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Kingwood Park HS. - Welcomes - The Class of 2018. To new opportunities, responsibilities, challenges and privileges. Kingwood Park High School. Principal: Lisa Drabing Associate Principal: Brian Johnson Director of Campus Support: Penne Liefer Counselor/AP House Teams

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Kingwood park hs

Kingwood Park HS

- Welcomes -

The Class of 2018

To new opportunities, responsibilities, challenges and privileges

Kingwood park high school
Kingwood Park High School

Principal: Lisa Drabing

Associate Principal: Brian Johnson

Director of Campus Support: Penne Liefer

Counselor/AP House Teams

Explorations House: Caren Barnes & Alan Corman

Global House:Lisa Mosely & Amy Wallace

Green House: Tim Hurlbert & Belinda Zoet

Humanities House:Kimberly Young & Wes Soloman

Director of Student Support Services:Lesa Pritchard

Academic lead teachers

Academic Lead Teachers

English:Cathey Buck

Math: Theresa Head

Science: Kathleen Goerner

Social Studies: Freda Johnson

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Transition Planning & Graduation Requirements

CarenBarnes & Lisa Mosely

K-Park Counselors

Transition to high school
Transition to High School

  • Increased expectations

  • Get involved

  • Social aspects

    • See Back of Agenda for “advice to parents”

The international baccalaureate program
The International Baccalaureate Program

  • Often referred to as the IB Program

    • For students who are University bound

    • Students may receive more than 24 college credit hours for courses taken in this program with good test scores

    • Students can participate in extra-curricular activities – about 90% participate in band, athletics, choir, etc.

    • IB Program is at Humble High School (parents must provide transportation)

  • IB Diploma Coordinator, at 281-641-6541 or

Staar end of course exams
STAAR End of Course Exams

  • English: English I, English II

  • Science: Biology

  • Math: Algebra I

  • Social Studies: US History

    STAAR will focus on readiness for success in subsequent courses, and ultimately, for college and career readiness.

Endorsement options
Endorsement Options

  • STEM Endorsement

  • Business & Industry Endorsement

  • Public Service Endorsement

  • Arts & Humanities Endorsement

  • Multi-Disciplinary Endorsement

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Career & Technology Clusters:Students take a coherent sequence of courses in the cluster of their desired pathway

  • STEM

    • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

  • Public Service

    • Education and Training

    • Health Science

    • Human Services

    • Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Safety

  • Business & Industry

    • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

    • Architecture & Construction

    • Art, A/V Technology, and Communications

    • Business Management & Administration

    • Finance

    • Hospitality and Tourism

    • Information Technology

    • Manufacturing

    • Marketing

    • Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

Other endorsement options
Other Endorsement Options

  • STEM

    • Math Option

    • Science Option

  • Business & Industry

    • English Option

  • Public Service

    • JROTC Option

  • Arts & Humanities

    • AP Social Studies Option

    • Foreign Language Option

    • Fine Arts Option

  • Multi-Disciplinary

    • Career & Technology Option

    • Core Course Option

    • AP Option

Considerations for course selections
Considerations for Course Selections

  • Student strengths

  • Career interests

  • Post-secondary goals

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Important resources for the course selection process:




Course Selection Guide (Online)

NCAA Eligibility Guide - Athletes

College Admissions Counselors/Websites

Course selection guide online at kpark under our school counselors
Course Selection Guide (online at KPark under “Our School,” “Counselors”)

  • Graduation Plans

  • Grade Point Equivalencies

  • GPA Explanation

  • Award of Credit

  • Policies and Procedures

  • Recommended Course Placement

  • Course Descriptions

  • Electives listed by Career Pathways

Course basics
Course Basics

  • Select enough courses to fill 7 periods

  • Use a combination of year-long and/or semester-long courses

  • Consider graduation requirements

    (foreign language, fine art, PE)

  • Be aware of grade restrictions

  • Verify students do not repeat classes taken in middle school for high school credit

Course basics cont d
Course Basics Cont’d…

  • Students earn 0.5 credit for each class they successfully pass each semester

  • Students can average to pass to regain credit

    • Ex: 1st semester = 68 (earns 0 credit)

      2nd semester = 72 (earns .5 credit)

      Average for semester = 70 (regain .5 credit from 1st semester)

  • Students must earn 6 credits end of Freshman year to be considered a Sophomore

Foreign language offerings
Foreign Language Offerings

  • Spanish

  • French

  • American Sign Language

Considerations for pe
Considerations for PE

  • Athletics

  • PE Trainer

  • PE classes

    • Aerobics, Team Sports, Foundations of Personal Fitness, Individual Sports

  • Cheer (Tryout Required – see Kpark site for dates)

  • Fall semester of Band

  • ROTC

  • Dance I

  • Off Campus PE

  • Introductions to career areas and pre-requisites:

    Principles of …

Athletic considerations
Athletic Considerations

Athletic Coordinator: Jim Holley

Only one athletic period at a time

(1st in season should be in Bridges)

There are tryouts for most sports.

Some athletic programs begin in the summer. (Ex: Football, Cross Country & Volleyball. Watch our website, athletics page, at end of semester.)

If a student does not make the team, you will be placed in PE.

All athletics require a PHYSICAL EXAM every year.

NCAA Considerations

Four year plan on bridges com
Four Year Plan on

  • Go with your child to

    (see KMS website, link on front page)

  • Reviewtheir choice of career area

  • Review their classes selected

  • Make changes as desired before Feb. 7th

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To add/remove courses from your child’s 4 year plan, choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

Columns = Grade Level

Rows = Subjects

Important dates
Important Dates choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

Feb 7th– KMS deadline for parent/student course selection input into

April – list of course requests will be distributed to students.

To make a change: Update Bridges Plan, Print Plan, Submit printout to counselor

June 7th- Final Day for Schedule Change Requests = No elective changes after this date due to teacher staffing

???s – Send your student’s counselor a message through

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Pre-AP & AP Classes choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

Brian Johnson

Associate Principal

What is pre ap ap
What is Pre-AP/AP? choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

AP = Advanced Placement

Standards established by College Board

Earn college credit in high school

Why take pre ap ap
Why Take Pre-AP/AP? choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

4 year college graduation rates

No AP courses: 29%

1 AP course: 45%

2 or more: 61%

College Readiness

Save $

AVG SAT Scores

No AP Courses: 1414

1 or more: 1707

Recommendations choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

80+ in previous honors course

90+ in previous level course

Start early

Know your student

Avid advancement via individual determination
AVID choose the edit link in the appropriate box.(Advancement via Individual Determination)

What is AVID?

A program that places students with potential in advanced classes and provides them with critical support.

Open to incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th graders

All AVID students are required to be in at least one PreAP course while enrolled in the program and will receive elective credit for the AVID course.

For more information, please contact Hazel Prescott or 281-641-6632

Schedule change policy
Schedule Change Policy choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

Pre-AP/Honors Exit Request

Parent, Student, and Teacher must conference prior to request for level change

Students must attend tutorials and have assignments completed

Students being successful in Pre-AP/Honors classes are strongly encouraged to remain in the course

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Advisory and Service Learning choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

Carla Atkinson

SLC Coordinator

Advisory den
Advisory - “Den” choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

It’s not just about teaching a curriculum; it’s about building relationships!!

“No significant learning takes place in the absence of a significant relationship.”

Dr. James Comer

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Student to Advisor ratio: choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

20 to 1

9th Grade Dens; then,

Grade level by House.


To help students grow…

  • Emotionally

  • Socially

  • Academically

Service learning
Service-Learning choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

Personal Fitness class plays softball with residents from Stony Glenn

Service + Curriculum= Service Learning

Benefits of service learning
Benefits of Service-Learning choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

Through service learning programs, students may:

  • Increase motivation and desire to learn

  • Develop responsibility, think critically, make decisions, and solve problems

  • Improve academic knowledge and performance

  • Cultivate self-perception

  • Begin to develop a lifelong commitment to public service and to learning

Annual day of service
Annual Day of Service choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

450 Freshmen

17 Locations

30 teachers

100 Panther Pals


1620 ManHours of Service

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Student Council choose the edit link in the appropriate box.


Staci Tucker & Regina Garcia

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Student Council choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

What is Stuco?

Student Council is a student-run organization that focuses on promoting school spirit, uniting the student body, providing a service to the school and community, and having FUN!

Past Activities Include…

Homecoming Dance and Coronation, Morning Shows, Socials, Disney YES Leadership trip, Red Ribbon Week, Welcome Party, Faculty Breakfast, Fall Convention

Future Activities Include…

Carnival of Hope, Spring Social, Student/Faculty Basketball Game, Spring Convention, State Convention in Arlington, Disney YES Program in Orlando

Welcome to the TASC Sweepstakes award winning Kingwood Park STUCO!

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Student Council '13-'14 choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

New Member Orientation

Save the date!

Who? All prospective Stuco Members and Parents

What? Student Council 2014-15 Orientation

Where? KPHS

When? TBA – See our website in March

Why? This is your first step to learn how to get involved with the most dynamic student-led organization on campus.

Get Involved! Make Friends! Make a Difference!

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Thank you for being here tonight. choose the edit link in the appropriate box.

We are here to help you in any way we can to ensure your child’s transition into high school is a positive experience!