Endorsements

Report
Goose Creek CISD
Spring 2014
Welcome
OUR GOALS:
• Prepare you and your 8th grade student for high school
by:
• Providing information on graduation requirements (HB 5)
and what is being proposed by the state.
• Sharing information on graduation requirements so that
family discussions on Endorsements can begin.
• Sharing other important dates and upcoming activities.
New Graduation Requirements
House Bill 5
• New Graduation Requirements:
• Post Secondary Readiness Bill in Texas
• Career Awareness/Exploration/Planning for PK-12
• Post Secondary Readiness
• Parental Engagement Component
Personal Graduation Plans
• This academic year, parents & 8th grade students will
create a plan for high school years and beyond.
• Counselors will work with 8th grade students to discuss
credits, grades, GPA, junior school promotion & high
school graduation requirements.
• Additionally, counselors will talk to students about life
beyond high school (college & careers).
Foundation Graduation Plan
22 Credits
English
Mathematics
Science
4
3
3
Social Studies
PE or PE substitute
Fine Arts
3
1
1
Language other than English
Electives
2
5
Endorsements
Arts and Humanities
Business and Industry
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Public Services
Multidisciplinary
Endorsements – 26 credits
Arts and
Humanities
Foundation
Plan
Discipline
Credits
4
3
3
3
2
1
1
5
English
Math
Science
Social Studies
Foreign Language
Fine Arts
Physical Education
Electives
Total Credits for
Graduation:
22
Additional Credits
needed for
Endorsement
Credits
1
1
2
4
Arts and Humanities Endorsement Example
Pds:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
English I
English II
English III
English IV*
Algebra I
Geometry
4th Math of Choice*
Biology
IPC or Chemistry
Math Models or Algebra
II
Chemistry or Physics
4th Science of Choice*
World Geography
World History*
U. S. History
Government/Economics
Orchestra I*
Orchestra II*
Orchestra III*
Orchestra IV*
Spanish I
Spanish II
Elective of Choice
Elective of Choice
Business
Information
Management
PE
Health/Communication
Applications
Elective of Choice
Foundation requirement
* Endorsement requirement
Endorsements – 26 credits
STEM
Foundation
Plan
Discipline
Credits
4
3
3
3
2
1
1
5
English
Math
Science
Social Studies
Foreign Language
Fine Arts
Physical Education
Electives
Total Credits for
Graduation:
22
Additional Credits
needed for
Endorsement
Credits
1
1
2
4
STEM Endorsement example
Pds:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
Pre AP English I
Pre AP English II
AP English III
AP English IV
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II* or Higher Math
Biology
Chemistry
Math Models or
Algebra II
Physics*
World Geography
Elective of Choice
U. S. History
Business
Information
Management for
Health Science
Spanish I
Lifetime Nutrition and
Wellness
Health Science I*
Athletics/ Cheer/
Stars/ or Band
Anatomy &Physiology* or
other 4th science
Government/Economics
Health Science II*
Spanish II
Elective of Choice
Athletics/ Cheer/ Stars/ or Athletics/ Cheer/ Stars/
Band
or Band
Foundation requirement
* Endorsement requirement
Athletics/ Cheer/ Stars/ or
Band
Distinguished
• Four credits in mathematics, which must
include Algebra II
• Four credits in science
• The remaining foundation plan curriculum
requirements
• The curriculum requirements for at least one
endorsement
Performance Acknowledgements
Outstanding Performance
• In a dual credit course
• In bilingualism and biliteracy
• On an AP test or IB exam
• On the PSAT, the ACT-Plan, the SAT, or the
ACT
• For earning a nationally or internationally
recognized business or industry certification or
license, such as a CNA, A+ cert., Microsoft
Office Suite cert….
What is a Credit?
• One credit = 1 full year in a class
• One half credit = 1 semester of a class
• To earn credit:
• Semester average must be 70% or better
• Must attend 90% of days
Advanced Academics
• Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement
classes are available in many subject areas.
• General rule:
• Should have an “A” in current on-level class
• OR an “A” or “B” in current Pre-AP class
Advanced Academics
• Benefits
• Prepare for college
• Opportunity for more points toward your GPA
• Possible college credits through AP exams and Dual Credit
program
Who should take
Advanced Classes?
Students who are:
• Self-motivated
• Hard-working
• Good time-manager
• Challenge-seeking
• Capable of handling more rigorous curriculum at a faster
pace
College and Career Planning
• Naviance Program
• Career Interest, Values, Skills
• College Majors
• Link to 4 year plans
• Resumes
• Saved Profile
2014-2015 EOC Assessments
• English I Reading and Writing combination
• English II Reading and Writing combination
• Algebra I
• Biology
• U.S. History
Health Science Academy
• Integrated curriculum
• Job shadowing
• Speakers from Industry
• Academy specific field trips
• Dual credit opportunities
• Certification opportunities (Certified Nursing Assistant,
Pharmacy Technician…)
• STEM endorsement
What’s Next?
January 21-24, 2014
• 8th Grade Student Transition Meetings at Junior High
Campuses
January 28, 2014
• GCCISD Career Fair at Robert E. Lee High School
February 17th, 2014
• 8th grade students will attend High School Orientation at High
School Campuses during the school day.
February 17, 2014
• 8th Grade Parent Elective Night at high schools. Gallery Walk
of all electives will be showcased.
February 25-March 11, 2014
• 8th Grade students will complete course selections and 4 year
graduation plans in Naviance.
As a parent, what do I need to do?
Suggestions:
• Talk to your student about their future goals.
• Explore all of the possibilities that are
available for college and careers.
• Log-In to Naviance, browse and explore
Road Trip Nation and Super Match:
College Search.
• Contact your student’s College & Career
Counselor and CTE Specialist at their high
school.
Naviance High School Sites
• Campus Naviance Family Connections Sites
• Goose Creek Memorial High School
• http://connection.naviance.com/gcmhs
• Robert E. Lee High School
• http://connection.naviance.com/relee
• Ross S. Sterling High School
• http://connection.naviance.com/rssterling
• Students can login to the system:
• Username: Student ID number
• Password: Birth date (must have 2 digits for date, 2 digits for
month, and 4 digits for the year) Example June 6, 1996= 06061996
• If you have any questions or need further assistance, contact either
your counselor.

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