Class of 2017 Your card choices Remember in 8th grade, you made a four year plan. This is where these classes came from. 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 side. You must have 8 periods to have a full schedule. You may need to add or subtract classes to get to 8. Remember Your Sophomore Conference! In October/November, we met with you to talk about the classes you should be taking in junior year. What courses are offered at CHS? Check the back of your schedule card to see what classes will be offered to juniors at CHS. What is available on line? The course guide The CTE application CTE Video This powerpoint Go to www.friscoisd.org/centennial Full year and one term classes 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 for the same box. You need 2 * classes to fill each box to make 1.0 credit on your schedule. If it does not have a *, it meets all year. PreAP and AP Classes You do receive additional weight points for these classes, and colleges like to see these on your transcript if you do well. You should consult with your teachers and see if they agree that PreAP/AP classes are right for you. Talk with your counselor and your parents. REMINDER about PAP and AP All PAP and AP students must complete the entire first 6 weeks before a drop to regular will be considered. The grade you have at the end of the first 6 weeks in the PAP or AP class will be the grade on your report card and will follow you to the on-level class if you move. CTE Pathways Agriculture Sciences Health Science Architecture & Hospitality & Tourism Construction Arts, AV Technology & communication Business Management & Administration Education & Training Financial Systems Information Technology Law, Public Safety & Security Marketing, Sales & Service Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics CTE Center Classes taught at CTE are in bold on back of card. Transportation will be provided if you do not have your own. The CTE Center is located near the college on Wade Blvd. There are fees for many of the classes there. There are prerequisites for many classes- check the course guide online. First period starts at 8:45 AM, and 4th period ends at 4:25 PM. Double Blocked Classes Several 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. CTE Application Needed- Apply online at CTE site Marketing Dynamics Practicum in Education Child Guidance Culinary Arts 1,2 Health Science 2,3 Practicum in Vet Med Sports Management Practicum in Local Government Deadline to apply is March 15th. ISM ISM students need to pick up an application in the counseling office. DO NOT put ISM on your card. If you get accepted, we will add the class to your schedule for you. See Mr. Pirtle in A116 on B Days if you have questions. Other Special Programs Needing Applications. Trainer/Sports Medicine (pick up in counseling office) Yearbook (See Ms. Kline in B119) TV broadcast year 2 and 3 (see Ms. Gross in B101) Partners PE (pick up in counseling office) Teen Leadership 2 (see Mr. Campbell in B123) Courses needing teacher approval. AP Studio Art Theater III-IV Tech Theater III-IV Theater Productions (requires audition) Academic Decathlon Debate and Oral Interp Just sign up, and the teacher will approve you later. Athletics All sports take up two places on your card (unless you have talked to your coach about single blocked). This means it should be listed twice on your card (football, volleyball, etc). BAND 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. Early Release/Late Arrival You can only sign up for early release/late arrival if you have enough credits. Early Release/Late Arrival are not looked upon favorably by competitive colleges. You earn no rank points and no credit for ER/LA. Just write ER or LA on your card in one box (every other day) or in two boxes(every day). You must leave the building immediately if you are taking an early release. This means you need a car or a ride home!! Aide Positions Aide positions are limited. Write “Office Aide” or “Teacher Aide” or “Library Aide” on your card. Then, you must find a teacher or staff member who needs an aide and get them to sign your card. Aide positions earn no rank points or credit and are not considered favorably by colleges. Plan Carefully Some classes have pre-requisites. Consult your course guide and plan your schedule carefully. Examples of pre-requisites: You must take Digital Graphics before you can take Animation. 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! No Elective Changes! We hire teachers and order textbooks in the spring based on the courses you choose now. You cannot change your electives in the fall. After schedule verification (April 17), you will not be allowed to make any elective changes to your schedule. This also includes your back up elective choices. Approved Changes The first two weeks of each semester, the only reason for a schedule change is for program changes. Programs are things like athletics, band, colorguard, etc. All program changes must be completed by the end of week 2. Course Load You must take at least SIX classes as a junior. You cannot have an early release if you are behind in credits. Use caution..it is not looked upon favorably by competitive colleges. Initial your card now! Please locate the box that talks about the policy regarding schedule changes. Please read the statement and initial that box now. Are these on your card? English 3 Math Science US History Have you finished these courses yet? Foreign language- 2-3 years: Competitive colleges are looking for year 3 on your transcript! PE- 1 year Health and Speech One Technology class (BIM, DIM, DGA, Computer Science, Webmastering, Computer Maintenance, TV Broadcast, Yearbook, Intro to Engineering, Architectural design, Journalism, Photojournalism Fine Art class (Art, Theater, Technical Theater, Choir, Band, Orchestra, Dance, Elements of Floral Design, Music Theory, Art History, DGA) Back up classes Complete the alternate elective boxes. Please list four choices in order of preference. We use the alternates if your first choice does not work. Choose carefully! You cannot change these after schedule verification! Please choose some one semester back-ups and some full year back-ups. We will pick these FOR YOU if you don’t. You might not like what we pick, and we will not allow you to change them! Next Steps You have one week to get your parent signature and complete your choices. February 11th and 12th 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 them! Who is my counselor? 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] Use Family Connection to send us an email!