8th Grade Parent Night Thursday, January 15, 2015 Classroom guidance for students Naviance Family Connection Registration Process 4-Year Plan 8th grade individual meetings the week of January 20-23. Schedule: FHS has 7 credits (class periods) per year. Credits: Students must earn 26 required state credits in order to graduate. High school credits are earned by semester. 0.5 credit is earned for 1 semester (1 year = 2 semesters) 1.0 credit is earned for a full year Example: Eng IA = 0.5 credit in the fall semester Eng IB = 0.5 credit in the spring semester Total of 1.0 credit for English I Students must meet the following requirements to graduate and earn a FISD Diploma: Complete the requirements for: Foundation High School Program with an Endorsement (26 credits) OR Distinguished Level of Achievement with an Endorsement (26 credits) Meet State Assessment Requirements Courses with exams: English I, II (Reading and Writing combined test) Algebra I Biology US History Level II Satisfactory scale score is required in each subject area 4 English 3 Math: Algebra I, Geometry, and 1 Additional Math 3 Science: Biology, IPC or Chemistry, and 1 Additional Science 3 Social Studies: World Geography or World History, US History, US Government and Economics 2 Languages Other Than English 1 PE or PE Substitute 1 Fine Arts 0.5 Health 0.5 Professional Communications (Speech) 4 Electives STAAR EOC – Level II Satisfactory scale scores is required in each subject area (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History) FHSP with Endorsement 1 Additional Math (Must include Algebra II) 1 Additional Science Endorsement Requirements Endorsements STEM Business & Industry Public Services Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary Studies STAAR EOC – Level II Satisfactory scale scores is required in each subject area (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History) Distinguished Level of Achievement – 26 Credits Algebra II Required, Eligible for Top 10% Automatic Admissions 1 Math (must include Alg. II) and 1 Science STEM Endorsements – 26 Credits Business & Industry Public Services Endorsement Requirements Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary Studies Foundation High School Program 22 Credits Required Courses: Algebra II, Chemistry, & Physics Career Cluster: STEM Includes Courses Directly Related to: Technology or Engineering or Science or Advanced Math (above Algebra II) Required Courses: 4th Math (Must include Algebra II) and Additional Science Career Clusters: Agriculture, Audio/Video Technology, Business, Finance, Hospitality, Information Technology, and Marketing Includes Courses Directly Related to: Business & Industry CTE Career Clusters or Debate or Newspaper or Yearbook Required Courses: 4th Math (Must include Algebra II) and Additional Science Career Clusters: Education, Health Science, and Law & Public Safety Includes Courses Directly Related to: Public Services CTE Career Clusters Required Courses: 4th Math (Must include Algebra II) and Additional Science Includes Courses Directly Related to: Social Studies or Languages Other Than English (LOTE) or Fine Arts – Art, Dance, Music, & Theatre Required Courses: 4th Math (Must include Algebra II) and Additional Science Includes Courses Directly Related to: Advanced Courses (prepares for workforce or postsecondary education) or 4 x 4 (includes English 4, Chemistry and/or Physics), or Advanced Placement or Dual Credit FHSP with Endorsement, including Algebra II Eligible for 4 year Texas public colleges Automatic Admission if DLA and Top 10% (except UT Austin – Their percentage fluctuates yearly) STAAR EOC – Level II Satisfactory scale scores is required in each subject area (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History) Biology ® IPC Chemistry ® Chemistry Choose 1 from the box below to reach a total of 4 Science credits. Physics ® AP Physics 1 & 2 Adv. Animal Science Earth & Space Science Adv. Plant & Soil Science AP Biology Food Science Pathophysiology Forensic Science ISM Choose 2 from the box below to reach a total of 4 Science credits. AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science Anatomy & Physiology Principles of Engineering Biology or Pre-AP Biology Chemistry or Pre-AP Chemistry Physics or AP Physics I Choose one from below to reach a total of four Science credits… OR If you are meeting the STEM Endorsement requirements by Science course selection, you must obtain at least TWO additional Science credits. AP Biology AP Physics 2 Adv. Animal Science Earth & Space Science Adv. Plant & Soil Science AP Chemistry Food Science Pathophysiology Forensic Science ISM AP Environmental Science Anatomy & Physiology Principles of Engineering Algebra I ® Geometry ® Choose 2 from the box below to reach a total of 4 Math credits. Math Models Pre Calculus ® AP Calculus BC ® Digital Electronics Algebra II – L ® Calculus AB AP Statistics Dual Cr. College Algebra Advanced Algebra AP Calculus AB ® AP Computer Science Dual Cr. Finite Math Algebra I ® Geometry ® Algebra II ® Choose one from below to reach a total of four Math credits… OR If you are meeting the STEM Endorsement requirements by Math course selection, you must obtain at least TWO additional credits that have Algebra II as a prerequisite. Advanced Algebra Pre Calculus ® Calculus AB AP Calculus AB ® AP Calculus BC ® AP Statistics AP Computer Science Digital Electronics Dual Credit College Algebra Dual Credit Finite Math Outstanding Performance(s) in: Dual Credit Bilingualism and Biliteracy Advanced Placement Exams PSAT, ACT-PLAN, SAT or ACT Business or Industry Certificate or License Actual achievement scores can be found in the Academic Planning Guide College Admissions Requirements COLLEGE The table represents the top 15 college applications made by FHS’s 2014 graduates and the college admissions requirements. English Math Science Social Studies LOTE 3 (2) UH-MAIN 4 3 2 TX A&M 4 4 4 UT Austin 4 3 (4) 2 (3) 3 2 (3) TX State 4 4 4 3 2 (3) BAYLOR 4 4 4 3 2 UT San Antonio 4 3 3 2 2 Texas Tech 4 4 4 SHSU 4 2 2 3 SFA 4 3 3 (4) 2 Rice 4 3 (4) 4 4 2 (4) UT Dallas 4 3 (4) 3 (4) 3 (4) 2 (3) LSU 4 4 4 4 2 (4) (4) (4) (4) (3) TAMU Galveston 4 4 4 TCU 4 3 3 UH Downtown 2 2 2 3 2 The number represents the subject credit requirements for admissions. The number in parentheses represents the recommended subject credit(s) for admissions. College admission requirements may be less rigorous than the requirements for a college major of choice. Transcript - Rigor and Course Selection GPA and Class Rank College admission requirements may be greater than high school graduation requirements Test Scores – STAAR, SAT, ACT, TSIA Resume – Activities, Leadership, Service, Work, Enrichment Essay Coaches and Teacher Recommendations Counselor Recommendations Students: Get involved Connect with school Attend Fish Camp Begin documentation for an academic resume… Can house this data in Naviance The Registration Process To aid in the registration process each student has received: Academic Planning Guide (APG) Choice Sheet Course Number Sheet Blank 4-Year Plan Directions for inputting courses into Skyward and 4-Year Plans into Naviance. Academic Planning Guide 2015 – 2016 Graduation requirements Class rank and GPA information Course names and numbers Program and course descriptions provided Career Pathways Schedule changes at the high school are for data mistakes or course errors only. Give thought and consideration to course load and extracurricular involvement… See page 12 in APG for Pre-AP Policy. Use Naviance throughout your high school career for high school and post-secondary planning. Choose courses carefully! FISD Summer School Distance Learning Credit-by-Exam Dual Credit Credit Recovery We look forward to working with your students in the Fall!