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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2011 Junior & Sophomore
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
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
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.
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
More rigorous coursework
More homework and independent work
Requires more responsibility and self motivation
Prepares students for AP exam.
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
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 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.
Clearinghouse of online courses
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
Step 1: See if you are ready for online instruction
Go to http://txvsn.readi.info
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 www.txvsn.org
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
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?
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
A copy of the Course Selction guide can be
found on the internet at the following link:
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.
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
To research college information (majors, cost, SAT scores) go to: www.collegeboard.com
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).
Financial Aid:www.fafsa.ed.gov ACT:www.act.org
• 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).
****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.****
11----Junior Course Selections Due to English 3 teacher
18----Sophomore Course Selections due to W. History teacher
12----English Department PreAP/AP Parent Night
Incoming Freshmen & Sophomores in the WHITE LGI
Junior/Seniors in the RED LGI
Pre-Cal PreAP BC, APStatistics