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Welcome Class of 2018. Principal : Mark Grisdale. Graduation Requirements. Christy Maeker Coordinator of Counseling and Psychological Services http :// www.katyisd.org/Documents/HB%205%20-Presentation.pdf. 9 th grade counts – don’t wait until it’s too late!!!

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    1. Welcome Class of 2018 Principal: Mark Grisdale

    2. Graduation Requirements Christy Maeker Coordinator of Counseling and Psychological Services http://www.katyisd.org/Documents/HB%205%20-Presentation.pdf

    3. 9th grade counts – don’t wait until it’s too late!!! You will pass your classes if you adopt: The Habits of Super Successful Students Go to Class on time Do all of your homework Go to tutorials Listen in class Take good notes Ask for help Always retest

    4. Kuder Navigator Career Planning System • Internet based information system to provide lifelong career planning • Free to all KISD high school students • Forms in Counselors’ Office • Up-to-date information about careers, colleges, majors, military opportunities, and financial information • Can be used from home if you have access to the internet

    5. REMINDERS • Be realistic in your course selections. • Read the catalog carefully for prerequisites and other information. • Get your teacher’s advice on whether to take Academic or Pre-AP classes in their subject area. • Please note the guidelines on exiting AP or Pre-AP courses. • Make wise choices now – Schedule changes will be difficult. • List at least three alternate choices for classes. • Include your email address & phone number.

    6. Sample Schedule 1st period Algebra 1 2nd period World Geography Pre Ap 3rd period Orchestra/Theatre/ Fine Arts Lunch Lunch 4th period Biology 5th period Spanish 1/Foreign Language 6th period English 1 7th period Athletics/PE

    7. Sample Schedule • 1stperiod Algebra 1 • 2nd period World Geography Pre Ap • 3rd periodBand (PE Credit Fall/Fine Arts in the Spring) • Lunch • 4thperiod Biology • 5th period Spanish 1/Foreign Language • 6th period English 1 • 7th period Athletics Ex: Football/Volleyball

    8. Sample Schedule • 1st period Algebra 1 • 2nd period World Geography • 3rdperiod Art I • Lunch Lunch • 4th period Biology • 5th period French 1 • 6thperiod English 1 Pre AP • 7th period Health/PE

    9. Need help with… what to take? Complete your course request sheet in pencil. See your 8th grade counselor if you have questions Counselors will be seeing many students. Please be patient. Make sure you choose an endorsement.

    10. Your Course Request Sheet Is Due On: Friday, February 28, 2014 Don’t be late!

    11. Academic • Extracurricular • Honors/Awards • Newspaper Articles • Colleges • Scholarships • File

    12. Future Planning • Focus on the importance of high school • Make good academic decisions • Get involved in extracurricular activities • Start developing a student resume which includes activities, awards, and honors • Become familiar with careers that relate to your interests and abilities

    13. Enrichment and Tutorials • Students can attend enrichment each week for extra help. • Students request a pass beforehand. • Teachers provide tutorials either in the mornings or afternoons. Schedule is posted online and students may go to any teacher that is offering tutorials.

    14. Class of 2018Grade Level Classifications • 0 – 5.0 Credits = 9th Grade • 5.5 – 11.5 Credits = 10th Grade • 12.0 – 18.5 Credits = 11th Grade • 19.0 – 26+ Credits = 12th Grade

    15. SubjectSem. Grade2nd Semester Grade English 78 70 Algebra 85 70 W. Geo. PreAP 91 85 Biology 82 62 PE 95 95 Theatre 93 92 Study Hall N/AN/A Credits: 5.5 Credits

    16. Earning Credits • Grades count always. • When you pass a class, you earn a credit. • You earn credits each semester. • Your GPA & class rank are calculated from all semester averages.( posted junior year) • What you do in 9th grade DIRECTLY affects your college possibilities.

    17. Calculating a GPA SubjectSem. GradeGrade Points English 78 2 Algebra 85 3 W. Geo. PreAP 91 5 Biology 82 3 PE 95 4 Theatre 93 4 Study Hall N/A N/A Total Grade Points 21 21/6=3.5 for the semester See page 24 of Course Catalog

    18. Research shows that students who are involved in school are more successful!Get involved!!

    19. • High School:Classes will meet Monday through Thursday Exception: Friday June 20 classes will be in session.Semester 1 – June 17-June 30Semester 2 – July 1-July 17 (July 4-Holiday) • Location: • Mayde Creek HS: Academic • Morton Ranch HS: EOC remediation Additional Information will be posted as it becomes available. Katy Summer Academic Term

    20. Off Campus PE • Interested students should let their counselor know if they are planning to take off campus PE. • QUALIFYING CRITERIA • CATEGORY I: Requires a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week of exceptional or high quality participation by the student (comparable to Olympic training level) • Student is allowed to miss one period of the school day

    21. Off Campus PE • CATEGORY II: Requires a minimum of five (5) hours per week of appropriate • participation by the student (i.e. swimming, gymnastics, ballet, etc.). • The student is not allowed to miss any part of the school day for participation in this type of program.

    22. Counseling Department Information • Please check the counselor webpage regarding updates • Twitter Tompkins Counselors @OTHSCounselors

    23. Remind 101 • Grab your cellphone! • Enter this number (469) 203-8054 • Text this message • @othscounse

    24. Remind 101 • Email • Send an email to othscounse@mail.remind101.com • No subject line is needed