EDUCATIONAL PLANNING. Revised 10/24/2018

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1 EDUCATIONAL PLANNING Revised 10/24/2018

2 Other High School Options Recruitment will occur in fall of Please see your Middle School Counselor for an application Earn an Associate s Degree with free Dual Credit 7 CTE areas Business, OSET, Machining, Welding, Criminal Justice, Energy Tech, Culinary Arts Located at Odessa College LRC Building No traveling is allowed to OHS/PHS for band, sports, music, etc. Earn up to 60 hours dual credit toward Associate's Degree Free Dual Credit Includes any Degree Area planning Located on the Odessa College campus No traveling is allowed to OHS/PHS for band, sports, music, etc. All-academic college-prep high school Designed to equip students with 21st century skills Project-based learning & Dual Credit Opportunities Traveling allowed for all UIL sports and some CTE pathways

3 Preparing For Graduation Career Technology Career Fair and Career Assessment Endorsement Video and selection of Endorsement area Graduation requirements presented to students Creation of 4-year plan and Personal Graduation Plan (9 th 12 th ) Each year students and parents will review 4 year plans and make adjustments as needed through Personal Graduation Plans

4 Foundation Plan with Endorsements 26 Credits 4 English 4 Math 4 Science 4 Social Studies 2 Foreign Language 1 Fine Arts.5 Speech 5.5 Electives 1 PE

5 English English Credits English I English II English III An additional English course = 4 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

6 Math Credits Algebra I MATHEMATICS After successful completion of Algebra I content: Geometry Algebra II (Student and parent may opt out of Algebra II and the Distinguished Plan after completing Algebra I and Geometry.) One additional math course = 4 MATH CREDITS

7 Science Credits SCIENCE IPC Biology Can start with 9 th grade Biology if Passed 8 th Grade STAAR AND STEM endorsement OR Choose Biology Two additional science courses (Physics or Chemistry are suggested) = 4 SCIENCE CREDITS

8 SOCIAL STUDIES (ECISD REQUIRES ALL 4 FOR ALL GRADUATION PLANS) World Geography World History US History US Government (½ credit) Economics (½ credit) = 4 SOCIAL STUDIES CREDITS

9 Languages Other Than English 2 credits in the same language Ave! Spanish French Latin German Chinese (GT online only) Computer Science ASL

10 FINE ARTS One Credit Band Choir Orchestra Guitar Harp Art Theatre Dance Floral Design Fashion Design If teacher is certified in Art: Animation

11 SPEECH ½ credit from either: Communication Applications (Dual) OR Professional Communication (CTE) Embedded credit may be given for AVID, Debate or other courses depending on teacher certification

12 PHYSICAL EDUCATION One Credit PE Athletics ROTC Marching Band Approved Off-Campus PE Substitutions One year only o Dance o Cheerleading

13 Distinguished ALL STUDENTS Required for top 10% for automatic college admission Requires 4 Math credits to include Algebra II Requires 4 science credits Requires completion of at least 1 endorsement

14 Endorsement (you choose) STEM Foundation Plan Distinguished All Students BUSINESS PUBLIC SERVICES ARTS & HUMANITIES MULTIDISCIPLINARY 26 Credits

15 Endorsements Mandated for all students entering 9 th grade MUST specify in writing upon entering the 9 th grade CAN have more than 1 endorsement CAN be changed with parent signature!

16 STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Math) Engineering (Project Lead the Way) 5 Science 5 Math Electronics/ Energy Tech At Odessa College BioMedical Science (PHS only) Computer Science Robotics

17 Business & Industry Animation Audio/Video Production At NTO Graphic Design Fashion Design At NTO Internetworking Technology (Cisco) At Odessa College Occupational Safety & Environment al Tech (OSET) At Odessa College Culinary Arts At NTO

18 Business & Industry Agriculture Agriculture Business Business Newspaper Yearbook Debate Animals At Ag Farm Plants At Ag Farm Management Finance& Accounting

19 Business & Industry Construction At Frost Technical Center Welding At Frost Technical Center Auto Technology At Frost Technical Center Auto Collision & Repair At Frost Technical Center Diesel Tech At Frost Technical Center

20 Public Service Health Sciences At NTO Pharmacy Technician At NTO Certified Nurses Assistant At Odessa College Licensed Vocational Nurse At Odessa College Emergency Medical Technician At Odessa College Fire Fighter At Odessa College

21 Public Service Criminal Justice At Odessa College Forensics (CSI) At Odessa College Cosmetology At Odessa College Teaching At NTO and UTPB Early Childhood At NTO JROTC

22 Arts & Humanities Art 4 credits Dance 4 credits Theater 4 credits Music 4 credits

23 Arts & Humanities Languages other than English 4 credits of the same language Languages other than English 2 credits of one language and 2 credits of another English 4 elective credits Social Studies 5 credits

24 Multidisciplinary 4 Advanced Courses from one or more endorsement areas 4 credits in each of 4 core areas including: English IV AND Chemistry or Physics 4 credits in AP, IB or Dual in: English Math Science Social Studies LOTE Fine Arts

25 Courses that require approval for first-time participation: Athletics AVID Dual Credit /Early Admission Gifted/Talented (G/T) International Baccalaureate (IB) OHS

26 AVID ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION College preparatory elective course Academic instruction for rigorous classes Tutorial support twice weekly during class Motivational activities weekly Application Process

27 Performance Acknowledgments On Academic Achievement Record (transcript) Earned by a student for outstanding performance: Dual Credit Designation PSAT/ACT-Plan/ACT/SAT, other college entrance exams Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Business & Industry Certification or Licensure Bilingualism and Bi-literacy Bilingualism and Bi-literacy for English Language Learners

28 How to Read a Transcript STAAR EOC Algebra 1 Biology US History English 1 and 2 Course Category for Graduation Requirements Designation for weighted courses Credit removed due to lack of Attendance M=Fall N=Spring GPA and Class Rank CREDITS

29 GRADE CLASSIFICATION Classification is based on credits earned by the start of the school year. FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE JUNIOR SENIOR 0 CREDITS 6 CREDITS 12 CREDITS 18 CREDITS AND INTENT TO GRADUATE

30 Additional Information All Students (and their parents) Should Know.. Must Pass Courses With 70 Or Higher to Receive Credit and 90% Attendance Is Mandatory Full year courses are averaged if taken in the same school year.

31 GPA Weights Core Math, Science, Social Studies, English that can count toward core graduation requirements. LOTE Language Other Than English IB International Baccalaureate is only at OHS and you must apply General Core & LOTE Courses 4.0 GPA Weight Dual Core & LOTE Pre-IB and Pre-AP Core & LOTE 4.5 GPA Weight AP Core and LOTE ALL IB Courses 5.0 GPA Weight Other elective courses will not affect your GPA. You can stay in fine arts, sports, and CTE electives courses

32 Texas Scholars Program To Qualify, Students Must: Maintain a 2.75 grade point average, Complete the Recommended, Distinguished Achievement Program or Foundation with Endorsement Graduation Plan Volunteer at least 50 hours of community service by senior year Community Service Requirements: 9 th grade - 5 hours 10 th grade - 10 hours 11 th grade - 15 hours 12 th grade - 20 hours (can make up hours from previous years) /TexasScholars.html

33 TxVSN Texas Virtual School Network Online High School, Dual, Advanced Placement Courses for acceleration Also offers full-time online schools Network of providers up to $400 per course For more information, see See your school counselor for more information

34 Go to the ECISD Counseling Department s website: Course Description Guide UIL List Toolkit for Graduation Endorsement Video and Power Point Questions????? Please contact your Professional School Counselor