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Welcome class of 2013!!! Parent/Student Presentation. FHS Administration. Sherri Bays, Principal Marcia Gonzales, Associate Principal Q through Z Rosemary Burkett, Assistant Principal H through P Hilary Reile, Assistant Principal A through G. FHS Counselors. Leann Drozd

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Welcome class of 2013!!!

Parent/Student Presentation

fhs administration
FHS Administration
  • Sherri Bays, Principal
  • Marcia Gonzales, Associate Principal
    • Q through Z
  • Rosemary Burkett, Assistant Principal
    • H through P
  • Hilary Reile, Assistant Principal
    • A through G
fhs counselors
FHS Counselors
  • Leann Drozd
    • A through G
  • Kimberly Ackley
    • H through P
  • Charla Burns
    • Q through Z
  • Cindy Sawers, Academic Dean

Purpose of this Orientation

Provide students and parents with HS graduation requirements.

Explain the 4 year plan.

Information needed to make a smooth transition from MS to HS.


Graduation Plan

Core Subjects:

  • English(I, II, III, and IV)
  • Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, + 1 more)
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry,

Physics, + 1 more)

  • Social Studies (W. Geography, W. History, U.S. History, Government , and Economics)

4 x 4 Recommended Plan


Recommended Plan

Foreign Language (2 credits)

Physical Education (1.5 credits)

Health (.5 credits)

Comm. Application (Speech) (.5 credits)

Tech. Applications (Computer) (1 credit)

Fine Arts (1 credit)

Electives (3.5 credits)


Distinguished Plan

  • Includes the same classes as the Recommended plan with the addition of the 4 Advanced Measures.
  • 3years of Foreign Language.
  • Examples of measures:
      • AP exams (score 3 or higher)
      • Dual Enrollment (grade B or higher)
      • Independent Studies Class

Credits, GPA, and Class Rank

  • Credits are earned when a student has completed the grade and attendance requirements for the class.
  • Grade placement by credits earned:

0 to 5.5 credits 9th grade

6-11.5 credits 10th grade

12 to 17.5 credits 11 grade

18 to 26 credits 12th grade

  • 26 state credits are needed to graduate.

Credits, GPA, and Class Rank

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) - A cumulative average taken from course grades.
  • Class Rank – a student’s position according to their GPA.
  • GPA’s are calculated at the end of the semester in January and again in June.

Credits, GPA, and Class Rank

  • Pre-AP and AP classes are calculated at 110%.

(must have MS teacher approval)

  • Core classes are calculated at 100%.
  • Summer school, Nova Net, correspondence courses, locally developed courses (such as TAKS tutorials or teacher’s aide), or Dual Enrollment are not calculated into GPA.
earning credit
Earning Credit

Middle School vs High School

  • You must pass the class to earn credit.
  • If you fail, you will have to repeat the course.
  • If you fail a class, you will lose the opportunity to be in band, athletics, ROTC or any elective!
  • In order to participate in UIL activities you must earn at least 5 credits per year.
  • 9th graders take Reading and Math.
  • 10th graders take ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies.
  • 11th graders take the Exit Level ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies.

If you are concerned about your child’s TAKS history, please make an appointment to see a counselor.

gift talented and special education
Gift &Talented and Special Education
  • Gifted & Talented (GT) students are required to participate in extended learning projects and must be in 1 Pre-AP / AP or an Independent Study course.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in 504 or Special Education will continue to receive services at high school.
  • Tutorials for core subjects are available before and after school.
  • Tutorials are available Tuesday through Friday during Boomerang Advisory class.

Please encourage your student to attend tutorials when they are having trouble.

summer school
Summer School

Communication Application (Speech) will be offered if there is enough interest.

Session: June 15th through June 25th

8:00 am until 2:55 pm


Please notify the FHS Counseling Office if you are interested 830 393 5370

early college center
Early College Center
  • The ECC will be located in the new HS campus.
  • Nursing and Aerospace Academy

Beginning next school year, 11th and 12th graders will have the opportunity to enroll in and begin classes in the Nursing and Aerospace Academy. Make an appointment with your child’s counselor next year for more information.


Counselors were at the Middle School today, March 23, to speak to students and distribute registration materials.

They were given:

4 year planner

FHS course catalog

course selection sheet

Course Catalog is now available online at:

Please return course selection sheets and the 4 year plan to the HS and MS counselors on March 25, 2009.

thank you for coming
Thank you for coming!

You are welcome to call the FHS

counseling office to set up an appointment

830 393 5370