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  1. Welcome Freshmen Class of 2017

  2. Administration and Counselors • Principal – Mr. Harkrider • Dean of Students – Mr. Utecht • Dean of Instruction – Mr. Whitman Assistant Principal & Counselors: Mr. Reyna (9th) Ms. Coleman (9th) Ms. Parker (10th) Ms. Hinson (10th) Mr. Bush (11th) Ms. Jordan (11th) Ms. Solberg (12th) Ms. Adkison (12th) Leah Strickland – College & Career Center

  3. Advancement Requirements • Must pass core subject coursework with a 70%. • Pass STAAR Reading and Math • Summer School is ONLY available for those students who do not pass STAAR.

  4. Graduation Requirements & Credits • Requirements are those classes that Willis ISD and the State of Texas need you to take in order to graduate from High School • Credits are earned upon completion and passing of a required course Each semester = .5 credit One full year = 1.0 credits

  5. Classification of Students • Class • Freshman • Sophomore • Junior • Senior • Credits • 0 – 5.5 • 6 – 11.5 • 12 – 17.5 • 18 or more

  6. English Language Arts • 4 credits • English I • English II • English III • English IV • English I & II for speakers of Other Languages may sub for Eng. I & II

  7. Math Requirements • 4 Credits • Algebra I • Geometry • Algebra II • 4th year Math class

  8. Science Requirements • 4 Credits • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • 4th Year Science

  9. Social Studies Requirements • 4 credits • World Geography • World History • U.S. History • U.S. Government (.5 credit) • Economics (.5 credit)

  10. Elective Requirements • Foreign language • 2 credits of the same language • Technology Applications • 1.0 credit • Fine Arts • 1.0 credit

  11. Elective Requirements • Health Education • .5 credit OR • 1.0 credit Health Science Technology • Speech/Communication Applications • .5 credit • Physical Education • 1.0 credit • Additional Components • 4.0 credits

  12. Course Selection • Course Selection sheets will be handed out during your 6th period • If you have any changes, please mark off the class you want to drop and write the class you want to add • All sheets need to be returned signed to your 6th period teacher by May 10. • You will get a final verification sheet with your end of the year report card.

  13. Important • If you do not turn in your course selection sheet signed and do not list an alternate course you will not be able to make any schedule changes. • Schedules will be handed out at registration

  14. What 8th Graders want to know • What is the schedule? • When is lunch? • How big is the High School? • Where are classes located? • What are the requirements for Drivers Ed.? • Do I have to get a locker? • Can I carry my back pack? • Can we go out to eat during lunch? • Is there a study hall period in the middle of the day? • Where do I go if I have questions about a career, collage, or scholarships? • What is FISH Camp?

  15. School Hours and Class Times School starts at 7:05 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. Students may enter the building at 6:35 a.m. 7:05 - 7:53 Period 1 48 Minutes 7:58 – 8:46 Period 2 48 Minutes 8:51 – 9:39 Period 3 48 Minutes 9:44 – 10:32 Period 4 48 Minutes 10:37 – 11:25 Period 5     48 Minutes 11:30 – 12:59 Period 6 * 89 Minutes 11:25 – 11:55 A Lunch  30 Minutes 11:57 – 12:27 B Lunch   30 Minutes 12:29 – 12:59 C Lunch 30 Minutes 1:04 – 1:52 Period 7 48 Minutes 1:57 – 2:45 Period 8 48 Minutes *A Lunch – Math & Science B Lunch – English & Soc. Studies C Lunch – All Others

  16. FAQ about Dress Code • Can I have colored hair? • Unnatural hair color is not allowed • Can I wear a cap in school • No, they will be taken up by administration • Can I wear a nose ring? • Nose rings/studs, lip rings/studs, or any other body-piercing jewelry other than earings are not allowed

  17. Dress Code Continued • Is the dress code different from Middle School? • No, same rules apply • Any clothing and/or jewelry that is distracting, as deemed by the campus administrator, will be prohibited.

  18. Student Opportunities • Advanced Academic Programs • Career and Technology • Junior ROTC • Athletics • Extracurricular Activities

  19. Advanced Academic Program • Pre Advanced Placement (Pre AP) • Advanced Placement (AP) • Dual Credit

  20. Pre-Advanced Placement • Open to all grade levels • Prepare students for AP college courses and/or Dual Credit Courses

  21. Pre-AP Qualifications • 70 or above in JH Honors Classes • 90 or above in Level JH Classes • Parental Request • Must Pass STAAR **Will not change schedule without completing required guidelines found in our course catalog located on the Willis High School website**

  22. Pre-Advanced Placement • PAP English 1 & 2 • PAP Biology • PAP Chemistry • PAP Physics • PAP World Geography • PAP Geometry • PAP Algebra 2 • PAP Pre-Calculus • PAP Spanish 2 • PAP Spanish 3

  23. WHS Career & Technology • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources • Architecture & Construction • Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications • Business Management & Administration • Education & Training • Finance • Health Science • Hospitality & Tourism • Human Services • Information Technology • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security • Manufacturing • Marketing • Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

  24. Junior ROTC • Leadership & Discipline • Military Benefits • Field Trips • Uniforms provided • No Cost to Parents • PE Credit/Elective Credits • A multitude of scholarship opportunities

  25. Athletics • Football • Volleyball • Cross Country • Tennis • Golf • Basketball • Soccer • Swimming • Power lifting • Baseball • Softball • Track & Field • Wrestling

  26. Extracurricular Activities • Band • Choir • Cheerleading • Drill Team • Theater Arts • Student Council • Clubs & Organizations • Newspaper & Yearbook • UIL Academics

  27. Remember!! • In order to receive a WHS Diploma and walk with your graduating class you must: • Complete all 26 Required Credits • Pass ALL mandates of the new STAAR/EOC requirements.