Zachary High School Class of 2013 Parent Meeting

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					Zachary High School
   Class of 2015
  Parent Meeting

   February 9, 2012
Objectives for Tonight’s Meeting

• To share information regarding academic
  resources for ZHS students and parents
• To review Graduation Requirements and
  TOPS curriculum
• To prepare for 10th grade scheduling
                   Folders
• “Beat the H.E.A.T.” card
• STAR Reading Assessment/Home Connect
  letter for parents
• ACT online prep log-in
• JTCC Goals Worksheet for 10th grade
• Standard/Honors/AP chart
• Graduation/ TOPS Requirements
• Career Pathways
• Course Offerings
• Individual Graduation Plan (IGP)
  Core 4 Graduation Requirements
• English                                                 4 Units
  Must be I, II, III, and IV
• Mathematics                                             4 Units
  Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II,          4th   Math
• Science                                                 4 Units
  Biology, Chemistry,    3rd   and   4th   Science
• Social Studies                                          4 Units
  World Geography, Civics,
  American History, 4th Social Studies
• Physical Education                                     1½ Units
  Can substitute ROTC I and II
• Health                                                  ½ Unit
• Foreign Language                                        2 Units
  Two years in the same language
• Art Elective                                            1 Unit
  Fine Art Survey, Art, Music, or Drama
• Electives                                               3 Units
                                                          24 Units
                   Basic Core

• At the end of 10th grade, students have the
  opportunity to change diploma tracks from a
  Core 4 college prep curriculum to a Basic Core
  Curriculum.
• Basic Core Curriculum prepares students for
  entry into the workforce, military, technical/trade
  schools, and community colleges.
• Requires approval by parents, student, and
  school.
                                      TOPS
• English –                 4 Units       Fine Arts Survey -                 1 Unit
  English I, II, III and English IV         … or 1 unit of visual/performance course

• Mathematics – 4 Units
  Algebra I, Algebra II, and 2 from       Foreign Language -                 2 Units
  Geometry or Advanced Math or
  Probability & Statistics or Calculus      Two units in the same language


• Science –                 4 Units
  Biology, Chemistry, and 2 from          19 Total Core Curriculum Units
  Environmental Science, Earth               2.5 Core GPA        ACT Score: 20
  Science, Physical Science, Biology II      3.0 Core GPA        ACT Score: 23, 27
  (AP), Chemistry II (AP), Physics,
  Physics (AP), Anatomy & Physiology,
  or Agriscience II

• Social Studies - 4 Units
  American History, Civics, World
  Geography, and World History
     Typical 10th Grade Schedule:
1.   English II
2.   Geometry
3.   Biology I
4.   Civics
5.   P.E.
6.   Foreign Language
7.   Career Pathway Elective
                Career Pathways
• Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
   – Ag Production/ Management/ Entrepreneurship
   – Horticulture
   – Animal Science
• Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication
   –   Graphic Arts
   –   Performing Arts
   –   Journalism
   –   Mass Communication
• Architecture and Construction
   – Carpentry and Construction
                 Career Pathways
• Business, Management, and Administration
   – Business Administration
• Education and Training
   – Education
• Government and Public Administration
   – JROTC
• Health Science
   – Nursing
   – Pharmacy
   – Sports Medicine
                 Career Pathways
• Human Services
   – Management of Family Resources
• Information Technology
   – Information Systems
• Manufacturing
   – Welding
• Marketing
   – Entrepreneurship
   – Clothing and Textiles
       Scheduling Information
• Course selections should be driven by the
  student’s career interest and postsecondary
  plans.

• Course Offerings

• Current 9th graders – February 15th – 17th
• Current 10th graders – February 22nd – 24th
• Current 11th graders – March 1st – 5th
 Journey to College and Career (JTCC)

• Consider the value of rigorous courses;
  colleges do!

• Blue Ribbon Academic Curriculum (BRAC)

• JTCC Goals Worksheet
                                                                 LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                                                  Individual Graduation Plan
                            Incoming Freshmen 2008-2009 and beyond – College and Career Diploma
                                          Ninth Grade Entry Date:

Name: _____________________________________ Area of Concentration: ___________________________
Originating Middle School:___________________ High School Attending:__________________________

NOTE: Students may complete an Academic Area of Concentration by completing the LA Core 4 curriculum.
Career Cluster (for Career/Technical Area of Concentration only):
___ Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources                   ___ Education and Training            ___ Human Services                        ___ Government and Public Administration
___ Arts, A/V Technology & Communication                      ___ Finance                           ___ Information Technology                ___ Marketing, Sales and Services
___ Architecture and Construction                             ___ Health Science                    ___ Law, Public Safety and Security       ___ Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
___ Business, Management and Administration                   ___ Hospitality and Tourism           ___ Manufacturing                         ___ Transportation, Distribution, and
                                                                                                                                                  Logistics
Diploma Endorsements:                             College and Career Diploma – no endorsements
                                                 Academic Endorsement
                                                 Career and Technical Endorsement TOPS Tech Option 1      Curriculum:
                                                 Career and Technical Endorsement TOPS Tech Option 2      LA Core 4
                                                  Other ______________________________________             LA Basic Core
Postsecondary Plans:                             Technical College                 Technical Training
(Check College Catalogs for                      Community College                 Employment
specific entrance requirements)                Four Year College              Military
                                                 University                        Other _________________________
 9th Grade                                10th Grade                                      11th Grade                                     12th Grade
iLEAP Results: (circle one)              GEE/LAA2 Results: (circle one)                  GEE/LAA2 Results: (circle one)                 GEE/LAA2 Results: (circle one)
Y   N Scored in upper quartile           Y   N Approaching Basic or above: English       Y N Approaching Basic or above: Science        Y N Approaching Basic or above: English Language Arts
Y   N Scored in middle quartile                 Language Arts                                          OR                               Y N Approaching Basic or above: Mathematics
Y   N Scored in lower quartile           Y   N Approaching Basic or above: Mathematics   Y N Approaching Basic or above: Social Studies Y N Approaching Basic or above: Science OR
EOC Test Results(circle one)             EOC Test Results(circle one)                    EOC Test Results(circle one)                   Y N Approaching Basic or above: Social Studies
(Entering 9th graders 2010 and beyond)   (Entering 9th graders 2010 and beyond)          (Entering 9th graders 2010 and beyond)         EOC Test Results(circle one)
Y N Algebra I EOC test –Fair or above    Y N English II EOC test–Fair or above           Y N English III EOC test–Fair or above         (Entering 9th graders 2010 and beyond)
                                         Y N Geometry EOC test–Fair or above             Y N American History EOC test–Fair or above    Y N Fair or above on one math EOC
                                         Y N Biology EOC test–Fair or above                                                             Y N Fair or above on one English EOC
                                                                                                                                        Y N Fair or above on one science or social studies EOC
(Remember to consider TOPS/TOPS          (Remember to consider TOPS/TOPS Tech            (Remember to consider TOPS/TOPS Tech           (Remember to consider TOPS/TOPS Tech Core
Tech Core Curriculum)                    Core Curriculum)                                Core Curriculum)                               Curriculum):
 English I                               English II                                      English III                                     English:
                                                                                                                                        ___________________
 Mathematics:                            Mathematics:                                    Mathematics:                                    Mathematics:
____________________                    ____________________                      ____________________                      ____________________
 Science:                                Science:                                  Science:                                  Science:
____________________                    ____________________                      ____________________                      ____________________
 Social Studies:                         Social Studies:                           Social Studies:                           Social Studies:
____________________                    ____________________                      ____________________                      ____________________
 PE/Health/ROTC:                         PE/Health/ROTC:                           PE/Health/ROTC:                           PE/Health/ROTC:
____________________                    ____________________                      ____________________                      ____________________
          General Electives                          General Electives                        General Electives                              General Electives
_____________________ ______________________                                      ______________________                    _________________________

_____________________ ______________________                                      ______________________                    _________________________

Electives: Career Tech Area of Electives: Career Tech Area of                     Electives: Career Tech Area of            Electives: Career Tech Area of Concentration
Concentration (4 units comprised of a Concentration (4 units comprised of a       Concentration (4 units comprised of a     (4 units comprised of a sequence of related specialty
sequence of related specialty courses). sequence of related specialty courses).   sequence of related specialty courses).   courses).
_______________________                 _______________________                   _______________________                   _______________________

_______________________                 _______________________                   _______________________                   _______________________
Signatures:                              Initials:                                Initials:                                 Initials:
_____________________ ______________________                                      ______________________                    _________________________
Student                 Date            Student                 Date              Student                 Date              Student                 Date
_____________________ ______________________                                      ______________________                    _________________________
Parent                  Date            Parent                  Date              Parent                  Date              Parent                  Date
_____________________ ______________________                                      ______________________                    _________________________
Counselor/Advisor       Date            Counselor/Advisor       Date              Counselor/Advisor       Date              Counselor/Advisor       Date
                     ?Questions?
Donna Kline, Freshman Academy Coordinator
 donna.kline@zacharyschools.org

Bianca Brown, School Counselor
 bianca.brown@zacharyschools.org

Tiffany Montelepre, School Counselor
 tiffany.montelepre@zacharyschools.org


 This PowerPoint, any handouts, and other
 useful information will be posted on
 www.zacharyhigh.org/guidance.html.
            AP Meeting
• Advanced Placement parent/student
  meeting in ZHS Library immediately
  following this meeting.
• 7:00-7:30 p.m.

				
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