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9th Grade Orientation

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9th Grade Orientation

  1. 1. WELCOME Cypress Springs Class of 2011
  2. 2. Cypress Springs High School Principal: Sarah Harty 9 th Grade Freshman Camp Parent Orientation
  3. 3. Counselors <ul><li>Lead Counselor Karen Simmons </li></ul><ul><li>(A-Bi) Gwendolyn Wiley </li></ul><ul><li>(BJ - Coo) Susan Calda </li></ul><ul><li>(Cop – Fl) Lanell Kelley </li></ul><ul><li>(FM – Har) Carol Arnold </li></ul><ul><li>(Has – K) Cindy McDonald </li></ul><ul><li>(L – Meg) Cathy Wallwin </li></ul><ul><li>(Meh – Pau) Jamie Slein </li></ul><ul><li>(Pav – Ro) Donna Dunn </li></ul><ul><li>(Rp – Th) Darlene Flowers </li></ul><ul><li>(Ti – Z) Mary Blaschke </li></ul>
  4. 4. Assistant Principals <ul><li>Associate Principal – Barbara Weiman </li></ul><ul><li>(A – Bt) Linda Chacon </li></ul><ul><li>(Bu – Dr) Chris Love </li></ul><ul><li>(Ds – Gt) Mark Smith </li></ul><ul><li>(Gu – K) Clay Smith </li></ul><ul><li>(L – Mn) Sandra Paiz </li></ul><ul><li>(Mo – Rd) Donna Charlton </li></ul><ul><li>(Re – St) Hoang Pham </li></ul><ul><li>(Su – Z) Ken McCown </li></ul>
  5. 5. Excessive Absences <ul><li>Lose credit after the 8 th absence first semester </li></ul><ul><li>Lose credit after the 9 th absence second semester </li></ul>
  6. 6. Graduation Requirements 26 Required Credits <ul><li>AAS (.5 -1) </li></ul><ul><li>English (4) </li></ul><ul><li>Math (4 – Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, 1 additional </li></ul><ul><li>Science ( 4 – IPC, Biology, Chem. I, Physics or an addt’l science course) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies ( 3 - US History, World History, World Geography) </li></ul><ul><li>Government (.5) </li></ul><ul><li>Economics (.5) </li></ul><ul><li>Health or Health Science Technology (.5 – 1) </li></ul><ul><li>PE (1.5) </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language (2 – must be same language) </li></ul><ul><li>Speech (.5) </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Arts (1) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Applications (1) </li></ul><ul><li>Electives (3) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Core Courses <ul><li>Students should plan on taking the four core </li></ul><ul><li>courses through their Junior year </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul>FOR MORE INFO... Refer to the Cy-Fair ISD High School Course Offerings and Descriptions catalog for 2007 – 2008.
  8. 8. Sophomore Classification Standards <ul><li>One year of acceptable attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Students must earn at least 5 credits, which should include English I and Algebra I </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grade Averaging <ul><li>Pass + Fail = ½ Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Fail + Pass and Average = 70+ </li></ul><ul><li>= Full Credit </li></ul>
  10. 10. Career Planning <ul><li>9 th Grade – 4 Year Plan (Completed in AAS) </li></ul><ul><li>10 th Grade – Career Survey </li></ul><ul><li>11 th & 12 th Grades – ASVAB, College Night </li></ul>With your student you can… Explore various career choices , visit technical schools and colleges, look for opportunities to work or volunteer in areas that are related to possible career choices.
  11. 11. Community Service <ul><li>Teaches students to give back to their community </li></ul><ul><li>Important element of college entrance requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for special recognition and Scholarships with 100+ hours of documented service </li></ul><ul><li>Special recognition for 50+ hours of documented service </li></ul>
  12. 12. Clubs and Organizations <ul><li>An opportunity to become involved with their school </li></ul><ul><li>An essential element of college entrance requirements </li></ul><ul><li>A way to exhibit leadership qualities and to foster camaraderie among students </li></ul>
  13. 13. Parent/Teacher Communication <ul><li>Contact teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Contact student’s counselor </li></ul><ul><li>If necessary, schedule conference </li></ul>
  14. 14. Create a File for Your Student <ul><li>Report Cards </li></ul><ul><li>TAKS Results </li></ul><ul><li>PSAT Scores </li></ul><ul><li>SAT Scores </li></ul><ul><li>ACT Scores </li></ul><ul><li>Other School papers </li></ul>

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