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New Endorsements and Graduation Plans 2014-15
You Begin NOW to Make Decisions About Your
Future!
Current 8th Grade Students2
How to Make a Decision About Your
Future.
 Know your interests and strengths.
 Explore high school programs that match y...
This video briefly explains the five Endorsements:
http://youtu.be/Nbdy42yq7JM
What are Endorsements?4
Five Endorsements.
STEM BUSINESS
and INDUSTRY
PUBLIC
SERVICES
ARTS and
HUMANITIE
S
MULTIDISCIPLINA
RY STUDIES
Science,
inc...
Endorsement Credits Needed.
 A minimum of four credits of coherently sequenced
electives, including required advanced cou...
Sample Coherent Course Sequences: STEM
7
STEM Endorsement
Program of Study 9th 10th 11th 12th
Engineering
(Project Lead Th...
Sample Coherent Course Sequences: Business and
Industry
8
Business and Industry Endorsement
Program of Study 9th 10th 11th...
Sample Coherent Course Sequences: Public Services
9
Public Services Endorsement
Program of Study 9th 10th 11th 12th
Junior...
Sample Coherent Course Sequences: Arts and
Humanities
10
Arts and Humanities Endorsement
Program of Study 9th 10th 11th 12...
Sample Coherent Course Sequences: Multidisciplinary
Studies
11
Multidisciplinary Studies Endorsement (Minimum Requirements...
What are the NEW Graduation Plans?12
Three Graduation Plans.
NEW Distinguished
Plan
Foundation Plan +
Endorsements
Foundation Plan
Discipline Credits Credits C...
Ninth Graders MUST Choose an
Endorsement.
 Texas House Bill 5 mandates that all ninth grade students
(beginning in the 20...
NEW Distinguished Graduation Plan.
 It’s NOT like the old Distinguished Plan…it’s more like the old
Recommended Plan…and ...
Foundation Plan PLUS Endorsement.
FOUNDATION PLAN + ENDORSEMENT(S): 26 CREDITS
 4 credits English: ELA I,II,III, one
cred...
Foundation Plan.
 Students must wait until they complete the 10th grade and have
parent/guardian permission in writing to...
High School End of Course (EOC) Exams = STAAR
How Many Exams Must I Take and Pass to
Graduate from High School?
18
Five End of Course Exams for High
School.
 English I
 English II
 Algebra I
 Biology
 U.S. History
19
Next Steps.
 Complete, Sign (Student and Parent/Guardian),
and Date the Endorsement Personal Graduation
Plan form
 Stude...
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  1. 1. New Endorsements and Graduation Plans 2014-15
  2. 2. You Begin NOW to Make Decisions About Your Future! Current 8th Grade Students2
  3. 3. How to Make a Decision About Your Future.  Know your interests and strengths.  Explore high school programs that match your interests and strengths.  Select an Endorsement that interests you.  Attend class, do your homework, and study for tests. (HINT: your future employers expects this, too!)  Remember, you can always select another Endorsement after sophomore year in high school! It’s okay to change your mind—it shows that you are learning what you really enjoy doing. 3
  4. 4. This video briefly explains the five Endorsements: http://youtu.be/Nbdy42yq7JM What are Endorsements?4
  5. 5. Five Endorsements. STEM BUSINESS and INDUSTRY PUBLIC SERVICES ARTS and HUMANITIE S MULTIDISCIPLINA RY STUDIES Science, including Environmental Science; Technology, including Computer Science; Engineering; and Advanced Mathematics (Algebra II is required) Database Management; Information Technology; Communications; Accounting; Finance; Marketing; Graphic Design; Architecture; Construction; Welding; Logistics; Automotive Technology; Agricultural Science; and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Health Sciences and occupations; Education and Training; Law Enforcement; and Culinary Arts and Hospitality Political Science; World Languages; Cultural Studies; English Literature; History; and Fine and Performing Arts Students select courses from the curriculum of each of the other endorsement areas and earn credits in a variety of advanced courses from multiple content areas sufficient to complete the distinguished level of achievement 5
  6. 6. Endorsement Credits Needed.  A minimum of four credits of coherently sequenced electives, including required advanced course(s), need to be completed in order to receive an Endorsement. 6
  7. 7. Sample Coherent Course Sequences: STEM 7 STEM Endorsement Program of Study 9th 10th 11th 12th Engineering (Project Lead The Way) Introduction to Engineering Design Principles of Engineering Aerospace Engineering or Biotechnical Engineering or Digital Electronics or Computer Integrated Manufacturing or Civil Engineering and Architecture Engineering Design and Development Science Four elective credits in science: physics plus three additional electives from list (Required Biology) Physics Chemistry or Aquatic Sciences or Astronomy or Earth and Space Science or Environmental Systems or AP/IB Science or Advanced Animal Science or Advanced Plant and Soil Science or Anatomy and Physiology Chemistry or Aquatic Sciences or Astronomy or Earth and Space Science or Environmental Systems or AP/IB Science or Advanced Animal Science or Advanced Plant and Soil Science or Anatomy and Physiology
  8. 8. Sample Coherent Course Sequences: Business and Industry 8 Business and Industry Endorsement Program of Study 9th 10th 11th 12th Business Management A coherent sequence of 3 or more courses for 4 or more credits in CTE that includes at least 2 courses in the same career cluster and at least 1 advanced CTE course (the third or higher course in a sequence) Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance Business Information Management I or Accounting I Business Information Management II or Accounting II Banking and Financial Services (.5 credit) or Securities and Investments (.5 credit) or Career Prep (2 credits) or Career Prep (3 credits)
  9. 9. Sample Coherent Course Sequences: Public Services 9 Public Services Endorsement Program of Study 9th 10th 11th 12th Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Four courses in JROTC Law Enforcement A coherent sequence of 3 or more courses for 4 or more credits in CTE that includes at least 2 courses in the same career cluster and at least 1 advanced CTE course (the third or higher course in a sequence) Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Forensic Science or Court Systems and Practices Law Enforcement I Law Enforcement II or Practicum, Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Education and Training A coherent sequence of 3 or more courses for 4 or more credits in CTE that includes at least 2 courses in the same career cluster and at least 1 advanced CTE course (the third or higher course in a sequence) Principles of Education and Training Human Growth and Development Instructional Practices in Education and Training Practicum in Education and Training
  10. 10. Sample Coherent Course Sequences: Arts and Humanities 10 Arts and Humanities Endorsement Program of Study 9th 10th 11th 12th Band Symphonic Band Wind Symphony Wind Symphony Wind Symphony Visual Art A coherent sequence of four fine arts credits Art I Art II - Drawing or Art II - Painting or Art II - Ceramics or Art II - Sculpture or Art II - Photography or Art II - Electronic Media or Art II - Jewelry or Art II - Printmaking Art III - Drawing or Art III - Painting or Art III - Ceramics or Art III - Sculpture or Art III - Photography or Art III - Electronic Media or Art III - Jewelry or Art III - Printmaking AP 2D Design Studio Art or AP 3D Design Studio Art or AP Drawing Studio Art or AP Art History
  11. 11. Sample Coherent Course Sequences: Multidisciplinary Studies 11 Multidisciplinary Studies Endorsement (Minimum Requirements) Program of Study 9th 10th 11th 12th College/Career- Oriented Four Advanced courses either within one Endorsement area or among Endorsement areas Foundation Subject Areas English I Algebra I Biology World History/World Geography English II Geometry Chemistry U.S. History English III Algebra II Physics Government/Econom ics English IV Advanced Math Advanced Science Advanced Social Studies Advanced Placement (AP) OR International Baccalaureate (IB) (Woodrow Wilson HS 2014-15) AP English + AP Math + AP Science + AP Social Studies OR IB English + IB Math + IB Science + IB Social Studies
  12. 12. What are the NEW Graduation Plans?12
  13. 13. Three Graduation Plans. NEW Distinguished Plan Foundation Plan + Endorsements Foundation Plan Discipline Credits Credits Credits English 4 4 4 Math 4 4 3 Science 4 4 3 Social Studies 3 3 3 Language Other Than English 2 2 2 Fine Arts 1 1 1 Physical Education 1 1 1 Health (Dallas ISD Local) .5 .5 .5 Electives 6.5 6.5 4.5 Total Credits for Graduation: 26 26 22 13
  14. 14. Ninth Graders MUST Choose an Endorsement.  Texas House Bill 5 mandates that all ninth grade students (beginning in the 2014-15 school year) select an Endorsement.  Ultimately, it is the students’ and parents/guardians’ responsibility to decide on a graduation option that best meets a student’s needs and maximizes opportunities after high school.  Students must wait until they complete the 10th grade and have parent/guardian permission in writing to select the Foundation Plan, unless they meet other state-mandated criteria.  Students and parents/guardians are responsible for enrolling in and monitoring the successful completion of courses required for graduation. 14
  15. 15. NEW Distinguished Graduation Plan.  It’s NOT like the old Distinguished Plan…it’s more like the old Recommended Plan…and it offers the most future options NEW DISTINGUISHED GRADUATION PLAN: 26 CREDITS (Dallas ISD)  4 credits English: ELA I,II,III, one credit in any authorized advanced English course  4 credits Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, one credit in any authorized advanced math course  4 credits Science: Biology, two credits in any advanced science course, one credit in IPC or in any additional authorized advanced science course  3 credits Social Studies: U.S. History, Government, Economics, World  2 credits LOTE or Computer Programming  1 credit Fine Arts  1 credit Physical Education  .5 credit Health (Dallas ISD Local)  6.5 credits in electives (may include CTE or certification courses) Eligible for automatic admission to a Texas four-year college or university under top 10% rule. Eligible for Texas grant. Credit requirements specific to at least one Endorsement must be earned. 15
  16. 16. Foundation Plan PLUS Endorsement. FOUNDATION PLAN + ENDORSEMENT(S): 26 CREDITS  4 credits English: ELA I,II,III, one credit in any authorized advanced English course  4 credits Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, two credits in any authorized advanced math course (STEM Endorsement requires Algebra II)  4 credits Science: Biology, two credits in any advanced science course, one credit in IPC or in any additional authorized advanced science course  3 credits Social Studies: U.S. History, Government, Economics, World Geography or World History  2 credits LOTE or Computer Programming  1 credit Fine Arts  1 credit Physical Education  .5 credit Health (Dallas ISD Local)  6.5 credits in electives (may include CTE or certification courses) Credit requirements specific to at least one Endorsement must be earned. 16
  17. 17. Foundation Plan.  Students must wait until they complete the 10th grade and have parent/guardian permission in writing to select the Foundation Plan FOUNDATION GRADUATION PLAN: 22 CREDITS  4 credits English: ELA I,II,III, one credit in any authorized advanced English course  3 credits Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, one credit in any authorized advanced math course  3 credits Science: Biology, one credit in any advanced science course, one credit in IPC or in any additional authorized advanced science course  3 credits Social Studies: U.S. History, Government, Economics, World Geography or World History  2 credits LOTE or Computer Programming  1 credit Fine Arts  1 credit Physical Education  .5 credit Health (Dallas ISD Local)  4.5 credits in electives (may include CTE or certification courses) Eligible for admission to a Texas four- year college or university. College admission is not guaranteed under this graduation plan. 17
  18. 18. High School End of Course (EOC) Exams = STAAR How Many Exams Must I Take and Pass to Graduate from High School? 18
  19. 19. Five End of Course Exams for High School.  English I  English II  Algebra I  Biology  U.S. History 19
  20. 20. Next Steps.  Complete, Sign (Student and Parent/Guardian), and Date the Endorsement Personal Graduation Plan form  Student and Parent/Guardian Take Goldenrod Copy Home 20
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