Georgetown High School February 2015 The courses you take, the activities you participate in, and the way you choose to conduct yourself have a huge impact on the options you will have available to you upon graduation. Take advantage of the many opportunities afforded to you in high school to ensure that you have the best chance possible of achieving your personal goals. Counselor Students Phone E-mail (512) 943-5100 Steve Schoelman A - Ga ext 7198 [email protected] Shannon Henson Gb - I ext 7111 [email protected] Christine Campbell J-Q ext 7044 [email protected] Laura Ottun R-Z ext 7508 [email protected] Scott Conrad College and Career Center ext 7250 [email protected] Graduation Requirements Endorsement Pathways Pre-Registration 2015-16 CareerCruising.com Students must successfully earn at least 26 credits in a plan of study that includes specific courses in English, math, science, social studies, and other required courses and electives. Students must also select and complete an endorsement as mandated under HB5. IMPORTANT: The Distinguished Level of Achievement is required for automatic admission to state 4 year universities. Endorsement pathways are intended to give students opportunity to take a concentration of related courses in high school to help them be better prepared for postsecondary education and careers. Arts and Humanities Business and Industry Public Service STEM Multidisciplinary REMEMBER: Endorsements can be changed if you change your mind anytime during high school. In general, students must earn 4 credits from a sequence of related courses designated for a particular endorsement pathway. While it is possible for students to meet the requirements for more than one endorsement, “collecting” endorsements is not really the intent of the mandate. Scheduling conflicts may require students to set priorities regarding the endorsement completion requirement. Recognition for outstanding achievement in the following areas: Dual Credit Courses ◦ Early College Start ◦ Co-Enrollment ◦ Articulated Courses Languages (LOTE) AP Testing PSAT/SAT/ACT Testing Certification/Licensure Students are expected to complete a pre-registration worksheet with parents. They will use this plan to enter course choices on CareerCruising.com. There will be opportunity to make adjustments at a later date. February 2-3: 9th Grade Students receive registration information February 5: 9th Grade Parent Night February 12-13: 9th Grade Students will submit course choices through world geography classes Mid-May: Students will receive course verification sheets to review choices 9 BUSINESS & INDUSTRY Ag Animal Science Principles of Agriculture Equine Science/ Livestock Product Veterinary Med Applications Advanced Animal Science English 2 Pre-AP Geometry Remember, you have the next 4 years to set up the rest of your life. Make them count! Chemistry World History AP Spanish 2 Pre-AP 1 Equine Sci/Livestock .5/.5 Choir 2 Wildlife & Fisheries 1 1 Photojournalism 1 CareerCruising.com is a webbased program that can assist students and families with career exploration, college research, and employment skills throughout high school and beyond. It also has a course planning tool. Access CareerCruising.com directly or with the link on the GHS homepage under “For Students”. Remember to type GT- before your case-sensitive username. 1. Select core or Pre-AP for basic subjects. 2. Read the notes behind the blue dots. 3. Check for other required courses. 4. Continue courses in areas of priority. 5. Check for endorsement requirements. 6. Delete any courses with red dots. 7. Check for 8 total credits. 8. Choose at least one alternate course (1cr). 9. SUBMIT 10.You will receive a printout of your course choices later in the spring.