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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



  • 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).





Foundation Plan


Arts and Humanities

Business and Industry

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Public Services


arts and humanities endorsement example
Arts and Humanities Endorsement Example

Foundation requirement

* Endorsement requirement

stem endorsement example
STEM Endorsement example

Foundation requirement

* Endorsement requirement

  • 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?


  • 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
  • Robert E. Lee High School
  • Ross S. Sterling High School
  • 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.