Wiggs Pre-Registration and High School presentation

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High School Basics
 Credits, GPA, Class rank
 Advanced Courses, weighted GPA
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New Graduation Plans, Endorsements, &
Distinctions (HB 5)
 Foundation and Distinguished Graduation Plan
 Endorsements (five options)
 CCTE and CTE
 Performance Acknowledgments
 Magnet program and benefits
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EOC testing and graduation
Pre-registration Plan
El Paso High and Transition
Why are we talking
about High School
now?
th
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grade students are
already taking high
school courses
The following Middle School courses are part of
your high school transcript, high school ranking
and high school GPA
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Spanish 1
Spanish 2
Pre-AP Spanish 3
AP Spanish 4
PE Foundations
Keyboarding
Pre-AP Algebra
Some Specific Technology Courses
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All classes earn.5 credit per semester
A course usually has related parts for each
semester (example: Algebra 1A and 1B)
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Grades:
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45% of grade is each nine weeks
◦ 10% is final exam
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Bonus Weight: Given to Pre-AP, Dual Credit and AP courses
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To earn course credit: must have 70% grade and
90% attendance at each semester
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Regular
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Pre-Advanced Placement (PAP)
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Advanced Placement (AP)
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Nationally recognized College Prep Courses
Earn college credit with passing scores on AP exams
Dual Credit
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Community College Courses (Juniors and Seniors Eligible)
(Refer to El Paso High Courses Brochure and webpage)
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Rigorous High School Courses Successfully Taken
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Pre-AP or College Board AP
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Scores on AP, SAT, ACT
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Experiences/Involvement (Resume)
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Class Ranking
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Texas Colleges automatic acceptance for Top 10%
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(appr. 96% average including weighted classes)
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UT Austin- Top 7%
(Appr. 97%)
All of these can start happening now!
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/graduation.aspx
https://elpaso.episd.org
(quick links Housebill 5)
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The Commissioner must adopt a transition plan to implement
House Bill (HB) 5 and replace the Minimum High School
Program (MHSP), Recommended High School Program (RHSP),
and Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) with the
foundation program beginning with the 2014-2015 school
year.
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English
Math
Science
Social Studies
Foreign Language (LOTE)
Physical Education
Fine Arts
Speech (Comm Apps)
Endorsement and Electives
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
3 credits
2 credits
1 credit
1 credit
.5 credit(?)
4.5+ credits
Current Local Requirements
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Technology
Health
4th yr social studies
1 credit
.5 credit
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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Business and Industry
Public Services
Arts and Humanities
Multidisciplinary Studies
HB 5 “A student shall specify in writing an
endorsement the student intends to earn upon
entering Grade 9”
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Four Elective Credits (?)
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Science
Engineering
Technology
Math
Examples
Math: beyond Algebra II
Science: beyond Biology, Chemistry, Physics
including 2 AP
Computer Science
Technology CTE
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Four Elective/CTE Credits(?):
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Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources
Architecture and Construction
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Business Management & Administration
Finance
Hospitality and Tourism
Information Technology
Manufacturing
Marketing
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
OR
Four English Elective Credits
Newspaper
 Public Speaking
 Advanced Broadcast Journalism
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Four electives (?)
Education and Training
 Government and Public Administration
 Health Science
 Human Services
 Law, Public Safety
 Corrections and Securities
Or
 Four credits JROTC
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Sequence of four credits in one of the
following areas
Art
 AP Social Studies
 Dance
 Music
 Languages (Spanish, French, German)
 Theatre
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Can mix endorsements
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Examples
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Four by four (4 years math, science, social
studies, math) or
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Advanced course in Endorsements or
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Four AP courses
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CTE Courses are offered for El Paso High
students at EPHS and CCTE
El Paso High
STEM/Computer Science
 Business/Finance
 Health/Nutrition
 Law Enforcement
 Information Technology/Web Design
 One new for 2014-15
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Agriculture
 Education & Training
 Hospitality and
Tourism
 Law & Public Safety
 Transportation
 Architecture
 Finance
 Human Services
 Manufacturing
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Arts/Communications
Government & Public
Admin
Information
Technology
Business
Health Science
STEM
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Dual Credit (12 credits with 3.0 GPA)
Bilingualism and Biliteracy
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Meet exit criteria ESL or
AP Language score of 3 or higher
3 yrs Language with 80% GPA
AP exam scores (scores of 4 or 5)
PSAT (10th and 11th) National Merit Commended
National Hispanic Recognition
ACT-Plan (10th) College Readiness Benchmark
SAT: 1250
ACT: 28
Nationally Recognized Business or Industry
certification or license
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Foundation with Distinguished Plan
Arts and Humanities Endorsement
Multidisciplinary Studies Endorsement
Additional Endorsements (individualized)
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STEM Endorsement
Business and Industry
Public Services
CCTE option (black path)
Performance Acknowledgments
Bi-lingualism, and Bi-literacy
 AP exams (Grant)
 Dual Credit courses
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Dual Language Magnet students enroll in Pre-AP, AP and/or Dual
Credit courses (individualized)
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Students graduate Foundation with Distinguished
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Students graduate with Advanced Seal of Bi-Literacy
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Students graduate with mastery of most requested skill that can be used for
any profession (Spanish Language)
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Students graduate with enough credits for minor in Spanish in college
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Students work toward certification in translation
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Student utilize i-pads to incorporate technology and bi-literate resources
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Students embrace: Bilingual, Bi-cultural, Bi-literate
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Students must pass five End of Course
(EOC) Exams to Graduate
Algebra 1 (8th grade or Freshman)
 English 1 (Freshman)
 Biology (Freshman)
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English 2 (Sophomore)
US History (Junior)
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School Web Site: http://elpaso.episd.org
CCRP (four year plan)
College Readiness
Advanced Placement
Guidance and Counseling page
CTE
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Visit counselor
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El Paso High
“100 years “
September 18, 2016
You will be part of El Paso history
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Orange Days (A) and Black Days (B)
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Four classes each day or eight total
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Double blocked classes:
 Algebra
 Major Sports (option)
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Major Sports
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Fall
Football, Volleyball, Cross Country
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Spring
Fall/Spring
Baseball, Softball, Track
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Tennis, Golf, Swim, Soccer, Basketball,
Wrestling
Algebra
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Double blocked
Fine Arts Requirement
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(state requirement)
1 year during high school
District graduation requirements
Technology 1 yr. for graduation
 Health (semester)
PE requirement (state requirement)
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 Can be PE, Aerobics, Marching Band, ROTC, Cheer,
or Major Sports
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Spanish, French, German
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Two years required in same language
need to take Freshman year
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Not required to start with Spanish 1
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Credit by Exam(CBE): is not part of calculated
GPA
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Students should enroll in Pre-AP or AP if :
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Two or more years commended (Level 3) on
STARR in that subject between 3-7th grade , or
Previous Pre-AP or GT in that subject
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Look at Brochure
Choose English 1 or PAP English 1
Algebra or PAP Geometry
Biology or PAP Biology
W. Geo or AP Human Geo
LOTE (Spanish, German or French)
Choose Electives: include requirements
(Technology, Fine Arts, PE) or Endorsement focus
Add total up to Eight courses
Choose Alternates
Orange (A)
1Algebra
2 W. Geography
3 ROTC
4 French 1
Black (B)
5 Algebra
6 Biology
7 Orchestra 1
8 English 1
Orange (A)
0 Marching/Jazz Band
1 Band
2 AP Human Geography
3 Spanish 2 SS
4 Law Enforcement
Black (B)
0 Marching/Jazz Band
5 Pre-AP Geometry
6 Pre-AP Biology
7 Pre-AP English 1
8 Concept STEM
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Plan course requests this week/weekend
(Think about an endorsement)
Next week students will pre-register during
school at Wiggs and meet counselor
Students will bring home a copy of their
pre-registration
Master schedule is built around requests
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Middle School CCRP (Spring 2014) to
develop four year plan and endorsements
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End Middle School with strong grades
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Pass STAAR tests (required for promotion)
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Freshman Early Registration (August)
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get copy of schedule
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Summer Cub Camp (Aug 13,14?)
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Welcome to El Paso High
* Small School Environment (family atmosphere
* Opportunity for everyone to be involved
* Dedicated Teachers and Staff
* Success for All Students
* Supportive School Culture Focused on
Respect
* Technology Rich
* Rich in History and Tradition
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Strong Academics- 5 yr state qualifier of
Acadec, National Qualifier in High Q and
History Day and over 6 million dollars in
scholarships awarded in 2013, National Merit
Scholars, National Merit Hispanic Scholars,
only high school with all TEA distinctions
(math, LA, and progress)
AP National math and science foundation
grant, AP Google grant, TLI grant; record
number of AP courses offered, 2013 had 55%
increase in passing AP scores
Strength in Athletics and Fine Arts
Mrs. Cyd Goldfarb - Students (A-Ch)
(915) 496-8300 ext 2504
[email protected]
Ms. Ruby Hernandez - Students (Md-Rc)
(915) 496-8300 ext 2502
[email protected]
Ms. Aurora Rivera - Students (Ci-Gom)
(915) 496-8300 ext 2119
[email protected]
Mr. Michael Anaya - Students (Re-Z)
(915) 496-8300 ext 2115
[email protected]
Mrs. Elizabeth Espinoza - Students (Gon-Mc)
(915) 496-8300 ext 2503
[email protected]
Cecilia Phillips - Coordinator
Dual Language Program
(915) 496-8300 ext 2109
[email protected]
elpaso.episd.org

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