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Jaguars Class of 2016. Flower Mound High School. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. Recommended Plan – 26 Credits English : I, II, III, IV (4 Credits) Math : Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II , one additional math (4 Credits)

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Jaguars class of 2016

Jaguars Class of 2016

Flower Mound High School


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Recommended Plan – 26 Credits

  • English: I, II, III, IV (4 Credits)

  • Math: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II , one additional math (4 Credits)

  • Science: (4 Credits)Biology, Chemistry, Physics and ? OR Biology, IPC, Chemistry, Physics.

  • For credit in IPC, the course must be taken before Chem and Phys. The (?) fourth credit can be from any other science course offered

  • Social Studies: World Geography, World History, U.S. History, U.S. Gov’t, Economics (4 credits)

  • Communication Applications(½ Credit)

  • Physical Education or Waiver(1 Credit)

  • Foreign Language(2 Credits in the same language)

  • Fine Arts(1 Credit)

  • Electives (5 ½ Credits)

    26 Credits Total


Distinguished Achievement Plan (DAP):

26 credits **

  • Includes 3 years of a Language Other Than

    English (LOTE)

  • Includes 4 advanced measures

  • (Biology, Chemistry and Physics must be taken in order)

  • (Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 must be taken in order)


Dap advanced measures
DAP Advanced Measures:

  • A score of 3.0 or higher on courses that count for college credit, including concurrent enrollment or dual credit courses

  • A score of “3” or higher on an AP exam

  • Named National Merit Commended Scholar or Semifinalist based on junior year PSAT score


Current students have the option to opt into the new state graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest.

We recommend that students stay on their current plan.

(Course Verification’s will go out on April 21st)


What s different about ap courses
What’s Different about AP Courses? graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest.

  • AP courses provide COLLEGE-LEVEL curriculum

  • Require 1-2 hours of homework per night

  • Every student enrolled in a specific AP class takes an exam at the same specified time each May.

  • Scores range from 1-5 on an AP exam.

  • Students making a score of 3, 4, or 5 may be eligible for college credit based on their AP exam score. See College Board website for information www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html


Should i sign up for regular pre ap or ap in a subject
Should I Sign Up for graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest. Regular, Pre-AP, or AP in a Subject?

  • If you don’t know which level of a course to take, ask your teacher in that subject. They know your abilities and study habits best.

    • For example, if you are deciding between English 3 and English 3 AP, ask your current English teacher which is most appropriate for you at this time.


Questions to help your decision
Questions to help your decision graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest.

  • Do you like to read?

  • Do you follow directions the first time they are given?

  • Do you budget your time well OR do you do everything at the last minute?

  • Can you multi-task? Very often AP courses will have multiple assignments.

  • Are you willing to devote some time each night to an AP course?


Check your transcript
Check Your Transcript! graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest.

This is the first year to see your transcript and class-rank. Rank will likely change dramatically in the junior year as more students take AP level coursework.

Especially notice:

  • Credits from middle school

  • Credits from summer school

  • For new students, credits from other schools

  • Online courses

    If you find a discrepancy, notify your counselor ASAP!


What counts in the gpa
What COUNTS in the GPA? graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest.

Grades in the areas of English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Languages Other Than English, Advanced Placement and ACDEC will be used for determining GPA and RIC.

GPA currently DOES include:

  • Correspondence courses

  • Online courses

  • Distance learning courses

  • Dual credit courses

    GPA currently DOES NOT include:

  • Middle school courses

  • Credit-by-exam

  • Summer school


Alternative Ways graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest.

To Earn Credit

  • LISD Summer School

    • (remediation only)

  • Summer School in any other district – (acceleration)

  • Online courses – (VLA and TxVSN)

  • Credit by Exam

  • Distance Learning(Correspondence)

  • Exam for Acceleration


  • Virtual learning academy lisd online classes
    VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest. LISD online classes

    Several Online courses are offered through LISD. There is a charge for each class. Expect a minimum of 1 hour of homework nightly.

    • Health (Grades 8-12)

    • Economics

    • US Government

    • Business Info Management (Part A) (Grades 8-12)

    • Business Info Management (Part B) (Grades 8-12)

    • Art ( Part A) (Grades 8-12)

    • Art ( Part B) (Grades 8-12)

    • P.E.

    • Speech (Professional Communication available spring 2015)

      For a comprehensive listing, please go to:

      LISD.NET/VLA


    Nctc dual credit
    NCTC Dual Credit graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest.

    • Dual Credit is taking a district approved college course through NCTC to receive both high school and college credit simultaneously.

    • Students are eligible to take dual credit classes with an unweighted 3.0 GPA, and when classified as a junior or senior (starting the summer after the sophomore year).

    • Currently, students may take one course per semester at a cost of $240 per course. Additional $50 for online option. The cost may increase for next year.

    • Students may take dual credit courses at any NCTC campus or online.

    • Courses are taken outside the school day.

    • Dual Credit courses have a 1.2 grade multiplier for weighted numerical GPA


    Lisd approved dual credit classes
    LISD approved Dual Credit Classes graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest.

    • U. S. History

    • Economics

    • U.S. Government

    • English (pending)


    Career centers
    CAREER CENTERS graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest.

    • http://cce.lisd.net/

      • CAREER CENTER EAST

    • http://djcc.lisd.net/index.htm

      • DALE JACKSON CAREER CENTER


    Career courses
    CAREER COURSES graduation plan; however, we want to do what is in the student’s best interest.


    What workplace basic skills are most important for entry level workers
    What workplace basic skills are most important for entry level workers?*

    • ORAL COMMUNICATION

    • WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

    • INITIATIVE

    • TEAMWORK

    • PROBLEM-SOLVING

    • WORK ETHIC

    • TIME MANAGEMENT

    • PERSEVERANCE

    • INTEGRITY

    • ATTENTION TO DETAIL

      *Texas Regional Employer Survey – Interlink (www.interlink-ntx.org)



    Texas workforce through 2018
    Texas Workforce through 2018*http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FSIkjNaICsg

    • Will create 4 million job vacancies both from new jobs and from job openings due to retirement:

      • 2.2 million vacancies for those with postsecondary credentials

      • 1.1 million for high school graduates

      • 62 % of all jobs in Texas will require some postsecondary training

      • Health Science sector will increase 32%

      • 41% of all jobs will be in Business Management and Administration, Marketing, Sales and Services, Hospitality and Tourism

        *Texas Workforce Commission (www.twc.gov)


    Jobs by 2018
    JOBS by 2018*http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FSIkjNaICsg

    • Graduate Degree – 10 %

    • Bachelors Degree - 23 %

    • Associate Degree – 17 %

    • Some College – 12 %

    • High School Grad – 28 %

      *Texas Workforce Commission (www.twc.gov)


    Community college
    COMMUNITY COLLEGEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FSIkjNaICsg

    NCTC – Gainesville, Corinth, Flower Mound, Bowie, Graham

    Collin College – Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Rockwall

    Dallas Community College – Northlake, Brookhaven, El Centro, Dallas,

    Texas State Technical College – Waco


    College search
    COLLEGE SEARCHhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FSIkjNaICsg

    Explore our website http://fmhs.lisd.net/counseling/

    Attend College Fairs

    Visit with college reps during lunch

    Sign up for college classroom visits

    Attend college preview days


    Career cruising
    CAREER CRUISINGhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FSIkjNaICsg

    THIS PROGRAM IS FABULOUS!!

    http://www.careercruising.com

    This is a service provided to you by LISD.


    Psat the practice sat
    PSAT - The Practice SAThttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FSIkjNaICsg

    Scores range from 20-80 in 3 areas:

    Critical Reading / Math / Writing Skills

    Perfect score = 80 x 3 sections = 240

    Convert score to estimated SAT score by multiplying score by 10

    Example: Critical Reading 50 SAT 500

    Math 52 SAT 520

    Writing Skills 44SAT 440

    Section Index 146 SAT 1460


    Psat the practice sat how to interpret your scores using the score report
    PSAT - The Practice SAThttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FSIkjNaICsgHow to Interpret Your Scores Using the Score Report

    • Gives the correct answer to each question

    • Gives the student’s answer to each question

    • Tells you whether this was an easy, medium or hard question (e, m or h)

    • For math, it gives the type tested (algebra, geometry, arithmetic, data)

    • Look for patterns! What types of questions did you repeatedly miss?

    • Look online at www.collegeboard.com/quickstart for other information. Your password/code is located in several spots on your profile.


    Psat the practice sat why take it
    PSAT - The Practice SAThttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FSIkjNaICsgWhy Take It?

    • Research shows that familiarity with the test is what changes scores.

    • Identify patterns and practice what you missed.

    • For juniors, the PSAT identifies National Merit Semifinalists, the top 1/2 of 1% of testers in each state.

    • In Texas last year the NMSQT cutoff score was 219 for semifinalists and 203 for commended scholars.

    • Changes to the PSAT take effect in Oct. 2015. Changes to the SAT take effect spring 2016. Next year’s PSAT will stay the same.


    The http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FSIkjNaICsgSAT and ACT are standardized, objective tests that are required for entrance into four-year colleges and universities. Your scores show colleges how ready you are to handle the work at their institutions and how your skills compare with other applicants.

    Sophomores should prepare to take these exams during the spring of their Junior year.


    Plan for and take tests act vs sat
    Plan for and take testshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FSIkjNaICsgACT vsSAT

    • Cost $36.50$51.00

      With Writing $52.50

      Score Report 1-363 portions, each 800 pts=2400

      National Avg. 20.9CR 496, M 514, W 488

      FMHS Avg.25.6 1703

      Test Content

    English(75 items, 45 min.)

    Math(60items, 60 min.)

    Reading(40 items, 35 min.)

    Science(40 items, 35 min.)

    Writing(optional, 30 min.)

    Writing Mandatory(60 min.)

    Math (70 min.)

    Reading (70 min.)

    No Science


    Help for preparing for College Entrance Exams can be found on the FMHS counseling website under TESTING INFORMATION


    FYI on the FMHS counseling website under TESTING INFORMATION

    Seniors are strongly encouraged to take a full schedule of classes to be competitive in the college admissions process.


    Resources in the fmhs counseling office for students and parents
    RESOURCES IN THE FMHS COUNSELING OFFICE – FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

    • SAT/ACT information packets – registration online

    • Dual Enrollment forms

    • College Admissions Resource Guides

    • College guide books available for check out

    • http://fmhs.lisd.net/counseling/

    • Local Scholarship Applications


    Fmhs college forum may 1 2014 fmhs cafeteria 6 00 pm
    FMHS COLLEGE FORUM PARENTSMay 1, 2014 FMHS Cafeteria, 6:00 pm

    • Purdue

    • Abilene Christian College

    • Texas A & M

    • Iowa State

    • Kansas State

    • Oklahoma State University

    • SMU

    • Texas A&M Corpus Christi

    • Samford University

    • University of Tulsa

    • Stephen F. Austin

    • UT Dallas

    • Oklahoma City University

    • University of Oklahoma

    • University of Alabama

    • University of North Texas

    • UT Arlington

    • University of Arizona

    • University of South Alabama

    • UT Austin

    • University of Central Arkansas

    • Hardin Simmons

    • UT Tyler

    • Baylor

    • Texas State

    • John Brown University


    A COPY OF THIS PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE AT PARENTSfmhs.lisd.net/counseling


    Jaguars class of 20161

    Jaguars PARENTS Class of 2016

    Flower Mound High School



    A poor relationship with a parent is one of the highest stressors for kids – don’t be a lone ranger family and don’t hesitate to seek professional help.


    BACK TO BASICS!! stressors for kids – don’t be a lone ranger family and don’t hesitate to seek professional help.

    Parents, turn off the phone, computer, blackberry – kids need more time with family! INFREQUENT FAMILY DINNERS PUT KIDS AT HIGH RISK FOR POOR CHOICES.


    A good rule for parents is: if you are talking more than 3 minutes –STOP and listen!

    Pay attention to your teens like you do your bank account!


    TEENS FLEE FROM A RIGID AND CRITICAL ENVIRONMENT. THEY FLOURISH IN A WARM AND ACCEPTING HOME, WHICH INCLUDES:


    Safety FLOURISH IN A WARM AND ACCEPTING HOME, WHICH INCLUDES: – physical and emotional “It is ok to make mistakes – it is how we learn.”

    Acceptance – “You are an important part of this family.”

    Self-worth – “I believe in you” (at least 5 positive statements for every 1 negative)

    Skills – teens still need to be taught skills – don’t assume – do help and encourage.

    Support – when a problem arises, ask your teen to write down all the options, then ask, “How can I help you through this?”


    Use common sense
    USE COMMON SENSE FLOURISH IN A WARM AND ACCEPTING HOME, WHICH INCLUDES:

    Know where your teen is at all times!

    Do not hesitate to talk with other parents.

    Do not put a computer in your teens bedroom.

    Know your teens friends.

    Put the cell phone to bed at a reasonable hour.

    Is there adult supervision at the party?

    Monitor computer, television and cell phone use.


    Recognize and avoid enabling
    Recognize and Avoid Enabling… FLOURISH IN A WARM AND ACCEPTING HOME, WHICH INCLUDES:

    DON’T MAKE EXCUSES FOR YOUR TEEN’S BEHAVIOR. HAVE HIM/HER TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT HAPPENS.

    Choices have Consequences!


    DRUG AWARENESS FLOURISH IN A WARM AND ACCEPTING HOME, WHICH INCLUDES:


    Signs in the home drug awareness

    SIGNS IN THE HOME FLOURISH IN A WARM AND ACCEPTING HOME, WHICH INCLUDES:DRUG AWARENESS

    • loss of interest in family activities • disrespect for family rules • withdrawal from responsibilities • verbally or physically abusive • sudden increase or decrease in appetite • disappearance of valuable items or money • not coming home on time • not telling you where they are going • constant excuses for behavior • spending a lot of time in their rooms • lies about activities • finding the following: cigarette rolling papers,   pipes, roach clips, small glass vials, plastic   baggies, remnants of drugs (seeds, etc.)


    Physical and emotional signs drug awareness
    PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SIGNS FLOURISH IN A WARM AND ACCEPTING HOME, WHICH INCLUDES:DRUG AWARENESS

    • changes friends • smell of alcohol or marijuana on breath or body • unexplainable mood swings and behavior • negative, argumentative, paranoid or confused,  destructive, anxious • over-reacts to criticism • acts rebellious • sharing few if any of their personal problems • doesn't seem as happy as they used to be • overly tired or hyperactive • drastic weight loss or gain • unhappy and depressed • cheats, steals • always needs money, or has excessive   amounts of money • sloppiness in appearance


    Signs at school drug awareness
    SIGNS AT SCHOOL FLOURISH IN A WARM AND ACCEPTING HOME, WHICH INCLUDES:DRUG AWARENESS

    • sudden drop in grades • truancy • loss of interest in learning • sleeping in class • poor work performance • not doing homework • defiant of authority • poor attitude towards sports or other   extracurricular activities • reduced memory and attention span • not informing you of teacher meetings,   open houses, etc.


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