Alvin ISD High School Transition Meeting Welcome CLASS
Alvin ISD High School Transition Meeting Welcome CLASS OF 2022!!! AJH FJH HJH To Graduate You Must Students must complete all required coursework Foundation Plan preferably with Endorsement Pass the mandated state assessments STAAR End of Course Exams Algebra I
English I (Reading & Writing) Biology English II (Reading & Writing) U.S. History Graduation Plans Foundation Curriculum ELA 4 credits Math 3 credits Social Studies 3 credits Science 3 credits Graduation Plans Foundation Curriculum continues Language other than English 2 credits Fine Arts 1 credit Physical Education 1 credit Electives 5 credits Total 22 credits Graduation Plans
Endorsement includes: 1 advanced Math credit 1 advanced Science credit 2 Electives (endorsement specific) TOTAL: 26 credits, including endorsements Graduation Plans Endorsements Arts and Humanities Business and Industry Public Service STEM Multidisciplinary Studies Distinguished Level of Achievement - DLA Algebra II Success Foundation curriculum with an endorsement Required for top 10% automatic admission
Class Rank - Why are GPA and Class Rank important? Public colleges within the state of Texas (except University of Texas) offer guaranteed admittance to any student who graduates in the top 10% of their class In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), 51.803, a student is eligible for automatic admission to a college or university as an undergraduate student if the applicant earned a grade point average in the top 10 percent of the student's high school graduating class, or the top 6 percent for admission to the University of Texas at Austin, and the applicant: successfully completed the requirements for the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) satisfied ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT assessment or earned on the SAT assessment a score of at least 1,500 out of 2,400 or the equivalent. In accordance with Title 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), 5.5(e), high school rank for students seeking automatic admission to a general academic teaching institution on the basis of class rank is determined and reported as follows. Class rank shall be based on the end of the 11th grade, middle of the 12th grade, or at high school graduation, whichever is most recent at the application deadline. The top 10 percent of a high school class shall not contain more than 10 percent of the total class size. The student's rank shall be reported by the applicant's high school or school district as a specific number out of a specific number total class size. Class rank shall be determined by the school or school district from which the student graduated or is expected to graduate. . Grade Point Average
Grading System: Weighted Grading Scale of 6.0 Grade points are accumulated each semester based on the semester average in the class Regular on-level courses are set on a 6.0 scale Pre-AP and Dual Credit are on a 7.0 scale Advanced Placement (AP) are on a 8.0 scale Numeric Grade Advanced Placement Pre AP/DC Regular 100 99
8.0 7.9 7.0 6.9 6.0 5.9 98 7.8 6.8 5.8 97 7.7 6.7
5.7 96 7.6 6.6 5.6 95 7.5 6.5 5.5 94 7.4 6.4
5.4 93 7.3 6.3 5.3 92 7.2 6.2 5.2 91 7.1 6.1
5.1 90 7.0 6.0 5.0 89 6.9 5.9 4.9 88 6.8 5.8
4.8 87 6.7 5.7 4.7 86 6.6 5.6 4.6 85 6.5 5.5
4.5 84 6.4 5.4 4.4 83 6.3 5.3 4.3 82 6.2 5.2
4.2 81 6.1 5.1 4.1 80 6.0 5.0 4.0 79 5.9 4.9
3.9 78 5.8 4.8 3.8 77 5.7 4.7 3.7 76 5.6 4.6
3.6 75 5.5 4.5 3.5 74 5.4 4.4 3.4 73 5.3 4.3
3.3 72 5.2 4.2 3.2 71 5.1 4.1 3.1 70 5.0 4.0
3.0 69 or less 0 0 0 How do I improve my GPA Course selection is key Our 6.0 GPA scale allows students to receive weighted grade points for the more academically challenging courses Choosing from advanced courses and doing well in those courses is the best way to improve your students GPA Keep in mind a student has to earn credit in the course to benefit from the weighted grade points
Grade Point Average Counselors audit transcripts each summer to verify credits earned and ensure that students are in the correct classes to satisfy their requirements Class rank is calculated at: End of each semester for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors Official calculation for Top 10% is at the end of junior year Final senior rank will not be reestablished until the end of 3rd nine weeks of their senior year Hand calculation is tedious but not impossible Assign the grade points using the grade scale in the previous slide for each semester grade Add up all the scaled points (Q) = PAP scale 7.0 (D) = Dual credit scale 7.0 (P) = AP scale 8.0 SM1 SM2
Eng 1 (Q) 85 = 2.75 91 = 3.05 Alg 1 94 = 2.7 88 = 2.4 Bio (Q) 79 = 2.45 83 = 2.65 AP HGeo(P) 82 = 3.1 91 = 3.55 PE 100 = 3.0 99 = 2.95 Sp 1 92 = 2.6 94 = 2.7 Art 1 98 = 2.9 96 = 2.8 Sum of all semester grade points = 39.6 Divide the sum by number of semesters 29.6 / 7= 5.65714 the quotient is carried to 5 digits. 4 Year Plan Your student will be asked to choose a
career based on their current interests and plans We will then create a 4 Year Plan for high school to help prepare them for this eventual career and/or college pathway We know this will change and there are ways to change this plan as he/she moves through high school Where do I start? Take a career interest inventory http:// www.texascareercheck.com/ExploreCareer/InterestProfiler http:// www.educationplanner.org/students/career-planning/find-caree rs/career-clusters-activity.shtml https://www.yourfreecareertest.com/ Research the education requirements for your potential career 2 year or 4 year or certification Look for colleges/tech schools that specialize in your chosen major Work with your counselor to plan appropriate
coursework to provide you with the foundation necessary to move on to the next level of instruction Research Please research your postsecondary plans What will get you out of high school may or may not get you into your college of choice Some colleges still require 4 years of social studies Some colleges do not recognize foreign language substitutions Some colleges want both chemistry and physics What can you get out of high school? ACC Dual Degree Associates Degree and HS Dipolma Preparation to enter a 4 year college/university Recognized State Certifications
Auto Collision Repair Auto Tech Barbaring CMA Certified Medical Assistant CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Construction Technology Cosmetology Recognized State Certifications Culinary EMA and EMT Emergency Medical Technician HVAC Information Technologist Law Jailer and
Paralegal Pharmacy Technician Veterinary Assistant Welding Advanced Academics Program Alvin High School, Michelle DeLeon Manvel High School, Rebecca Root What is a Pre-AP or AP Class? Pre-AP, or Pre-Advanced Placement, courses are classes designed to get you ready for Advanced Placement (AP) courses. AP classes are college-level courses offered in high school Students take an AP Exam at the end of the course to measure their mastery of the college level work Students who score a 3 on a 5 point scale will receive college credit for the course
What are the benefits? Students have opportunities to explore topics in depth Taking AP is valued in the college admission process AP courses are interesting and rewarding academic experiences Opportunity to earn valuable credit and placement in college and as a result, save money on college tuition. AP Myth vs AP Reality? Myth Reality AP is for students who always get good grades. AP courses are for any student who is academically prepared and motivated to take on college-level courses. Taking AP courses could hurt my GPA. Many school use GPA weighting to
acknowledge the additional effort required by AP. Additionally, taking an AP course shows admission officers a willingness to take on the academic challenge of college-level course work and expectations. AP courses are too stressful. AP courses are challenging, but the support you receive from your classmates and teachers can help ease your worries. I shouldnt take the AP Exam unless I know I will receive a 5. You dont have to score a 5 to receive college credit. Many colleges grant credit and placement based on a 3 or better. https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/the-ap-experience What Matters? Looking at the following list, what are the top 3 factors that matter most on your
college application? Admission Test Scores Demonstrated Interest Grades in all Courses AP Scores Counselor Recommendation Grades in College Prep Essay Extracurricular Activities Teacher Recommendation Interview Class Rank Strength of Curriculum
Factors Colleges Consider for Admissions* Grades in College Prep Classes (AP/Pre-AP/DC) 82% Strength of Curriculum (How hard were your classes?) 65% Admissions Test Scores (SAT/ACT) 56.1% Grades in All Courses 49.8% Essay (Not required by all colleges) 19.7% Students Demonstrated Interest
17.8% Counselor Recommendation 15.6% Teacher Recommendation 15.4% Class Rank 13.3% Extracurricular Activities 6.8% Interview 6.5% AP Scores (For admissions, not so important very important to receive
credit) Association of College Admissions Counselors *National 4.8% (NACAC) http://www.nacacnet.org/ AHS AP Course Offerings AP Capstone: AP Seminar, AP Research Arts: Art History, Music Theory, Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio, Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio, Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio, English: English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition History and Social Sciences: European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Psychology, United States Government and Politics, United States History, World History Mathematics and Computer Science: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics 1: Algebrabased, Physics C: Mechanics World languages: French Language and Culture, Spanish Language and Culture Pre-Advanced and Advanced Placement Course Offerings for Freshman:
PAP English I PAP Biology I PAP Algebra I PAP Geometry PAP Algebra 2 PAP World Geography AP Human Geography PAP Spanish 2 Academic Decathlon I ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dual Credit Program Alvin ISD
Get a jump on your college education! Qualifications: The successful dual credit student should be highly motivated be able to stick to a goal be able to meet deadlines make above average grades possess good study habits meet the course prerequisites ACC/AISD Dual Credit Program
French I/II/III/IV DC Spanish I/II/III/IV DC Business Information Mgmt. I DC Art Appreciation DC Music Appreciation DC English III and IV DC Government / Economics DC US History DC Pharmacy Tech DC Anatomy & Physiology DC EMT DC Psychology and Sociology DC Speech DC College Algebra / Pre-Cal DC and so much more! Why did we choose to take Dual Credit
Classes? Learn to be successful in college Stand out to scholarship committees, Colleges and Universities Get ahead of my peers Boost my GPA Save time Save moneylots of money Transfer of Dual Credit ACC Dual Credit Classes are Only $25.00 per credit hour ($75-$100 per class, plus $30 registration fee) ACC/AISD Dual Credit Program Steps to getting Started Select courses with high school counselors Complete ACC Online Application Early Admission Contract
Testing Prior to turning in course request Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment at your school or ACC Pass the sections of TSI Assessment for the classes you chose Attend Dual Credit Orientation Summer 2018 Pay for courses and purchase books in August 2018 Application, Contract, and TSI Testing must be completed by May 1, 2018 Alvin Community College Dual Credit Program Alvin ISD ACC Dual Credit Advisor Located at your high school to conveniently serve you! Alpha Trevino Alvin High School 281-245-2726 [email protected]
JB Hensler College and Career Academy Carolyn Paloski College and Career Advisor 281-245-2160 [email protected] JB Hensler College and Career Academy We are an advanced level academic facility specializing in preparing students to earn industry-recognized certifications through their career and technology classes (CTE) Earning certifications will prepare students to work in a job field they are confident in and familiar with when they graduate provide students with real-world training increase a students knowledge and skill set in a specific area of study guide students to graduate college and career ready enhance a students resume and college applications Are Certification Pathways beneficial for college bound students?
Certification pathways are beneficial to a student pursuing a 2-4 year degree or higher To qualify to take certification exams, students are required to participate in clinicals/internships/labs This experience will prepare students for higher education as they begin to build a foundation in related course material. Example: A student in the EMT Pathway will have experience going to calls in an ambulance and working in an ER. If they are applying to medical school, they will stand out for already having emergency medical experience on their resume. Students are held to high standards, including workplace etiquette/professionalism, time management, and self-advocacy. We offer rigorous coursework, including 5 Technical Dual Credit Pathways Technical Dual Credit Students are registered with Alvin Community College Grades will be on high school and college transcripts TSI is not required Unlike regular dual credit, such as English 1301/1302, technical dual credit is usually non-transferable Technical Dual Credit Pathways: Automotive Technology Culinary Arts
Emergency Medical Technician Pharmacy Technician Welding 16 Pathways 36 Certifications The 16 JBH Pathways are in High Demand Who can attend JB Hensler? This is a commuter campus, meaning that students will only come to JBH for their advanced CTE class, and the remainder of their classes will be taken on their home campus (ex. AHS, MHS, SCHS). JBH is for students in grades 10-12 who meet the requirements for the pathway they are interested in pursuing. The requirement is to take the beginning or prerequisite course or courses during the 9th, 10th, and in some cases 11th grade year. When students are picking their courses for next year, they should tell their counselor what pathway they are interested in, so they will take the right class. Additional information about the pathways and certifications we offer can be found on the JB Hensler College and Career Academy website found through the AISD website.
Upcoming Events CTE Extravaganza January 20th10 AM 1PM JB Hensler College & Career Academy AHS Elective Fair January 25th 5:30 7:00 AHS Cafeteria TRANSITION PLAN Now through the first of February Research career interests Take the career interest inventory If you have a college or university in mind, look at their entrance requirements now this information can help build your 4 yr plan Talk to your counselor about possibilities 4 year university/college 2 yr degree Certification program Talk to your current teachers about your strengths and weaknesses This will help you choose the appropriate level of courses next year
In the first weeks of February Parents and Students will meet with their counselor and/or counselors from the high school to create their 4 year plan and choose courses for next year AHS Counselor Contact Information Alpha Group (Last Names) WB C-F G-J L-M N-R S-V Special Services Lead Counselor ACC Dual Credit Communities in Schools Counselors Secretary Counselor
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