Welcome to
Junior 2013Parent Night
October 18, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 P.M.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU!
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Angel Paxton Sanchez
Cynthia Thompson
Yolanda Chamberlain
Delia Pesina
Adriana Gomez
Principal
Assistant Principal
ECHS Counselor
College & Career Liaison
Registrar
Graduation Requirements
Curriculum Areas
Recommended High
School Program (RHSP)
Distinguished Achievement
Program (DAP)
English/Language Arts
4
4
Mathematics
4
4
Science
4
4
Social Studies
4
4
Physical Education
1
1
Health
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½
Communication Applications
½
½
Technology Applications
1
1
Other Languages
2
3
Fine Arts
1
1
Electives
4
3
TOTAL
26
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www.hcisd.org/coursebulleting2012
TSTC Graduation
 Academic Core
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Transfers to any public college/university in
the state of Texas
 Associates Degrees
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Make sure the courses in degree align with
your major at the respective college/university
you plan to attend
 Both require students to apply for graduation
TAKS
• Students must satisfy requirements in all 4
areas of this exam.
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English Language Arts - Mar 4
Mathematics - Apr 23
Science - Apr 24
Social Studies - Apr 25
Exit Level TAKS Retest: Apr 22 July 8-12
AP Tests
 Advanced Placement tests allow students the
opportunity to earn college credit
 Tests are offered in early May
 Students traditionally prepare for exams in AP
classes
 Registration begins in mid-March
 Cost to you: $5 or $10 per exam
 Credit is granted based on
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Score earned
Requirements set by college
Testing
• SAT
• ACT
New Requirements for both SAT & ACT
 Upload a Student picture
 Prints on Admission Ticket
• Early College High School Code is 443127
• TSTC School Code is 6843
SAT 2012-13 Test Dates
2011-12
Test Dates
Test
U.S. Registration Deadlines*
Regular
Late
(a fee applies)
October 6, 2012
SAT &
Subject Tests
September
September
November 3, 2012
SAT &
Subject Tests
October
October
December 1, 2013
SAT &
Subject Tests
November
November
January 26, 2013
SAT &
Subject Tests
December
January
February
February
March 9, 2013
SAT only
May 4, 2013
SAT &
Subject Tests
April
April
June 1, 2013
SAT &
Subject Tests
May
May
ECHS Seniors 2013
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SAT Fees
 Basic fees
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SAT (with plus writing) $50
 SAT Subject Tests
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Basic registration fee (per registration) $23
Language with Listening Tests Add $23
All other SAT Subject Tests Add $12
(other charges may apply, i.e. late registration
$27, not covered by fee waiver)
ECHS Seniors 2013
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SAT Tests
 The SAT measure what you have learned in school &
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how well you can apply that knowledge
Assesses how well you analyze & solve problems
SAT scores are used for college admissions purposes
because the test predicts college success
All scores are reported on the 200-800 scale
Most students take the SAT in the spring of their junior
year and again in the fall of their senior year of high
school
Ensure “Send Scores” is selected; sends up to 4 score
reports free
Takes about 5 weeks to receive score reports
ACT
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The ACT is universally accepted for college admission.
The ACT is curriculum-based.
The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test
Questions on the ACT are directly related to what students have
learned in high school courses in English, mathematics, and
science.
The ACT also provides test takers with a unique interest inventory
that provides valuable information for career and educational
planning and a student profile section that provides a
comprehensive profile of a student's work in high school and his or
her future plans.
The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes
approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a
short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus
Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30
minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).
Ensure “Send Scores” is selected; sends up to 4 score reports free
Takes 3-8 weeks to receive score reports
Takes 5-8 weeks for the ACT plus Writing
ACT 2012-13 Test Dates
Test Date
Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2012
August 17, 2012
August 18 - 24, 2012
October 27, 2012
September 21, 2012
September 22 – Oct 5, 2012
December 8, 2012
November 2, 2012
November 3 -16, 2012
February 9, 2013
January 11, 2013
January 12 – 18, 2013
April 13, 2013
March 8, 2-013
March 9 – 22, 2013
June 8, 2013
May 3, 2013
May 4 – 17, 2013
2008 – 2009 ACT Test Dates
ECHS Seniors 2013
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ACT Fees
 Basic fees
$35.00 for the ACT (No Writing)
$50.50 for the ACT Plus Writing
(other charges may apply and the
fee waivers do not cover the late
charges)
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Scholarships
 Monthly Bulletin: ECHS’s web page
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at http://www.hcisd.org/Page/2734
 Start searching for scholarships NOW
 Go to www.fastweb.com for more information
 Workshops in February 2013
 See Ms. Pesina or Mrs. Chamberlain for
questions
ECHS Seniors 2013
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College and Career Liaison
Ms. Pesina
Available to assist with
applying for College
See Handouts
ECHS College Check List
ECHS Seniors 2013
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PTSA
 Student of the month
 Applications
at ECHS front office
 Submit applications to front office
 Scholarship
 Membership since enrolled at
ECHS
Community Service
40 Hours Required
Log – ECHS Website
Click
on ”for students”
College Course “Break”
Seminar Week
Community Service
Opportunities
Maymester
Planning stage
Flex out option
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