Lovejoy High School Registration 2013-2014 Class of 2017 LHS Counseling Staff Amanda Breeden Amanda_breeden@lovejoyisd.net 469-742-8713 Lance Hendrick Lance_hendrick@lovejoyisd.net 469-742-8714 Lissa Testa Lissa_Testa@lovejoyisd.net 469-742-8709 Jeannie Walls – College & Career Clark Mitchell – College & Career Freshman Year At LHS Freshman Orientation will be held in mid-August Freshman Success Positives Involvement New Experiences Freshman Challenges Communicate with teachers Organizational skills Freshman year counts Graduation Requirements 26 credits required for graduation – Recommended or Distinguished Diploma What is a credit? Successful completion STAAR/EOC tests Senior Project Graduation Plans – Side by Side Recommended English Mathematics Science Social Studies Lovejoy Leadership Health Fine Art Physical Education Technology Foreign Language Additional Electives TOTAL CREDITS 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 26 *Most colleges recommend 3 years of foreign language. ***The Distinguished Plan requires 4 advanced measures. Distinguished 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0* 3.0 26 Distinguished Achievement Diploma (DAP) What is an Advanced Measure? A student needs any 4 of the following: A Junior year PSAT score that designates them as commended or higher A score of 3 or higher on an AP test (each score is one advanced measure) A college academic course and Tech Prep articulated college course with a grade of 3.0 or higher (each 3.0 is one advanced measure) An original research project judged by a panel of professionals in the field (only 2 projects can be used and the senior project would qualify as one) Class of 2015 and on – need a level III rating on Alg 2 EOC and English III EOC GPA GPA tables – pg 14 of the course guide \\Lisdlhs\vol1\Counselors\Course Guide\20122013\Course Guide 2012-2013 - Final Copy.docx Rank GPA vs Official GPA Exclusions Students must earn the 26 credits required for graduation. For each additional credit earned beyond the required 26, students may exclude a maximum of eight semester grades from his/her GPA calculation. Excluded grades may not include the required 26 credits. Some classes are automatically excluded. Off Campus PE Correspondence Classes Summer School Dual Credit Classes ASC or CAT classes Math Labs Exclusions Possible exclusions Electives Fine Arts Technology LOTE 5th math or science class Exclusions – Class of 2017 Timeline First Time – June 2016 Both Rank and Official GPA Second Both Third Time – January 2017 Rank and Official GPA Time – After the 5th six weeks 2017 Rank GPA only (this locks the rank for graduation) Fourth Time – June 2017 Official GPA only for final transcript English 9th Grade Options PreAP English I PreAP/GT English I *All English courses require summer reading. Math Required to Graduate Algebra I Geometry Algebra II 4th year of math *All students are expected to continue with math through their senior year. *Double Block options are available in most math classes. Math Options PreAP Algebra I PreAP Geometry PreAP Algebra II PreAP/GT Algebra II PreAP Pre-Calculus PreAP/GT Pre-Calculus AP or AP/GT Calculus AB AP or AP/GT Calculus BC AP or AP/GT Statistics AP Computer Science Math Sequence Math taken 8th grade Math 8 Pre-AP Pre-AP Algebra I Pre-AP Algebra 1 Pre-AP Geometry Pre-AP/GT Geometry Pre-AP or Pre-AP/GT Algebra II * Math labs and/or double-block options are available. Science 9th Grade Options PreAP Biology PreAP/GT Biology Social Studies 9th Grade Options PreAP World Geography PreAP/GT World Geography AP Human Geography** **new course AP Human Geography Prerequisites: none Tier 1 1.0 credit The purpose of the AP Human Geography course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. Foreign Languages DAP 3 credits of the same Recommended 2 credits of the same Options Spanish I, II, III, IV, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Lit. French I, II, III, and AP French Language (IV) Chinese I, II, III, IV *American Sign Language I, II, III and IV *Consult prospective colleges to learn if ASL meets FL requirements Technology Required 1.0 Credit Options Pre-AP Computer Science AP Computer Science A Business Information Management Digital and Interactive Media Animation Web Technologies Mobile Apps Development Video Technology Any PLTW course (Engineering) Journalism courses (including Newspaper, Yearbook, Magazine, Broadcast, and Photojournalism) Fine Arts Required 1.0 credit Same course Options Band/Jazz Band Orchestra Choir Theater/Tech Theater Dance/Majestics Art AP Music Theory AP Art History Physical Education Required 1.0 credit Options Athletics Athletic Training PE Foundations Individual Sports Team Sports Fall Band, Drill Team, Colorguard Cheerleading Off Campus PE* (must fill out packet) Elective Options Business Classes Health Science Classes Agriculture Classes (as alternate only) Architecture Education and Training Classes Human Service Classes Journalism Engineering Classes Suggested Class Schedule English I Math Biology World Geography Health/Lovejoy Leadership Foreign Language Athletics Fine Art or Technology Four Year Plan Freshman Year (9th Grade) Pre-AP English I Pre-AP/GT English I Pre-AP Algebra I Pre-AP Geometry Pre-AP Algebra II Pre-AP/GT Algebra II Pre-AP Pre-Calculus Pre-AP/GT Pre-Calculus Sophomore Year (10th Grade) Pre-AP English II Pre-AP GT English II Pre-AP Geometry Pre-AP Algebra II Pre-AP Pre-Calculus Pre-AP/GT Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB AP/GT Calculus AB Pre-AP Chemistry I Pre-AP/GT Chemistry I Pre-AP Biology I Pre-AP/GT Biology I Pre-AP World History AP World History AP/GT World History Pre-AP World Geography Pre-AP/GT World Geography Additional Required Courses / Electives Lovejoy Leadership (Required 9th Grade) and Health Elective (Foreign Language Recommended) Elective (Foreign Language Recommended) Elective (PE/Athletic Recommended) Elective (PE/Athletic Recommended) Elective (Fine Art or Technology Application Recommended) Elective Elective (Fine Art or Technology Application Recommended) Health Summer School Options Texas Tech ISD Allen ISD Summer School Can take Principles of Health Science for a full year Lovejoy Leadership AKA - Communication Applications Debate 1 will fulfill this credit Summer School Options Texas Tech online Allen ISD Summer School Course Guide and Presentations Course Guide Go to the school website: http://lhs.lovejoyisd.net/ Go to Academics and Schedules Select Course Guide Presentations and Registration Card Go to the school website: http://lhs.lovejoyisd.net/ Go to Departments Select Guidance and Counseling Showcase Monday, February 4th 6:00-8:00 at LHS Athletics Electives Fine Arts Technology GT Presentation 6:30 in the Lecture Hall AP informational meeting 7:00 in the Library 8th Grade Registration Timeline Monday, February 4 - Spring Showcase (for 8th -11th grade students and parents) 6:00 PM @ LHS Cafeteria. Friday, February 15 – Return cards, with parent signature, to your science teacher. You may turn them in earlier. Monday, February 18 - Computer lab registration with LHS Counselors at SCMS Late-Spring - Course Verification Sheets will be mailed home—this is the last chance to make changes if needed to the 9th grade schedule. No schedule changes until school starts in August!!!!!