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Course Selections 2011. Summer Creek High School Parent Night for Grades 10 & 11 January 27, 2011. Class of 2012. Important Student Information: Juniors by Individual Appointment Students will receive: SCHS Course Request Sheet ( Due Feb. 15 ) “A Step Closer” Packet

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course selections 2011

Course Selections 2011

Summer Creek High School

Parent Night for Grades 10 & 11

January 27, 2011

class of 2012
Class of 2012
  • Important Student Information:
    • Juniors by Individual Appointment
  • Students will receive:
    • SCHS Course Request Sheet (Due Feb. 15)
    • “A Step Closer” Packet
    • Copy of Personal Graduation Plan
  • Parents will receive by email:
    • Humble ISD Course Guide
class of 2013
Class of 2013
  • Important Student Information:
    • Feb. 1 - World History class visits
  • Students will receive:
    • SCHS Course Request Sheet – Due Feb. 8
    • Copy of existing 4-year plan to update – Due Feb. 8
  • Parents will receive by email:
    • Humble ISD Course Guide
humble isd course guide
Humble ISD Course Guide
  • Valuable Information on:
    • Career Pathways
    • GPA/Credits
    • Course Placement
    • Course Descriptions
    • Graduation Plans
  • Link from Website
    • SCHSOur SchoolCounselorsCourse Requests (see highlighted link)
what is a credit
What Is a Credit?
  • One credit = 1 full year in a class
  • One half credit = 1 semester of a class
  • To earn credit:
    • Average must be 70% or better
    • Must be in attendance 90% of days
recommended graduation plan
Recommended Graduation Plan

4 English

4 Math

4 Science

+ 4 Social Studies

  • 2 credits of (the same) Foreign Language
  • 1 credit of Fine Arts
  • 1 credit of Technology Applications
  • 1.5 credits of PE classes, athletics, or a PE substitute
  • .5 credit of Teen Leadership (meets the speech requirement)
  • .5 credit of Health
  • 3.5 additional elective credits
distinguished achievement program
Distinguished Achievement Program
  • Recognizes exceptional achievement
  • See Course Guide for full description
  • Still 26 credits
    • Third credit of the same foreign language
    • IPC and Math Models do not count as one of the four math or science credits
    • Four “advanced measures” – any combination of:
      • Preapproved research project
      • AP Test Score of 3 or higher
      • PSAT recognition
      • 80% or higher in College Credit course
electives
Extra Fine Arts

Extra Athletics

Psychology/Sociology

Extra Foreign Language

Debate

Journalism

Reading

AVID

JROTC

15 Career Pathways:

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

Electives
advanced academics
Advanced Academics
  • Advanced Placement
    • No fee for class up front
    • No placement test
    • Fee for AP Test at the end of course
    • College credit awarded based on AP Exam score (acceptable scores differ based on individual university/college requirements)
    • Universally accepted
  • Dual Credit
    • Must qualify by placement test
    • Apply as Lone Star college student
    • Pay Lone Star fees
    • LSC credit awarded if “C” or better is obtained in the course (75+)
texas virtual school network www txvsn org
Texas Virtual School Network (www.TxVSN.org)
  • Clearinghouse of online courses
  • Provider/Receiver Districts
  • Allotment Funding for now
  • High school student may take up to 2 TxVSN courses/semester
    • Part of 7 period day
    • Outside of regular school day
interested in taking an online class
Interested in taking an online class?
  • Step 1: See if you are ready for online instruction.
    • Go to http://txvsn.readi.info
      • log in: screek
      • password: student

Email your results

to your counselor!

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Interested in taking an online class?
  • Step 2: Look at the course catalog to see what you’d like to take.
    • Go to www.txvsn.org
      • Hover mouse over TxVSN Catalog
      • Click on High School
      • Select Year: 2010-11
      • Select Semester: Fall, then Search

This is the list of courses available this past fall and will give you a good idea of what will be offered next fall. Next year’s courses are not published yet.

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Interested in taking an online class?
  • Step 3: Talk to your counselor about enrolling in a TxVSN course.
    • Review SmarterMeasure results
      • Are you self-motivated?
      • Are you ready for the independence?
    • Which course(s) should you take online?
    • Will you take the course(s) as part of your 7 periods or in addition to the 7 next year?
not sure what to choose
Not Sure What to Choose?

For help in choosing the right

courses for your child, please

contact his/her teachers or

counselor.

txvsn driver s education
TxVSN Driver’s Education
  • To get a driver’s license, students must:
    • Complete a driver safety education class to receive their permit
    • Then within the next six months complete 34 hours of required “in car” learning (professional or with approved/trained parents)
    • Be at least 16 and have six months experience driving with a permit
  • TxVSN 56 hour course counts as ½ credit elective
    • Covers only the safety education class required for the permit, not any of the training behind the wheel
    • Student must be between 14 years 9 months and 17 years 1 month
    • Must be one of the 5.5 required elective credits, not an “EXTRA” elective to be eligible for state funding
class of 2012 college testing
Class of 2012College Testing
  • College Testing
    • IF 4 year college
      • NOW is the time
      • ACT – www.act.org
      • SAT – www.collegeboard.com
      • Students who plan to take the ACT or SAT may request one free test. See Counselor for details.
    • IF 2 year college
      • ASSET or COMPASS test with Lone Star
      • When applying for Dual Credit Classes or during senior year
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Websites
    • Scholarships.com
    • Fastweb
    • More in packet
  • Beware of Scams
  • College-specific Scholarships
    • Eligible when application is complete
    • December of senior year
    • Apply early (before end of October)
paying for college
Paying for College
  • How much?
  • What do I pay?
  • What financial aid is available?
  • How do I qualify?
  • When do I apply?
  • What do I need to apply?
financial aid parent workshop
Financial Aid Parent Workshop
  • For Parents of Eleventh Graders
  • Thursday, March 24
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Location TBD
career help
Career Help
  • Bridges is coming soon!
  • Career Interest, Values, Skills
  • College Majors
  • Link to 4 year plans
  • Resumes
  • Saved Profile
questions
Questions?
  • Counselors and Administrators will stay to answer questions.
  • Email Counselors:
    • phyllis.cart@humble.k12.tx.us
    • jana.ward@humble.k12.tx.us
    • heidi.thompson@humble.k12.tx.us
    • neatra.mcmiller@humble.k12.tx.us