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PISD Course Fair Parent Night February 2014. Steven Shiels, Director of College and Career Readiness. OVERVIEW. 9 th grade year is CRITICAL New Texas Graduation Plans Endorsements and Pathways Bridges.com Scheduling Timeline. 9 th Grade Matters!. Students who start well end well!

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pisd course fair parent night february 2014

PISD Course Fair Parent NightFebruary 2014

Steven Shiels, Director of College and Career Readiness

overview
OVERVIEW
  • 9th grade year is CRITICAL
  • New Texas Graduation Plans
  • Endorsements and Pathways
  • Bridges.com
  • Scheduling Timeline
9 th grade matters
9th Grade Matters!
  • Students who start well end well!
  • Top students get established in 9th grade
  • Do:
    • Set goals – both short-term and long-term
    • Find friends with same goals
    • Stay organized, focused and work hard
  • Don’t:
    • Start high school without a plan
    • Dig a hole with your credits and GPA
    • Let distractions take you off your plan
texas foundation endorsement graduation plan
Texas Foundation Endorsement Graduation Plan
  • House Bill 5 Section 16 amends Section 28.025 of the TEC
    • Minimum High School Program (MHSP)
    • Recommended High School Program (RHSP)
    • Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP)
  • State Board of Education Draft Rules
    • Foundation Plan (22 Credits)
    • Foundation + Endorsement Plan (26 Credits)
    • Distinguished Plan – Algebra II required (26 Credits)
  • Legislative Intent
    • Flexibility & Choice
    • College & Career Readiness
slide5

Student must fulfill the Graduation requirements of at least 1 of the 5 Endorsements below and successfully complete Algebra II.

4 English – ELA I, II, III &

one advanced English

4 English – ELA I, II, III &

one advanced English

4 English – ELA I, II, III &

one advanced English

4 English – ELA I, II, III &

one advanced English

4 English – ELA I, II, III &

one advanced English

4 Math - Algebra I, Geometry

& two advanced math

4 Math - Algebra I,

Geometry, Algebra II &

one advanced math

4 Math - Algebra I, Geometry & two advanced math

4 Math - Algebra I, Geometry & two advanced math

4 Math - Algebra I, Geometry & two advanced math

4 Science - Biology, IPC or Chemistry or Physics & two advanced science

4 Science - Biology, IPC or

Chemistry or Physics & two

advanced science

4 Science - Biology,

Chemistry, Physics &

one advanced science

4 Science - Biology, IPC or Chemistry or Physics & two advanced science

4 Science - Biology, IPC or Chemistry or Physics & two advanced science

3 Social Studies - World Geo

or World Hist, US Hist,

Gov”t(.5) & Eco (.5)

3 Social Studies - World Geo

or World Hist, US Hist,

Gov’t (.5) & Eco (.5)

3 Social Studies - World Geo

or World Hist, US Hist,

Gov’t (.5) & Eco (.5)

3 Social Studies - World

Geo or World Hist, US Hist,

Gov’t (.5) & Eco (.5)

3 Social Studies - World Geo

or World Hist, US Hist,

Gov’t (.5) & Eco (.5)

4 Electives in Multidisciplinary

4 Electives in STEM

4 Electives in Business & Industry

4 Electives in Public Service

4 Electives in the Fine Arts

slide6

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Endorsement

To earn a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Endorsement, the student must select and complete one of the following Pathways (in addition to the other graduation requirements):

slide7

Business & Industry Endorsement

To earn a Business & Industry Endorsement, the student must select and complete one of the following Pathways (in addition to the other graduation requirements):

slide10

Public Service Endorsement

To earn a Public Service Endorsement, the student must select and complete one of the following Pathways (in addition to the other graduation requirements):

slide11

To earn a Arts & Humanities Endorsement, the student must select and complete one of the following Pathways (in addition to the other graduation requirements):

Arts & Humanities Endorsement

slide12

Multidisiplinary Studies Endorsement

To earn a Multidisciplinary Studies Endorsement, the student must select and complete one of the following Pathways (in addition to the other graduation requirements):

performance acknowledgements
Performance Acknowledgements
  • Dual Credit – 12 hours, GPA of 3.0+
  • AP Exams – 4 or 5
  • PSAT – Commended Scholar+, National Hispanic and Achievement
  • SAT – 1250+ CR and Math
  • ACT – 28 (Excludes writing)
  • Bilingualism and biliteracy – Completed all ELA requirements with GPA of 80 or above plus
    • 3 or more of same LOTE
    • Complete 4th Level of LOTE
    • AP exam 3+
  • National or International Industry Certification
four year graduation plan stem endorsement
Four Year Graduation PlanSTEM Endorsement
  • Student Profile:
  • AP Student  Top 25% of class
  • Career Goal  Engineering
  • College Bound  4 year university
  • No Band or Athletics
  • Earns STEM Endorsement - Distinguished
four year graduation plan business industry endorsement
Four Year Graduation PlanBusiness & Industry Endorsement
  • Student Profile:
  • Student Athlete – Top 50% of class
  • Career Goal – Sports Marketing
  • College Bound – 4 year university/athletic scholarship potential
  • Athletics double blocked all 4 years
  • Earns Business & Industry Endorsement - Distinguished
four year graduation plan arts humanities endorsement
Four Year Graduation PlanArts & Humanities Endorsement
  • Student Profile:
  • Band Student  Top 25% of class
  • Career Goal  Band Director
  • College Bound  4 year university/college marching
  • Band double blocked all four years
  • Earns Fine Arts & Humanities Endorsement - Distinguished
four year graduation plan multi disciplinary endorsement
Four Year Graduation PlanMulti-Disciplinary Endorsement
  • Student Profile:
  • AVID Student  1st generation college student
  • Career Goal  Physical Therapist
  • College Bound  4 year university/potential soccer scholarship
  • Athletics double blocked all four years
  • Earns Multi-Disciplinary Endorsement - Distinguished
next steps
Next Steps
  • High School Course Fairs
  • Course Selection on Bridges
  • Keep Eye Open for Postcard
  • Individual Parent/Student Meetings with Counselors