Foundation High School Graduation Program

Foundation High School Graduation Program

FBISD Graduation and Career Planning Parent Night Spring 2016 Welcome! The purpose of this presentation is to assist students and parents in planning for course selection for the 2016-2017 school year. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to: Refer to the FBISD Course Guide for more detailed information. Contact building counselors for questions and additional guidance.

Class of 2017 Graduation Plans Distinguished Level of Achievement 26 credits Recommended Graduation Plan 26 credits Minimum or Foundation Only Graduation Plan 22 credits PLUS - Scoring Satisfactory on the 5 End of Course Exams (STAAR/EOC): Algebra 1, Biology, English 1, English 2, and US History Class of 2017 Graduation Requirements 4 credits in each: English, Math, Science and Social Studies 1 semester (0.5 credit) each: Health & Professional Communications (speech) 1 credit each: Fine Art and PE 2 credits: World Language 5 credits: Electives Class of 2018 & 2019

Graduation Plans Distinguished Level of Achievement 26 credits Foundation + Endorsements 26 credits Foundation Only 22 credits PLUS - Scoring Satisfactory on the 5 End of Course Exams (STAAR/EOC): Algebra 1, Biology, English 1, English 2, and US History Fort Bend Independent School District Distinguished Level of Achievement Graduation Plan 26 credits Student must fulfill the Graduation requirements of at least one of the five Endorsements below and successfully complete Algebra II . *Foundation + Endorsement Graduation Plan 26 credits STEM Business & Industry

Public Service Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary Studies 4 English ELA I, II, III & one advanced English 4 English ELA I, II, III & one advanced English 4 English ELA I, II, III & one advanced English 4 English ELA I, II, III & one advanced English

4 English ELA I, II, III & one advanced English 4 Math - Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II & one advanced math 4 Math - Algebra I, Geometry & two advanced math 4 Math - Algebra I, Geometry & two advanced math 4 Math - Algebra I, Geometry & two advanced math

4 Math - Algebra I, Geometry & two advanced math 4 Science - Biology, IPC or Chemistry or Physics & two advanced science 4 Science - Biology, IPC or Chemistry or Physics & two advanced science 4 Science - Biology, IPC or Chemistry or Physics & two advanced science 3 Social Studies - World Geo 3 Social Studies - World Geo or World Hist, US Hist,

or World Hist, US Hist, Govt (.5) & Eco (.5) Govt (.5) & Eco (.5) 3 Social Studies - World Geo or World Hist, US Hist, Govt (.5) & Eco (.5) 3 Social Studies - World Geo or World Hist, US Hist, Govt (.5) & Eco (.5) 3 Social Studies - World Geo or World Hist, US Hist, Govt (.5) & Eco (.5) 2 LOTE, 1 PE, 1 Fine Art,

.5 health/.5 speech, 6 electives* 2 LOTE, 1 PE, 1 Fine Art, .5 health/.5 speech 6 electives * 2 L OTE, 1 PE, 1 Fine Art, .5 health/.5 speech, 6 electives* 2 LOTE, 1 PE, 1 Fine Art, .5 health/.5 speech 6 electives* 4 Science - Biology, Chemistry, Physics &

one advanced science 4 Science - Biology, IPC or Chemistry or Physics & two advanced science 2 LOTE, 1 PE, 1 Fine Art, .5 health/ .5 speech, 6 electives * *Specific elective requirements vary by endorsement. Foundation Graduation Plan 22 credits 4 English ELA I - III & one advanced 3 Science - Biology, IPC or Chem. or Physics & one advanced 3 Math - Algebra I, Geometry & one advanced 3 Social Studies - World Geography or World History,

US History, Government (.5) & Economics (.5) 2 LOTE or Computer Programming 1 Physical Education 1 Fine Arts .5 Health / .5 Speech 4 Elective Credits *This is an overview of the Foundation + Endorsement Graduation Plans. Please see next page(s) for the specific requirements of each Endorsement. Course Information Math Sequencing: Alg 1, Geometry, Alg 2, PreCal, Calculus or Statistics Alg 1, Geometry, MMA, Alg 2 Alg 1, Geometry, Alg 2, AQR or PreCollege Math Science notes:

IPC (Integrated Physics and Chemistry) is a year of science credit and is beneficial to students who struggle in math if taken prior to Chemistry and Physics Some upper level science classes require students to complete lab time outside of the school day. PreAP and AP classes may have summer reading/project requirements Course Requirements: Endorsements The endorsement, and any changes, must be indicated in writing and signed by the parent. Endorsements: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Who?: Students considering a career in engineering or

computer science, and those who enjoy and are energized by math, science, design, and problem solving. Careers: Robotics Technician Medical Researcher Engineer Biochemist Microbiologist Environmentalist Endorsements: Business and Industry Who?: Students interested in

agriculture, business, accounting, digital graphics, and architecture. Careers: Aircraft Controller Interior Designer Electrician Chef Architect Endorsements: Public Services Who?: Social Worker

Students who love helping Fire Fighter others and are interested in Private Investigator law enforcement, fire Animal Control Worker fighting, education, the military, or government. Mental Health Counselor Careers: Teacher Endorsements: Arts and Humanities Who?: Students interested in the fine arts, world languages, and social studies.

Careers: Actor Movie Director Translator Ambassador Musician Endorsements: Multidisciplinary Provides students an opportunity to earn an Endorsement from courses taken from multiple subject areas and/or Endorsements 4 AP or Dual Credit Core Subjects 4 X 4 Core Subjects Combination of CTE or Tech Apps from different Endorsements

Endorsements Specific course requirements vary by Endorsement Refer to the Chart Your Course Guide for more detailed info: Specific graduation requirements for each Endorsement All available Pathways by campus Sample Four Year Plans Distinguished Level of Achievement (DLA) Class of 2018 & 2019 A Distinguished Level of Achievement (DLA) may be earned through successful completion of: All requirements for the Foundation High School Program, plus The requirements of at least one endorsement, including Algebra II among the four required math credits, and

A fourth science credit A student must graduate with a Distinguished Level of Achievement (DLA) to be considered for the Top 10% and eligibility for automatic admission to a Texas public college or university. Performance Acknowledgments Performance Acknowledgements may be earned in one or more of the following categories: AP test score of 3 or above; IB test score of 4 or above (transfer students only as the International Baccalaureate program is not available in FBISD); Qualifying PSAT score based on the 11th grade test; SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1250 or above; ACT composite score of 28 or above; College course with a final grade of A or B (3.0 or above); Bilingualism and bi-literacy; and Earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or

license. Testing Requirements Students must pass the following assessments in order to graduate: 5 End-of-Course Tests (EOC) Algebra I Biology English I English II U.S. History Substitution Tests AP, PLAN, PSAT/SAT, ACT Course Selection Counselors met with students through English classes this week to review PSAT

score reporting and course selection. Online course selection via Family Access: Feb 1 24. Counselors will be available in February during lunch periods to assist students. Dates to Remember The course selection window is February 1 24, 2016 Course Selection Worksheet is due to the students English teacher by February 12, 2016 Questions? Thank you for attending!

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