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Title: Kingwood Park High School


1
  • Kingwood Park High School
  • Counselor Information Night
  • Monday, 9/29/2014

2
Kingwood Park High School
  • Principal Lisa Drabing
  • Associate Principal Brian Johnson
  • Counselor/AP House Teams
  • Alpha A-D Caren Barnes Alan Corman
  • Alpha E-K Tim Hurlbert Jamie DeBorde
  • Alpha L-P Kim Young Wes Solomon
  • Alpha Q-Z Lisa Mosely Amy Wallace

3
GRADUATION PLANS
  • Students in Co-Hort 2015, 2016 and 2017 (Current
    10, 11, 12th graders) have the option of
    graduating on one of 4 graduation plans
  • Distinguished Plan
  • Recommended Plan
  • FHSP Endorsement
  • FHSP Distinguished Level of Achievement

4
GRADUATION PLANS
  • Distinguished Plan
  • Recommended Plan
  • FHSP Endorsements
  • FHSP Distinguished Level of Achievement
  • Unless otherwise indicated or provisions have
    been made by you and your childs counselor,
    current 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are placed
    on the 26 credit Recommended Plan
  • Or Distinguished Plan if child qualifies

5
Lets Focus on the First 2 Options
  • Distinguished
  • Recommended
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 Grads
  • 26 Credits
  • 4.5 Electives
  • 3 years of foreign language
  • 4 Advanced Measures
  • Meet level III on STAAR standards
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 Grads
  • 26 Credits
  • 5.5 Electives
  • 2 years of foreign language
  • Meet level II on STAAR standards

6
Lets Focus on the First 2 Options
  • Distinguished
  • Recommended
  • English 4 Credits
  • Math 4 Credits
  • SS 4 Credits
  • Science 4 Credits
  • Fine Art 1 Credit
  • PE 1 Credit
  • Foreign Language
  • 3 Credits
  • Electives 5.5 Credits
  • English 4 Credits
  • Math 4 Credits
  • SS 4 Credits
  • Science 4 Credits
  • Fine Art 1 Credit
  • PE 1 Credit
  • Foreign Language
  • 3 Credits
  • Electives 4.5 Credits

7
Now Lets Focus on the other 2 Options
  • FHSP (Foundation High School Plan) Endorsement
    AND FHSP Distinguished
  • The purpose of these 2 additional graduation
    plans is to.
  • Instill flexibility in public education by
    enabling students to either pursue a traditional
    path into colleges and universities or move
    directly into the workforce (ex. Welding,
    Cosmetology certifications)
  • Allow Students to earn one of 5 endorsements
    within this plan. (Public Administration, Arts
    and Humanities, Multi-Disciplinary, STEM and
    Business Administration).

8
Now Lets Focus on the Other 2 Options
  • FHSP Endorsement
  • FHSP Distinguished
  • Optional 2015, 2016, 2017 Grads
  • NOT optional for 2018 Grads and beyond
  • 26 Credits
  • Must earn endorsement
  • Optional 2015, 2016, 2017 Grads
  • NOT option for 2018 Grads and beyond
  • 26 Credits
  • Must earn an endorsement
  • Math must consist of at least Algebra 2
  • Eligible for top 10 automatic admission

9
Whats an Endorsement?
  • Students will be required to earn an endorsement
    in the one of the following areas
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Business and Industry
  • Public Services
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • An endorsement is essentially a sequence of
    courses in a career cluster that will better
    prepare our students for a career they are
    potentially interested

10
Whats an Endorsement?
  • For Example
  • A student wanting to be a welder will earn a
    Business and Industry endorsement and complete
    the following sequence of courses
  • 9th Grade Principles of Agriculture
  • 10th Grade Principles of Architecture and
    Construction
  • 11th Grade Welding
  • 12th Grade Welding II

11
So Whats the Best Option?
  • One is not necessarily better than the other but
    the FHSP option does provide some flexibility in
    a students schedule.
  • Examples
  • Three Social Studies options instead of four to
    encourage students to take classes that pertain
    to their career pathway
  • Biology and 3 advanced sciences instead of
    Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to encourage
    students to take sciences that may pertain to
    their career pathway

12
  • Required Assessments For Class of 2015 , 2016
    2017 and Beyond
  • English I
  • English II
  • Algebra I
  • US History
  • Biology
  • All students must meet at least the level two
    standard on all 5 EOCs to meet graduation
    requirements. Retests are in December, July, and
    taken with the Spring Administration.

13
Bridges Access
  • www.bridges.com
  • Username humble student ID (ex humble123456)
  • Password student ID
  • Parents can set up
  • accounts too!

14
Four Year Plan on www.Bridges.com
  • Go with your child to www.bridges.com
  • Review their choice of career area
  • Review their classes selected for next year
  • Course requests are uploaded from plans

15
Course Basics
  • Select enough courses to fill 7 periods
  • Use a combination of year-long and/or
    semester-long courses
  • Consider graduation requirements (foreign
    language, fine art, PE, speech and electives)
  • Consider their career goals
  • Find pre-requisites
  • Students receive 0.5 credits a semester for each
    class
  • they successfully pass
  • If two semesters average to a 70 the student
    will receive
  • 1 full year of credit

16
Classes to Consider
  • Options for Speech credit
  • Communication Applications, Teen Leadership,
    Debate, AVID, Professional Communications
  • Options for Fine Art credit
  • Art I, Dance, Band, Choir, Orchestra,
    Theatre, Tech Theatre, Floral Design
  • Options for PE credit
  • Athletics, Aerobics, Team Sports, Individual
    Sports, Foundations of Personal Fitness, Cheer
    (Tryout Required), Band, ROTC, Dance I
  • Introductions to career areas and pre-requisites
  • Principles of

17
Career and Technology Classes
  The following courses are designed to prepare
students for specific career and college programs
of study in career clusters such as
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections Security
  • Marketing, Sales Service
  • Manufacturing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution Logistics

18
HISD Online Course Guide
  • Graduation Plans
  • Grade Point Equivalencies
  • GPA Explanation
  • Award of Credit
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Recommended Course Placement
  • Course Descriptions
  • Electives listed by Career Pathways

19
You can find the course guide by
  • Logging onto Kingwood Park High School
    Website
  • Click on the Our School tab
  • Click on Counselors
  • Click on and proceed to Course Selection Guide

20
Course Guide
  • Humble Independent School District
  • High School Course Guide
  • 2013-2014

21
Important Information
  • Counselors will be talking to students about
    their course selection through Bridges on
    _______
  • Confirmation of Course Selections for 2015-2016
    will be given to students on _____
  • How to make changes
  • 1. Update Bridges 4 year plan.
  • 2. Print copy of 4 year plan.
  • 3. Give to counselor to make a change.

22
Schedule Change Policy
  • Last day for elective changes is ________
  • During the school year, a student may request a
    change in course level only at certain times of
    the semester according to District policy.
  • Before a change in level request can be made
  • Student, parent(s), and teacher must conference
  • No missing assignments and must attend tutorials

23
Credit Options
  • Average to Pass (Best Option!)
  • Humble ISD Summer School
  • On Campus Credit Recovery
  • GRAD - Night School (Seniors Only)
  • Texas Virtual School
  • Texas Tech Correspondence Course
  • Texas Tech Credit By Exam
  • Retrieval- 70 (40)
  • Acceleration- 80 (Free)
  • Retake Course

24
Why Take Pre-AP/AP?
  • 4 year college graduation rates
  • No AP courses 29
  • 1 AP course 45
  • 2 or more 61
  • College Readiness
  • Save
  • AVG SAT Scores
  • No AP Courses 1414
  • 1 or more 1707

25
Recommendations
  • 80 in previous honors course
  • 90 in previous level course
  • Start early
  • Know your student

26
The Importance of The PSAT
  • Sophomore Year
  • Free practice for the SAT
  • Receive feedback on strengths and weaknesses
  • Estimate of performance on SAT
  • Junior Year
  • Can qualify for National Merit Scholarships
  • Additional practice for SAT
  • Must test - will take ASVAB if not registered

27
College Admissions Testing
  • SAT www.collegeboard.org
  • Tests Critical Reading, Math, and Writing
  • Penalizes for guessing! Dont answer unless you
    know!
  • Perfect score 2400 (800 for each section)
  • Student strong in Reading and Writing do best!
  • ACT www.actstudent.org
  • Tests Reading, English, Math, Science (writing
    optional)
  • No penalty for guessing. Answer every question!
  • Perfect score 36 (Average of all three sections)
  • Students strong in Math and Science do best!
  • MOST COLLEGES WILL ACCEPT EITHER!

28
How to prepare for PSAT/SAT/ACT
  • Free Kaplan Course (299 value)
  • TestGear through Bridges (Free!)
  • Collegeboard.org Free Online Practice
  • College Board tutors provided by District for
    high scoring Sophomores (PSAT only)
  • See your counselor for additional resources

29
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
  • Top 4 criteria colleges consider
  • 1 Grades in AP/Dual classes
  • 2 Rigor of High School Curriculum
  • 3 SAT or ACT scores
  • 4 GPA and class rank
  • Additional considerations
  • Awards/Achievements
  • Community Service
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Letters of Recommendations

30
Pass/Fail
  • Beyond Graduation Requirements
  • Course grades are not included in GPA
  • Eligibility is still based on course grade
  • Advantageous for only small of students
  • Conference with your counselor before
    deciding
  • Deadline is one week after first report card
  • Must apply for each semester

31
Dual Credit Basics
  • All Dual Credit courses
  • Are dependent upon enrollment and teacher
    availability.
  • Require college placement scores (TSI) in
    reading, writing, and math (if attempting to do a
    math, science or economics)
  • Are accepted at most Texas state universities.
  • Acceptable tests include
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • 3. Please review the TSI handout for additional
    exemptions.
  • Dual Credit students must
  • First apply online to Lonestar College-
  • Fill out an Exceptional Admissions form with
    parent, student, and high school counselor
    signatures
  • Complete forms obtained from Celie Herbst, Dual
    Credit Liaison
  • Test in March or April at Lonestar College and
    bring scores to KPHS
  • Follow college guidelines when dropping a dual
    credit course.

32
District Dual Credit Offerings (subject to change
and dependent on staffing)
English 4 Pre-Calculus AB or BC Calculus AB or
BC Spanish/French 3 Spanish/French 4 US
History (online) Psychology (online) Government
(online) Economics (online)
33
Dual Credit Contact
Mrs. Herbst is the liaison for Dual
Credit. Celia.Herbst_at_humble.k12.tx.us 281-641-6779
34
Athletic Considerations
  • Only one athletic period at a time.
  • There are tryouts for most sports.
  • Some athletic programs begin in the summer
    Check athletics page on website towards end of
    year.
  • (Ex Football, Cross Country Volleyball.)
  • If you do not make the team, you will be placed
    in PE.
  • All athletics require a PHYSICAL EXAM every year.

35
Thank you! The counselors will be available
after the presentation for individual questions.
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