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  • School Facts:
  • Briefly explain “House” concept.
  • To find out more about specific courses, parents and students should review the APG thoroughly.
  • To find out more about specific courses, parents and students should review the APG thoroughly.
  • The 26 credits specifics will be address on the next slide.
  • Our Second Language Offerings: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish
  • D. Pratt will be speaking at this point.
  • Your GPA and Transcript starts in Grade 9. Most college applications are due before you even have a senior transcript. The first three years of your high school career are critical.

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  • 1. 2011 McKinney North High SchoolShowcase Night
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  • 2. McKinney North Staff
    Principal
    Jimmy Spann
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  • 3. McKinney North Staff
    Associate Principal
    Jae Gaskill
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  • 4. McKinney North Staff
    Alpha House
    ( A – D)
    Principal - Sean Walker
    Counselor – Jacquie Caspari
    Secretary – Gillian Harrop
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  • 5. McKinney North Staff
    Beta House
    (E – K)
    Principal – Tawn King
    Counselor – Michael Denton
    Secretary – Sylvia White
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  • 6. McKinney North Staff
    Gamma House
    (L – Re)
    Principal – Michael Smiley
    Counselor – Nancy Thibodeaux
    Secretary – Chris Cunningham
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  • 7. McKinney North Staff
    Delta House
    (Rf – Z)
    Principal – Marcus Bourland
    Counselor – Velvet Hammond
    Secretary – Jane Moorman
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  • 8. Registration at the Middle Schools
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  • 9. Students and Technology
    MNHS is piloting a new program which will allow students to:
    • utilize their own technology in the classroom
    • 10. access the school’s wireless network
    • 11. bring the outside world into the classroom
    • 12. learn valuable, real-world skills
    • 13. benefit from varied forms of instruction and learning
    *The MISD Acceptable Use Agreement must be followed at all times.
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  • 14. Academic Planning Guide
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  • 15. Academic Planning Guide
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  • 16. Graduation Requirements
    26 Credits
    Must meet minimum standard on all portions of the Grade 11 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)
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  • 17. Graduation Specifics for the Recommended Plan
    • 4 credits – English
    • 18. 4 credits – Math
    • 19. 4 credits - Science
    • 20. 4 credits - Social
    Studies
    • 2 credits – Same Second Language
    • 21. 1 credit - Fine Arts
    • 22. .5 credit - Professional Communications
    • 23. .5 credit – Health
    • 24. 1 credit - Physical Education course or Athletics
    • 25. 5 credits - Other Electives
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  • 26. 2 Types of Graduation Plans
    Recommended Plan (previous slide)
    Distinguished Plan
    Same Requirements as Recommended Plan
    PLUS
    -1 more year of same Foreign Language
    -.5 or 1 credit Medical Science Careers
    -No IPC
    -No Math Models
    -4 or more Advanced Measures
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  • 27. Pre AP and AP Courses
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    AP Coordinator
    Deanne Pratt
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    Course Selection for 9th Graders
    English I - Academic , Pre AP or Gifted (GT) Level
    Math:Algebra I or Geometry (Academic, Pre AP or GT Level)
    Science:
    Biology (Academic, Pre AP or GT Level) OR
    Integrated Physics and Chemistry/IPC (Academic, PreAP or GT)
    World Geography - Academic or Pre AP Level
    Language other than English (Spanish, French, German, Chinese or ASL) *Note: Not all colleges and universities accept ASL.*
    Elective - Health and Professional Communications recommended
    Elective - Physical Education , Athletics or Fine Art Recommended
  • 29. What are my other elective options?
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    We’re so glad you asked!
    Let’s take a look.
  • 30. Career and Technology Courses (CTE)
    A
    great way to explore your options for the future!
    CTE Areas of Study
    Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    Arts, A/V Technology and Communication
    Business Management and Administration
    Education and Training
    Finance
    Health Science
    Hospitality and Tourism
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  • 31. Career and Technology Courses (CTE)
    An excellent opportunity to learn valuable job skills while in high school.
    CTE Areas of Study
    Human Services
    Information Technology
    Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    Marketing
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    Technology Applications
    Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
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  • 32. Language Arts
    Do the write thing!
    Language Arts Electives
    Academic Decathlon
    Creative Writing
    Debate
    Broadcast Journalism
    Desktop Publishing
    Journalism – Newspaper and Yearbook Production
    Photojournalism
    Video Technologies
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  • 33. Social Studies
    Exploring your past, present and future.
    Understanding yourself and others.
    Social Studies Electives
    Psychology
    AP Psychology
    Sociology
    AP European History
    AP Human Geography
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  • 34. Fine Arts
    Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. 
    ~Pablo Picasso
    Fine Art Electives
    Introductory Art, 2-D Art, 3-D Art, AP Studio Art
    Band, Jazz, Orchestra, Percussion, Color Guard, Winter Guard
    Chorus, Chamber Singers, Chorale, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble
    Dance – Drill Team, Studio, Technical and Theatre
    Production Theatre, Technical Theatre
    AP Art History
    AP Music Theory
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  • 35. Plan BIG
    Most large four-year universities will be looking at 4 core areas when making acceptance decisions:
    Class Rank
    Grade Point Average (GPA)
    Standardized Test Scores on the SAT or ACT
    Rigor of high school course work
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  • 36. Think Small
    Smaller colleges and universities have the ability to look more holistically at students when considering applicants.
    Get your child involved in clubs, sports or other extracurricular activities. Eventually, have them volunteer or get a part time job. College Admissions Committees like to see well- rounded students.
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  • 37. McKinney Education Foundation Representative
    TammiSaffel
    tsaffel@mckinneyisd.net
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    Remember we have college planning help right here on campus.
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