2011 McKinney North High SchoolShowcase Night<br />1<br />
McKinney North Staff<br />Principal<br />Jimmy Spann<br />2<br />
McKinney North Staff<br />Associate Principal<br />Jae Gaskill<br />3<br />
McKinney North Staff<br />4<br />Alpha House<br />( A – D)<br />Principal - Sean Walker<br />Counselor – Jacquie Caspari<b...
McKinney North Staff<br />Beta House<br />(E – K)<br />Principal – Tawn King<br />Counselor – Michael Denton<br />Secretar...
McKinney North Staff<br />6<br />Gamma House<br />(L – Re)<br />Principal – Michael Smiley<br />Counselor – Nancy Thibodea...
McKinney North Staff<br />Delta House<br />(Rf – Z)<br />Principal – Marcus Bourland<br />Counselor – Velvet Hammond<br />...
Registration for Current 9th Graders<br />8<br />Through World  Geography:<br />Classes<br />February 15th – 18th and <br ...
Students and Technology<br />MNHS is piloting a new program which will allow students to:<br /><ul><li>utilize their own t...
access the school’s wireless network
bring the outside world into the classroom
learn valuable employment skills
benefit from varied forms of instruction and learning</li></ul>*The MISD Acceptable Use Agreement must be followed at all ...
Academic Planning Guide<br />10<br />
Academic Planning Guide<br />11<br />
Graduation Requirements<br />26 Credits<br />Must meet minimum standard on all portions of the Grade 11 Texas Assessment o...
Graduation Specifics<br /><ul><li>4 credits – English
4 credits – Math
4 credits  - Science
4 credits - Social </li></ul>	Studies<br /><ul><li>2 credits – Same Second Language
1 credit - Fine Arts
.5 credit - Professional Communications
.5 credit – Health
1 credit -  Physical Education course or Athletics
5 credits - Other Electives</li></ul>13<br />
2 Types Of Graduation Plans<br />1.  Recommended Plan (previous slide)<br />2.  Distinguished Achievement Plan <br />  Sam...
15<br />Course Selection for Current 9th Graders<br />English II - Academic , Pre AP or Gifted (GT) Level<br />Math:Geomet...
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  • School Facts:
  • Briefly explain “House” concept.
  • You’ll receive letters with appointment dates and times soon if you haven’t already gotten one. Come prepared with a “mocK” schedule and questions.
  • Prior to your registration meeting, you’ll need 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.
  • You may have other, older children that had different graduation requirements. Our Second Language Offerings: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish
  • If a student has 2 credits in foreign language due to 8th and 9th grade credits, consider taking it one more time. Many universities now recommend that applicants have 3 foreign language credits.
  • D. Pratt will be speaking at this point.
  • Give an example like the EMT training: 10th - Principles of Health Science, 11th - Health Science, 12th -EMT Certification CourseRemind families that many programs require an application or teacher approval. Follow guidelines closely.
  • Pre-requisites are critical. Visit the tables and meet the teachers from our exciting CTE classes to learn more. Read more in detail by accessing the APG online at our district site.
  • See the APG for more information and touch base with teachers at the English table tonight.
  • APG/Social Studies table
  • APG/Fine Arts table
  • Explain the difference between the two different companies. Briefly address differences between the two tests. Touch on how to decided which test is best.
  • Your GPA and Transcript started 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. If you had a rough start this year, next year will be critical to show growth.
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    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 />4<br />Alpha House<br />( A – D)<br />Principal - Sean Walker<br />Counselor – Jacquie Caspari<br />Secretary – Gillian Harrop<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 />6<br />Gamma House<br />(L – Re)<br />Principal – Michael Smiley<br />Counselor – Nancy Thibodeaux<br />Secretary – Chris Cunningham<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 for Current 9th Graders<br />8<br />Through World Geography:<br />Classes<br />February 15th – 18th and <br />February 21st - 23rd<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 employment 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<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 />1. Recommended Plan (previous slide)<br />2. Distinguished Achievement 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. 15<br />Course Selection for Current 9th Graders<br />English II - Academic , Pre AP or Gifted (GT) Level<br />Math:Geometry (Academic, Pre AP or GT Level) or Algebra II at the desired level<br />Science: <br /> Biology, *IPC or Chemistry at the desired level (Rec. Plan only)<br />World History - Academic or AP Level<br />Language other than English – Continued from Grade 9<br />Elective – Consider Health and Professional Communications if credit has not already been earned.<br />Elective - Consider Physical Education , Athletics or a Fine Art class if credit has not already been earned.<br />
    28. 28. Pre AP and AP Courses <br />16<br />AP Coordinator<br />Deanne Pratt<br />
    29. 29. Once my core classes have been selected, what are my elective options?<br />17<br />We’re so glad you asked! <br />Let’s take a look.<br />
    30. 30. If you are considering a program that has a three year progression, the time to start is Grade 10.You can pick up Career & Technology Education flow charts at the appropriate tables tonight!<br />18<br />
    31. 31. 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 />Career and Technology Courses (CTE)<br />A <br />great way to explore your options for the future!<br />19<br />
    32. 32. 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 />Career and Technology Courses (CTE)<br />An excellent opportunity to learn valuable job skills while in high school.<br />20<br />
    33. 33. 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 />Language Arts<br />Do the write thing!<br />21<br />
    34. 34. Social Studies Electives<br />Psychology<br />AP Psychology<br />Sociology<br />AP European History<br />AP Human Geography<br />Social Studies<br />Exploring your past, present and future.<br />Understanding yourself and others.<br />22<br />
    35. 35. 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 />Fine Arts<br />Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. <br />~Pablo Picasso<br />23<br />
    36. 36. Grade 10 Testing<br />Preliminary SAT(PSAT) - October<br />www.collegeboard.com<br />PLAN -<br />February<br />www.act.org<br />Both are Free!<br />24<br />
    37. 37. 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 />25<br />
    38. 38. Think Small<br />Smaller colleges and universities have the ability to look mores 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 />26<br />
    39. 39. McKinney Education Foundation Representative<br />TammiSaffel<br />tsaffel@mckinneyisd.net<br />Remember we have college planning help right here on campus.<br />27<br />

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