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Requirements: 4 credits of English 4 credits of Math 4 credits of Science 4 credits of Social Studies 2 credits of Foreign Language ½ credit of Health 1 credit of PE ½ credit of Speech 1 credit of Fine Arts 5 credits of Electives TOTAL: 26
Foreign Language2.0 Credits • Both credits must be in the same language • Languages offered: • Spanish • French • Sign Language
Health Credit.5 Credit • Must be : • .5 credit Health Education • 1 credit Principles of Health Science Speech.5 Credit • Communication Applications
Physical Education1.0 Credit • 1.0 physical education (one and done) PE Substitutions (earn up to 4 credits) • Athletics • Marching Band-1st semester only • Cheerleading • JROTC • Dance PE • Angels
Fine Arts1.0 Credit • Must be full credit of one of the following • Choir • Band • Orchestra • Dance • Art • Theatre Arts • AP Music Theory (ability to read/write music required 11- 12 only) • Music History H (11-12 only) • AP Art History (11-12 only)
Technical Education Center • Some of these classes are two year commitments and take 2 or 3 periods of your day. Please make sure you have room in your schedule. • You must apply on line for the Tech Ed programs. • http://campuses.fortbendisd.com/forms/tec.cfm
Electives5.0 Credits • Can choose any 5.0 credits of classes from any area • If they are in addition to what is required, they are considered an elective. • Ex. 3rd year of a foreign language or 5th year of science
Elective schedule changes will not be permitted after verifications sheets are returned. • You cannot drop a year long course at semester.
STAAR You must pass the End of Course (EOC) exams that are given each year in May. English I English II Algebra I Biology US History
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Check Your Credits • Utilize the Credit Assessment Report and your transcript to determine what credits you may still need. • If you find any errors please email your counselor ASAP. This is VERY IMPORTANT
Think about other credit options • FBISD Summer school • Correspondence- TX Tech • SW School • HCC Adult High School
Review your 4 year plan • The FBISD website has sample four year plans for review. • We will complete 4 Year Plans in the Computer Lab after verifying your online course selections, on Wednesday, February 19. • Get involved in extracurricular activities and your community
DUE DATES • Course selection worksheets are due back to your social studies teacher by February 19. • Online course selection is available from Wednesday, February 12 – Friday, February 28. • Course selection verification window is March 7-21. Change requests must be submitted to your Counselor in writing.
PreAP/AP Courses A 90-100 = 6 B 80-89 = 5 C 75-79 = 4 D 70-74 = 3 F 69 and below = 0 All Other Courses A 90-100 = 5 B 80-89 = 4 C 75-79 = 3 D 70-74 = 2 F 69 and below = 0 How to Calculate GPA GPA is calculated by semester. To calculate your GPA, assign the proper point value to each of your semester averages, add them together and divide by 7.
1st semester grades: English 1 - 85 Algebra 1 – 92 Biology PreAP– 88 World Geo – 95 P.E. – 100 Health – 93 Spanish I - 76 GPA Points: English 1 - 4 Algebra 1 – 5 Biology – 5 World Geo – 5 P.E. – 5 Health – 4 Spanish I - 3 GPA Calculation Example 4+5+5+5+5+5+3 = 32 32/7 = 4.5714 GPA
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