Welcome Highlanders. This Online Presentation. Comprehensive Honest Helpful Contains information slides from the incoming seventh information nights minus student pictures. This Presentation. Presented from the perspective that you have never had a child in secondary school
A Guide to Success
Is their cell phone in their room at night (charging??) when you go to bed?
Availability of Course
Student’s Core Course Selection
Elective course requests by students
Number of electives
11 unique choices in seventh grade
23 unique choices in eighth grade
Will take 4 in 7th grade
Will take 5 in 8th gradeFactors Which Affect an Individual Student’s Schedule Formation
“Mr. McCord, why are we talking about high school?”
What is the Advanced Placement (AP) Program?
Computer Science A
Calculus AB, BC
Government and Politics
Physics C, E, M
Art 3DWhat AP Courses Does TWHS Offer?
Fact:: In 2011, TWHS administered 2058 tests to 933 students
Fact: TWHS mean score was 3.60
The mean state score was 2.48
The mean national score was 2.84
Fact: 82.4% of the students passed with a 3 or higher
Fact: 57% of the students passed with a 4 or higher
Fact: TWHS consistently ranks in the top schools in the world in the number of tests given
Core Subject Information
On this sheet you choose your child’s level you want for LA, SS, and Science.
Student could still take Calculus if he/she doubled up somewhere along the way
For a student to move from Sixth Grade Math to Pre-Algebra Pre-AP, students must meet all of the following criteria:
* 80 average in 6th grade Math
* Minimum score of 80% on the C.I.S.D. Placement Exam for entrance into Pre-AlgebraPre-AP
For a student to move from sixth grade Gifted and Talented/Advanced Math to Algebra 1 (HS), students must meet all of the following criteria:
* 80 average in sixth grade Gifted and
* Minimum of 80% on the C.I.S.D. Placement Exam for entrance into Pre- Algebra Pre-AP
* Minimum score of 80% on the C.I.S.D. Algebra Readiness Exam
What if I want my child in regular sixth grade math to bypass seventh grade math course and go from sixth grade regular math to Pre-Algebra Pre-AP in seventh grade in CISD and he/she did not demonstrate success on the placement examinations?
A Taste of Adventure
We will be on these campuses on the dates listed above to meet with students. If a student is absent, we will enter his/her requests based on sheets turned in to his/her intermediate teacher.
P.E. is included in schedule, not counting as an elective choice since a full year is required in seventh grade.
Athletics simply replaces required P.E.
Please note Fine Arts electives last all year, and thus count as two selections each.
Many students take more than one fine arts course and they are encouraged to do so.
Many students have this schedule. There are very few conflicts, and we work hard to resolve them when they do occur. If a student is unsure about which activity to participate in during high school, I encourage doing both.
One season of sports ends before the next groups of seasons begins
Most athletes who play basketball also play volleyball, cross country, or football
Girls Cross Country
Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Cross Country
Contact at email@example.com