SHS. What every Sophomore parent should know about High School. SHS. Academics. English Language Arts. Recommended DAP English I English I English II English II English III English III English IV English IV. Mathematics. Recommended DAP Algebra I Algebra I
What every Sophomore parent should know about High School
English I English I
English II English II
English III English III
English IV English IV
Algebra I Algebra I
MMA Algebra II
Algebra II 4th Math
4th Math (If MMA was not taken)
(Not for DAP Graduates; must be taken before successfully completing Algebra II)
4th Science 4th Science
IPC may count as the 4th
science if taken before
Chemistry and Physics
Anatomy and Physiology CP
Anatomy and Physiology Pre AP
Environmental Science Pre AP
AP Environmental Science
Forensic Science (SRS ONLY)
Medical Micro Biology (SRS ONLY)
Scientific Research and Design
IPC (Recommended plan only & must be taken before Chemistry & Physics)
World Geography World Geography
World History World History
U.S. History U.S. History
Government (.5) Government (.5)
Economics (.5) Economics (.5)
PE 1.0 credits 1.0
Health .5 credits .5
Speech .5 credits .5
(Communication Application or professional communication)
Fine Art 1.0 credits 1.0
Technology Credit 1.0 credits 1.0
Foreign Lang. 2.0 credits 3.0
Electives 4.0 credits 3.0
Only the core classes are calculated into the Grade Point Average……..
Courses taken through Summer School, Ed Options, AEP, Credit By Exam or off campus programs are not calculated into the GPA
Any additional core area courses taken after a student has met their requirements may be taken PASS / FAIL.
Ex: If a student has completed 4 credits of math and they want to take a more advanced math course but don’t want it to affect their GPA, a student has the option to take the course PASS/FAIL. The course and grade will still show up on the transcript, but it is not calculated into the GPA. These courses do count towards UIL Eligibility.
In addition to the additional Foreign language, Physics and Pre-Calculus, a student must meet any combination of 4 of the following measures:
Agriculture, Food & Nat Resources
Architecture & Construction
Business Management & Adm/Finance
Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Students may also take a CBE from Texas Tech or UT for a course they want to get ahead in. There is a charge of $40.00 for each half credit and students must earn a 90%.
A student will automatically lose credit for their classes if they miss more than 4 days in a nine week period whether or not the absences are excused.
Students will be given the opportunity to turn in an “Appeal Letter” if there are extenuating circumstances.
Students are considered for NHS during their Junior year. They must meet specific criteria:
AEP placement = automatic denial
Students must complete a packet which includes:
(1/2 of which need to be in tutoring)
College courses are available to students once they begin their Junior year. It is extremely important that students do well on their TAKS so that they may qualify for these courses.
A separate presentation will be made in early February with more specific information on College Course / Program opportunities.
Ms. T. Guerrero 1191 A – Claudio
Ms. M. Sauceda 1177
Ms. O. Salinas 1172 Clayton – Garza, L
Mrs. C. Mendiola 1104
Mrs. Y. Nava 1366 Garza, M – Koenig
Mrs. M. Swift 1189
Mrs. E. Ramirez 1287 Kolodzej- Ortiz
Mr. J. Heath 1307
Mr. G. Cruz 1214 Osuna – Salas
Mr. J. Ramirez 1163
Ms. M. Garcia 1309 Salazar – Z
Mr. T. Silva 1101
Mrs. L. Bazan 1190 Dean of Instruction
Mrs. R. Molina 1351 Rattler Pride Academy
Mrs. E. Zendejas 1171 Mid Term & Jr. Grads.
Mrs. K. Valdes 1100 Migrant & Spec. Pops
Ms. G. Ramirez 1211 Go-Center
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