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Parent Meeting: 8 th Graders Transitioning to High School. Goose Creek CISD Spring 2014 . Welcome . OUR GOALS: Prepare you and your 8th grade student for high school by: Providing information on graduation requirements (HB 5) and what is being proposed by the state.

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Parent Meeting:

8th Graders Transitioning

to High School

Goose Creek CISD

Spring 2014

welcome
Welcome

OUR GOALS:

  • Prepare you and your 8th grade student for high school by:
  • Providing information on graduation requirements (HB 5) and what is being proposed by the state.
  • Sharing information on graduation requirements so that family discussions on Endorsements can begin.
  • Sharing other important dates and upcoming activities.
new graduation requirements house bill 5
New Graduation Requirements House Bill 5
  • New Graduation Requirements:
  • Post Secondary Readiness Bill in Texas
  • Career Awareness/Exploration/Planning for PK-12
  • Post Secondary Readiness
  • Parental Engagement Component
personal graduation plans
Personal Graduation Plans
  • This academic year, parents & 8th grade students will create a plan for high school years and beyond.
  • Counselors will work with 8th grade students to discuss credits, grades, GPA, junior school promotion & high school graduation requirements.
  • Additionally, counselors will talk to students about life beyond high school (college & careers).
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Performance

Acknowledgements

Distinguished

Endorsements

Foundation Plan

endorsements
Endorsements

Arts and Humanities

Business and Industry

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Public Services

Multidisciplinary

arts and humanities endorsement example
Arts and Humanities Endorsement Example

Foundation requirement

* Endorsement requirement

stem endorsement example
STEM Endorsement example

Foundation requirement

* Endorsement requirement

distinguished
Distinguished
  • Four credits in mathematics, which must include Algebra II
  • Four credits in science
  • The remaining foundation plan curriculum requirements
  • The curriculum requirements for at least one endorsement
performance acknowledgements
Performance Acknowledgements

Outstanding Performance

  • In a dual credit course
  • In bilingualism and biliteracy
  • On an AP test or IB exam
  • On the PSAT, the ACT-Plan, the SAT, or the ACT
  • For earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license, such as a CNA, A+ cert., Microsoft Office Suite cert….
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:
    • Semester average must be 70% or better
    • Must attend 90% of days
advanced academics
Advanced Academics
  • Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement classes are available in many subject areas.
  • General rule:
    • Should have an “A” in current on-level class
    • OR an “A” or “B” in current Pre-AP class
advanced academics1
Advanced Academics
  • Benefits
    • Prepare for college
    • Opportunity for more points toward your GPA
    • Possible college credits through AP exams and Dual Credit program
who should take advanced classes
Who should take Advanced Classes?

Students who are:

  • Self-motivated
  • Hard-working
  • Good time-manager
  • Challenge-seeking
  • Capable of handling more rigorous curriculum at a faster pace
college and career planning
College and Career Planning
  • Naviance Program
  • Career Interest, Values, Skills
  • College Majors
  • Link to 4 year plans
  • Resumes
  • Saved Profile
2014 2015 eoc assessments
2014-2015 EOC Assessments
  • English I Reading and Writing combination
  • English II Reading and Writing combination
  • Algebra I
  • Biology
  • U.S. History
health science academy
Health Science Academy
  • Integrated curriculum
  • Job shadowing
  • Speakers from Industry
  • Academy specific field trips
  • Dual credit opportunities
  • Certification opportunities (Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician…)
  • STEM endorsement
what s next
What’s Next?

January 21-24, 2014

  • 8th Grade Student Transition Meetings at Junior High Campuses

January 28, 2014

  • GCCISD Career Fair at Robert E. Lee High School

February 17th, 2014

  • 8th grade students will attend High School Orientation at High School Campuses during the school day.

February 17, 2014

  • 8th Grade Parent Elective Night at high schools. Gallery Walk of all electives will be showcased.

February 25-March 11, 2014

  • 8th Grade students will complete course selections and 4 year graduation plans in Naviance.
as a parent what do i need to do
As a parent, what do I need to do?

Suggestions:

  • Talk to your student about their future goals.
  • Explore all of the possibilities that are available for college and careers.
  • Log-In to Naviance, browse and explore Road Trip Nation and Super Match: College Search.
  • Contact your student’s College & Career Counselor and CTE Specialist at their high school.
naviance high school sites
Naviance High School Sites
  • Campus Naviance Family Connections Sites
  • Goose Creek Memorial High School
  • http://connection.naviance.com/gcmhs
  • Robert E. Lee High School
  • http://connection.naviance.com/relee
  • Ross S. Sterling High School
  • http://connection.naviance.com/rssterling
  • Students can login to the system:
  • Username: Student ID number
  • Password: Birth date (must have 2 digits for date, 2 digits for month, and 4 digits for the year) Example June 6, 1996= 06061996
  • If you have any questions or need further assistance, contact either your counselor.