The Road to High School
So Many Options and
Potential Obstacles!
Areas of difficulty for 9th
grade students:
• Change in educational environment
(larger building size, new people, new routines)
• More independence and responsibility
on students
(At times giving the perception the staff is less
nurturing)
• Heavier Workload (homework, athletics,
performances, etc.)
(resulting in time management and organization
struggles)
What You Can Do to Help
•
Be involved.
- Online Grade access
- Email communication with teachers
•
Encourage your student to
use some type of planner or
organizer.
•
Encourage your student to
find a way to get connected at
school.
(athletics, fine arts, UIL academics, clubs,
etc.)
Extra Curricular Activities and Clubs
Art Club
Band
Orchestra
Color Guard
Cheerleading
Choir
Athletics
French Club
German Club
Spanish Club
Student Council
Link Leaders
Interact Club
JROTC Club
STUCO
Skateboarding Club
Key Club
Business Professionals of
America (BPA)
Drill Team (Bobcat Dazzlers)
Family, Career and Community
Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
(FCA)
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Health Occupation Students of
America (HOSA)
National Honor Society (NHS)
Newspaper (Bobcat Insider)
Speech and Debate
Student Athletic Trainers
UIL Academic Events
Yearbook (The Territory)
Theater
Things You Need to Know:
Schedule change procedures
- Changes can be made the
first ten days of school
- Level changes (Out of
Pre-AP into Regular)
are only made at the end
of each six week period
after the beginning of
school
Where to Start?
Keep the End in Mind!
Career?
Fields of
Study?
Destination:
High School
Graduation!
Requirements:
26 credits
4X4 - Four of each: English,
Math, Science, and Social Studies
7 classes x 4 years =
opportunity for 28 credits
plus any credits earned in
middle school
26 miles to Graduation
Earning Credits

Full year courses can be averaged to
gain full credit

Example – English I:
Semester One Semester Two
65
1.0 credit is granted
75
Avg.
70
Poor
attendance
can cost you
credits!
Two Major Routes
R
Recommended
D
Distinguished
The Plans
Recommended
16.0 core
1.0 PE
1.O Fine Art
2.0 World Lang.
0.5 Comm. Appl.
5.5 electives
26.0 credits
Distinguished
16.0 core
1.0 PE
1.O Fine Art
3.0 World Lang.
0.5 Comm. Appl.
4.5 electives
26.0 credits
The Distinguished Achievement
Plan also Requires . . .
A combination of FOUR advanced measures:
-A score of three or above on an AP exam
-National Merit Commendation based on
PSAT score; limited to one measure
from this category
-A grade of 3.0 (B) or higher on courses
that count for college credit (dual
credit or tech prep); limited to one
measure from this category
-Original research/project; limited to
two measures from this category
The Freshman Core
English –
Regular, Pre-AP, or GT
Math –
Algebra I or Pre-AP Algebra I
Geometry or Pre-AP Geometry
Science – Biology or Pre-AP Biology
Social Studies – World Geography
Regular, Pre-AP, or GT
Rigorous Coursework
A student should select the most
rigorous courses he/she is
capable of completing.
Colleges will look for rigor.
Students with higher level
courses are generally more
prepared for college level work.
(However, beware of overloading
your student in the 9th grade year)
GPA & Ranking
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The grade point average (GPA)
used to determine class rank is
calculated on a weighted scale.
Advanced Placement (AP) = up to 7
points
Pre-AP = up to 6 points
Regular courses = up to 5 points
(This is referred to as the
weighted GPA)
Physical Education credit

PE courses listed on the course
request form (excludes Health)

Band (fall semester)

Color Guard (fall semester)

Cheerleading (fall semester)

Drill Team (fall semester)

Sports
Sports offered…
~ Football
~ Wrestling
~ Volleyball
~ Cross Country
/Track
~ Basketball
~ Soccer
~ Swimming
/Diving
~ Baseball
/Softball
~ Golf
~ Tennis
Fine Arts
Art
Dance
Orchestra
Band
Choir
Theatre Arts
AP Art History (11th & 12th)
AP Music Theory
Floral Design
World Languages
German
Mandarin Chinese
Electives
Students have four core classes
plus three electives each year. As
your student goes through each
year, keep this in mind and help
them plan accordingly.
* Consider required electives
first and then interests
Pacing the Journey…
6 credits = Sophomore
13 credits = Junior
19 credits = Senior
And again…
26 credits to reach
the FINISH LINE!!!
Ways to gain extra
miles…
Summer School
Correspondence Courses
Dual Credit
BNHS Counselors
9th Grade – Paige Smith
[email protected]
817-698-5600
10th Grade – Alicia Edwards
[email protected]
817-698-5672
11th Grade – Mark Hard
[email protected]
817-698-5673
BNHS Administration
Linda Parker – Principal
[email protected]
817-698-5600
Jason Childress – 9th Grade Principal
817-698-5600
[email protected]
Barry Fox – 10th Grade Principal
[email protected]
817-698-5607
Kathleen Eckert – Associate Principal/
11th Grade
[email protected]
817-698-5604
Thank you for attending tonight
and your involvement in your
student’s educational journey!
We are excited to be partnering
with you in this wonderful
adventure.
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