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Title: Registration and Advanced Program Information


1
Registration and Advanced Program Information
  • Cedar Park High School 2008

2
Agenda
  • Registration process
  • Graduation requirements
  • Career Passports
  • Alternate opportunities
  • Pre-AP and AP course overview

3
Registration Step by Stepfor Current 10th-11th
Graders
  • Students receive Course Catalog and Four Year
    Plan in Social Studies class.
  • Counselors present information and answer
    questions late January and early February.
  • Students revise Four Year Plan to meet needs.
  • In mid-February students meet with counselor
    again in computer lab to finalize and input
    choices .

4
Registration Step by Stepfor Current 9th Graders
  • Students completed four year plans in ACE class
    in the Fall.
  • Students went over four year plans with parents
    and entered their choices for next year in the
    computer during their Student-Led Conference in
    January.
  • Students should see their counselor for any
    changes to their choices.

5
Registration Step by Stepfor Current 8th Graders
  • 8th grade counselors or high school counselors
    will present basic information to students along
    with a course catalog and choice sheet. (January
    15-18)
  • Parents should work with student to complete
    choice sheet.
  • Parents retain a copy of the choice sheet
    student returns a copy to Middle School.
  • CPHS counselors meet with Middle School students
    in computer lab to finalize and input choices the
    last week in January.

6
How Credits Work
  • 26 credits required for graduation
  • Each semester stands alone
  • 4 credits possible each semester
  • 3.5 credits for athletics, band, drill team
  • 32 total credits possible
  • 28 total possible for athletics and band
  • 29 total possible for Celebrities Drill Team

7
Credits for Promotion
  • To be promoted to the next grade, students must
    have
  • 5 Credits to be a Sophomore
  • 11 Credits to be a Junior
  • 18 Credits to be a Senior

8
Graduation Requirements Current 10th and 11th
Graders
  • 4 credits each of English and Social Studies
  • 3 credits each of Mathematics and Science
  • 2 credits of same Foreign Language
  • 1.5 credits of physical education
  • 1 credit each of Technology Applications and Fine
    Arts
  • .5 credit each of Communication Applications,
    Health and ACE
  • 26 credits total including electives

9
Graduation Requirements Current 8th and 9th
Graders
  • 4 credits each of English and Social Studies
  • 4 credits each of Mathematics and Science
  • 2 credits of same Foreign Language
  • 1.5 credits of physical education
  • 1 credit each of Technology Applications and Fine
    Arts
  • .5 credit each of Communication Applications,
    Health and ACE
  • 26 credits total including electives

10
Graduation Programs
  • Recommended Graduation Program
  • Distinguished Achievement Program
  • Requires third year of same foreign language
  • Requires four advanced measures.
  • Please see Course Catalog for specifics.

11
All students must pass all four sections of the
Exit Level (11th grade) TAKS test to graduate.
12
Early Graduation
  • The State of Texas offers 2,000 scholarship to
    state colleges or universities if student
    graduates in 36 calendar months.
  • Parent permission is required.
  • Student should see counselor for more
    information.

13
Other Opportunities to Advance
  • Leander ISD Summer School for acceleration
  • Online courses
  • Credit by Examination for acceleration
  • Alternative PE credit (outside of school
    trainingminimum 5 hours/week)
  • Austin Community College Early College Start
  • Information session Feb. 12

14
Career Passport
  • Documents that a student has successfully
    completed at least a three-course concentration
    within one of four career pathways
  • Designed to market
  • Student skills
  • Competencies and
  • Attributes to potential employers

15
Options to Explore at CPHS
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Internetworking Technology
  • AgriScience Courses
  • Business and Computer Technology Courses
  • Culinary Arts Restaurant Management
  • Hospitality Hotel Management
  • Biotechnology
  • Health Science Technology
  • Marketing
  • Broadcast Journalism

16
Courses and Programs unique to Vista Ridge High
School
  • American Sign Language
  • Engineering DesignProject Lead the Way
  • Veterinary Science Technology
  • Machining

17
Courses and Programs unique to Leander High
School
  • Cosmetology
  • Electronics
  • Electrical Trades
  • Air Force ROTC
  • American Sign Language
  • International Baccalaureate

18
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • The IB program is a demanding,
    pre-university course of study that leads to
    examinations accepted at universities in more
    than 100 countries.
  • Offered at Leander High School
  • Further information is available in the CPHS
    Library tonight during first breakout session.

19
Definition of Pre-AP Course
  • A high school level class which uses
    instructional strategies designed to prepare
    students for Advanced Placement and International
    Baccalaureate classes.
  • Offered in grades 9-12

20
Definition of an ADVANCED PLACEMENT Course
  • A college-level course, harder than pre-AP
  • Developed and supported by the College Board
  • Course content pre-determined to meet college
    standards
  • Offered in grades 10-12
  • Students are highly encouraged to take Advanced
    Placement exam for potential college credit

21
Advantages of Pre-AP/AP Courses
  • Study challenging material in greater depth, in
    classes with other motivated students
  • Prepare for the demands of college work
  • Potential to earn college credit (AP courses
    only)
  • Earn extra points in GPA

22
Possible Disadvantages of Pre-AP/AP
Courses
  • Course content is more difficult and will require
    more preparation time.
  • Student may make a lower grade than he or she is
    used to.
  • There is danger of overloading with students
    other commitments.

23
Time Management Tips
  • Student Speakers

24
What Are Colleges Looking For?
  • Students who
  • Take challenging courses and do well in them
  • Have a record of activities that shows the
    ability to balance commitments and manage time
  • Show leadership while pursuing their
    interestsquality, not quantity, counts!

25
Testing
  • PSATCPHS gives to all 10th and 11th graders
    during school day in October.
  • SAT and ACT assessmentsJuniors should take both
    in spring of Junior year. Most students re-take
    in fall of Senior year.
  • College Readiness tests (THEA, ASSET, COMPASS,
    etc.) must be taken or exempted before enrolling
    in college-level classes in Texas public colleges
    and universities.

26
Questions? Please see the counselors in the
Library tonight
27
Please leave your sign-in sheet (the last page of
your handout) at one of the exits
  • The first breakout session will being promptly.
  • Thank you for coming!
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