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Class of 2018
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Remember in 8th grade, you made a four year
plan. This is where these classes on your
card originated.
Some of these classes will need to change.
To make a change, draw a line through the
course and write in the new choice to the
You must have 8 periods to have a full
schedule. You may need to add or subtract
classes from your card to get to 8.
Not all courses in the course guide are
offered at every FISD high school.
Look on the back of your schedule card to
see what courses you can take as a 10th
grader at CHS.
Look on the back of your card. If the course
has a * by it, this class meets for one
semester only. Place it in one box on your
card and choose another * class to go with it.
Together these 2 classes make up 1.0 credits.
If it does not have a *, it meets all year.
A few CTE Center classes are open to 10th graders.
Classes taught at CTE are in bold on the back of
the card.
Transportation is provided.
CTE classes start earlier than CHS and end later.
CTE Pathways are located in the course guide, and
a handout is available in the counseling office.
Check for Prerequisites- You must plan your
classes now to include the pre-req in order to take
the higher level classes there later on. PLAN
BACKWARDS! Look at the class you’d like to take
your senior year and work backwards to see what
you need to take to get there.
Some classes at the CTE center are double
blocked. These courses are highlighted in
gray on the back of your card.
If you sign up for one of these classes, you
must write it in 2 boxes on your card.
Plan Carefully
Again, some classes have pre-requisites.
Consult the course guide and plan your
schedule carefully.
Examples of pre-requisites:
You must take DGA before you can take
You must take Intro to Culinary before you
can take Culinary Arts 1.
This is very important for CTE classes!
Pay Attention to what you must first take in order to
get to your ultimate goal!
All PAP and AP students must complete the entire
first 6 weeks before a drop to regular will be
At the end of the 6 weeks, if you still wish to drop,
we will have a meeting with you, your teacher, and
your parents to discuss.
The grade you earn in the PAP or AP class at the
end of the 6 weeks will be on your report card and
follow you to the new class.
•Color Guard
•Dance or Dance Team
•Athletic Trainer
You need to take
one year of a PE
to graduate!
Tech Theater
Digital Graphics and Animation
Music Theory
Elements of Floral Design
You need to
take one year
of a fine art to
BIM- Word, Excel, PPT, Access
DIM- Photoshop
DGA- Animation
Computer Science
Computer Maintenance
TV Broadcast
Intro to Engineering
Architectural Design
You need to
take one year
of a
technology to
Trainer/Sports Medicine- Pick up application in the
counseling center. All first year trainers must also take the
Sports Medicine class
Yearbook- B119- See Mrs. Kline
Debate 1and Oral Interp- sign up, but Mrs. Brandenburg in
A114 to approve
TV Broadcast 2- B101-See Mrs. Gross
Partner’s PE- Pick up application in the counseling center.
Teen Leadership 2- Counseling office or see Mr. Campbell in
Choose carefully! Once we have completed
the scheduling verification (April 17th), you
are not allowed to change your electives.
We hire staff and order textbooks in the
spring based on YOUR choices for electives.
You will not be allowed to drop an elective
you choose next August when school starts.
The first two weeks of each semester, the
only reason for a schedule change is for a
program change.
Programs include things like athletics, band,
colorguard, etc.
All program changes must be completed by
the end of week 2.
Do you have these on your card?
 English 2
 Math class
 Science class
 World History
If you see Math Models on your card, it has
been recommended by your math teacher.
This DOES count as one of your 4 math
Your science will be either chemistry or IPC
(Integrated Physics and Chemistry). The
selection you have is based on your current
math performance. IPC DOES count as one of
your 4 sciences.
Do you participate in athletics?
Is your sport printed on your card? If not,
make the change now. Your sport takes up 2
“places” on your card. You should see it on
your card twice.
If you are going to add a sport to your
schedule, make sure you write the name of
your sport (football, soccer, volleyball, etc),
not the word “athletics.”
If you are in one of the top bands, band takes up two spots
on your card. Your card should show Band Master and
Instrumental Band Master.
If you are in a lower band, it will only take up only one spot
on your card. It is single blocked. Your card should show
Band Master only.
Make the change on your card now to reflect the number of
band periods you are in this year. Tryouts happen in May,
and we will change you then if needed. If you are unsure on
how to complete your card, see your band director for help.
For choir and orchestra your card should read
◦ Orchestra Master 1
◦ Choir Master 1
◦ Please change your card to this if you are in these
fine arts, and it reads something else.
Be sure foreign language is on your card if you have not
completed 2 consecutive years of the same language.
If you are in level 1 now, choose level 2 for next year.
2 consecutive years are required for graduation. While not
mandatory, competitive colleges like to see 3 years of the
same language!
If you have not yet taken a foreign language, add it now.
◦ Choose from: Spanish, French, American Sign Language, Chinese
Complete the alternate boxes on the card.
These will be used if your first choice does
not work. List your alternates in order of
Pick some one semester backups and some
year-long backups.
We will pick these FOR YOU if you don’t! You
might not like what we pick, AND YOU WILL
Please locate the box that talks about the
policy regarding schedule changes.
Please read the statement and initial that box
You have one week to get your parent
signature and complete your choices.
On February 9th and 10th you will need to
bring your completed card to ENGLISH
class. You will be meeting with your
counselor that day and turning in your card.
If you do not turn in a card, we will pick
your classes for you, and you can’t change
Make sure to get a parent to sign off on
your choices before turning it in.
A-CL- Ms. Clair [email protected]
Co-Hi- Ms. Smith [email protected]
Ho-Mc- Ms. Wilson [email protected]
Me-Sb- Ms. Marshall [email protected]
Sc-Z - Ms. Puente [email protected]
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