Personal Graduation Plan Brooks Academy of Science &
Personal Graduation Plan Brooks Academy of Science & Engineering Welcome OUR GOALS: Prepare you and your 8th grade student for high school by: Providing information on graduation requirements (HB 5). Sharing information on graduation requirements so that family discussions on Endorsements can begin. New Graduation Requirements - House Bill 5 New Graduation Requirements:
Career Awareness/Exploration/Planning for PK-12 Post Secondary Readiness Parental Engagement Component Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) This academic year, parents & 8th grade students will create a plan for their high school years. Counselors and Advisors will work with 8th grade students to discuss credits, grades, GPA, junior school promotion & high school graduation requirements. Additionally, counselors and Advisors will talk to students about life beyond high school (college &
careers). PGP Form Students Entering 9th Grade Each student selects (in writing) an endorsement The student and their parents are advised of the benefits of graduating on the Foundation Plan with Endorsements PGP - Endorsements
Endorsements STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Bio Medical Science Arts & Humanities CIVIL ENGINEERS: Plan, design and oversee construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads, railways, airports, bridges, harbors, dams, irrigation projects, power plants, water and sewerage systems. COMPUTER ENGINEERS: Embed computers in other machines and systems, build networks to transfer data, and develop ways to make computers, faster, smaller, and more capable. BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE: Work in healthcare to diagnose disease and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment through the analysis of fluids and tissue samples from patients. ARTS and HUMANITIES: Allows for a focus on the fine arts, English literature, foreign languages and social studies.
BASE Endorsement Tracks 9th Grade 10th Grade Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) Principles of Engineering (POE)
Computer Engineering (STEM) Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) Principles of Engineering (POE) Computer Sciences and Software
Engineering (CSE) Engineering Capstone Course Biomedical Sciences Principles of Biomedical Sciences (PBS) Human Body Systems (HBS)
Medical Interventions (MI) Biomedical Innovations (BI) Arts & Humanities Social Studies Art
Spanish Course 2 in the sequence Course 3 in the sequence Course 4 in the sequence Civil Engineering (STEM)
11th Grade 12th Grade Civil Engineering and Engineering Capstone Architecture Course (CEA) PGP-Plans after HS Options under HB 5 High school students have the opportunity to graduate on:
Foundation Plan with Endorsements 26+ Credits Students who graduate on the Foundation Plan are eligible to be accepted to a 4-year university in Texas PGP-Graduation Plan Graduation Plan Discipline Foundation Endorsement
Credits Credits English Math Science Social Studies Foreign Language Fine Arts Physical Education 4
3 3 3 2 1 1 Electives 5 Endorsement courses Total Credits for Graduation:
4 22 26 + What is a Credit? One credit = 1 full year in a class One half credit = 1 semester of a class To earn credit: Semester average must be 70% or better Must attend 90% of days PGP - Plans
Plans for the Future Testing PSAT, SAT, ACT College Readiness TSI College Prep Courses / Dual Credit Math, English, History Post-Secondary Applications ApplyTexas.Org , US Common App Financial Aid - FAFSA PGP Automatic Admission Automatic Admission For a top 10% student to be eligible for automatic admission into a four year university, Algebra II must be one of the students math
credits. Algebra II Brooks Academy requires Algebra II be taken in order to meet Graduation and STEM Endorsement requirements. PGP-Performance Performance Acknowledgements Outstanding Performance: Dual Credit courses AP test PSAT, ACT-Plan, SAT, or ACT
Certification or License Advanced Academics Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement classes are available. General rule: Should have an A in current on-level class OR an A or B in current Pre-AP class Who should take advanced classes?: Self-motivated Hard-working Good time-manager Challenge-seeking Capable of handling more rigorous curriculum at a faster pace Benefits:
Prepare for college Opportunity for more points toward your GPA Possible college credits through AP exams and Dual Credit program Dual Credit Opportunities Palo Alto College free (student responsible for transportation and text book) University of the Incarnate Word - tuition cost (student responsible for transportation and text book) Points of consideration: Dual Credit is University Specific (not all universities accept dual credit)
Students must meet GPA/TSI Requirements Electives 9 12th grade: Theatre 1, 2 Music/Choir 1, 2 Journalism 1, 2 Art 1, 2, 3 (3/Graphic Design, 3/History, 3/Electronic Media) Athletics 1,2,3,4 PE 1 Spanish 1, 2 Additional Senior Electives:
Psychology & Sociology, Internship 4 year plan example 9th Grade COURSE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
English 1 English II English III / DC English IV / DC Geometry/ Algebra I Biology Geometry/
Algebra II Chemistry Algebra II / DC DC Math Physics World Geography World History / DC
U.S. History / DC Anatomy / Forensics Government & Economics / DC Endorsement Endorsement Elective
Communication (Speech) Endorsement Elective Endorsement Elective Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective Total Credits Total Credits
Total Credits Total Credits Internship credit PGP 9th grade PGP 10th grade PGP 11th grade
PGP 12th grade College and Career Planning Career Interest, Values, Skills College Majors Link to 4 year plans Resumes As a parent, what do I need to do? Suggestions: Talk to your student about their future goals. Explore all of the possibilities that are available for college and careers.
Contact your students College & Career Counselor at their high school.
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