4 Year Graduation Plan Powerpoint

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Four Year Graduation Plans in Humble ISD
Updated October 2014
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which
we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.
There is no other route to success.”
~Pablo Picasso
Graduation Plans
Foundation Program
with an Endorsement
Distinguished Level
of Achievement
Endorsements
“A student entering Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year
and thereafter shall enroll in the courses necessary to
complete the curriculum requirements for the Foundation
High School Program specified in Section 74.12 of this title
and the curriculum requirements for at least one
endorsement specified in Section 74.13 of this title
(relating to Endorsements).”
Text of New 19 TAC
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What is an
endorsement?
 An endorsement is a broad
area of study
 It’s a bit like a college major
Distinguished Level
of Achievement
“A student may earn a distinguished level of
achievement by successfully completing the
curriculum requirements for the Foundation High
School Program and the curriculum requirements
for at least one endorsement required by the
Texas Education code (TEC)…including four
credits in science and four credits in mathematics
to include Algebra II.”
Text of New 19 TAC
Why are students being pushed
to choose a career pathway?
 Students with career goals are 16% more
likely to graduate from high school.
 Students who participate in CTE courses
are 30% more likely to complete high
school.
 Students with well-defined career goals
are more likely to persist in college.
 Students with well-defined career goals
are more likely to attain jobs in their
chosen career field after college.
Why choose so early?
 Having a plan early allows you the
chance to take advantage of all the
opportunities that exist in Humble
ISD.
 Choosing your path early does not
“lock” you in to that path. You can
change your mind!
 Exploring options early gives you a
chance to figure out what you like
and what you don’t.
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How will colleges view the new
graduation requirements?
 Because the new graduation requirements
have just been developed, no one knows
exactly how the new requirements will
affect college admissions.
 Therefore, it is VERY important for parents
and students to check the specific
admission requirements for any college a
student may be interested in attending.
Sample College Admissions Requirements
College
English
Math
Science
Social Studies
LOTE
U of Houston- Main
4
3
2
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
Sam Houston State
4
2
2
3
Stephen F Austin
4
3
3
(4)
2
Rice
4
3 (4)
2 (4)
2 (4)
2 (4)
UT Dallas
4
3 (4)
3 (4)
3 (4)
2 (3)
LSU
4
4
4
4
2
TCU
4
3
3
3
2
Lamar
4
3
2
2.5
(2)
2
2
Numbers are credit requirements for admissions.
Numbers in parenthesis are recommended subject credit(s) for admissions.
What’s a credit?
 High school students earn a
half-credit for successful
completion of each course
each semester.
 Semester average must be
70% or better.
 Students may earn credit if the
year-end average is 70% or
better.
 Attendance matters! Students
who fail to be in class 90% of
the time may lose credit for
the course.
 26 credits are required for
graduation.
College Level Courses
Humble ISD offers a variety of pre-college and college level courses. All students
whose career pathway requires a post-secondary education should consider
preparing for the challenges of college by taking advantage of the these courses.
 Available in most subject areas
 Teacher input is valuable in making
this decision
 Prepare for college
 Earn higher GPA
 May earn college credits in 11th &
12th grade through Dual Credit
courses, AP exams, or IB exams
 Learn to think, read, and write
critically and analytically
Who should take PreAP and AP classes?
Students who are:
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Self-motivated
Hard-working
Challenge-seeking
Capable of handling faster pace
Willing to invest extra time, but still keep
BALANCE
• Planning to pursue a highly competitive field
www.bridges.com
Four Year Plans Ahead
• Portfolio name: humble+student ID
• Password: student ID
• Choices Planner
– Under “Learn”, click “Course Plan Builder”
– Click “Start a new school course plan”
– Select the Endorsement area that matches your cluster
– Then click “Add to your plan”
• We will work together to create the best 4 year plan for
YOU
English Graduation
Requirements
English I (EOC)
English II (EOC)
English III
Additional English
Recommendations:
1. Choose a challenging level
of rigor that prepares you
for your career goals.
2. The 4th English should be a
bridge between high
school and postsecondary goals. Humble
ISD recommends taking a
college-level course at
least by senior year for
those students planning
on going to college.
Math Graduation
Requirements
Algebra I (EOC)
Geometry
Algebra 2
and 1 additional credit
Recommendations:
1. Choose challenging math
courses that will prepare
you for your career goals.
2. The 4th math course should
be a bridge between high
school and post-secondary
goals. Humble ISD
recommends taking a
college-level course at least
by senior year for those
students planning on going
to college.
Science
Graduation
Requirements
Biology (EOC)
1 credit lab-based course
2 additional credits
Note: Students may not take IPC
after taking Chemistry or Physics.
Recommendations:
1. Choose a challenging level
of rigor that prepares you
for your career goals.
2. Students may take either
IPC or Biology their
freshman year.
Laboratory-based Courses:
1. IPC
2. Chemistry
3. AP Chemistry
4. IB Chemistry
5. Physics
6. Principles of Physics
7. AP Physics
8. IB Physics
Social Studies
Graduation
Requirements
World History or World Geography
U.S. History (EOC)
Recommendations:
1. Humble ISD recommends
four years of social studies
beginning with World
Geography.
2. Choose a challenging level of
rigor that prepares you for
your career goals.
3. If students/parents wish to
“skip” a year of social studies,
Humble ISD recommends
skipping the freshman year.
U.S. Government and Economics
Note: All students are
required to take US History
in the junior year.
Plan for your extracurricular
activities!
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Agriculture competitions
Athletics
Cheerleading
Debate
Drill Team
Fine Arts
JROTC
 Once you’ve met the standard credit requirement,
additional courses count as electives
Plan for your Endorsement
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All students must choose an Endorsement.
Each Endorsement requires a series of courses.
Most of these courses have a required sequence.
Students may earn more than one Endorsement.
See your Planning Guide for specific Endorsement requirements.
OTHER Graduation
Requirements
2 Credits LOTE
Recommendation:
1 Credit Physical Ed.
1 Credit Fine Art
Total of 26 Credits
Humble ISD recommends
beginning your foreign language
requirement in your sophomore
year unless you’ve already
begun foreign language in
middle school.
Languages Other Than English
(2 credits required)
• Choose from:
– Spanish
– French*
– German*
– Latin*
– American Sign Language (ASL)*
* These LOTE options are not available on all campuses
• Must take 2 years of the SAME language
– Ex: Spanish 1 & Spanish 2
Fine Arts (1 credit required)
• Choices
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Art
Theater Arts or Tech Theater
Orchestra
Band
Choir
Dance
• Notes
– Fall semester of Band can count as PE ½
credit OR as a Fine Arts ½ credit
– Dance 1 gives students credit in BOTH
Fine Arts & PE
Physical Education
(1 credit required)
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PE Classes
Athletics (any school sport)
Fall semesters of Cheerleading
Choices
PE
Fall semesters of Band
Junior ROTC 1
Drill Team or Dance 1
Off-Campus PE through approved vendor
(requires application)
How can parents help?
 Partner with counselors & teachers.
 Ask questions!!!
 Learn more –visit the Humble ISD &
Bridges websites frequently.
 View your child’s PGP, goals, interest &
values inventories, and more on
www.bridges.com!
 Check your child’s four year plans before
you allow your child to submit the plan to
his or her counselor.
Bridges
THE
FUTURE
AHEAD
Helps Us Get It All Done!
www.bridges.com is the tool that Humble ISD uses
to help our students explore a wide variety of
career options and make plans to achieve his or her
goals– from school or from home!
A motivated student who chooses a pathway is a
more focused, achievement-oriented student.
 www.bridges.com
 Portfolio name: humble + 6 digit ID (Ex: humble123456)
 Password: 6 digit ID
(Ex: 123456)
Questions?
For more information:
 Visit with your child’s
professional school
counselor at his or her
campus
 Download the
Endorsement One-pagers
from Humbleisd.net
 Visit www.Bridges.com

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