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1 HOUSE BILL 5 Changes for School Year As of 2/13/14

2 CHS GRADUATION PLANS OLD VS. NEW Minimum High School Program (MHSP) (24 Credits)* Recommended High School Program (RHSP) (26 Credits) Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) (26 Credits) Foundation High School Program (FHSP) (24 Credits)* FHSP with Endorsements (26 Credits) Distinguished Level of Achievement (DLA) (26 Credits) *TEA requires only 22 credits

3 CHS FHSP WITH ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS Foundation Plan 4 English 3 Math 3 Science 3 Social Studies 1 PE 2 Languages 1 Fine Arts Electives Profession Communication (.5) Personal Financial Literacy (.5) 22 CREDITS Endorsement Classes under following Endorsements: Arts & Humanities Business & Industry Public Services STEM Multidisciplinary 4 CREDITS 26 Credits to Graduate

4 ADVANCED With in the foundation programs the term advanced refers to next in a sequence NOT to be confused with Advanced Placement courses.

5 FHSP ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 4 Credits English I/Pre AP English II/Pre AP English III/AP Advanced English Options for Advanced English Credit English IV/AP Dual Credit English IV Literary Genres Creative Writing Research & Technical Writing

6 FHSP MATHEMATICS 3 Credits Algebra I Geometry Advanced Math Options for Advanced Math Credit Mathematical Models with Applications Algebra II Pre-Calculus AQR Calculus AP Computer Science AP

7 FHSP SCIENCE 3 Credits Biology/Pre AP IPC or 1 st Advance Science* Advanced Science Options for Advanced Science Credit Chemistry/AP* Physics/AP* Astronomy Anatomy & Physiology Forensic Science Environmental Science Earth & Space Science

8 FHSP SOCIAL STUDIES 3 Credits World Geography US History Pre AP/AP US Government (.5) Economics (.5) US History, Government, Economics will be offered for Dual Credit to juniors and seniors

9 PERSONAL GRADUATION PLAN (PGP) WITH ENDORSEMENT Seen as an advisement tool for students, parents and counselors. It is a map for college and career readiness aligned to an occupational experience. The personal graduation plan is a working document used by counselors to tract student completion of graduation requirements. graduation plan is an opportunity for students and counselors to meet individual needs.

10 WHAT ARE ENDORSEMENTS? Targeted area of study Much as a student would pick a major in college The new option for an endorsement requires a student to earn a total of 26 total credits in a targeted area of study for high school graduation. 5 Endorsement Areas: STEM Public Services Business & Industry Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary (Required of all Texas High Schools)

11 STEM SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH Career Interests: Computer Programming Technology Engineering/Robotics Architect Forensics Analyst Pre-Med Computer Software Engineer Video Game Developer

12 PUBLIC SERVICE Career Interests: Law Enforcement Firefighter Teacher School Counselor Social Worker Event Planner Hotel Manager Wedding Planner Occupational Therapist Chiropractor

13 BUSINESS & INDUSTRY Career Interests: Carpenter Bank Manager Construction Manager Public Relations HVAC Tech Marketing Specialist Welder Landscape Designer Audio-Visual Tech Ag. Crop Farm Manager Set Designer Ag. Engineer Special Effects Tech Livestock Producer Account Manager Crane Operator Home Inspector

14 ARTS & HUMANITIES Career Interests: Musician Director Recording Engineer Sound Designer Costume Designer Theater Teacher Advertising Interior Decorator Pre Law Public Affairs Mediator Translator Writer Missionary Photographer Dance Therapist Counselor Social Worker Human Recourses Manager

15 MULTIDISCIPLINARY Career Interests: general studies Current Recommended plan

16 PERFORMANCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Replacing Distinguished Achievement Dual Credit Courses 1. Minimum 12 hrs. 2. GPA for 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale AP Test 1. Score 3 or higher on a College Board advance placement test PSAT/SAT/ACT/ACT-PLAN 1. Qualifying score for PSAT 2. ACT-PLAN: Receive College Readiness benchmark score on at least two of the 4 subject test 3. SAT: Combine score of ACT: Composite score of 28 Bilingual/Biliteracy Option also available

17 TOP 10% AUTOMATIC ADMISSION Must earn credit for Algebra II or Meeting Performance Requirements on College Readiness Assessments

18 MAJOR CHANGES Requirements Incoming 9 th grade students must indicate in writing an endorsement to be included on their Personal Graduation Plan (PGP). Students may choose at any time to earn an endorsement other than the endorsement the student previously indicated

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