classes
•
SAT/ACT scores
•
GPA/Rank
•
Grades in all subjects



Class Rank and GPA are used to determine if
you are in the “Top 10%” of your class.
Students who are in the top 10% of their class
are automatically accepted into Texas public
colleges. (UT is now top 8% for freshman
entering fall of 2013 and top 7% for freshmen
entering fall of 2014)
Freshman grades count! Start strong and do
your best from your first day of high school.
For admissions purposes, rank at the close of
junior year dictates the top 10% of the class.
 Debate-
If you are interested, go ahead and
put it on your course request. When we
return to collect your course requests, we
will bring the applications with us.
 If you are not selected for the course, we
will use one of your alternates.
Course Pathways at CTE Center
•Information Technology
•Ag Sciences (Horticulture and Landscape
Design, Mechanics, Vet Tech)
•Financial Systems
•Business Management & Administration
•Arts, AV Technology, & Communication
•Education & Training
•Law, Public Safety, Corrections, &
Security
Course Pathways at CTE Center (Cont’d)
•Health science
•Media Broadcast
•Science, Technology, Engineering &
Mathematics
•Government & Public Administration
•Hospitality & Tourism
•Marketing, Sales, & Service
There is specific information regarding each pathway in your
online Academic Catalog at www.friscoisd.org/friscohigh .
Pre-AP or not (No changes until end of 1st 6
weeks)
 Summer reading assignments for pap English
 LOTE now or later- If you completed Spanish I
at the ms level- you should consider PAP
Spanish II rather than regular Spanish II.
 Tryouts for Drill team, cheer, sports
 CTE courses and pathway to CTE center
 EOC = End of Course exams = core
 Summer school? Can earn up to 1.0 credit in
summer school. Courses for advancement for
incoming 9th are: Communication Applications, Health,

BIM,IPC
 Beginning
with the freshmen entering in the
fall of 2013, classes taken in summer school
WILL count in GPA.
 Classes taken for high school credit at the
middle school level DO count in your
student’s GPA.
Fall
Football
Volleyball
Cross Country
Golf
Tennis
Swim/Dive
Winter
Basketball
Soccer
Wrestling
Golf
Tennis
Swim/Dive
Spring
Baseball
Softball
Track
Golf
Tennis
Swim/Dive
Frisco High School
Name:______________________________
ID #______________
Address:____________________________
City ______________
ENGLISH
English I
English Pre-AP
DUE Feb. 1st(HUNT), Feb. 4th (Staley), Feb. 5th(Pioneer)
Each box represents a full year course (both semesters) = 1.0
credit
It takes TWO 1 semester courses to complete the year or .5 + .5
= 1.0
MATH
Algebra I
Algebra I Pre-AP
Geometry
Geometry Pre-AP
SCIENCE
Biology, Biology Pre-AP,
IPC, Physics, Physics
PreAP
SOCIAL STUDIES
World Geography
AP Human Geography
Circle the 4 core classes and write in your other choices in
the remaining boxes.
Consult your Course Guide for prerequisites and/or
recommendations.
Consult CTE Pathways and prerequisites.
Changes in Course Selections will be allowed until May 15,
2013.
Choose 2 alternate classes that you would take
If you cannot get your first choice.
Alternate
Alternate
Student Signature_______________
Parent Signature _______________
Contact #’s ____________________
Typical Schedule for a Student in P.E. Class
A Day
B Day
Period 1A:
Period 1B:
Algebra I
Biology
Period 2A:
Period 2B:
English I
Health/Speech
Period 3A:
Period 3B:
Art I
World Geography
Period 4A:
Period 4B:
Team
Sports/Team
Sports
Spanish 1
Typical Schedule for a Student in Double Blocked Class
A Day
B Day
Period 1A:
Period 1B:
Algebra I
Biology
Period 2A:
Period 2B:
English I
Health/Speech
Period 3A:
Period 3B:
Art I
World Geography
Period 4A:
Period 4B:
Football/Band
Football/Band
Teachers
are employed based on
student course requests.
Students will be able to make
adjustments to their course
requests through May 15, 2013
The last opportunity to sign up
for a change will be AT schedule
pick up in August. Following that
deadline, it is too late.
 Complete
Course Request for 2013-14
 Complete your 4 year plan on paper
 Pickup
is Feb. 1st (Hunt MS)
Feb.4th (Staley MS)
Feb.5th (Pioneer Heritage MS)
 Dance
I cannot be taken by athletes (against
UIL rules)
 CTE & Tech Prep course identification is
ongoing
The FHS coaches will have meetings at the high
school at a date to be determined.
If you have never played a competitive sport,
it is not recommended that you begin that in
9th grade without some type of previous
experience. There are summer camps that
you might consider.
 http://youtu.be/y5oS5dtwMtk
Leigh Casares
Mike Siciliano
Laura Beth Lopez
Shelley Schwarz
Kelli Chandler
A-De
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Lead Counselor

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