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High School Graduation Programs Challenging new programs… Exciting futures… Preparing your students for success!. Overview. Take a look at high school graduation programs for students entering high school in 2007-08 Review the courses that your students will need to take in order to graduate

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High School Graduation ProgramsChallenging new programs…Exciting futures…Preparing your students for success!


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Overview

  • Take a look at high school graduation programs for students entering high school in 2007-08

  • Review the courses that your students will need to take in order to graduate

  • Legislation Affecting P-16 Coordination


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Graduation Plans

  • All Texas students enter high school on the Recommended High School Program

  • All students are encouraged to achieve the Distinguished Achievement Program

  • Some students may graduate under the Minimum Program


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HB1 adds the following:

TEC 28.025(b-1)  The State Board of Education by rule shall require that:

(1)  the curriculum requirements for the recommended and advanced high school programs under Subsection (a) include a requirement that students successfully complete four courses in each subject of the foundation curriculum under Section 28.002(a)(1); and


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HB1 adds the following:

TEC 28.025(b-1)  The State Board of Education by rule shall require that:

(2)  one or more courses offered in the required curriculum for the recommended and advanced high school programs include a research writing component.


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New Recommended High School Programrequires 26 credits

Two credits are added - one each in mathematics and science


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New Recommended High School Program requires 26 credits for graduation

  • English I, II, III, IV

  • World Geography, World History, US History, US Govt./Economics

  • 4 credits in math: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, 4th year of math

  • 4 credits in science to include some of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Principles of Technology, 4th year of science

  • 1 credit each of Fine Arts, Technology Applications

  • .5 credit of Communication Applications, Health

  • 2 credits of a foreign language

  • 1.5 credits of PE

  • 3.5 elective credits


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4 Credits in English

  • English I

  • English II

  • English III

  • English IV


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4 Credits in Math

  • Algebra I

  • Algebra II

  • Geometry

  • 4th credit


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What can your student take for the fourth math credit?

  • Mathematical Models with Applications **

  • Precalculus

  • Independent Study in Mathematics

  • Advanced Placement Statistics

  • Advanced Placement Calculus AB

  • Advanced Placement Calculus BC

  • IB Mathematical Studies

  • IB Mathematics Standard Level

  • IB Mathematics Higher Level

  • IB Advanced Mathematics Standard Level

  • AP Computer Science

  • Concurrent Enrollment in College Courses


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For students who select Mathematical Models with Applications:

  • Algebra II is their terminal course

  • They may not take Mathematical Models with Applications after taking Algebra II

  • They may not take the two courses concurrently

  • The intent of the rule is that all students should have a rigorous math course in their senior year


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4 Credits in Science Applications:

  • 1 Credit from Biology (AP/IB)

  • 2 Credits from the following:

    • Integrated Physics and Chemistry

    • Chemistry (AP/IB)

    • Physics (AP/IB), Principles of Technology I

  • 4th Year of science may be selected from the laboratory-based courses (IPC cannot be taken as the final or 4th year science)


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Biology Applications:

Chemistry

Physics

Astronomy

Aquatic Science

Environmental Systems

Earth and Space Science

Advanced Placement Biology

Advanced Placement Chemistry

Advanced Placement Physics B

Advanced Placement Physics C

Advanced Placement Environmental Science

International Baccalaureate Biology

International Baccalaureate Chemistry

International Baccalaureate Physics

International Baccalaureate Environmental Systems

The following health science technology education courses:

Scientific Research and Design

Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems

Medical Microbiology and Pathophysiology

The following technology education/industrial technology education courses:

Principles of Technology I

Principles of Technology II

Engineering

Concurrent Enrollment in college courses

What can your child take for the fourth Science credit?


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3.5 Credits of Social Studies Applications:

  • World Geography Studies

  • World History Studies

  • US History Studies

  • US Government (.5)


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.5 Credit - Economics Applications:

  • Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits (.5)


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2 Credits from Languages other than English Applications:

  • The credits earned must be for any two levels in the same language.


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1.5 Credits from Physical Education Applications:

  • A student may not earn more than 2 credits in PE toward state graduation requirements


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.5 Credit for Health Education Applications:

  • Health I (.5) or,

  • Advanced Health or,

  • Health Science Technology (1 credit)


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.5 Credit in Speech Applications:

  • The credit must consist of Communication Applications


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And… Applications:

  • 1 Credit in Technology Applications

  • 1 Credit in Fine Arts

  • 3.5 Credits in Elective Courses



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New Applications:Distinguished Achievement High School ProgramAdvanced High School Program

  • At least 26 Credits must be earned

  • Same as the Recommended Program except for the following:


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4 Credits in Distinguished Achievement Program Math Applications:

  • Mathematical Models is not an option

  • 4th credit must be an approved mathematics course for which Algebra II is a prerequisite


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Complete list of approved Distinguished Achievement Program 4th credit math courses:

  • Precalculus

  • Independent Study in Mathematics (for example, when used to Advanced Mathematics such as Calculus)

  • Advanced Placement Statistics

  • Advanced Placement Calculus AB

  • Advanced Placement Calculus BC

  • IB Mathematical Studies

  • IB Mathematics Standard Level

  • IB Mathematics Higher Level

  • IB Advanced Mathematics Standard Level

  • AP Computer Science

  • Concurrent Enrollment in College Courses


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4 credits of science, which must consist the following: 4th credit math courses:

One biology credit (Biology, AP Biology, or IB Biology)

One chemistry credit (Chemistry, AP Chemistry, or IB Chemistry)

One physics credit (Physics, AP Physics, or IB Physics)

One additional approved laboratory-based science course.

4 Credits in Distinguished Achievement Program Science


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Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) for Distinguished Achievement Program ?

  • IPC will no longer satisfy the science requirements in the DAP, effective SY 2007-2008– no phase-out


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Complete list of science options for 4th year Achievement Program ?Distinguished Achievement Program

After successful completion of a biology course, a chemistry course, and a physics course, a student may select the fourth required credit from any of the following lab-based courses:

  • Earth and Space Science;

  • Environmental Systems;

  • Aquatic Science;

  • Astronomy;

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems;

  • AP Biology;

  • IB Biology

  • AP Chemistry;

  • IB Chemistry;

  • AP Physics;

  • IB Physics;

  • AP Environmental Science;

  • IB Environmental Systems;

  • Scientific Research and Design; and

  • Engineering.


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3 Credits in Languages other than English Achievement Program ?

  • Three credits earned must be for any three levels in the same language.


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2.5 Credits in Elective Courses Achievement Program ?


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4 Advanced Measures Achievement Program ?

  • A student must achieve any combination of four of the following advanced measures:

    • Original research/project

    • Test data

    • 3.0 or higher on college/technical/dual credit courses


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For all students in Achievement Program ?either graduation program

  • The intent of the rule is that all students should have a rigorous math and science course in their senior year

  • Students may continue to take courses at the middle school and receive high school credit


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Minimum Program Achievement Program ?

  • No changes (22 credits)

  • A meeting needs to take place to discuss the ramifications of this decision!

  • A sample letter is in your packet.


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HB1 adds the following: Achievement Program ?

  • Sec. 28.009.  COLLEGE CREDIT PROGRAM. (a) Each school district shall implement a program under which students may earn the equivalent of at least 12 semester credit hours of college credit in high school. On request, a public institution of higher education in this state shall assist a school district in developing and implementing the program.


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HB1 adds the following: Achievement Program ?

  • Sec. 28.009.  COLLEGE CREDIT PROGRAM. (a-1)  Not later than the fall 2008 semester, each school district shall implement a program that meets the requirements prescribed by Subsection (a). This subsection expires June 1, 2009.


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Student Success Achievement Program ?

  • With Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships built into our schools; our students should be well prepared to make a seamless transition to postsecondary college or workforce!


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Legislation Affecting P-16 Coordination Achievement Program ? :

  • 4 Bills

  • September 27, 2007

    TEA Correspondence

    SUBJECT: Legislation Affecting P-12/Higher Education/Workforce (P-16) Coordination


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House Bill 3826 Achievement Program ?

Intent

General Academic Institution (4 Yr)

THECB Emergency Rules to PERMIT

Aug. 31, 2009


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Senate Bill 282 Achievement Program ?

  • School districts need to provide notice to parents of available college programs

    • Contact name/number of the agency

    • Section 33.007(b) of the Education Code

      • Counselors need to provide to students


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House Bill 2237 Achievement Program ?

  • 3 Summer Programs (agency developing guidelines)

  • Education Go Get It

    • 1 Week of activities (MS, JH, HS)

    • 1 Public Speaker needs to present to the students


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House Bill 3851 Achievement Program ?

General Academic Institute (4 yr)

GPA:

The method established by the THECB be used by ISDs in determining the top ten percent, and the optional top 25 percent, of the graduating class for the purpose of automatic admission eligibility.

Effective Date:  Applies to first-time freshmen entering general academic teaching institutions beginning with the 2009 fall semester.


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Thanks for your time! Achievement Program ?

  • Linda Hughes, M.ED

    • Education Specialist Counselor/Transition

    • 512-919-5337

    • [email protected]


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