10-11th 2015-2016 Parent Presentation January 2015

Report
2015-2016
On The Road To
Success as a Junior
or Senior!
January 2015
10-11th Grade
Course
Selection
Parent Night
Graduation Requirements
It’s all about Graduation!
 Earn
26 credits Recommended/Distinguished
 Pass
End of Course Tests (EOCs)
 Have
Good Attendance
If you hit a “speed bump” along the way
consider your options:
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Credit restoration
Summer school
Retest for EOCs
Graduation Requirements
Graduation Requirements
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Credit Requirement
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Distinguished Achievement Plan (DAP) – 26 credits
Recommended High School Plan (RHSP) – 26 credits
Minimum Plan – 22 credits
Testing Requirement - EOCs
 English I
 English II
 Biology
 Algebra I
 US History
Graduation Credits
It’s All About Credits
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4 credits of English
4.0
4 credits of Math
4.0
4 credits of Science
4.0
4 credits of Social Studies
4.0
2 years of Foreign Language2.0*
Speech/Health .5 each
1.0
P.E.
1.0
Fine Arts
1.0
Electives
5.0
*3 years of Foreign Language for Distinguished
Achievement + 4 additional measures
Graduation EOC Exams
English
Math
Science
9th
English I
8th or 9th
Algebra I
9th
Biology
(Reading &
Writing)
Social
Studies
10th
English II
(Reading &
Writing)
11th
U.S. History
(includes US
History Dual)
Level II
Passing Standard
(satisfactory)
Level II
Passing Standard
(satisfactory)
Level II Passing
Standard
(satisfactory)
Level II Passing
Standard
(satisfactory)
End of Course Exams
End of Course
Performance Levels
 Level III- Advanced Academic Performance
Performance in this category indicates students are well
prepared for the next grade or course.
 Level II - Satisfactory Academic Performance
Performance in this category indicates students are
sufficiently prepared for the next grade or course.
 Level
I - Unsatisfactory Academic
Performance
Performance in this category indicates students are
inadequately prepared for the next grade or course.
Graduation Requirements
Grades, Grades, Grades, Grades
End the year with a bang!
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Failed first semester?
• You can grade average your first & second
semester to equal an average of a 70 for the
year
• Must be done within the same school year
• Class rank lower than you’d like it to be?
• Work hard to bring up grades
• Choose appropriate course levels
• Behind in credits?
• Consider summer school or
• Correspondence courses
• Credit restoration for failed courses
End of Course Exams
What do YOU need to do to help
ensure YOUR success?
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Be in class every day
Pay attention, ask questions
Do your homework
Put effort into your work . . .Study, study, study
Go to tutoring for extra help
Don’t get behind on classwork
Take advantage of re-teach and reassessment
Be positive
Course Selection
Course Selection Timeline
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Classroom Presentations
10 & 11th grade – Jan 13 & 14, through English classes
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Parent Presentation
January 15
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Course Selections made on-line Jan 16-25 by
students/parents
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Student/Counselor course selection review
Jan 26-March 25
Course Selection
Choosing Courses
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English
Social Studies
Math
Science
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Foreign Language?
Speech/Health?
Fine Arts?
1.0 PE?
Career Courses?
Course required by
college
Course Selection
Seniors – Taking a full schedule
 Gives more academic preparation
for college or a job
 Enhances study skills/organization
 Allows exploration of interests
 Shows colleges and scholarship
committees you are serious about
your education
Course Selection
Courses Designations
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Academic
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Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP)
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Dual Credit (Dual) - *Available Junior Year
 Advanced Placement (AP)
Challenged but not overwhelmed
College Credit
Dual Credit Classes
Students can earn both high school and college credits through Foster High
School and Wharton County Junior College, Texas State Technical School
and/or UT
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Juniors - U.S. History Dual credit, WCJC
Seniors – English IV Dual credit, WCJC
Juniors & Seniors – Pre-Calculus Dual Credit, WCJC
Physics II – Scientific R&D, Dual WCJC
CTE Courses
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Advanced Construction Technology Dual, TSTC
Advanced Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Dual TSTC
Medical Terminology Dual, WCJC
Emergency Medical Technician Dual, TSTC
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Dual, WCJC
Computer Technician Dual, TSTC
Automotive Technology Dual, TSTC
Advanced Automotive Technology Dual, TSTC
Diesel Mechanics Dual, TSTC
Diesel Mechanics II Dual, TSTC
ONRAMPS (UT-possible Dual Spring Semester)
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Pre-Calculus, Statistics and Thriving in Our Digital World
College Credit
Registering for College Classes
Counselors will hold Dual Credit meeting in May
with students & provide information
Basic Steps
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Complete online application for WCJC
Send high school transcript and EOC test scores
Complete Certificate for Early Admission form
Satisfy testing requirement
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Check to see if you are exempt
If not exempt, complete Pre-Assessment Activity for TSI
Take the TSI
4. Register for classes (July)
5. Pay fees by deadline
6. Repeat steps 4-5 for second semester classes in
November or December
Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement (AP)
 College
level course taught in high school
by specially trained high school teachers
 National AP Exams given in May
 Students earning a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP
Exam may receive college credit for the
course
 A score of 3, 4, or 5 counts as on of the
Advanced Measures for the DAP
Advanced Placement
AP Registration
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AP Testing - May 4th – May 15 - This is your chance to prove your
college readiness as defined by AP. AP test takers can strengthen your
college admissions portfolio and possibly earn college credit or
advanced placement.
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This year, we will be registering online with Total Registration, an online
provider. Registration website: www.totalregistration.net/AP/445856
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Registration is open on March 2 through March 18th at 4:00 pm.
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Late registration March 18th at 4:00 through March 20th.
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Each exam is $95. Free and reduced fees $25 for the first 3 tests and $59
for any test thereafter. Late fee is $10 for all students.
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For more information on AP exams, go to:
www.collegeboard.org/apstudents (Bulletin for AP Students & Parents)
AP Exam Schedule
AP EXAM DATES
Date
Morning
Morning
Afternoon
May 4th
Chemistry
Enviro Sc.
Psychology
May 5th
Cal AB
Cal BC
Chinese
May 6th
Eng Lit
May 7th
Comp Sci
Span Lang
Art History
May 8th
German
US History
European Hist
May 11th
Biology
Music Theory Physics C
May 12th
US Govt
May 13th
Eng Lang
May 14th
World Hist
May 15th
Micro Eco
Afternoon
AP Seminar
Japanese
Studio Art
French Lang
Span Lit
Italian
Macro Eco
Statistics
Latin
College Exploration
Investigate Colleges
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Explore
 www.collegeboard.com
 www.connection.naviance.com/foster
Choose 3-5 colleges
 Location, size, cost
 Special programs
Visit the campus
 Two college visits during junior year
 Two College visits during senior year
Visit with College Career Facilitator, Mara Ustynik,
FHS room 1430
Attend LCISD’s College Night
Attend Financial Aid Program
High School Resume
Writing Your Resume
What have you done during your
four years of high school?
? Clubs, organizations
? Extracurricular activities
? Leadership positions
? Work experience
? Commitment to programs
? Volunteer experiences
? Awards
? Include both school related and community
related experiences
College Admissions
Admissions Standards
Class Rank/Test Scores
 Automatic Admission
 Admission by Review
 Check each college for
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updated information
PSAT Test
PSAT/NMSQT Preliminary SAT/National Merit
Scholarship Qualifying Test
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LCISD pays for all 10th & 11th graders to take the
PSAT in October We encourage juniors
especially for National Merit scholarship
completion
Good practice for SAT and ACT tests
Monitor academic growth by comparing 10th
and 11th grade PSAT scores
Prepare for PSAT by taking LCISD prep courses
For more information www.collegeboard.com
SAT/ACT Registration
2014-2015 SAT TEST DATES AND DEADLINES
www.collegeboard.com Customer Service (866) 756-7346
Test Dates
March 14
May 2
June 6
Registration Deadline $50
February 13
April 6
May 8
Late Registration Deadline $77
March 3
April 21
May 27
2014-15 ACT TEST DATES AND DEADLINES
www.actstudent.org (319) 337-1270
Make sure you register for the
***ACT Plus Writing***
Test Dates
Registration Deadline $50.50
February 7
April 18
June 13
January 9
March 13
May 8
Late Registration Deadline $71.50
January 16
March 27
May 22
Summer School
Summer School
 Terry
High School
 Registration
 Course
will begin in late May
offerings TBD
FHS Counselors
Call the Counselors Office
to schedule an appointment
or ask questions
(832)223-3815

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