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Sharyland High School Orientation

Sharyland High School Orientation. Presented by: Counseling Department . Sharyland High School Student Orientation Block Scheduling . What is Block Scheduling?

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Sharyland High School Orientation

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  1. Sharyland High SchoolOrientation Presented by: Counseling Department

  2. Sharyland High SchoolStudent Orientation Block Scheduling What is Block Scheduling? Block scheduling is a change in the daily schedule structure. The curriculum will be presented with a different time format, which will be less stressful and more productive for the student. Block scheduling will give students the opportunity to learn subject matter in greater depth. • How is the block schedule different from the current schedule? • The daily schedule will consist of four (4) ninety (90) minute blocks and one (50) minute block. • How much time will students have between each block? • Students will have eight (8) minute passing periods. • How many credits can a student earn each school year? • Students can earn nine (9) credits per year, for a total of thirty-six (36) credits over four years in high school. • Will students be able to participate in athletics or band for four (4) years? • Yes. • Will students be able to do both athletics and band for four (4) years? • Yes.

  3. What might your schedule look like? Fall (Aug-Jan) Spring (Jan-June) English I (90) World Geography (90) Football (90) Football (90) BMM (90) Biology (90) Algebra I (50) Continuation of Alg I (50) Spanish I E (90) Art I (90) At the end of the school year, you will have completed 9 credits of high school requirements. A student will need to complete 6 credits to be promoted to Sophomore status.

  4. Graduation Programs Minimum High School Program The minimum program prepares students for a post secondary education at a two year institution. Students must meet certain criteria to fall under this program. They must also meet all state requirements. Recommended High School Program The Recommended Program prepares students for post secondary education. Students must meet all state requirements. Distinguished Achievement Program The Distinguished Achievement Program recognizes students who demonstrate levels of performance equivalent to college students. In addition to the state requirements, students must complete and receive any combination of four of the following advanced measures in order to graduate DAP:

  5. Graduation Program (Continued) • Distinguished Achievement Program • A score of three or above on The College Board Advanced Placement examination • A grade of “B” or higher on courses that count for college credit • A score on the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) that qualifies a student for recognition as a Commended Scholar or higher by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. • Earn a “B” or better in no more than two Career and Technologyarticulated course.

  6. Texas State Graduation Requirements 2013 - 20149th graders


  8. What is STAAR? State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness STAAR assessments will be available for: • English I (Reading & Writing) • English II (Reading & Writing) • U.S. History • Algebra I • Biology

  9. How is STAAR different from TAKS?The most significant changes to the assessment program include: • Increasing the rigor of both the assessments and the performance standards for all grades, subjects, and courses. • Changing high school assessments from grade-based to course based assessments. • A four hour time limit has been established. • The total number of test items have increased. • More open-ended (griddable) items.

  10. How will student performance be described on STAAR? • LEVEL III: Advanced Academic Performance • LEVEL II: Satisfactory Academic Performance • Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance

  11. 2011-2012 Freshman and beyond

  12. What Does This Mean for Me? Your 9th grade scores on EOC will count toward your graduation plan!

  13. How Will This Be Calculated? A cumulative score will be required averaging all EOCs for every core area: Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies.

  14. BOTTOM LINE Take classes and EOC test seriously because……

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  18. Journalism I-IV This course in a comprehensive, introductory study of basic journalism which includes learning and applying the specialized writing techniques necessary for journalistic style and format. Included within the course is a study of America media, its history and development, as well as an emphasis on the four types of journalistic writing which are prevalent in high school journalism settings today: news writing, editorial writing, feature writing, and headline writing. Debate I-IV Controversial issues arise in aspects of personal, social public, and professional life in modern society. Debate and argumentation are widely used to make decisions and reduce conflict. Students who develop skills in argumentation and debate become interested in current issues, develop sound critical thinking, and sharpen communication skills. They acquire life-long skills for intelligently approaching controversial issues and clashes of opinion. Theater Arts I-IV Theater Arts I is a basic introductory course. It incorporates basic acting techniques, the role of the actor interpreting dramatic literature, and the historical evolution of performance styles. This course will fulfill the fine arts requirement. This course is required to take before other theater courses. Theater Production I Theater production is a course designed for those students primarily interested in working on plays. Although theater background is encouraged, it is not required. All students will be required to act on stage in front of an audience in the course of the year. Plays will be presented to the public throughout the school year. Students interested in trying out for the one-act play must be in first period theater production. Students must audition and have director’s approval. Junior ROTC RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (ROTC) I CREDIT (2) each year PREREQUISTE: Approval The Reserve Officers Training Corps is a corporative effort between the U.S. Army and school districts to provide a character and leadership development program of military science. It instills the student with an enhanced sense of self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline that will be applied to any post-secondary situation. Studies include topics such as military history, geography, service learning, first aid, citizenship, duty, responsibility, communications, leadership, drill and ceremony. Satisfactory completion can lead to advanced placement in the active Army, Army Reserves, or National Guard. Art IThrough the course of the semester, students will establish a visual vocabulary through the elements and principals of art. Students will also create art works in drawing and painting utilizing the elements and principles. Students will work in one, two and three-point perspective. Through the study of art history, students will also learn of major art movements as well as masters of the art world. There is a $10 art fee for this course.DrawingArt I is a prerequisite for this class. Students must have maintained at least a “B” average in Art I. Students will be introduced to a variety of mediums concentrating basically on tempera painting. Students will also do research papers on artist, art movements and art techniques. Students are required to keep a portfolio, folder and a sketchpad diary. A fee of $20 is required.Human Portrait and Human Figure Drawing A course designed to focus on the techniques used to create the human portrait and human figure. All areas will be broken down and focused on individually creating a full understanding of how to create a realistic likeness. Different mediums will be used throughout the course thus allowing the students to obtain an understanding of how to manipulate those mediums while solving the problems of creating realistic portraits and figure drawings.

  19. Band I-IV Opportunities are provided for band students to develop the skills needed to become successful participants in a variety of instrumental music activities such as marching band, U.I.L. concert and sight reading contest, U.I.L. solo and ensemble contests, and All-State Band. Choir I-IV Choir is a mixture of unison, 2-part, 3-part, and 4-part choral music, with emphasis on the fundamentals of sight-reading, correct breathing and performance skills. Basic music theory will be taught as a main part of this course (learning to understand written music and apply it to vocal production). Students will have the opportunity to perform at least two concerts, attend festivals, participate in U.I.L. solo/ensemble competition and audition for the district, regional, and area state choirs. A student who excels in this class will be adequately prepared for the Concert Chorale. This is a performance class. Spanish I S The philosophy of the program is to enable students to attain a measurable degree of communicative competency and proficiency in each of the language skills. In order to be authentic in the oral presentations, the students look at the reality in their text books. They will answer questions and talk about such real life situations. This course is open to students who have some understanding of the Spanish Language. Spanish I E This full term course is designed to develop the basic skills of reading. The objective of this course is to create simple Spanish communication among students, by enabling them to write and speak. Instructional topic include: the Spanish alphabet, number and gender of articles, nouns and adjectives and a variety of vocabulary. Regular and irregular verbs are also introduced. This course is open to non-Spanish speakers only. Spanish II S or Spanish II E For students who have completed Spanish I AP Spanish Literature An AP Spanish Literature course is comparable to a third-year college introduction to Hispanic literature course. It is based on a required reading list. The works on the list are of literary significance and represent various historical periods, literary movements, genres, geographic areas, and population groups within the Spanish-speaking. The objective of the course is to help you interpret and analyze literature in Spanish. French I This is a full credit course designed to develop the ability to understand, read, speak, and write the French language. Time will be spent on conversation, reading and writing and learning about culture structure and grammar both in their native language as in French. This is open to students whose native language is not French. French II Next French course for students who have completed French I

  20. Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources In this course, students will develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations in the area of agriculture, food and natural resources. Principles of Architecture & Construction This course is an overview of the various fields of architecture, interior design, construction science and construction technology. Principles of Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Careers in the arts, audio/visual technology and communications career cluster require, in addition to creative aptitude, a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong academic foundation and a proficiency in oral and written communication. Principles of Business, Marketing & Finance In this course, students develop knowledge and skills in economics and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, marketing of goods and services, advertising and product pricing. Business Information Management I In this course, students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create word-processing documents, develop a spreadsheet, formulate a database, and make an electronic presentation using appropriate software. Principles of Education & Training This course is designed to introduce students to the various careers available within the education and training career cluster. Students will develop a graduation plan that leads to a specific career choice in the student's interest area. Principles of Health Science This course is an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services and biotechnology research and development systems of the health care industry. Principles of Information Technology In this course, students develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security This course introduces students to professions in law enforcement, security, corrections, and fire and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and resp. of police, courts, corrections, private security and protective agencies.

  21. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources [9-12] (1 Credit) ANIMAL SYSTEMS POWER, STRUCTURAL & TECHNICAL SYSTEMS PLANT SYSTEMS Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies Intro to Woodworking & Welding [10-12] (1 Credit) Livestock Production [10-12] (1 Credit) Landscape Design & Turf Grass Management [10-12] (1 Credit) Professional Standards in Agribusiness [10-12] (1 Credit) Professional Standards in Agribusiness [10-12] (1 Credit) Professional Standards in Agribusiness [10-12] (1 Credit) Agricultural Facilities Design and Fabrication [11-12] (1 Credit) Equine Science [10-12] (1 Credit) Agricultural Power Systems (Welding) [11-12] (2 Credits) Wildlife, Fisheries & Ecology Management [10-12] (1 Credit) STC Precision Manufacturing Technology Program [11-12] Advanced Animal Science [12] (1 Credit)

  22. Example of Freshman elective sheet with course numbers: AGRICULTURE FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES • 0500 Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION • 0480 Principles of Architecture and Construction ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS • 0691 Principles of Arts, A/V Technology & Communications • Art I 0200 • Drawing I 0202 • Photoshop 0209 • Portrait (Figure Drawing) 0204 • Theatre Arts 0208

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  25. Pre AP Summer Assignment for English I Pre AP • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry • Mythology by Edith Hamilton • Note: Check the Sharyland High School website for details on summer readings. • www.sharylandisd.org High School Counselor’s Corner

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