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Administrators Principal Mr. Webster Ms. Arellano (9th Grade) Associate Ms. Jackubek (Girls) Assistant Mr. Hensley (Boys)
Ms. Beguesse Ms. Hill Ms. Jenkins (ESL) Ms. Shasteen (IB) Ms. Shock (AVID) Case Manager: Ms. Wilder Counselors
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Classification Policy – Klein ISD 0 – 5.5 credits 9th grade (Freshman) 6 – 10.5 credits 10th grade (Sophomore) 11-16.5 credits 11thgrade (Junior) 17 credits 12th grade (Senior) 26 credits Required to GRADUATE! Classification is based on credits earned prior to the school year.
Your transcript • A “picture” of what you did academically in high school • Credits earned • All grades are on transcript (including failing grades) • Colleges request your transcript to find out what kind of student you are.
Recommended Plan Credits needed: • 4 English / 4 Math / 4Science • 3.5 Social Studies / .5 Economics • 2 years of the same Foreign Language • 1 PE / 1 Fine Arts / .5 Speech • 5.5 Electives • Pass 12 EOC exams • Total: 26 Credits
What is STAAR? • State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR™. • The high school STAAR is in the form of EOC or End-of –Course Tests • These are basically state-created final exams for your 12 core courses over your high school career.
Distinguished Achievement Plan Credits needed: • 4 English / 4 Math / 4 Science • 3.5 Social Studies / .5 Economics • 3 Years of the SAME Foreign Language • 1 Fine Arts / .5 Speech/ 1 PE • 4.5 Electives • Total: 26 Credits Plus: Students must also complete 4 advanced measures such as AP exams, college courses, National Merit recognition, etc.
Classes designed to challenge motivated students and prepare them for college level course work Moves at a faster pace with a great amount of reading Are you interested in a particular subject? Do you excel in a particular subject? Students may choose to take one to all of their core classes as Pre-AP. Consider time commitment when choosing Pre-AP classes. Pre-AP/AP
AVID • A class designed for those who have not been in an honors class, but would like to take pre-AP classes. • Students will be supported by an AVID trained teacher. • Students are selected by an application and interview process.
International Baccalaureate Program Klein Oak is the only campus in the district to offer the International Baccalaureate program. This outstanding program is a demanding course of study for the highly motivated student. If interested, please contact: Linda Garner at email@example.com OR Attend one of the informational meetings.
To “IB” or not to “IB”-- that is the question. For information about the International Baccalaureate Program, you are invited to attend one of the informational meetings. The meetings will take place January 31, 2013 and February 7, 2013 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) in the 9th grade building Multipurpose Room. IB teachers and students will present an overview of the program and application process.
The International Business Academy at Klein Forest High School • The Academy is a four-year program that encompasses the high school core curriculum with additional academic courses emphasizing business, languages other than English, and global cultures. Benefits to Students √ Strong Academic Foundation √ Exposure to innovative courses related to global issues √ Project-based learning √ Summer internships and cooperative work opportunities √ Job shadowing and business networking √ Partnerships with businesses and the University of Houston
ROTC • MISSION STATEMENT: Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. We are not military recruiters. • Objectives • Educate and train students in citizenship • Promote community service • Instill responsibility, character and self-discipline • Provide instruction in air and space fundamentals • Leadership Training • Summer Leadership School • Confidence courses • Air Force JROTC leadership positions • Curriculum (Physical Education Credit) • Leadership Education (4 Years) • Aerospace (Weather, Space) • Management • Physical Training • Military History • Survival • Instructors • COL Irving LeBlanc • SMSgt Victor Vale • MSgt Steven Brumfield
Typical 9th Grade Schedule • ENGLISH I • Algebra I • World Geography • Biology • PE • FINE ART • Foreign Language • Elective
If you are interested in Baseball, Golf, or Volleyball, sign up for PE. Tryouts for these sports will be conducted at a later date. If you make the team, you will have a schedule change. • The following courses will have tryouts in the spring of your 8th grade year. (sign up for PE until tryouts are conducted.) They are: Drill Team, Color Guard, & Cheerleading.
Students may sign up for the following: • Football • Cross Country • Track • Wrestling • Swimming • Boys’ Soccer • Girls’ Soccer • JV Tennis • Softball • Basketball • Be sure to get a physical over the summer!! All Athletic placements are temporary pending tryouts!
Communication Applications can be used for required credit Professional Communications can be used for required credit Debate 1 this is an elective credit and will not count for the speech requirement SPEECH
Independent Study Bible Literacy • KISD will offer a 1 semester course for 9th – 12th graders. This course will study the Old Testament and New Testament and their impact in the history and literature of western civilization.
Journalism ProgramAdvisor Jennifer Walton • Journalism:covers all facets of journalistic writing and media coverage • year long class • prerequisite for newspaper and yearbook • Photojournalism:covers photography that deals more with human emotions, journalism, composition • semester class for photography • student has to provide a Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera • Newspaper:covers students, sports and events of school. • Year long class • Award winning staff, industry standard software • Print and newspaper website • Yearbook • Year long class • Award winning staff, industry standard software • Independent class with leadership opportunities
French Foreign Languages Spanish German Latin
Germany has the 3rd strongest economy and is the No. 1 export nation in the world. • Germany is the economic powerhouse of the European Union. • Germans have been world champions in these exports: cars, machinery, industrial equipment, pharmaceuticals, household goods. • The country’s trade surplus reached 191 billion euros in 2005 and continues to grow every year.
Knowing German creates business opportunities • German is the second most spoken language after Russian in the Eastern European countries. • 68% of Japanese students study German. • German companies account for 700,000 jobs in the United States. The job candidate with German skills will trump the one without such skills every time.
German is required or recommended by many undergraduate and graduate programs • Biology • Physics • Chemistry • Religious Studies • Art • History • Linguistics (Languages)
Fine Arts All have opportunities for Freshmen All have advanced levels for four years of study Dance / Drill Team Art Band Choir Orchestra Theater Arts (Drama &Technical) Floral Design
Klein Oak Art Department Classes Offered: • Art 1- Prerequisite for ALL upper classes in Visual Arts • Drawing 2,3,& 4 • Painting 2,3, & 4 • Ceramics 2,3, & 4 • Sculpture 2,3, & 4 • Photography (Traditional-Required 35mm MANUAL camera) 2,3,&4 • Digital Art & Animation 2 (Independent Study-Recommended Digital camera) • IB Visual Arts (SL 1st year and HL 2nd year) • AP 2D Drawing and Design
BENEFITS Fine Arts Credit for Dance 1 through 4 courses Strutters receive PE credit during 8th hour Physical, intellectual, artistic and social benefits Earn a letter jacket through Company, Strutters or IB (sl or hl) National Honor Society for Dance Arts Advanced grade points earned in year 4 or IB Courses Strutters Dance Team Dance Company Oak Break Krew I.B. Dance Dance Composition Advanced Dance Dance 1 and 2 DANCE at Oak
HOW TO JOINwww.kodance.info Dance 1 open enrollment Strutters Dance Team Auditions in April Dance Company and Advanced Dance Auditions in May Oak Break Krew Auditions in May I.B. World Dance I.B. students only
Semester Touch System Data Entry Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance Money Matters Principles of Human Services Retailing & E-tailing Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Professional Communications Principles of Construction (KFHS only) Principles of Information Technology (KOHS and KHS only) Principles of Manufacturing (KFHS & KOHS only) Full year Principles of Agriculture, Food & NR Business Information Management 1 Concepts of Engineering & Architectural Technology 9th Grade Courses 2013-2014
How do I get started in FFA? Enroll in Principles of Ag, Food & Natural Resources class for your 9th grade year
Architectural Design Grades 10-12 Pre-Req: Concepts of Engineering & Arch. Technology (STEM Cluster) Construction Management 3rd year of sequence Problems & Solutions Independent study 3rd year of sequence Interior Design Grades 10-12 Klein Forest ONLY Principles of Construction Grades 9-12 Klein Forest Only Construction Technology 2 periods Grades 10-12 Klein Forest Only Advanced Construction Technology 2nd year, 2 periods Klein Forest Only
INTERIOR DESIGN cReAtIvE cUsToM cRaFtY RESIDENTIAL ~ COMMERICAL DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
Architectural Design • construction drawing • Construction Management • Study the construction process of structures from start to finish then • build scaled models. • Problems & Solutions in Architecture & Construction • research, design, and development activities using the technology sytems
Fashion Design*focus on apparel repair, care and historyAdvanced Fashion Design* 2 hour lab with focus on textiles and apparel industry
Animation 1 • Third course in a sequence • Advanced skills in area of digital animation • Designs for commercial and/or residential purposes Problems & Solutions • Fourth course in a sequence • Project-based research in animation
Business Computer Courses: • Business Information Management – word processing, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing, presentation management, & operating systems (MS Office) -- students obtain computer skills they can use to create various papers and projects during their high school and college classes. Prerequisite – Data Touch Entry Systems or Pass Proficiency Test
Touch System Data Entry, 9th-10th Keyboarding Course Principles of Business, Marketing & Finance, 9th – 11th grade Intro course for future Business & Marketing classes. Business • Virtual Business • 10-12th • Business Law • 11-12th • Global Business • 11-12th • Human Resources Management • 11-12th
COMPUTER SCIENCE • Freshmen – Senior LevelIntroductory Level Computer Science Courses – • REGULARS Semester Courses Gaming Design Android Apps Robotics • Advanced Courses for Freshmen • Pre-AP Computer Science – Prereq -- • Freshmen -- Must of completed Pre-AP Algebra 1 with a B or better in 8th grade • Sophmore or Higher -- Passed Algebra 1
COMPUTER SCIENCE Other Computer Science Courses • AP Computer Science 1 -- prereq – Pre-AP Computer Science or Teacher Approval • IB Computer Science SL -- prereq Pre-AP Computer Science or Teacher Approval – Meets IB Science requirements or Elective • IB Computer Science HL – preReq – IB SL Computer Science – Meets IB Science requirements or Elective • 3 years of Independent Study – Teacher Approval
Instructional Practices in Education & Training • Grades 11-12 • 2 periods • Requires own transportation to field based internship • Practicum in Education & Training • 2nd year (12th grade)
Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance, 9-11 • Students will gain an understanding in the areas of Banking, Savings & Investments, & Business Careers • Money Matters, 9-11 • Enables students to be a more informed financial decision maker. • Securities & Investments • 10-12 • Insurance Operations • 10-12 • Accounting 1 • 10-12 • Accounting 2 • 11-12 • Pre-Req: Accounting 1 • Financial Analysis11-12Pre-Req: Accounting 1 • Statistics & Risk Management11-12Pre-Req: Accounting 1 and Algebra 2
Principles of Health Science (1 Unit) • explores health careers, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes. CPR certification offered. • Prerequisite for all other classes. Medical Terminology (.5) • an intensive study of medical language. Health Science (2 periods all year) • clinical rotations in the community as well as rotations at a local hospital
Problems & Solutions in Health Science/Certified Pharmacy Technician Prepares you to take the certification exam to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician ($10 to $12 per hour to start) 12th grade, 1 unit • Problems & Solutions in Health Science/Certified Nurse Assistant Prepares you to take the certification exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant. ($10 to $12 per hour to start). 12th grade, 1 unit