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Atascocita High School. 2011 Junior & Sophomore Parent Night. Graduation Requirements. Recommended Plan - Plan that prepares you for college and to be Texas Ready. Distinguished Achievement Plan - Plan for those students whose accomplishments merit acknowledgement on a national level.

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Atascocita High School

2011 Junior & Sophomore

Parent Night

graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements

Recommended Plan -

Plan that prepares you for college and to be Texas Ready.

Distinguished Achievement Plan -

Plan for those students whose accomplishments merit acknowledgement on a national level

recommended plan
Recommended Plan

English 4 credits

Math 4 credits

Science 4 credits

Social Studies 4 credits

PE 1.5 credits

Health .5 credits

Communications Applications .5 credit

Fine Arts 1 credit

Second Language 2 credits

Technology Applications 1 credit

Electives 3.5 credits

Total 26 state credits

distinguished achievement plan
Distinguished Achievement Plan

Meet all the requirements of the Recommended Plan


1 additional year of Second Language

Specific Math/Science requirements

4 Advanced measures (in any combination)

A score of 3 or above on an AP exam

A grade of 80 or above on a dual credit/tech prep course

A score on the PSAT that qualifies a student as a commended Scholar or higher by the National merit Scholarship Corp., the National Hispanic Scholar Program, or the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students.

credit requirements for classification
Credit Requirements for Classification

Students are classified by the number of academic credits they have earned at the beginning of the school year.

0-5.5 credits = 9th grade

6-11.5 credits = 10th grade

12-17.5 credits = 11th grade

18+ credits = 12th grade

thinking about pre ap or ap
Thinking about Pre-AP or AP?

More rigorous coursework

More homework and independent work

Requires more responsibility and self motivation

Summer reading

Prepares students for AP exam.

recommendations for successful honors course selection
Recommendations for Successful Honors Course Selection


80 in Honors Classes

90 in Level Classes

Honors/AP to level moves only at

the end of the first:

Progress Report (3 weeks)

-- Report Card (6 weeks)


Parent and Teacher Signature required for change

Level change forms available from House secretary

what is dual credit

What is Dual Credit?

Its an agreement between Lonestar College and Humble ISD to provide students with the opportunity to take college courses while still in high school and earn both college credit and high school credit simultaneously.

dual credit facts
Dual Credit Facts

Dual credit enrollment courses

may be taken at the high school

as part of the students regular

class schedule or in some cases

at one of the Lonestar campuses.

Pre-Requisite: Must successfully pass

English 2 and all parts of the TAKS test.

texas virtual school network www txvsn org
Texas Virtual School Network (

Clearinghouse of online courses

Provider/Receiver Districts

Allotment Funding for now

High school student may take up to 2 TxVSN courses/semester

Part of 7 period day

Outside of regular school day

interested in taking an online class
Interested in taking an online class?

Step 1: See if you are ready for online instruction

Go to

log in: atascocita password: student

Email your results to your counselor!

Step 2: Look at the course catalog to see what classes you would like to take

Go to

Hover mouse over TxVSN Catalog

Click on High School

Select Year: 2010-11

Select Semester: Fall, then Search

**This is the list of courses available this past fall (next fall’s courses are

not published yet) and will give you a good idea of what will be offered

next fall.

Step 3: Talk to your counselor about enrolling in a TxVSN course

Review SmarterMeasure results

Are you self-motivated?

Are you ready for the independence?

Which course(s) should you take online?

Will you take the course(s) as part of your 7 periods

or in addition to the 7 next year?

course request sheet
Course Request Sheet

Select appropriate courses for next school year, using your transcript and the graduation requirements sheet found in the course planning guide.

Select 7 courses - A combination of semester-long and/or year-long courses.

Remember to select 4 core courses first ( Eng, Math, Science, S.S.)

List at least three (3) alternate courses

Parent signature is required

course selection guide
Course Selection Guide

A copy of the Course Selction guide can be

found on the internet at the following link:

taks test

9th Grade TAKS

10th Grade TAKS

11th-12th Grade Exit Level TAKS

Students first take the exit-level TAKS in the spring of their junior year.

The exit level TAKS includes math, science, social studies and English language arts. These test are based in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS, which are the curriculum standards that teachers use every day in the classroom as the basis for their instruction.

Students must pass their classes as well as all four sections of the Exit level TAKS in order to receive a diploma and graduate from a Texas public high school.

spring taks dates
Spring TAKS Dates

ELA 10th & 11th Math 10th Math 11th

March 1, 2011 April 26, 2011 April 27, 2011

Science 10th & 11th Social Studies 10th & 11th

April 28, 2010 April 29, 2010

college is in your future
College is in your future!

To research college information (majors, cost, SAT scores) go to:

You need to find out what the requirements are for the schools that you are interested in attending: GPA requirements, SAT/ACT scores and tuition. Decide what you would like to study in college (MAJOR).

Helpful Websites


what are the differences between the sat and act tests
What are the differences between the SAT and ACT Tests?

• ACT – English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing (optional) Assessment.

ACT tests a student’s acquired skills.

• SAT I – Critical Reading, Writing, and Math Assessment.

SAT tests how well students reason.

• SAT II – Subject tests (The more selective & competitive colleges require/recommend one or more).

test dates deadlines
Test Dates/Deadlines

SAT Dates:

ACT Dates:

****State Legislature has approved a one time fee waiver allowing all Juniors to take EITHER the SAT or ACT test free. Junior students will be given further information regarding this during their Junior Presentation.****

important dates
Important Dates

February 2011

2-3----Junior Presentations

9-10----Sophomore Presentations

11----Junior Course Selections Due to English 3 teacher

18----Sophomore Course Selections due to W. History teacher

23-24----Sophomore Conferences

March 2011

2-3----Junior Conferences

April 2011

12----English Department PreAP/AP Parent Night

Incoming Freshmen & Sophomores in the WHITE LGI

Junior/Seniors in the RED LGI

parent night room numbers
Parent Night Room Numbers
  • Room 1115 Science Courses (Chemistry Pre AP/L, Aerospace, Physics Pre AP/L/POP, Forensic Science, Astronomy, Environmental Systems, Aquatic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Science, Earth and Space Science)
  • Room 1111 Math Models, Algebra 2 Pre AP/L
  • Room 1112 Algebra 3, College Algebra H (/Dual Math 1314), Pre-Cal PreAP AB,

Pre-Cal PreAP BC, APStatistics

  • Room 1109 AP Math (AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC/AP Science Courses (AP Bio II, AP Chem II, AP Physics II, AP Environmental Science)
  • Room 1103 OL English III and IV, OL Economics/Government, U.S. History, History of the Americas, History of Sports in America (Both Juniors and Seniors)
  • Room 1104 AP English III, College Transition, AP History, and Dual Credit History, (Incoming Juniors Only)
  • Room 1107 AP Economics/Government, AP and Dual Credit English IV, College Transition (Incoming Seniors Only)