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Course Selection Current 8 th Grade. 2014-2015 School Year. 5 STARR End of Course Exams. English 1 Algebra 1 English 2 Biology United States History. Foundations Graduation Plan. All incoming freshmen will graduate on the Foundations Graduation Plan.

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Course Selection

Current 8th Grade

2014-2015

School Year

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5 STARR End of Course Exams

  • English 1
  • Algebra 1
  • English 2
  • Biology
  • United States History
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Foundations Graduation Plan

  • All incoming freshmen will graduate on the Foundations Graduation Plan.
  • For all Foundation Plans students must also pick an endorsement.
  • Student must earn 22 credits
  • + what is needed for their endorsement.

Subject to change as HB5 plans are finalized

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Foundations Graduation Plan

  • The 22 credits include:
  • English Language Arts – 4 credits
  • Mathematics – 3 credits
  • Science – 3 credits
  • Social Studies – 3 credits
  • Foreign Language – 2 credits
  • Physical Education – 1 credit
  • Fine Arts – 1 Credit
  • Electives (some required) – 5 credits

Subject to change as HB5 plans are finalized

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Distinguished level of Achievement

  • A total of 4 credits in math, which must include Algebra II
  • A total of 4 credits in science
  • The remaining curriculum requirements
  • The curriculum requirements for at least one endorsement
  • DLA is a requirement for top 10% (UT 7%) automatic admissions
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Performance Acknowledgements

  • For outstanding performance in:
    • dual credit courses
    • bilingualism / biliteracy
    • AP tests (3+)
    • certification or license
    • PSAT / SAT / ACT
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Two Forms Everyone needs for Scheduling

  • Endorsement /
  • Post Secondary Plan
  • (green form you are receiving tonight)
  • &
  • Course Selection Form
  • (orange form students received today)
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Two Forms Everyone needs for Scheduling

Make sure to write your name on the top of both forms and to provide a parent and student signature on BOTH FORMS !!

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Example of Endorsement /

Post-Secondary Plan

Green form:

Subject to change as HB5 plans are finalized

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Endorsement /

Post-Secondary Plan

  • In the endorsement section pick the endorsement you would like to earn as part of your graduation plan.
  • Know that your endorsement can be changed in the future.
  • When choosing electives try to pick the ones from within your endorsement.
career interest guidance
Career Interest Guidance

Not sure what kind of career interests you?

Use these career interest inventories

to help you make a choice.

  • O*NET Interest Profiler
    • http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip
  • Career Cruising
    • http://public.careercruising.com/us/en
    • Username: nctc
    • Password: gocenter
are you interested in any of these careers business and industry endorsement business
Are you interested in any of these careers? Business and Industry Endorsement (Business)
  • Office Mgr.
  • Operations research analyst
  • Financial officer
  • Human resources Mgr.
  • Business executive
  • Marketing Mgr.
  • Sales account Mgr.
  • Entrepreneur
  • Web designer
  • Real estate appraiser
  • Advertising Mgr.
  • Exhibit designer
  • Technical sales
  • Market research analyst
  • E-commerce marketing Mgr.
  • Storage and distribution Mgr.
  • Financial controller
are you interested in any of these careers business and industry endorsement agriculture
Are you interested in any of these careers? Business and Industry Endorsement (Agriculture)
  • Agricultural financial planning
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Veterinary science
  • Water environment Mgr.
  • Wind energy technician
  • Agricultural communications
  • Farm Mgmt.
  • Welder
  • Meats processing
  • Floral design
  • Farm equipment mechanic
  • Marine biologist
  • Forest conservationist
  • Biotechnology technician
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Are you interested in any of these careers? Business and Industry Endorsement (Arts)

  • Audio video tech
  • Broadcast technician
  • Journalism (writers)
  • Graphic design
  • Multimedia producer
are you interested in any of these careers public service endorsement law
Are you interested in any of these careers? Public Service Endorsement (Law)
  • Corrections officer
  • Police officer
  • Firefighter
  • Military
  • Security guard
  • Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator
  • Government service
  • Immigration and customs inspector
are you interested in any of these careers public service endorsement health science
Are you interested in any of these careers? Public Service Endorsement (Health Science)
  • Bio technician
  • Clinical lab scientist
  • Nutritionist
  • Cardiovascular technician
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Medical records
  • Environmental scientist
  • EMT
  • Mental health – Psychiatrist
  • Registered nurse
  • Physician
  • Pharmacist
  • Special therapy
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Dentist
are you interested in any of these careers public service endorsement education early childhood
Are you interested in any of these careers? Public Service Endorsement (Education / Early Childhood)
  • Teacher
  • Corporate trainer
  • Early childhood educator
  • Education counselor
  • Education administrator
are you interested in any of these careers stem endorsement
Are you interested in any of these careers? STEM Endorsement
  • Chemist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Statistician
  • Engineering
    • Mechanical
    • Petroleum
    • Civil
    • Environmental
    • Biochemical
    • Electrical
    • Aerospace
are you interested in any of these careers arts and humanities endorsement
Are you interested in any of these careers? Arts and Humanities Endorsement
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Performing artist
  • Musician
  • Artist
  • Art director
  • Translator
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Endorsement /

Post-Secondary Plan

Students will more than likely take some electives during high school that are not in their endorsement strand.

This will be necessary to fill their schedules, and allow room for participation in extracurricular activities such as athletics.

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Endorsement /

Post-Secondary Plan

In Post Secondary Plan section pick what you think your plans after high school are at this time.

If you need to check more than one of the choices at this time please do so.

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Example of Endorsement /

Post-Secondary Plan

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Course Selection Form

  • The Course Selection Form for the incoming freshmen was created to guide you and your student to pick appropriate freshman level classes for a strong start towards the Foundations Plan.
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Course Selection Form

This is the form we will use to schedule your classes for your freshman year.

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Section by Section Instructions

Circle once choice in each box. If you choose PAP, make sure you get your current teacher’s signature before turning your from in.

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Section by Section Instructions

If your are currently in 8th Grade Math circle Algebra 1

If you are currently in Algebra 1 circle Geometry or Geometry PAP. Get Mr. Harl’s signature if you are choosing Geometry PAP

Choose ASL1 or Spanish 1

If you are currently earning high school credit for Spanish 1 you may circle Spanish 2 or Spanish 2 PAP. If you choose PAP you must get a teacher signature.

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Section by Section Instructions

For this section choose any of these classes you would like to participate or try out for next year.

If there is a line beside it then a signature from your current teacher is required.

If it is a tryout class, check it letting us know that you are trying out, we will add students to those classes based on tryout results given to us by the sponsor.

Circle none or all that you plan on participating. If line beside must get signature, if Athletics write in which sport:

Band______ Athletics ________

Which sport:_____________

Cheer (tryout) Drill Team (tryout)

Choir PAP Art 1 ________

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Section by Section Instructions

There are 4 boxes that look like this.

You must make a full year selection in every box.

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Section by Section Instructions

The courses with nothing written by them are full year courses, and in that case, you circle only one thing per box .

Dance

IF you do not see the courses listed in red on your form you can write them in if you would like to select them.

PE (.5) PE full year

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Section by Section Instructions

The courses with (.5) beside them are ½ year courses. In that case you must pick two to make a full year selection.

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Section by Section Instructions

Don’t leave any blank.

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Choosing Electives

As you choose your electives you should try to pick the classes available from within the endorsement box you checked.

Subject to change as HB5 plans are finalized

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Choosing Electives

Also keep in mind that LD requires BIM 1, Speech and Health for graduation. It is suggested you take those as early as possible.

Subject to change as HB5 plans are finalized

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Choosing Electives

The Course Description Guide is available online. This is where you can find course descriptions for all the courses listed on your form.

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Section by Section Instructions

You must return both forms with student and parent signatures.

You will not be allowed to turn in without the signatures.

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Advisors visiting Middle School this week

We will be having small group sessions for student questions about course selection, and to help them choose an endorsement.

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For All Pre-AP Classes

Current teacher signature is required on course selection form.

An AP/Pre-AP contract must be signed by both student and parent and returned with the course selection form.

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For All Pre-AP Classes

You may pick up a contract at the Middle School during course selection.

One contract covers all Pre-AP courses selected (you only need 1).

Make sure you read the contract carefully and understand what you are committing to before you sign it.

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For All Pre-AP Classes

Mrs. Powers will be giving a Pre-AP presentation on

Tuesday, February 25th

at 6:30 pm

in the High School Auditorium

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Collegiate Academy

This is an opportunity for LDHS students to take dual credit courses as early as 9th grade.

If you are interested, you will need to turn in an interest form.

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Collegiate Academy

Forms can be picked up tonight or at the middle school.

You may turn these forms in tonight. Mrs. Poignant will collect them during the activities fair or on your way out of the orientation.

If you do not turn a form in by 3/3/14 when course selections are due you will not be a candidate for the fall semester of 2014.

Tentative Spring Course

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Collegiate Academy

You must have at least a 83 or better in your current qualifying classes. If you think you can meet this requirement, and you are interested, you will need to return the Collegiate Academy Interest Form along with your course selection form.

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Collegiate Academy

This will not affect your current course selection. Pick your courses as if not participating.

Adjustments will be made to your schedule if you are approved for admittance.

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Collegiate Academy

We offer freshman one class in the fall and one class in the spring.

The fall class for next year will be

BCIS 1305 (equivalent to BIM requirement)

The spring class will be determined at a later date.

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Collegiate Academy

Parent 101 Presentation by NCTC

NCTC is here tonight. At the conclusion of this presentation they will be giving a

PARENT ORIENTATION.

Any parent interested in their student being a part of the academy should attend.

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DUE DATE:

All forms are due back to your homeroom teacher by

Monday, March 3

Everyone:

Course Selection

Endorsement / Post Secondary Plan

If applies to you:

Pre-AP Contract

Collegiate Academy Interest Form (or tonight)

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Checklist

Can be found on the back of your orange Course Selection Form

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Collegiate Academy Parent 101 orientation

Parents interested in their students participating in the Collegiate Academy stay seated.

Everyone else, including all students are released to the cafeteria for the activities Fair.