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)
26 Credits Total
26 credits **
We recommend that students stay on their current plan.
(Course Verification’s will go out on April 21st)
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.
If you find a discrepancy, notify your counselor ASAP!
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:
GPA currently DOES NOT include:
To Earn Credit
Several Online courses are offered through LISD. There is a charge for each class. Expect a minimum of 1 hour of homework nightly.
For a comprehensive listing, please go to:
*Texas Regional Employer Survey – Interlink (www.interlink-ntx.org)
*Texas Workforce Commission (www.twc.gov)
*Texas Workforce Commission (www.twc.gov)
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
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
THIS PROGRAM IS FABULOUS!!
This is a service provided to you by LISD.
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
Sophomores should prepare to take these exams during the spring of their Junior year.
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
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.)
Seniors are strongly encouraged to take a full schedule of classes to be competitive in the college admissions process.
Parents, turn off the phone, computer, blackberry – kids need more time with family! INFREQUENT FAMILY DINNERS PUT KIDS AT HIGH RISK FOR POOR CHOICES.
Pay attention to your teens like you do your bank account!
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?”
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.
DON’T MAKE EXCUSES FOR YOUR TEEN’S BEHAVIOR. HAVE HIM/HER TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT HAPPENS.
Choices have Consequences!
• 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.)
• 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
• 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.