FOUR-YEAR PLANS. High School Graduation Plans Foundation High School Program with Endorsements. NBISD NGC September

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1 FOUR-YEAR PLANS High School Graduation Plans Foundation High School Program with Endorsements NBISD NGC September

2 High School Graduation Plans

3 High School Graduation Plans The Foundation High School Program (FHSP) with endorsements is the default graduation program for all Texas public school students. The FHSP with endorsements diploma plan requires students to earn at least 26 credits and consists of several parts. 3

4 Foundation Plan with Endorsements Diploma Foundation Plan (22 credits) - the core courses of the Texas high school diploma program Endorsements (4 or more additional credits) - acknowledgement(s) a student receives for completing the Foundation Plan and a series of student selected courses (electives) in a particular endorsement area 22 Foundation credits + 4 or more endorsement courses 26 or more credits and a diploma! Enhancements Distinguished Level of Achievement - notes completion of more advanced academic courses and an endorsement Performance Acknowledgment - notes outstanding achievement in specific areas 4

5 Foundation Plan The 22 credit Foundation Plan coursework includes: English language arts 4 credits Mathematics 3 credits Social studies 3 credits Science 3 credits Foreign language 2 credits Fine Arts 1 credit PE 1 credit Electives (includes speech and health) 5 credits 5

6 Endorsements To earn an endorsement, students must complete a) Foundation Plan coursework, b) an additional math credit, c) an additional science credit, and d) a coherent sequence of elective or Career and Technical Education courses (at least 4 credits) that meet the requirements for a specific endorsement. A student must earn at least 26 credits to earn an endorsement. 6

7 Foundation Plan with Endorsements Credit Requirements in New Braunfels ISD Course Requirements Foundation Plan Credits + Endorsement Credits = Total Foundation Plan Credit Requirements with an Endorsement English 4 4 Math Science Social Studies 3 3 Foreign Language 2 2 Fine Arts 1 1 PE 1 1 Health ½ ½ Speech ½ ½ Electives TOTAL 22 CREDITS 26 CREDITS

8 Endorsements Endorsement areas are made up of a series of related courses that are grouped together by interests or skills. Each endorsement area will provide students with in-depth knowledge of a subject area. New Braunfels ISD offers courses in five endorsement areas. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Business and Industry Arts and Humanities Public Services Multidisciplinary Studies 8

9 Business and Industry Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Business Management and Administration Public Service Education and Training Health Science Arts & Humanities Social Studies Languages Other Than English Finance Human Services Fine Arts Information Technology Marketing Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Communications NBISD Endorsements Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Military STEM Advanced Mathematics Advanced Science STEM with a CTE Focus Multidisciplinary Studies 4x4 Academic Advanced Academic CTE Courses are categorized into career clusters or areas of special interest for each endorsement area. 9

10 Recap What does it take to graduate and earn a diploma in a Texas public high school? 22 credits of Foundation coursework (required of all students) + 4 or more additional credits that (students select) that meet criteria for an endorsement 26 total credits (at least) 10

11 Earning Recognition for Achievements Distinguished Level of Achievement To earn Distinguished Level of Achievement, a student must meet the Foundation Program requirements and - earn a total of 4 credits in math including Algebra II, - earn a total of 4 credits in science, and - successfully complete at least one endorsement. 11

12 Earning Recognition for Achievements Distinguished Level of Achievement better preparation for college-level coursework (community and technical colleges and universities) more college and university options more financial aid options required for students competing for Top 10% automatic admission at any Texas state funded university 12

13 Earning Recognition for Achievements Performance Acknowledgments A student may earn Performance Acknowledgements for outstanding performance in a dual credit course, in bilingualism and biliteracy, on the PSAT, ACT-Plan, SAT, or ACT, or on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam. A student may also earn a Performance Acknowledgment for earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license. 13

14 Planning for Graduation Steps for Students 14

15 Planning for Graduation GRADE 8 All students must select an endorsement before they enter 9 TH grade. Students decisions will be documented on the Endorsement Declaration form. 15

16 Planning for graduation GRADE 9 Before the end of 9 TH grade, all students must develop a four-year plan of coursework that will lead to earning a diploma in the Foundation High School Plan with endorsement(s). Plans made in 8 th grade will be reviewed by students, parents, and a counselor. Students will make edits. Students and parents will sign the plan and return to the counselor. 16

17 Developing a Four-year Plan COMPLETE THE STEPS BELOW 1. Learn about available courses. Review resources describing courses available in NBISD. Talk to your teachers. 2. Review and edit four-year plans Return signed four-year plans to your geography teacher or to the counselors office. Make an appointment with Mrs. Cottle, CTE counselor, if you have any changes to your four-year plan. 17

18 Step One - Review resources describing courses available in NBISD. Use the course catalog to identify and read descriptions of courses offered in different academic and electives areas. 18

19 Step One - Review resources describing courses available in NBISD. Use the CTE Catalog to identify programs of study and to read CTE course descriptions. 19

20 Step Two: Review and edit four-year plans. Review courses recorded in your four-year plan. Receive a printout of your four-year plan. Review and edit the plan with your parent(s) or guardian(s). Sign and return plans to your geography teacher or counselors by November 15, Personal Profile for SAMPLE STUDENT Education Plan / Course Planner GRADE 8 TOTAL CREDITS:1.5 Code Course Credit Type Mark 0400 HS Alg I 0.5 Required Communications Applications (MS) 0.5 Elective Health 0.5 Elective 098 GRADE 9 Code Course Credit Type Mark ENGLISH I PreAP EOC 1 Required HUMAN GEOGRAPHY AP 1 Required GEOMETRY PreAP 1 Required BIOLOGY I PreAP EOC 1 Required FRENCH I 1 Elective ART I 1 Elective COLORGUARD (Fresh) 1 Elective GRADE 10 TOTAL CREDITS:7 TOTAL CREDITS:7 Code Course Credit Type Mark 1133 ENGLISH II PreAP EOC 1 Required 2123 World History PreAP 1 Required 3234 ALGEBRA II PreAP 1 Required 3723 CHEMISTRY I PreAP 1 Required 1543 FRENCH II PREAP 1 Elective 4121 GIRLS VOLLEYBALL II 1 Elective 6128 HUMAN GROWTH AND 1 Elective 20

21 Step Two: Review and edit four-year plans. Review courses recorded in your four-year plan.. SUBJECT AREA FOUNDATION PLAN W/ENDORSEMENT ENGLISH 4 MATH 4 SCIENCE 4 SOCIAL STUDIES 3 PE 1 FINE ARTS 1 FOREIGN LANGUAGE 2 ELECTIVES (including speech & health) TOTAL CREDITS 26 7 Personal Profile for SAMPLE STUDENT Education Plan / Course Planner GRADE 8 21 TOTAL CREDITS:1.5 Code Course Credit Type Mark 0400 HS Alg I 0.5 Required Communications Applications (MS) 0.5 Elective Health 0.5 Elective 098 GRADE 9 Code Course Credit Type Mark ENGLISH I PreAP EOC 1 Required HUMAN GEOGRAPHY AP 1 Required GEOMETRY PreAP 1 Required BIOLOGY I PreAP EOC 1 Required FRENCH I 1 Elective ART I 1 Elective COLORGUARD (Fresh) 1 Elective GRADE 10 TOTAL CREDITS:7 TOTAL CREDITS:7 Code Course Credit Type Mark 1133 ENGLISH II PreAP EOC 1 Required 2123 World History PreAP 1 Required 3234 ALGEBRA II PreAP 1 Required 3723 CHEMISTRY I PreAP 1 Required 1543 FRENCH II PREAP 1 Elective 4121 GIRLS VOLLEYBALL II 1 Elective 6128 HUMAN GROWTH AND 1 Elective

22 Step Two: Review and edit four-year plans. Personal Profile for SAMPLE STUDENT Education Plan / Course Planner GRADE 8 TOTAL CREDITS:1.5 Make edits to your four-year plan. Code Course Credit Type Mark 0400 HS Alg I 0.5 Required Communications Applications (MS) 0.5 Elective Health 0.5 Elective 098 GRADE 9 TOTAL CREDITS:7 Mark all changes to course selections by drawing a line through the course you wish to change and writing in your new course selection. Code Course Credit Type Mark ENGLISH I PreAP EOC 1 Required HUMAN GEOGRAPHY AP 1 Required GEOMETRY PreAP 1 Required BIOLOGY I PreAP EOC 1 Required FRENCH I 1 Elective ART I 1 Elective COLORGUARD (Fresh) 1 Elective GRADE 10 TOTAL CREDITS:7 Code Course Credit Type Mark 1133 ENGLISH II PreAP EOC 1 Required 2123 WORLD HISTORY PreAP 1 Required 3234 ALGEBRA II PreAP 1 Required 3723 CHEMISTRY I PreAP 1 Required 1543 FRENCH II PREAP 1 Elective World History AP 4121 Girls Volleyball II 1 Elective Psych AP / Soc 6128 HUMAN GROWTH AND 1 Elective 22

23 Step Two: Review and edit four-year plans. GRADE 11 TOTAL CREDITS:7 Code Course Credit Type Mark 1213 ENGLISH III PreAP 1 Required 2223 U.S. HISTORY PreAP EOC 1 Required Sign and return your four-year plan. Add parent or guardian signature and student signature. Record your endorsement selection on the bottom of the four-year plan ALGEBRA II PreAP 1 Required 3553 PHYSICS I PreAP 1 Required 4122 Girls Volleyball III 1 Elective 6463 INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES 2 Elective GRADE 12 French III TOTAL CREDITS:7 Code Course Credit Type Mark 1313 ENGLISH IV 1 Required 3343 PRECALCULUS 1 Required 3663 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 0.5 Required 2320 U.S. GOVERNMENT 0.5 Elective 2330 ECONOMICS 0.5 Elective 3663 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 0.5 Elective 4123 Girls Volleyball IV PRACTICUM IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING Student Signature: Elective 2 Elective French IV Parent Signature: Teacher / Advisor Signature: Business & Industry Public Service Arts & Humanities Endorsement (check one) STEM Multidisciplinary 23

24 Step Three - Return signed four-year plans. - Return your reviewed four-year plans to your geography teacher or to the counselors office. - Make sure that you and your parent(s) or guardian have - marked all edits, - checked one endorsement area, and - signed the four-year plan. Return to your signed four-year plan by November 15,

25 Step Four - Make an appointment to see the counselor if you have any changes to your four-year plan. If you are changing your endorsement or are making any changes to courses listed on your four-year plan, you must schedule an appointment to meet with the CTE counselor. To schedule an appointment to meet with the CTE counselor, go to ngc4yearplan.youcanbook.me Parents are welcome to schedule a time to visit with the counselor. 25

26 Step Four - Make an appointment to see the counselor if you have any changes to your four-year plan. 26

27 Step Four - Make an appointment to see the counselor if you have any changes to your four-year plan. Remember that changes made to course selections could affect eligibility for an endorsement or for meeting the requirements of Distinguished Level of Achievement. - If in doubt, contact your counselor. - Do not make changes in Career Cruising without contacting your counselor. - Students may change their endorsement selection but should do so only under advisement from their counselor. 27

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33 CTE Counselor New Braunfels ISD Ninth Grade Center Lisa Cottle (830) Contact Mrs. Cottle, CTE counselor, if you wish to make an appointment to review your four-year plan. It is the policy of the New Braunfels Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. New Braunfels Independent School District will take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator Kathy Kenney at 430 W. Mill St., New Braunfels, Texas, , and/or Section 504 Coordinator Clay Gillentine at 430 W. Mill St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130, , 33