8th grade Transition to High School
 During the last legislative session, changes were
made to graduation plans and state assessments
through House Bill 5.
 This meeting will help identify the graduation plan
(endorsement) options available to Klein ISD students so that
parents may help their student select the best option for their
desired academic pursuit.
Endorsement Areas
 ARTS AND HUMANITIES
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Political science, literature, world languages, cultural studies, history and fine arts.
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
Information technology, database management, marketing, accounting, finance,
graphic design, architecture, construction, welding, automotive technology,
agriculture, vet science, culinary arts and hospitality.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
This endorsement provides students the opportunity to take a variety of courses
from each of the other four endorsement areas.
PUBLIC SERVICE
Health science occupations, education, law enforcement, cosmetology, and JROTC
STEM
Science, Technology-including computer science, Engineering, and advanced Math.
FOUNDATION GRADUATION PLAN WITH ENDORSEMENT
FOUNDATION PLAN COURSES
GRADUATION PLAN
Academic Discipline
Endorsement
Distinguished*
*Possibly Eligible for top 10% automatic
admissions to Texas public 4-year institutions
Credits
Credits
English
4
4
Math
4
4*
Science
4
4
Social Studies
3
3
Foreign Language
2
2
Fine Arts
1
1
Physical Education
1
1
Electives
7
7
Total Credits for
Graduation:
26
26
*must include Algebra 2
Discipline
Revised February 3, 2014
Students Entering 9th Grade
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Each student selects (in writing) an
endorsement area and creates a
th
Four Year Plan with their 8 grade
counselor.
FOUR YEAR PLAN
Revised February 3, 2014
Typical Freshman Schedule
 English 1
 Algebra 1 (or Geometry if the student took Algebra 1
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in 8th grade)
Biology
World Geography
Elective
Elective
Elective
Options for meeting PE
requirement
1 year of PE or Equivalent
– PE
– Dance
– Athletics
– Cheerleading (S1 only)
– ROTC (substitution)
– Drill Team (substitution)
– Marching Band (S1 only, sub.)
Students can earn up to 4 PE/Equivalent credits
Options to meet other Required Coursework
2 years of the same Foreign Language
*Spanish
*French
*German
*Latin
1 year of Fine Arts
*Art
*Band
*Choir
*Dance
*Orchestra
*Theatre Arts (Performing or Production)
9th Grade Elective Options--CTE
Semester
 Touch System Data Entry
 Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance
 Money Matters
 Principles of Human Services
 Retailing & E-tailing
 Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections &
Security
 Professional Communications
 Principles of Construction (KF only)
 Principles of Manufacturing (KF & KO only)
Full year
 Principles of Agriculture, Food &
Natural Resources
 Business Information Management 1
 Concepts of Engineering &
Architecture
 ROTC
9th Grade Elective Options--Technology
♦ Computer Science 1 (regular or PreAP)
♦ Prerequisite is Alg 1 with a B Average (Recommended)
♦ Fundamental Computer Science (grades 9-12)
♦ Game Program Design (grades 9-12)
♦ Mobile Application Development (grades 9-12)
♦ Robotics Program Design (grades 9-12)
♦ Web Design (grades 9-12)
Pre-AP/AP/Dual Credit
 Rigorous coursework & more homework
 “Extra” grade points
 Be better prepared for college
AP/Dual Credit
 Used for Performance Acknowledgment
 Earn college credit
PreAP Frequently Asked Questions
 Who can take PreAP classes? They are open enrollment, but student,
parent & counselor input is imperative. Can be a very difficult decision.
 What if a student is struggling in a PreAP class? A student may
choose to exit a PreAP course (regardless of student performance)
 a. 1st 6 wks , preferably when the six weeks grade is available
or
 b. At the end of the semester
or
 c. Exit decision approved by parent, teacher & appeal
committee
 Is there any limit to the number of PreAP courses one can take?
No, but must consider the student’s needs & overall course load.
9th grade course selection sheet
Requirements to Graduate
• Earn the 26 required State Credits
•Complete one of the Endorsement
Plans
• Pass all 5 EOC tests
Required 5 EOC Tests
Algebra 1
English 1
English 2
Biology
US History
A Day In the Life at High School
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7:25 am - 2:30 pm
7 periods each day
50 minute classes
6 minute passing time
Each student assigned a counselor & principal
according to last name
And the Beginning Of…
GPA..credits…class rank…final
exams…serious planning for the future…
Bearkat games…Friday nights…drivers
licenses…wheels…part-time
jobs…paychecks…shopping…
Homecoming…prom!!!
Sample High School Report Card
C ou rse N am e
E nglish I P reA P
M kPd1
G r C on
96
E
M kPd2
G r C on
100 E
M kPd3
G r C on
99 E
S em
E xam
94
S em
A vg
98
C red its
E arn ed
.5
G eom etry P reA P
89
E
89
E
94
E
86
90
.5
B iology I P reA P
95
E
97
E
96
E
96
96
.5
S panish I
97
E
96
E
97
E
96
97
.5
A rt I
96
E
100 E
99
E
93
97
.5
V ar B and
96
E
98
96
E
100
97
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Total of 3.5 credits earned for this report card.
Semester Grades Are Based on :
Three Six Weeks Grades & the Semester Exam
First
Six Weeks
= 28%
Second
Six Weeks
= 28%
Third
Six Weeks
= 28%
Semester Exam
= 16%
Each semester stands ALONE! The first and second
semesters are not averaged together for a passing grade.
Your High School Transcript
 It is your scorecard!
 Starts with 9th grade
 It is how colleges will evaluate you.
 It is the official record of:
student efforts/grades.
Classification Requirements for Current 9th
graders to be 10th graders
Minimum of 6 credits
AND
2nd year in High School
Plan For The Future
Grade 9
* Attend Freshman Orientation (in August)
* Strive for good grades
* GPA begins with 9th grade
* Develop a student resume/portfolio
(keep Guidance Handbook in this file)
* Become involved - make an impact
7 Period Day
Don’t overload 9th grade schedule!
• Consider extracurricular activities when
selecting classes
• Schedule change deadlines will be honored!
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No schedule changes after
3:00 p.m., June 12, 2015
Begin with the End in Mind
 What is your career interest?
 What Programs of Study and/or specialized schools of choice
will prepare you for your postsecondary education and/or
career training?
 Which Endorsement will you earn?
 Plan NOW!
Schools of Choice
 International Baccalaureate (Klein Oak)
 International Business Academy (Klein Forest)
** Application process required.
FAQ
 For more information
please visit:
 The Klein HS counselor
Webpage at:
www.kleinhs.kleinisd.
net
Online Data Entry
Meet with
Counselor
Bring Course
Request Form
Review online at
home with Parent
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