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LISD Distinguished Achievement Program. District Committee, Co-Chairs Zulema Mata-Perez and Isaura T. Garcia. DAP District Committee. Dr. Leo G. Cigarroa High School J. W. Nixon High School Esther G. Buckley M. E. Perez Annie Barrientos Isaura T. Garcia Adriana Laurel

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lisd distinguished achievement program

LISD Distinguished Achievement Program

District Committee, Co-Chairs

Zulema Mata-Perez and Isaura T. Garcia

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dap district committee
DAP District Committee

Dr. Leo G. Cigarroa High School J. W. Nixon High School

Esther G. Buckley M. E. Perez Annie Barrientos

Isaura T. Garcia Adriana Laurel

Mario Guzman Julio Mendez

Laura Nañez

F. S. Lara Academy

Sonia Q. Garcia

R. and T. Martin High School V. Trevino Magnet School

Guadalupe Aguiar Diana Pentecost

Adriana M. Guzman

Zulema Mata-Perez Christina G. Treviño

Sandra G. Rodriguez

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dap goals
DAP Goals
  • Provide information on the DAP to the school community (presentations, brochures)
  • Increase the percentage of students graduating DAP by 5%
  • Systematize the implementation of the district DAP plan at all campuses

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description
Description
  • Students in LISD may earn a Distinguished Achievement Seal to be affixed to his/her transcript by completing the state’s DAP requirements
  • Students must meet course requirements set by the state and earn four advanced measures

Contact any of the DAP District Committee members. At each campus, there also is a DAP Campus Committee. In addition, all counselors are completely aware of all the requirements of this program.

FOR MORE INFO...

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graduation course requirements
Graduation Course Requirements

24 credits + four advanced measures

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graduation course requirements1
Graduation Course Requirements
  • For Class of 2005 and thereafter
    • Electives (2.5) may be chosen from state approved list
  • There are current changes underway at the State Board of Education and will be announced in July, 2004. This information will be updated at that time.

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advanced measures
Advanced Measures
  • Test Data
  • College Courses
  • Original Research/Project

LISD publishes a Curriculum Bulletin every spring that explains all the graduation programs and requirements.

FOR MORE INFO...

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test data
Test Data
  • A score on the PSAT that qualifies him/her for recognition as a Commended Scholar or higher by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • A score on the PSAT that qualifies him/her for recognition as a National Hispanic Scholar Program of the College Board
  • A score on the PSAT that qualifies him/her for recognition as an Outstanding Negro Student of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • A score of 3 or higher on any AP Exam

LISD counselors are responsible for disseminating information about SAT and ACT tests. Scores from PSAT are reported to schools and students. Registrations for AP tests are taken care of at each campus.

FOR MORE INFO...

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college courses
College Courses
  • Concurrent Enrollment
    • Students attend a college/university while still in high school
  • Dual Credit Program
    • Students register for a college class and receive credit for graduation requirements from high school
  • Tech Prep Program

- Students take a high school course that is articulated with the Tech Prep Program

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concurrent enrollment
Concurrent Enrollment
  • Students must be eligible to take college courses
    • With new TAKS requirements, these are still pending
    • meet college entrance requirements (THEA, SAT, ACT, required GPA)
    • be enrolled in a minimum of two (2) courses per semester for high school credit if enrolled in fall or spring semester

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concurrent enrollment cont d
Concurrent Enrollment (cont’d)
  • Students may earn up to four (4) measures
    • Must receive a grade of B or better in each course
    • May enroll as early as the summer after the junior year (exit level TAKS)
    • Should be prepared to pay for tuition and books and have transportation
    • May take as many college courses as desired but only 4 will count as measures

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dual credit program
Dual Credit Program
  • Dual Credit Program allows a high school student to take courses at a college/university and receive high school credit for the course IF STUDENT RECEIVES A GRADE OF C OR BETTER.
  • IF a student receives a grade of B or better on a dual credit course, the student will EARN AN ADVANCED MEASURE.

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dual credit courses
Dual Credit Courses:
  • American National Government 2305
  • English 1302*
  • Fundamentals of Speech 1311
  • Principles of Economics 2301 (LCC)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 2301 (TAMIU)
  • Special Issues in Economics: Entrepreneurship (TAMIU)
  • U. S. History 1302
  • Spanish 2311

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tech prep program
Tech Prep Program
  • Students earn up to four (4) measures by scoring a grade of B or better
    • The course must be articulated with LCC or other receiving institution
    • Student must be following a coherent Tech Prep Articulated Plan
  • Articulated classes
      • Accounting
      • BCIS
      • Word Processing Applications
      • Health Science Technology II* (only counts as one measure)
      • International Business
      • Keyboarding
      • Marketing Dynamics

FOR MORE COURSES...

Visit LCC website (www.laredo.cc.tx.us)

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original research project
Original Research/Project
  • Students may earn one advanced measure per original research/project.
    • Maximum of 2 projects
  • Students must sign up for a TEKS approved course
    • Principals at each campus may allow exceptions
  • Students must follow Original Research/Project District Guide
    • A mentor will be assigned to each student during the duration of the project
  • Students must present product or performance to an outside panel of judges.
    • DAP District Committee will make the arrangements for all presentations.

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student a
Student A
  • Test Data
    • AP Score of 5 Spanish Language*
    • AP Score of 4 Spanish Literature*
  • Articulated Courses/College Credit
    • Keyboarding*
    • BCIS*
    • Accounting
      • *only 4 measures are needed but students may take additional courses

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student b
Student B
  • Test Data
    • AP Score of 4 English Language
    • AP Score of 3 Calculus
  • College Credit/Concurrent Enrollment
    • Psychology with grade of A
  • Independent Study/Research Project

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student c
Student C
  • Test Data
    • National Hispanic Scholar*
    • AP Score of 3 English Language*
    • AP Score of 3 English Literature*
    • AP Score of 4 Government*
    • AP Score of 5 Calculus
      • *Only need 4 measures but may obtain many more

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a success story
1997 - 1998

Only one school had DAP scholars. 11 students at Cigarroa were able to achieve the four advanced measures

1998 - 1999

All three high schools had DAP scholars

26 CHS, 15 MHS, and 6 NHS (Total 47)

430% increase in DAP scholars

A Success Story

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a continued success story
1999 – 2000*

CHS – 38 DAP scholars

MHS – 40 DAP scholars

NHS – 37 DAP scholars (Total 115)

*as of August

2000 – 2001*

DAP scholars - 70 CHS, 83 MHS, and 48 NHS (Total 201)

2001 – 2002

DAP scholars – 50 CHS, 64 MHS and 61 NHS

A Continued Success Story

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1999 2002
1999 - 2002

August, 2002, results are still pending.

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