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WAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL Wolverines Rising Freshmen. Course Selection 2011-12. Course Selection Sheet (pink) Quick Guide to Courses (back) CTE Pathways 4 Year Plan Worksheet/Flow Chart FISD Course Guide is now online WHS or FISD web site. Graduation Programs. Recommended Program

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course selection 2011 12
Course Selection2011-12

Course Selection Sheet (pink)

Quick Guide to Courses (back)

CTE Pathways

4 Year Plan Worksheet/Flow Chart

FISD Course Guide is now online

WHS or FISD web site

graduation programs
Graduation Programs
  • Recommended Program
  • Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP)
  • Regular High School Program
    • This plan is determined by a high school committee.
recommended program
Recommended Program

CORE COURSES

  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Math credits (Alg.1 in MS counts) (MMA*)
  • 4 Science credits (IPC*)
  • 4 Social Studies credits
  • Plus additional required courses and electives to minimum 26 credits.

EOC = cumulative score requirement + satisfactory on the Alg II & English III EOC

recommended program5
Recommended Program

Other Required Courses:

  • Fine Art = 1.0 credit
  • Communication Applications = .5 credit
  • Health = .5 credit
  • Technology = 1.0 credit
  • LOTE = 2 levels of the same
  • PE = 1.0
  • Electives = 4
dap same 4x4 core as recommended
DAPSame 4x4 Core as Recommended
  • Need 3 years of LOTE
  • EOC= college readiness performance standard & the cumulative score requirement
  • No IPC, MMA
  • 4 additional measures (any combination)
    • Original research project
    • AP scores of 3 or better (1-5)
    • Tech Prep courses with B or better
    • Dual Credit courses with B or better
    • National Merit commended or higher
staar state of texas assessments of academic readiness end of course exams eoc
STAARState of Texas Assessments of Academic ReadinessEnd of Course exams (EOC)
  • 4 Core areas- 3 EOC exams per core
    • English I, II, III (writing exams, too)
    • Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
    • Biology, Chemistry, Physics
    • W. Geography, W History, US History
  • Current Algebra I students will have option
earning credits
Earning Credits
  • The goal is to earn 26 credits for graduation
  • Each 1 semester course = .5 credit
    • Example = Health
  • Each 2 semester course = 1.0 credit
    • Example = English 1
high school schedule
High School Schedule
  • Known as an A-B block schedule
  • 8 total classes
  • A days = 4 classes
  • B days = The other 4 classes
  • Alternate days (lunch is 3rd period)

School starts at 8:45 and ends at 3:55

Each class is 90 minutes with a 7 minute passing period

sample schedule
A day

English I

Biology

Technology

Band and/or Athletics

B day

W. Geography

Algebra I

LOTE I

Band and/or Athletics

Sample Schedule
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Wakeland High School

Name:______________________________ ID #______________ DUE February ____ Griffin Cobb

Address:____________________________ City ______________ Staley ________

Each box represents a full year course (both semesters) = 1.0 credit

It takes TWO 1 semester courses to complete the year or .5 + .5 = 1.0

Circle the 4 core classes and write in your other choices in the remaining boxes.

Consult your Course Guide for prerequisites and/or recommendations.

Consult CTE Pathways and prerequisites.

Changes in Course Selections will be allowed until May 13, 2011.

Choose 2 alternate classes that you would take

If you cannot get your first choice.

Student Signature_______________

Parent Signature _______________

Contact #’s ____________________

TAKS- Students not meeting the recommended passing standard will be required

To take a TAKS class in place of an elective or “B” day athletics

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Course selections include 4 core classes and 4 additional classes (8 total)Circle 1 Core Class in each subject:
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In case your selection of course 5- 8 is not available, Please list your alternate choices in the boxes provided. → If left blank, your counselor will choose for you.

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Name ______________________ Counselor______________________

ID__________________________

FISD – Recommended Plan

FOUR-YEAR PLAN

8th grade|| 9 (Freshman) || 10 (Sophomore) || 11 (Junior) || 12(Senior)

1. English 1 1. English 2 1. English 3 1. English 4

2. Algebra 1 2. Geometry 2. Algebra 2 or 2. 4th Math

or Geometry or Algebra 2 Pre-Calc/Stat/ (No MMA)

FCM/MMA

3. World Geo 3. World History 3. US History 3. Government & Economics

4. Biology 4. IPC or 4. Chemistry 4. 4th Science

Chemistry or Physics

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Name ______________________ Counselor______________________

ID__________________________

FISD – Recommended Plan

FOUR-YEAR PLAN

8th grade|| 9 (Freshman) || 10 (Sophomore) || 11 (Junior) || 12(Senior)

5. 5. 5. 5.

6. 6. 6. 6.

7. Ath/band 7. Ath/band 7. Ath/band 7. Ath/band

8. Ath/band 8. Ath/band 8. Ath/band 8. Ath/band

athletic seasons
Athletic Seasons

Fall Winter Spring

Football Basketball Baseball

Volleyball Soccer Softball

Cross Country Wrestling Track

Golf GolfGolf

Tennis Tennis Tennis

Swim/Dive Swim/Dive Swim/Dive

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Athletic Seasons

Fall Winter Spring

Football Basketball Baseball

Volleyball Soccer Softball

Cross Country Wrestling Track

Golf Golf Golf

Tennis Tennis Tennis

gpa class rank
GPA/Class Rank
  • Grade points are assigned to each SEMESTER grade
  • Grade points are then averaged
    • Example: English 1 = 85 semester average
      • That equals 3.5 grade points in a regular class
      • That equals 4.5*** grade points in a Pre-AP class
things to think about
Things to think about
  • Pre-AP or not (No changes until 6 weeks)
  • Summer reading assignments
  • LOTE now or later
  • Tryouts for Drill team, cheer, sports
  • CTE courses and pathway to CTE center
  • EOC = End of Course exams = core
  • Summer school? OK after 8th grade for HS
    • Communication Applications, Health, BIM, English 4, Gov’t, Economics, IPC, Math Models
preap ap
PreAP & AP
  • 85 percent of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admissions decisions
  • Drop window will be at end of 1st 6 weeks
  • Eligibility Waiver available
your homework
Your Homework
  • Complete Course Request for 2011-12
  • Complete your 4 year plan on paper
  • Visit your Family Connection and plug in your 4 year plan- “Courses” tab
  • Pickup is February 15th
  • Please have your course request prepared as the counselors will complete yours for you.
course changes for 2011 12
Course Changes for 2011-12
  • Teachers are employed based on student course requests.
  • Students will be able to make adjustments to their course requests through May 13, 2011
  • Can view course requests via HAC
  • 82nd Legislature expects cut in funding
texas grant t owards ex cellence a ccess and s uccess
TEXAS Grant(Towards EXcellence, Access and Success)
  • Qualifications
    • Recommended or DAP Graduation Plan
    • Show financial need
    • Texas Resident
    • Enroll in Texas Public University/College
    • Other qualifications detailed in web site:
      • www.collegefortexans.com
last minute facts
Last Minute Facts
  • Dance I cannot be taken by athletes
  • CTE & Tech Prep course identification is ongoing
financial aid
Financial Aid
  • FAFSA
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid

www.fafsa.ed.gov

Application for financial aid commonly occurs in January of senior year

top ten percent
TOP TEN PERCENT

If you graduate in the top 10% of your class AND follow the application process, you can be admitted to any State of Texas college or university

UT is now top 9%

athletics
ATHLETICS

The WHS coaches will have meetings at the high school at a date to be determined.

If you have never played a competitive sport, it is not recommended that you begin that in 9th grade without some type of previous experience. There are summer camps that you might consider.

questions
QUESTIONS????

Laura Herod A-Co

Abby Cole Cr-He

Stacy Purl Hi-Me

Brenda Saldivar Mi-Se

Jim Carlisle Sh-Z