Why is 9th grade important for my future?

Why is 9th grade important for my future?

Navigating High School and beyond Presented by Clements Counselors Graduation Requirements Foundation only 22 credits Foundation + Endorsement 26 credits Distinguished levels of Achievement 26 credits What is a Credit? A full year course will earn you 1 credit (1 credit awarded at the end of the year)

Ex. English 1, Geometry A semester course will earn you a credit ( credit awarded at the end of the semester) Ex. Health, Professional Communications (Speech) Classification of students Required Courses for Distinguished Levels of Achievement Graduation per FBISD

English4 credits Math4 credits Science4 credits Social Studies3 credits (recommend 4) PE 1 credit Fine Arts 1 credit World Language 2 credits (same language) Health (.5) & Professional Communication

(.5) Electives 6 credits Required Core Courses: English- 4 Credits English I English II English III

English IV Required Core Courses for : Math Algebra I Geometry

Algebra 2 ( required for STEM) Advanced Measures Science Biology Chemistry or Physics or IPC 2 credits in Advanced Science

Many universities require both Chemistry and Physics( required for STEM endorsement) Social Studies World Geography World History US History

Government State only requires 3 Social Studies credits, but FBISD recommends 4 (1/2 credit) / Economics (1/2 credit)

World Language 2 credits in the SAME World Language or computer science Fine Arts 1 Credit Must be full credit of one of the following: Choir Band Orchestra Dance (FA) Theatre Arts

Art Floral Design Physical Education 1 Credit Credit can be obtained from the following: P.E. Team Sports and P.E. Individual Sports Athletics Marching Band (Fall semester only) JROTC Dance (PE) Cheerleading (Fall semester only)

Health & Professional Communications Health Education Class credit/one semester class Professional Communications(Speech) Credit / one semester class Grade point scale: 6.0 scale (Classes of 2017, 2018) 100 point GPA Scale

class of 2019 and beyond 100 point GPA Scale GPA- Exempt courses Pre-AP/Honors /AP Courses (Advanced Placement)

Willing to accept higher academic standards Mature enough to work independently Motivated to begin advanced academic curriculum Required to complete summer assignments prior to 1st day of school Dual Credit Electives Available for 9th Grade Not all electives are listed refer to FBISD Course Guide Agriculture Business, Marketing & Finance

Debate I (participation in camps/tournaments not required) Journalism JROTC (waives PE credit) Principles of Health Science (will NOT replace Health credit) Engineering Technology 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 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 Multidisciplinary Studies 4 English ELA I, II, III & one advanced English

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 Business & Industry 4 English ELA I, II, III &

one advanced English 4 Math - Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II & one advanced math Public Service Arts & Humanities 4 Science - Biology, Chemistry, Physics & one advanced science 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 4 Science - Biology, IPC or Chemistry or Physics & two advanced science 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) 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*

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 Programming 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, 2 LOTE or Computer 1 Physical Education

1 Fine Arts .5 Health / .5 Speech Endorsements: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Who?: Careers: Career in engineering Robotics Technician computer science Computer Programmer Medical Researcher Strength in math, Engineer science, design, and Biochemist

problem solving. Microbiologist Environmentalist Endorsements: Business and Industry Who?: Interested in agriculture, business, accounting, graphics, architecture. Accountant Aircraft Controller

Interior Designer Electrician Chef Architect Endorsements: Public Services Who?: Interested in law enforcement, fire fighting, education, the military, or government Careers:

Teacher Social Worker Fire Fighter Private Investigator Animal Control Worker Mental Health Counselor Endorsements: Arts and Humanities Who?: 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 Extra-Curricular Clubs / Athletics Over 100 clubs and organizations at Clements Open House/Club NightSept 2017 Colleges like to see participation on applications Meet new friends and have a sense of belonging

Boosts school spirit Create a 4 Year Plan Refer to the FBISD Course Guide for more detailed information. http:// www.fortbendisd.com/Page/984 Online learning by district approved provides and distance learning may be available for some courses.

Skyward Family Access Course Requests 2017-2018 Students will pick their course requests for the 2017-2018 school year online with Family Access. Begin by going to the FBISD Family Access website at: http://www.fortbendisd.com/familyaccess Scroll down and click on the Login to Family Access on the right side of the screen. When the login screen opens, the students will type in their login and password, and click on the Login button. You will use your student

network login and password that you use at school. When students log into student access, helpful district links are located on the top right. The High School and Middle School planning guides are available online if you have a question about a course. The link for Course Requests for the 2017-2018 school year is found in the frame on the left under Schedules. Click the Schedules link to input your course requests from your paper worksheet.

Click on the link Request Courses for xxxx-xxxx (future school year) in your next year school to start the process. Select 7 total credits and 3-4 alternates in Skyward When finished selecting classes in Skyward, print a copy for your records. Remember Just because a class is listed doesnt mean it will be offered at CHS. So selecting many alternates is VERY important. No course request changes will be accepted after June 2nd 2017. We will not be making elective changes the first week of school. So

ask questions and make any changes prior to leaving for the summer! Using Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores to Increase College Readiness Get to Know the PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT is highly relevant to your future success because it focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures: What you learn in high school What you need to succeed in college The PSAT/NMSQT measures reading, writing and language, and math skills developed over many years, both in and out of school.

The PSAT/NMSQT does not ask for facts from literature, history, or science, or recall of math formulas, because it measures your reasoning and critical thinking skills. You dont have to discover secret tricks or cram the night before. There is no penalty for guessing. The test length is 2 hours, 45 minutes 49 How Do I Access My PSAT/NMSQT Scores and Reports? 1.

2. Review your Online reports Review Your Paper Score Report 50 How Do I Access My Scores and Reports? Online PSAT/NMSQT 1. Log in to an existing College Board account or

create a new one at studentscores.collegeboard.org 51 What Will I Learn About My Scores? 52 How Do I See My Detailed Scores? 53 How Did My Score Measure Against College Readiness Benchmarks?

+ Section, test, and subscores all report scores in performance zones which indicate whether you are on track for success in the first year of college. For section scores Need to Strengthen Skills = below grade-level benchmark by more than one year Approaching Benchmark = below grade-level benchmark by one year or less

Meets or exceeds Benchmark = at or above grade-level benchmark For test scores and subscores, - Red, yellow, and green ranges reflect areas of strengths and weaknesses compared to the typical performance of students 54 Understanding My Paper Score Report 55

What Are My Scores? 56 What Are My Scores? (cont.) 57 What Are My Next Steps?

Continue to take challenging courses in high school Link scores with Khan Academy Set up a practice plan and stick to it Register for the SAT Utilize other resources to research and prepare for college 58 Official SAT Practice with Khan Academy Its FREE!

Sign up for Official SAT Practice for free satpractice.org Complete practice problems and diagnostic quizzes Link your College Board and Khan Academy

accounts. All SAT Suite results will be sent to further customize practice on Khan Academy using actual results. 59 When Should I Take the SAT ?

Most students take the SAT in the spring of their junior year. Many students choose to take the SAT more than one time. Additional SAT dates include: March 11, 2017 May 6, 2017 June 3, 2017 60

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