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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.
  • 8th grade registration presentation 2011 12

    1. 1. 2011 McKinney North High SchoolShowcase Night<br />1<br />
    2. 2. McKinney North Staff<br />Principal<br />Jimmy Spann<br />2<br />
    3. 3. McKinney North Staff<br />Associate Principal<br />Jae Gaskill<br />3<br />
    4. 4. McKinney North Staff<br />Alpha House<br />( A – D)<br />Principal - Sean Walker<br />Counselor – Jacquie Caspari<br />Secretary – Gillian Harrop<br />4<br />
    5. 5. McKinney North Staff<br />Beta House<br />(E – K)<br />Principal – Tawn King<br />Counselor – Michael Denton<br />Secretary – Sylvia White<br />5<br />
    6. 6. McKinney North Staff<br />Gamma House<br />(L – Re)<br />Principal – Michael Smiley<br />Counselor – Nancy Thibodeaux<br />Secretary – Chris Cunningham<br />6<br />
    7. 7. McKinney North Staff<br />Delta House<br />(Rf – Z)<br />Principal – Marcus Bourland<br />Counselor – Velvet Hammond<br />Secretary – Jane Moorman<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Registration at the Middle Schools<br />8<br />
    9. 9. Students and Technology<br />MNHS is piloting a new program which will allow students to:<br /><ul><li>utilize their own technology in the classroom
    10. 10. access the school’s wireless network
    11. 11. bring the outside world into the classroom
    12. 12. learn valuable, real-world skills
    13. 13. benefit from varied forms of instruction and learning</li></ul>*The MISD Acceptable Use Agreement must be followed at all times. <br />9<br />
    14. 14. Academic Planning Guide<br />10<br />
    15. 15. Academic Planning Guide<br />11<br />
    16. 16. Graduation Requirements<br />26 Credits<br />Must meet minimum standard on all portions of the Grade 11 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)<br />12<br />
    17. 17. Graduation Specifics for the Recommended Plan<br /><ul><li>4 credits – English
    18. 18. 4 credits – Math
    19. 19. 4 credits - Science
    20. 20. 4 credits - Social </li></ul> Studies<br /><ul><li>2 credits – Same Second Language
    21. 21. 1 credit - Fine Arts
    22. 22. .5 credit - Professional Communications
    23. 23. .5 credit – Health
    24. 24. 1 credit - Physical Education course or Athletics
    25. 25. 5 credits - Other Electives</li></ul>13<br />
    26. 26. 2 Types of Graduation Plans<br />Recommended Plan (previous slide)<br />Distinguished Plan<br />Same Requirements as Recommended Plan <br />PLUS<br />-1 more year of same Foreign Language<br />-.5 or 1 credit Medical Science Careers<br />-No IPC <br />-No Math Models<br />-4 or more Advanced Measures<br />14<br />
    27. 27. Pre AP and AP Courses <br />15<br />AP Coordinator<br />Deanne Pratt<br />
    28. 28. 16<br />Course Selection for 9th Graders<br />English I - Academic , Pre AP or Gifted (GT) Level<br />Math:Algebra I or Geometry (Academic, Pre AP or GT Level)<br />Science: <br /> Biology (Academic, Pre AP or GT Level) OR<br /> Integrated Physics and Chemistry/IPC (Academic, PreAP or GT)<br />World Geography - Academic or Pre AP Level<br />Language other than English (Spanish, French, German, Chinese or ASL) *Note: Not all colleges and universities accept ASL.*<br />Elective - Health and Professional Communications recommended<br />Elective - Physical Education , Athletics or Fine Art Recommended<br />
    29. 29. What are my other elective options?<br />17<br />We’re so glad you asked! <br />Let’s take a look.<br />
    30. 30. Career and Technology Courses (CTE)<br />A <br />great way to explore your options for the future!<br />CTE Areas of Study<br />Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources <br />Arts, A/V Technology and Communication<br />Business Management and Administration<br />Education and Training<br />Finance<br />Health Science<br />Hospitality and Tourism<br />18<br />
    31. 31. Career and Technology Courses (CTE)<br />An excellent opportunity to learn valuable job skills while in high school.<br />CTE Areas of Study<br />Human Services<br />Information Technology<br />Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security<br />Marketing<br />Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics<br />Technology Applications<br />Transportation, Distribution and Logistics<br />19<br />
    32. 32. Language Arts<br />Do the write thing!<br />Language Arts Electives<br />Academic Decathlon<br />Creative Writing<br />Debate<br />Broadcast Journalism<br />Desktop Publishing<br />Journalism – Newspaper and Yearbook Production<br />Photojournalism<br />Video Technologies<br />20<br />
    33. 33. Social Studies<br />Exploring your past, present and future.<br />Understanding yourself and others.<br />Social Studies Electives<br />Psychology<br />AP Psychology<br />Sociology<br />AP European History<br />AP Human Geography<br />21<br />
    34. 34. Fine Arts<br />Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. <br />~Pablo Picasso<br />Fine Art Electives<br />Introductory Art, 2-D Art, 3-D Art, AP Studio Art<br />Band, Jazz, Orchestra, Percussion, Color Guard, Winter Guard<br />Chorus, Chamber Singers, Chorale, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble<br />Dance – Drill Team, Studio, Technical and Theatre<br />Production Theatre, Technical Theatre<br />AP Art History<br />AP Music Theory<br />22<br />
    35. 35. Plan BIG<br />Most large four-year universities will be looking at 4 core areas when making acceptance decisions:<br />Class Rank<br />Grade Point Average (GPA)<br />Standardized Test Scores on the SAT or ACT<br />Rigor of high school course work<br />23<br />
    36. 36. Think Small<br />Smaller colleges and universities have the ability to look more holistically at students when considering applicants. <br />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.<br />24<br />
    37. 37. McKinney Education Foundation Representative<br />TammiSaffel<br />tsaffel@mckinneyisd.net<br />460<br />Remember we have college planning help right here on campus.<br />25<br />