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Freshman Guidance. High School Information Graduation Plan for Class of 2016. Focus on the Goal:. High School Graduation – 2016! Be aware of the requirements and the options available to you. Start exploring GHS Counselor Websites for high school information. Time to start exploring!!.

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freshman guidance
Freshman Guidance

High School Information

Graduation Plan for Class of 2016

focus on the goal
Focus on the Goal:
  • High School Graduation – 2016!
  • Be aware of the requirements and the options available to you.
  • Start exploring GHS Counselor Websites for high school information
grade classification
Grade Classification
  • Freshman 9th grade
  • Sophomore 10th grade
  • Junior 11th grade
  • Senior 12th grade

Freshmen students with 5 or 5.5 credits will move to GHS at the end of the year.

graduation plans
Graduation Plans

*Students receiving special education services will have individualized considerations in their diploma plans based on the ARD committee decisions.

english specifics
English Specifics

Example Student:

math specifics
Math Specifics
  • All high school students in GISD must take Math each year in high school.
  • Examples:
math specifics1
Math Specifics:

Additional Math courses tentatively

offered which can be used under the Recommended or Distinguished Plan:

  • Mathematical Applications in Agriculture
  • Food and Natural Resources
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics and Risk Management
science specifics
Science Specifics
  • One credit must be a Biology credit
  • In addition to a Biology course, a student must select two credits from the following:
        • Chemistry PAP
          • Must have taken Biology & have a strong algebra foundation
        • Physics
science specifics cont
Science Specifics Cont.

After successful completion of 3 credits from the Science list, students can choose an additional Science from the following:

      • Scientific Research & Development: Aviation
      • Scientific Research & Development: Forensics
      • Anatomy and Physiology
      • Biology AP
      • Chemistry AP
      • Engineering Design and Problem Solving
      • Advanced Biotechnology, Advanced Animal Science, Advanced Plant and Soil Science
      • Food Science
  • Examples:
graduation plans7
Graduation Plans

*Students receiving special education services will have individualized considerations in their diploma plans based on the ARD committee decisions.

distinguished achievement
Distinguished Achievement*

Requirements:

- A student must achieve any combination of four of the following:

Original Research/Project:

- Judged by a panel of professionals in the field that is the focus of the project; or

- Conducted under the direction of mentor(s) and reported to an appropriate audience; and

- Related to the required curriculum (related to the TEKS)

- May not be used for more than two of the four advanced measures

Test Data:

- A score of 3 or above on The College Board Advanced Placement examination;

- A score on the PSAT that qualifies a student for recognition as a Commended Scholar or higher by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation; as part of the National Hispanic Scholar Program of the College Board; or as part of the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students of the NMSQT. The PSAT score may count as only one advanced measure regardless of the number of honors received by the student.

College Courses:

- A grade of 3.0 or higher on courses that count for college credit, including tech prep programs.

Students graduating on the Distinguished Achievement Program must meet Level III: Advanced Performance (postsecondary readiness) on English III and Algebra II STAAR EOC.

Students graduating on the Recommended Achievement Program must meet Level II: Satisfactory Performance (postsecondary readiness) on English III and Algebra II STAAR EOC.

achieve texas programs of study
Achieve Texas Programs of Study
  • Programs of Study (POS) have been created for each of the 16 Career Clusters. The programs of study reflect current occupations and represent all 79 POS as cited on www.careerclusters.org.  Granbury ISD will offer several career clusters next year.
  • POS are designed for students but can also be used with administrators, counselors, teachers, business and industry representatives, and parents.  POS contain lots of helpful information, including the core courses and career-related electives in high school that will help prepare students for their career goals. 
  • The POS are based upon the Recommended High School Graduation Plan and can easily be adapted for the Distinguished Achievement High School Graduation Plan.
focus on developing
Focus on developing:
  • Good Study Habits
  • Being Responsible
  • Making Positive Choices
  • Becoming Independent
  • Planning
  • Setting goals

All freshmen students will need to meet with their school counselor to develop a high school 4-year plan.

look out for
Look out for:
  • Attendance Concerns
  • Missing Assignments
  • Missing Credits—Credits are earned at the end of each semester
  • Missing Deadlines
rank and g p a
Rank and G.P.A.
  • Top 10% receive guaranteed admissions to Texas state universities except University of Texas at Austin (Top 8%)
  • Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) will be calculated on a 4.0 scale for all students.
  • Note: Pre-AP classes receive an additional 1.0 weighting for G.P.A. (5.0 scale) and AP and DC classes receive an additional 2.0 weighting (6.0 scale).
subject load
Subject Load
  • GHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will take 7 classes each term (Periods 1-7)
    • There is no Pirate Time at the high school; therefore you need to schedule time to study and complete homework.
subject load1
Subject Load?
  • Can high school students take advanced courses in all 4 core classes?
  • Answer is “yes”, however careful consideration must be given for the additional commitment.
      • A student could take a combination of PAP, AP, or DC
  • Suggestion: Keep it balanced, be aware of any other extra-curricular commitments.
  • What are advanced placement or dual credit courses?
pre registration
Pre-Registration
  • Freshmen counselors from CNGC will meet with 9th grade students again on January 23rd or 24th through your foreign language class to select 2013-2014 courses.
  • Career Day with guest speakers will be Friday, January 25th.
  • GHS Counselors will travel to CNGC to meet students and enter pre-registration choices with students the week of February 11th – 15th.
testing opportunities
Testing Opportunities
  • STAAR EOC – End of Course
  • PSAT – College Readiness (SAT)
  • PLAN – College Readiness (ACT)
  • SAT – College Admissions
  • ACT – College Admissions
  • ASVAB – Military
  • TSI - THEA/COMPASS/ACCU-PLACER
websites
Websites:
  • www.granburyisd.org
  • www.collegefortexans.com
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • www.act.org
any questions
Any Questions?

Do you understand?