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.