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2016 Rising 9th grade parent info

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2016 Rising 9th grade parent info

  1. 1. Clear Creek High School Class of 2020 •
  2. 2. Welcome to Clear Creek High School!! Presented by Jamey Majewski, Principal & CCHS Counselors
  3. 3. Preparing for High School Transition & Post Secondary Options • Registration for 8th Graders begins February 8th-11th Process started long ago……. • Naviance Family Connection • 4 Year Personal Graduation Plans
  4. 4. Graduation Comes Quickly!
  5. 5. 9th Grade Counselor Mrs. Kandy Gailey
  6. 6. Counselors 10th -12th Grades Ms. Barnett (A-D) Ms. Wilson (E-K)
  7. 7. Counselors 10th -12th Grades Ms. Weatherford (L-Re) Ms. Stepp (Rf-Z)
  8. 8. Ms. Briggs Student Support Counselor
  9. 9. Tonight’s Program • Graduation Plans for Class of 2019 • Advanced Course Levels • Timeline for Course Selections • Then, on to the course Fair!
  10. 10. Pre-AP/AP Information Session • Presented tonight in the Cafeteria @ 7:15 Explore the benefits of rigorous coursework, as well as the work & study habits needed for success.
  11. 11. Ellen Akers Dean of Instruction
  12. 12. STAAR Testing Requirements for Graduation Students must make satisfactory scores on 5 STAAR Exams in order to Graduate plus the course requirements. Algebra 1 Biology English 1 English 2 US History
  13. 13. Tutorials After School - Classrooms Tuesdays & Thursdays Until 3:15 pm XTD Tutorials Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:15 - 4:30 pm Bus at 4:30 pm
  14. 14. Keep Connected….. CCISD Website www.ccisd.net • Bus Routes • District Calendars • Bell Schedules
  15. 15. Academic Resources Tab on the CCHS Website
  16. 16. Holidays, Spring Break, Testing
  17. 17. Textbooks • In CCISD, we utilize multiple resources to bring relevancy and rigor to the curriculum. • CCISD is a 1:1 school district (one computer per student) in grades 4-12. • In intermediate and high school, students will primarily access their textbooks through their district-issued Tablets/Laptops. • Some courses are still using the traditional textbook because the publisher has not moved to digital resources. Class sets of textbooks are also available.
  18. 18. PSAT Prep • Freshmen may NOT take any of our regular prep courses (PSAT/SAT/ACT). However freshmen may take the real PSAT by registering in the counseling center. • Those who do not will take a practice PSAT (released test) when the real one is given on October 15. • 10th – PSAT Test • Students register for the SAT and ACT online • National Merit Test Prep – We have elite, by invitation- only courses for freshman (Future Scholars) and sophomores (National Merit Prep Course).
  19. 19. SAT and ACT Prep Courses Offered
  20. 20. Advanced Placement®: The Basics • AP® courses are college-level courses offered in high school • Courses reflect what is taught in top introductory college courses • Students take AP Exams at the end of the course to measure their mastery of college-level work • A score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam can typically earn students college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college
  21. 21. AP®: Skills & Advantages that Last a Lifetime • Taking an AP course helps students build critical thinking skills, confidence, and the essential time management and study skills needed for college success. • Nationally, research shows that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically earn higher grade point averages in college and have higher graduation rates than their non-AP peers.* •*2009, The College Board, “The Relationship Between AP Exam Performance and College Outcomes"
  22. 22. World Geography • Introduces you to a world of physical, political, and cultural geography. • A regular level, year long class. • Learn about and discuss all things related to world geography: plate tectonics, land forms, shifting political borders, cultures, and world events.
  23. 23. AP Human Geography • Sociology (Why people do what they do) • Anthropology (How people interacted with the land and each other over time) • World Geography. We don’t look at geography the way other freshman in high school do. • This is also a Level 1 course and can potentially earn you 3 hours of college credit.
  24. 24. New Graduation Plans The 83rd Texas Legislature made changes to the graduation requirements beginning with students entering high school in 2014-2015. Foundation High School Program (FHSP) 22 credits FHSP with Endorsements 26 credits Distinguished Level of Achievement (DLA) 26 credits
  25. 25. Foundation High School Program (FHSP) 22 Credits Parent approval required after 10th grade  4 English  3 Math: Algebra I, Geometry, and 1 Additional Math  3 Science: Biology, IPC/Chemistry/Physics, and 1 Additional Science  3 Social Studies: World Geography or World History, US History, US Government and Economics  2 World Languages & Cultures  1 PE or PE Substitute  1 Fine Arts  5 Electives  STAAR EOC – Level II Satisfactory scale scores is required in each subject area: (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History)
  26. 26. Foundation High School Program (FHSP) with Endorsement 26 Credits FHSP with Endorsement  1 Additional Math  1 Additional Science  Endorsement Requirements Endorsements (5)  STEM  Business & Industry  Public Services  Arts & Humanities  Multidisciplinary Studies STAAR EOC – Level II Satisfactory scale scores is required in each subject area: (English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History)
  27. 27. Distinguished Level of Achievement (DLA) FHSP with Endorsement, Including Algebra II Eligible for Automatic Admission to Texas Public University or College if DLA and top 10% (except UT Austin – they have an exception to the top 10% rule)
  28. 28. Five Endorsements STEM Business & Industry Arts & Humanities Public Services Multidisciplinary Studies
  29. 29. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Required Courses: Algebra II, Chemistry, & Physics Career Cluster: STEM Includes Courses Directly Related to: STEM Career Cluster (Engineering) or Science or Math (beyond Algebra II)
  30. 30. Business & Industry Required Courses: 4th Math and 4th Science Career Clusters: Agriculture, Architecture, Audio/Video Technology, Business, Finance, Hospitality, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marketing, and Transportation Includes Courses Directly Related to: Business & Industry CTE Career Clusters or Debate or Newspaper or Yearbook
  31. 31. Public Services Required Courses: 4th Math and 4th Science Career Clusters: Education, Health Science, and Human Services Includes Courses Directly Related to: Public Services CTE Career Clusters or Leadership Education & Training (JROTC)
  32. 32. Arts & Humanities Required Courses: 4th Math and 4th *Science *(may be substituted with parent approval for another course in ELA, Social Studies, WLC or Fine Arts) Includes Courses Directly Related to: Social Studies or English Language Arts or World Languages & Cultures (WLC) or Fine Arts – Art, Dance, Music, & Theatre
  33. 33. Multidisciplinary Studies Required Courses: 4th Math and 4th Science Includes Courses Directly Related to: Advanced Courses (prepares for workforce or postsecondary education) or 4 x 4 (includes English 4, Chemistry and/or Physics), or Advanced Placement or Dual Credit
  34. 34. Sample 4-Year Plan
  35. 35. College Admissions Requirements College admission requirements may be less rigorous than the requirements for a college major of choice. The number represents the subject credit requirements for admissions. The number in parentheses represents the recommended subject credit(s) for admissions. The table represents the top 20 universities for which college applications were made by CCISD’s 2015 graduates and the college admissions requirements. Data source – Naviance Family Connection. COLLEGE English Math Science Social Studies LOTE UH-MAIN (768) 4 3 2 3 -2 TX A&M (647) 4 4 4 2 UT Austin (527) 4 3 (4) 2 (3) 3 2 (3) TX State (382) 4 4 4 3 2 (3) Texas Tech (371) 4 4 4 2 BAYLOR (350) 4 4 4 3 2 UT San Antonio (306) -4 -3 -3 -2 -2 UH Clear Lake (284) 4 4 4 4 2 SFA (248) 4 3 3 -4 2 SHSU (218) 4 2 2 3 UT Dallas (168) 4 3 (4) 3 (4) 3 (4) 2 (3) Rice (152) 4 3 (4) 2(4) 2(4) 2 (4) HBU (150) -4 -3 -3 -3 -1 UNT (146) -4 -4 -3 -4 -3 TAMU Galveston (125) 4 4 4 2 Lamar (122) 4 3 2 3 3 UH Downtown (117) -4 -4 -4 -4 -3 LSU (113) 4 4 4 4 2 TCU (106) 4 3 3 3 2 M H Baylor (92) 3 2 2
  36. 36. Pre-AP and Advanced Placement Benefits of Pre-Ap & AP • More challenging courses helping prepare for success in college • Stretch academically and intellectually • Earn extra grade points Requests to Level Down will be considered: • At the end of the first 6 Weeks • The grade in the class is less than 75, the student has completed all assigned work, and made an effort to be successful in the class
  37. 37. Pre-AP and Advanced Placement Factors to Consider • Number of Pre-AP or AP courses being taken • Balancing coursework with extracurricular activities • Strong work ethic is needed – Independent study habits are important • Increased amount of homework/reading **Students are permitted to enroll in any course for which they have the prerequisite skills
  38. 38. 2015 Course Selections
  39. 39. COURSE SELECTION TOOLS • Educational Planning Guide • Course Selection Card w/Courses Listed on Back • Brochure • Skyward Guidance
  40. 40. EPG 2016-2017
  41. 41. Educational Planning Guide • Graduation Requirements • Class rank & grade point average information • Career Pathways • Program and course descriptions provided • Course names & numbers listed on the last pages of the catalog
  42. 42. Sample From the Educational Planning Guide
  43. 43. Be sure to list several alternate classes Check your Endorsement & Pathway
  44. 44. All courses open to 9th graders are listed here.
  45. 45. Choose Your Classes World Geography OR World History
  46. 46. Identify Your Alternatives
  47. 47. Select Your Endorsement and the Pathway
  48. 48. Entering Your Requests Online • From the CCISD website, click on @ Home • This will bring you to the Skyward login Login: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ @ccisd.net (Student ID) Password: 00_ _ _ _ _ _ (Cafeteria PIN)
  49. 49. To request courses for the 2016-2017 school year, click on “Schedule” • Notice the screen shows “Course Requests Now Open” • Click on “Request Courses for 2016-2017”
  50. 50. Entering Requests To search for a course, enter the course # in the search box. Once the course shows, highlight it Click “Add Course”
  51. 51. Continue To Add Requests • Click the “Clear” button to reset & search for another class
  52. 52. You are Done When Total Requests = 7 Credits Total Requests should = 7 *If you select a class that has prerequisites you have not met, a red message will appear & the course cannot be added.
  53. 53. Entering Alternate Classes • Click the “Request Alternates” tab and add courses just like you did for requests
  54. 54. Online Registration • Step-by-Step directions: www.ccisd.net departments guidance and counseling course registration • Step-by Step directions will also be provided to your student & emailed to you • Window February 8 – 22nd
  55. 55. Student Support Counseling Diane Briggs, CCHS Support Counselor Barbara Stribling, CIS Social Worker  Individual Counseling  Group Counseling  Crisis Counseling  Community Networks & Resources
  56. 56. Course Selection Cards are due February 22nd
  57. 57. Final Thoughts • Choose courses carefully! Schedule changes at the high school are for data mistakes or course errors only. • Verification letters will be mailed home in April. Changes may be made up until May 6, 2016. We look forward to a successful year! Thanks for coming tonight! Enjoy the Course Fair!
  58. 58. AP/PreAP Information Session 7:15 P.M. in this Cafeteria Hosted by Ellen Akers Dean of Instruction

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