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  1. Byron Nelson High School 9th Grade Pre-Registration

  2. Selecting Your 9thGrade Courses • Begin with the end in mind: • Which college do you want to attend? • What do you want to study? • What are your career goals?

  3. Schedule • 2 semesters • 7 classes—Choose classes with your future in mind • Approximately 47 minutes • Some classes change at the semester (i.e., Health, Communication Applications, etc.)

  4. Schedule • Semester 1 schedule will look different from Sem 2 schedule • Lunches – 3 lunch shifts (either period 4, 5, or 6) – no such thing as a “freshmen” lunch – all grade levels on all lunch periods – we do not take requests for lunch changes

  5. A Quick, Important Definition: Credit: A credit is what you receive when you pass a full year of one subject. Passing one semester (or half a year) will earn you a ½ credit. Example: English I = 1 credit Comm Apps. = 0.5 credit You need a total of 26 credits over 4 years.

  6. Every Class Counts 6 credits = Sophomore 13 credits = Junior 19 credits = Senior **You retake only the courses you fail. ***It takes 26 credits to graduate and you can only earn 28 credits in your four years at BNHS!!

  7. Graduation Requirements: • 4 years of each • core subject (4 x 4) • -more core classes • translates to fewer • electives, so more • thorough planning • is important

  8. Distinguished Plan: Requires 3 years of the same foreign language (Spanish, French, German, or Chinese) AND… • Four Advanced Measures: • A combination of four of the following: • AP Classes with scores of three or better on the AP exam or Dual Credit classes with a B or better. • 2. National Merit Commendation (PSAT). • 3. Tech Prep classes with a grade of B or better. • 4. A research project done through an independent study class. • Note: Must score high on Alg 2 and Eng 3 STAAR/EOC.

  9. STAAR/EOC TESTS • Must take these tests to graduate • English 1 – Reading • English 1 – Writing • English 2 – Reading • English 2 – Writing • English 3 – Reading • English 3 – Writing • Grand Total = ? (determined by TEA)

  10. STAAR/EOC TESTS • Math – Alg 1, Geometry, Alg 2 • Grand Total = ? (determined by TEA) • Science – Biology, Chemistry, Physics • Grand Total = ? (determined by TEA) • Social Studies – WldGeog, WldHist, US History • Grand Total = ? (determined by TEA)

  11. PreAP? What are the Benefits • Better preparation for college • College entrance • Better preparation for SAT/ACT • Scholarship opportunities • Preparation for AP classes - can help you earn college credits Discuss this option with your parents and teachers.

  12. GPA • Your grade point average, more commonly known as your GPA, 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

  13. Freshman Core Classes English: PreAP, GT, or Regular English Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, PreAP Algebra I, or PreAP Geometry Social Studies: PreAP, GT, or Regular World Geography Science: PreAP or Regular Biology

  14. Other Languages * $$, online Recommended Plan = 2 credits Distinguished Plan = 3 years Spanish Chinese* German French

  15. Required Credits Needed for All Graduation Plans: PE: 1 credit (2 semesters) Fine Arts: 1 credit Communication Applications: ½ credit

  16. Athletics • Football • Wrestling • Basketball • Volleyball • Swimming/Diving • Soccer • Cross Country/Track • Baseball/Softball • Golf (will not appear on your schedule until you make the team) • Tennis • If you play more than one sport, select the sport that occurs first in the school year.

  17. 9th Grade Course Request Form Step 1—Complete the demographic information.

  18. Byron Nelson Please fill out this information as neatly and correctly as possible.

  19. 9th Grade Course Request Form Step 1—Write your demographic information Step 2—Choose core classes

  20. Byron Nelson Pick one class in each core area.

  21. 9th Grade Course Request Form • # = Pre-requisite (required criteria necessary for certain courses, i.e., Art I is required for Art II) • * = Teacher approval (i.e., band, upper level courses, etc.) • = One semester course (i.e., Comm. Apps., Health, PE courses, etc.)

  22. 9th Grade Course Request Form Step 1 - Write your demographic information Step 2 - Choose core classes Step 3 - Pick your electives

  23. The 5 alternate classes are classes you pick in case one is unavailable. They are very important—choose them carefully, too.

  24. High School Course Selection Guide 2013-2014 http://www.nisdtx.org/cms/lib/TX21000351/Centricity/Domain/21/CourseGuide_2013_2014%20final.pdf -Go to NISD web page -Click on “Parents” -On left side, scroll down to “High School Course Selection Guide”

  25. Important Dates: Feb 6 & 7- Counselors meet with 8th grade students. Feb 21- Counselors meet with parents at BNHS PAC. Feb 22- Pre-registration forms are due to your counselor and will be picked up by HS counselors. April 15, 2013- Last day to change your course requests.

  26. 2013-14 Counselors - Grades 9&10 *subject to change Paige Smith (A-F) – 817-698-5689 psmith04@nisdtx.org Leah Berry (G-N) – 817-698-5794 lberry@nisdtx.org Shana Greenwood (O-Z) – 817-698-5674 sgreenwood@nisdtx.org

  27. Go Bobcats