ECTOR COUNTY I. S. D. Educational Planning 2010 - 2011 Today’s Agenda 1. High School Graduation Programs 2. Transcripts/ 4 yr plans 3. Special Programs COUNSELING STAFF A-FI MR. DODD FL-L MS. DENNISON M-RI MS. JONES RO-Z MS. RENTERIA 9TH MS. CARRASCO CATE MRS. BYRNE COLLEGE MRS. BRADFORD Champion Den MOJO Den Gold Den Victory Den GRADE CLASSIFICATION 18 16 No. of Credits 14 12 18 10 12 8 6 4 0 6 2 0 FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE JUNIOR SENIOR High School Graduation Program Differences • Recommended Program – Meets prerequisites for community college or university. (26 credits) • Distinguished Achievement Program – Meets prerequisites for community college or university, but also requires college level coursework. (26 credits) • Minimum Program – For special circumstances only and requires approval from the student’s counselor, principal, and parent. (22 credits) RECOMMENDED / DISTINGUSHED PLAN 4 4 4 4 0.5 1 2 /3 1 5.5 /4.5 26 ENGLISH SOCIAL STUDIES MATHEMATICS SCIENCE COMM. APP. (Speech) PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOREIGN LANGUAGE FINE ART ELECTIVES TOTAL CREDITS COURSE SEQUENCE FOR RECOMMENDED AND DISTINGUISHED PLANS COURSE English Math Science Social Studies RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE DISINGUISHED ACH. SEQUENCE English I, II, III, and IV Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus Or Algebra 1, Geometry, Math Models, and Algebra II Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus or another approved course Biology , Chemistry, Physics, plus another approved course Or IPC, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and another approved course which cannot include IPC World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Gov./Economics th 4 Approved Year Math & Science Courses • • • • • Math Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus AP/IB Courses Dual Credit Courses Engineering Math • • • • • • • Science Physics Anatomy & Physiology Astronomy Aquatic Science Environmental Systems AP/IB Courses Principles of Technology FOREIGN LANGUAGES (2 or 3 credits in same language) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Spanish French Latin German Russian Japanese (GT) Distinguished Program Advanced Measures (The Four Indicators) • PSAT NMSQT Score (Jr. year) • AP Exams Score of 3, 4 or 5 (at the end of AP courses) • Dual Credit grade of B or better • Certain Career and Technical Education credits MINIMUM DEGREE PLAN 22 CREDITS • • • • • ENGLISH SOCIAL STUDIES MATHEMATICS SCIENCE COMMUNICATION APPLICATION • PHYSICAL EDUCATION • FINE ART • ELECTIVES • • • 4 CREDITS 4 CREDITS 3 CREDITS 2 CREDITS 0.5 CREDIT 1 CREDIT 1 CREDIT 6.5 CREDITS This Graduation Plan is only used in extreme cases, and requires a parent/counselor conference. Requirements: Students must be 16 years old, or Have completed 2 credits for graduation in each core content, or Have failed to be promoted to 10th grade one or more times COMPUTER SCIENCE ROTC ELECTIVES CHOIR JOURNALISM BAND/ORCHESTRA PROGRAMS OF STUDY FINE ARTS BAND CHOIR ORCHESTRA DANCE FLORAL DESIGN &PRIN OF AG THEATER ART Programs of Study A sequence of elective courses that prepare students for college and careers in high wage, high skill, and high demand fields. 33 Programs of Study •Most lead to industry recognized certifications •May offer college credit through Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, or Tech Prep. •Involves courses from many different areas including Career & Technical Education, Technology Applications, and other electives Check out the High School Course Description Guide found online at: WWW.ECTORCOUNTYISD.ORG (UNDER THE GUIDANCE & COUNSELING DEPT.) Exit-Level TAKS Scores Course Category for Graduation Requirements Credit removed due to lack of Attendance CREDITS GPA and Class Rank Designation for weighted courses College GPA WEIGHTED COURSES • What courses are weighted? – Any course designated Pre-AP, AP, G/T – Selected Dual Credit courses – Numerous Career and Technical Education courses • They have a tremendous effect on your grade point average (GPA) • The TOP 8 PERCENT of the graduating class receives automatic admission into Texas public colleges and universities! Advanced Placement GOAL To help students develop the study skills, habits of mind and critical thinking skills that they will need in college. Students who take AP courses are given the chance to earn college credit (while still in high school) and to stand out in the admissions process. ECISD offers AP courses and exams at OHS and PHS in 22 subjects. ECISD currently pays for all AP exams. Exams are administered each year in May. Exam contains both multiple choice and free response questions that require essay writing, problem solving, and other skills. Every examination receives an overall grade on a five-point scale. SCALE 5- Extremely Well Qualified 4 – Well Qualified 3 – Qualified 2 – Possibly Qualified 1 –No Recommendation COURSE AVERAGING Algebra 1 – first semester Algebra 1 – second semester Semesters Averaged – 68 72 70 (Awards credit for both semesters if taken within the same school year) UIL ELIGIBILITY • You must maintain a grade of 70 to earn credit in any class. • For certain Pre-AP, AP, IB, GT, and Dual Credit courses in 9th grade & up, a 65 is used for eligibility purposes. A 65 is a failing grade. Dual Credit and Early Admissions Enrollment • • • • • • • • • English History Mathematics Computer Technology Science Communication Applications (Speech) Physical Education Foreign Language A wide Variety of Elective Courses See your college counselor about these options! SPRING REGISTRATION: NOV 30 & DEC 1 COLLEGE CORNER EARLY GRADUATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM If You Graduate Within… Benefit With # of College Hours… Benefit Total 36 months $2,000 15 hours $1,000 $3,000 41 months $500 30 hours $1,000 $1,500 46 months $0 30 hours $1,000 $1,000 Texas Scholars Program To Qualify, Students Must: • Maintain a 2.75 grade point average, • Complete the Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program • Volunteer at least 50 hours of community service by senior year CONTACT: MRS. BRADFORD AT COLLEGE CORNER FOR QUESTIONS Community Service Requirements: • 9th grade - 5 hours • 10th grade - 10 hours • 11th grade - 15 hours • 12th grade - 20 hours www.ectorcountyisd.org/District/VIPS/TexasScholars.html Any Questions?