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Lovejoy High School Registration 2014-2015. Class of 2018. LHS Counseling Staff. Welcome Class of 2018. Amanda Breeden (A-F) Lissa Testa (G-M) Lance Hendrick (N-Z) Addison Snyder (A-K) College & Career Randy Trevino (L-Z) College & Career.

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lhs counseling staff
LHS Counseling Staff


Class of 2018

  • Amanda Breeden (A-F)
  • Lissa Testa (G-M)
  • Lance Hendrick (N-Z)
  • Addison Snyder (A-K) College & Career
  • Randy Trevino (L-Z) College & Career
freshman year at lhs freshman orientation will be held in mid august
Freshman Year At LHSFreshman Orientation will be held in mid-August
  • Freshman Essentials
  • Get Involved
  • Communicate with teachers
  • Organizational skills
  • Freshman year counts
  • Non Cognitive Skills
house bill 5 information
House Bill 5 Information
  • Intent
  • What do we know
    • Students will be required choose and endorsement area from the following
      • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
      • Business & Industry
      • Arts & Humanities
      • Public Services
      • Multi-Disciplinary
  • Lovejoy ISD will be defining which endorsements will be available and which courses will satisfy requirements for each endorsement.
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House Bill 5 Information
  • The current graduation requirements allow a student to earn at least 3 endorsements
    • STEM
    • Multi-Disciplinary
    • Art & Humanities
graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements
  • 26 credits required for graduation
    • What is a credit?
  • Credits available at WSMS
    • Spanish 1
    • Algebra 1
    • Geometry
    • BIM
    • GTT
  • Successful completion STAAR/EOC tests
    • English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, US History
    • Senior Project
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Current Credit Requirements
  • 8 periods a day
  • 32 periods total over 4 years
  • Plenty of time to take all that you need and want

9th Grade Options

PreAP English I

PreAP/GT English I

*All English courses require summer reading.

math sequence
Math Sequence
  • Math taken 8th grade
  • Math 8 Pre-AP  Pre-AP Algebra I
  • Pre-AP Algebra 1  Pre-AP Geometry
  • Pre-AP/GT Geometry  Pre-AP or Pre-AP/GT Algebra II
  • Math labs and/or double-block options are available per teacher recommendation.
  • The math placement has been printed on each student’s registration card.

Required to Graduate

Algebra I


Algebra II

4th year of math

*All students are expected to continue with math through their senior year.

4th Math Options

PreAP Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics

AP Computer Science

Dual Credit College Algebra and Statistics

*There are GT options available.


9th Grade Options

PreAP Biology

PreAP/GT Biology

social studies
Social Studies

9th Grade Options

PreAP World Geography

AP Human Geography*

AP GT Human Geography*

*There will be a summer assignment.

ap human geography
AP Human Geography
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Tier 1
  • 1.0 credit
  • The purpose of the AP Human Geography course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.
foreign languages
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish I, II, III, IV, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Lit.
  • French I, II, III, and AP French Language (IV)
  • Chinese I, II, III
  • *American Sign Language I, II, III and IV

*Consult prospective colleges to learn if ASL meets FL requirements



1.0 Credit


  • Pre-AP Computer Science
  • AP Computer Science A
  • Business Information Management
  • Digital and Interactive Media
  • Animation
  • Web Technologies
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Video Technology
  • Any PLTW course (Engineering)
  • Journalism courses (including Newspaper, Yearbook, Magazine, Broadcast, and Photojournalism)
fine arts
Fine Arts


1.0 credit

Same course


  • Band/Jazz Band
  • Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Theater/Tech Theater
  • Dance/Majestics
    • Predance for Majestics
  • Art
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Art History
physical education
Physical Education


1.0 credit


  • Athletics
  • Athletic Training
  • PE Foundations
  • Team Sports
  • Fall Band, Majestics, Colorguard
  • Cheerleading
  • Off Campus PE* (must fill out packet)
other requirements
Other requirements

Speech (Lovejoy Leadership)

  • .5 credit
  • Debate I (1.0) can fulfill speech credit.


  • .5 credit
  • Principles of Health Science (1.0) can fulfill health credit
elective options
Elective Options
  • Business Classes
  • Health Science Classes
  • Education and Training Classes
  • Journalism
  • Engineering Classes
  • Agriculture Classes (as alternate only)
  • CAT is not an elective option.
elective sequence
Elective Sequence
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suggested class schedule
Suggested Class Schedule
  • English I
  • Math
  • Biology
  • World Geography
  • Health/Speech
  • Foreign Language
  • Athletics
  • Fine Art or Technology
gpa information
GPA Information
  • Top 10% rule (Public State Universities)
    • Automatic Admission
    • (UT and A&M – top 7-8%)
  • GPA vs Rigor
  • GPA tables – pg 14 of the course guide
    • Rank GPA vs Official GPA
Tier 1 – All AP Classes

Tier 2 – All Pre-AP Classes

Tier 3 – All other courses

  • Students must earn the 26 credits required for graduation. For each additional credit earned beyond the required 26, students may exclude a maximum of eight semester grades from his/her GPA calculation.Excluded grades may not include the required 26 credits.
  • Some classes are automatically excluded.
    • Off Campus PE
    • Correspondence Classes
    • Summer School
    • Dual Credit Classes
    • ASC or CAT classes
    • Math Labs
  • Possible exclusions
    • Electives
    • Fine Arts
    • Technology
    • LOTE
    • 5th math or science class


  • First Time – June after Junior Year
      • Both Rank and Official GPA
  • Second Time – January (end of first semester Senior Year)
      • Both Rank and Official GPA
  • Third Time – After the 5th six weeks Senior Year
      • Rank GPA only (this locks the rank for graduation)
  • Fourth Time – June after graduation
      • Official GPA only for final transcript
dates to remember
Dates to Remember

Friday, April 25- Computer lab registration with LHS Counselors at WSMS (bring completed card with you to your science class)

  • Late May - Course Verification Sheets will be mailed home—this is the last chance to make changes if needed to the 9th grade schedule.
    • No schedule changes until school starts in August!!!!!