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High School Transition. 8 periods but over two days: A Day: 1 st -4 th periods B Day: 5 th -8 th periods Some classes meet both days: Athletics Double Block Math Classes. Block Scheduling. Grade Point Average is calculated on a 4.0 scale ( unweighted )

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High school transition

High School Transition


Block scheduling

  • 8 periods but over two days:

    A Day: 1st-4th periods

    B Day: 5th-8th periods

  • Some classes meet both days:

    Athletics

    Double Block Math Classes

Block Scheduling


Rank and gpa

  • Grade Point Average is calculated on a 4.0 scale

    (unweighted)

  • Ranking is calculated on a 6.0 scale with additional points awarded for advanced core classes

    (weighted)

    Class rank determines what percentage of the class you are in (top 5%, top 10%, top 25% or first quartile, etc)

Rank and GPA


Classification

  • <6 credits = Freshman

  • 6-12 credits = Sophomore

  • 13-19 credits = Junior

  • 20 and more credits = Senior

Classification


Testing

  • Final exams

  • STAAR

  • PSAT

  • SAT & ACT

  • TSI

  • ASVAB

Testing


Transcripts

  • Student’s permanent record—information on it never goes away

  • Includes all courses and state assessments taken

  • www.parchment.com

Transcripts


9 th grade parent and student meetings

  • GHS & EVHS: Go to Counselors’ Website at each high school, dates and times to sign up for individual meetings are detailed there

    General Time Windows:

    EVHS: 2/18-3/5

    GHS: 2/24-3/7

9th Grade Parent and Student Meetings


Career cruising

  • Course and Four Year Planner

  • Interest and Skills Assessment

  • Career Portfolio

  • Job Skills

  • Student Resume Builder

  • www.careercruising.com

    Access codes:

    GHS: georgetowncareers

    EVHS: eastviewcareers

Career Cruising


Staying informed

  • The two best ways to stay informed:

  • Keep your email address updated in the school student management system

  • Check your high school’s website often

Staying Informed


House bill 5

House Bill 5


Changes caused by hb5

  • Reduced 15 End of Course (EOC) Exams to 5

    • Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, US History

  • Created a new Graduation Plan

    • Foundations Graduation Plan (w/ Endorsements)

      • Enables a high school student to choose an endorsement (“major”) and take courses specific to their interest.

  • Moving Forward

    • SBOE decisions this past Friday

    • Board approval

Changes caused by HB5


Graduation plans

Graduation Plans


Road to graduation

Road To Graduation


Endorsements

  • 5 Endorsements

    • Arts & Humanities (Fine Arts, History, Languages, Political Science, etc.)

    • Business & Industry (Architecture, Automotive, Communications, Finance, etc.)

    • Public Service (Education, Health Science, Law Enforcement, etc.)

    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

    • Multi-Disciplinary (Mix and match electives but requires Distinguished Graduation Plan)

Endorsements


Roads to graduation

Roads To Graduation


Performance ackowledgements

  • Additional Criteria that requires no additional credits

    • Advanced Coursework

    • Bilingualism/Bi-Literacy

    • Advanced Placement Examination

    • College Ready Examination

    • Workforce Readiness

Performance Ackowledgements


Roads to graduation1

Roads to Graduation


Graduation plans1

Graduation Plans


Contact

Administration

Counselors

GHS 512-943-5102

EVHS 512-943-1802

GHS 512-943-5100

EVHS 512-943-1800

Contact


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