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Kingwood Park High School Counselor Information Night – “Back to Basics” Monday, 9/17/18
Kingwood Park High School Principal: Lisa Drabing Associate Principal: Brian Johnson Student Support Counselor: Gina Sanchez Counselor/AP House Teams Alpha A-D: Caren Barnes & Amy Wallace Alpha E-K:Tim Hurlbert & Tiffany Major Alpha L-Rh: Kim Young & Wes Solomon Alpha Ri-Z:Kelly Kilpatrick & Donna Papadimitriou
Graduation PlanFoundation High School Plan + Distinguished Level of Achievement(FHSP + DLA) English: Math: Science: English 1 Algebra 1 Biology English 2 Geometry IPC or Lab Science English 3 Additional Math Additional Science Additional English Additional Math Additional Science Social Studies: Foreign Language: Fine Art: W. Geo or W. Hist (9th or 10th) 2 Years of the Same 1 Year US History (11th) Gov’t & Econ (12th) PE: Electives: Total Credits: 1 Credit 7 Credits 26 *There are some specific classes students may need for their particular endorsement (Chemistry, Physics, 4 years of Social Studies, etc.) *Must earn an endorsement; Eligible for top 10% automatic Tx University admission
FHSP - What’s an Endorsement? • An endorsement is essentially a sequence of courses in a career cluster that will better prepare our students for a career they are potentially interested in (think college major). • Students will be required to earn an endorsement in the one of the following areas: • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) • Business and Industry • Public Services • Arts and Humanities • Multidisciplinary Studies
FHSP – Endorsement For Example: A student wanting to be a welder will earn a “Business and Industry” endorsement and complete the following sequence of courses: 9th Grade: Bus. Info Mgmt 10th Grade: Welding I 11th Grade: Welding II 12th Grade: Wisenbaker Practicum For Example: A student wanting to be an engineer will earn a “STEM” endorsement and complete the following sequence of courses: 9th Grade: Princ of Engineering 10th Grade: Engineering Design 11th Grade: Robotics I 12th Grade: Robotics II CTE Flow Chart
Required Assessments Algebra I (9th) English I (9th) Biology (9th or 10th) English II (10th) US History (11th) All students must meet at least the level 2 standard on all 5 EOCs to meet graduation requirements. Retests are in December, July, and taken with the Spring Administration.
EOC/STAAR Exemptions • 9th graders will take the • PSAT 8/9 on October 10th • IF their Math score is 450+, a student does not have to take the • Algebra 1 EOC in May • IF their Reading/Writing score is 410+, student does not have to take the • English 1 EOC in April
Course Selection day • Course selection day will be held on Friday, January 18th & will consist of teachers giving their students recommendations for next years classes • Students will then have until early February to make any changes • Confirmation of Course Selections for 2019-20 will be given to students in early March
Classes to Consider • Options for Fine Art credit: Art I, Dance, Band, Choir, Orchestra, Theatre, Tech Theatre, Principles of Floral Design • Options for PE credit: Athletics, Aerobics, Team Sports, Individual Sports, Foundations of Personal Fitness, Cheer (Tryout Required), Band, ROTC, Dance I • Introductions to career areas and pre-requisites: Principles of …
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Architecture and Construction Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Business, Management and Administration Education and Training Finance Government & Public Administration Health Science Hospitality & Tourism Human Services Information Technology Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Marketing, Sales & Service Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career and Technology Classes The following courses are designed to prepare students for specific career and college programs of study in career clusters such as:
HISD Online Course Guide • Graduation Plans • Grade Point Equivalencies • GPA Explanation • Award of Credit • Policies and Procedures • Recommended Course Placement • Course Descriptions • Electives listed by Career Pathways Accessing the Course Guide: 1. Go to the KPHS Website 2.Click on “Quick Links” 3. Click on “Course Guide”
Credit Options • Average to Pass (65 1ST semester + 75 2nd semester = 70) • Humble ISD Summer School (Recovering failed credits only, $175-200) • On Campus Credit Recovery (11th and 12th grade, takes place of elective) • After School Credit Recovery (Begins Oct 10th, Tues & Thurs 3-5, $75) • Texas Tech Correspondence Course (Online, anywhere from $150-$250) • Texas Tech Credit By Exam • Recovering a failed credit ($40) • Acceleration/Testing Out (Free of charge, students must make $80%) • Retake Course • Dual Credit Academy (Offered over the summer at an Humble ISD campus, offers opportunity for students to receive high school & college credit)
The Importance of The PSAT – 10/10/2018 Freshman and Sophomores • Free practice for the SAT • Receive feedback on strengths and weaknesses • Provides opportunity for 9th graders to exempt out of Algebra & English 1 EOC/STAAR tests Juniors • Can qualify for National Merit Scholarships • Additional practice for SAT • Juniors not registered will take alternate assessment online & attendance is required
College Admissions Testing SAT – www.collegeboard.org Perfect score is a 1600 (800 on math & 800 on reading/writing) Offers 44% more time per question on Reading but passages are more complex than ACT More algebra & less geometry than the ACT No penalty for guessing ACT – www.act.org Perfect scores is a 36 Standalone science section For students who rely more on calculators & enjoy geometry No penalty for guessing *Colleges will accept either *See handout for additional details about the 2 different tests
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS The main criteria colleges consider when reviewing for acceptance: Grades in AP/Dual classes Rigor of High School Curriculum SAT or ACT scores GPA and class rank Additional considerations: Awards/Achievements Community Service Extracurricular Activities Letters of Recommendations Clubs/Organizations (Flex Lunch) Club ScheduleClub Description *Please review the individual college website you’re interested in
Important Events • College Night October 2nd - Humble Civic Center 6:30-8:30 pm • Seniors Fall - College Guidance with Counselors Spring - Lone Star advisors will be here to help our students fill out an application and register • Parent Nights November 5th: 8th grade Parent Night January 28th: 9th,10th,11th Parent Night • Career & Tech Fair (CATE Expo) February 5th, 4:00-8:00pm
Pass/Fail • Beyond Graduation Requirements • CANNOT pass/fail dual credit classes • Course grades are not included in GPA • Eligibility is still based on course grade • Advantageous for only small % of students • Conference with your counselor before deciding • Deadline is one week after first report card: • 11/2/18 & 3/29/18 • Must apply for each semester
Dual CreditContact Mrs. Herbst is the liaison for Dual Credit. Celia.Herbst@humbleisd.net 281-641-6779
Want College Credit? • Three options for college bound students! • 1. Dual Credit – All Year • -Requires passing scores on TSI Assessment • -Earn up to 6+ hours of college credit per class • 2. College Prep & Dual Credit – Spring • -Does not require passing score on TSI Assessment • -Earn up to 3 hours of college credit per class • -No Remedial classes once you enter college • -Options include English 4, College Algebra, & Stats • 3. AP Classes • -Take the AP test in May • -If student receives a certain score, they can receive college credit • (each university has different requirements on what they’ll accept)
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) • State legislated program designed to improve student success in college by requiring all students attending public institutions in higher ed. to complete assessments in reading, writing, and math before enrolling in class (unless TSI exempt) • Lone Star College administers the TSI assessment • Prior to being placed in dual credit classes, students must either pass the TSI or be TSI exempt • TSI exemption: Students can be TSI exempt by making certain scores on the ACT, SAT, or STAAR *All Juniors in level English 3 will take the TSI here on campus in the Spring
District Dual Credit Offerings(subject to change and dependent on staffing) English 4 Spanish 3/French 3 Pre-Calculus BC Spanish 4/French 4 Calculus AB or BC US History College Algebra (Spring) Government (Online) Dual Stats (Spring) Economics (Online) Dual credit classes can also be taken strictly at Lonestar for BOTH college and high school credit Visit course guide or discuss with counselor for class options
Dual Credit Basics • Potential Dual Credit students must: • Add Dual Credit class to Choices 360 • Ms. Herbst will speak to dual credit students and tell them exactly what needs to be done (apply to Lonestar, take TSI, etc.) • See Counselor about College Prep Course if students do not meet TSI Requirements • Follow college guidelines when dropping a dual credit course.
Lonestar College • Ms. Liebst • Lonestar Counselor • 281-312-1453
Portrait of a Graduate Ms. Gina Sanchez Student Support Counselor
Thank you!The counselors will be available after the presentation for individual questions.