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It is the policy of Lewisville I S D not to discriminate on the basis of race color. national origin sex or handicap in its vocational programs services or activities as. required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended Title IX of the. Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as. It is the policy of Lewisville I S D not to discriminate on the basis of race color. national origin sex handicap or age in its employment practices as required by Title. VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended Title IX of the Education Amendments. of 1972 the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 as amended and Section 504 of the. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, Lewisville I S D will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not. be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures contact the Title IX. Coordinator Dr Kevin Rogers at 1565 West Main St Lewisville Texas 75067 972. 350 4750 and or the Section 504 Coordinator Dr Paula Walker at 136 West Purnell. St Lewisville TX 75057 469 713 5203, 2015 2016 HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE CDG Page 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS,INTRODUCTION 6,GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 7. LISD GRADUATION PLAN OVERVIEW 8, TOWARD EXCELLENCE ACCESS SUCCESS TEXAS GRANT PROGRAM 9. TOP TEN PERCENT RULE AND AUTOMATIC ADMISSIONS 10,LISD GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 2015 2016 11.
STUDENTS ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL PRIOR TO 2014 2015 11. RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM 11,MINIMUM HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM 11. DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM 12, RHSP AND DAP OPTIONS FOR FOURTH MATH AND SCIENCE 13. STUDENTS ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL 2014 2015 AND AFTER 15. FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PLAN CORE COURSE OPTIONS 16. FHSP ENDORSEMENTS 17,BENEFITS OF GRADUATING WITH AN ENDORSEMENT 17. FHSP PERFORMANCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 17,FHSP DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT 18. BENEFITS OF THE DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT 18. SELECTING AN ENDORSEMENT 19,CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS BY ENDORSEMENT 20.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 22,STATE ASSESSMENTS AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 22. GRADE POINT AND RANKING CALCULATION 2015 2016 23,TRANSFER GRADES 24. CREDIT ACCRUAL AND CLASSIFICATION 24,DETERMINING CREDIT FOR FULL TERM COURSES 24. STUDENT CLASSIFICATION 25, HIGH SCHOOL COURSES TAKEN AT MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL 25. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF CREDIT ACCRUAL 25,LISD PROGRAMS 28.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM 28,ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION AVID 28. 2015 2016 HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE CDG Page 3. GIFTED TALENTED SERVICES 29,CORE COURSE LISTINGS 31. ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 31,MATHEMATICS 37,SCIENCE 42. SOCIAL STUDIES 49,LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH WORLD LANGUAGES 58. ENRICHMENT COURSES 66,ACADEMIC PREPARATION 66,ACADEMIC DECATHLON 66.
AP SEMINAR 66,PSAT SAT ACT AP PREPARATION READING 67. ACADEMIC STUDIES STUDY SKILLS STAAR REVIEW 68,ATHLETICS 72. CAREER TECHNICAL PROGRAMS ACHIEVETEXAS 74,CAREER CENTER COURSES BY CAMPUS 77. AGRICULTURAL FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES 78,ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION 81. ARTS AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION 84,BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION 90.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING 93,FINANCE 94,HEALTH SCIENCE 95. HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM 97,HUMAN SERVICES 99,INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 101. LAW PUBLIC SAFETY CORRECTIONS AND SECURITY 103,MANUFACTURING 105. MARKETING 106,SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING MATH STEM 108. TRANSPORTATION DISTRIBUTION LOGISTICS 110,TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS 112.
PRACTICUM CAREER PREP IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS 115,FINE ARTS 117. 2015 2016 HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE CDG Page 4. BAND ORCHESTRA 122,THEATRE ARTS 129,HEALTH PHYSICAL EDUCATION 132. JOURNALISM 135,JUNIOR ROTC 138,NAVY JROTC Naval Science 138. AIR FORCE JROTC Aerospace Science 140,ARMY JROTC Military Science 144. SPECIAL EDUCATION COURSES 146,COURSE CODES 147,SPEECH AND DEBATE 150.
INDEX OF COURSES 152,APPENDIX 160,ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS AAA 160. GRADUATION PLAN COMPARISON SIDE BY SIDE 161,FOUR YEAR PLAN SAMPLES 162. DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM 162,RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM 163. FOUNDATION PROGRAM 164,Arts Humanities Endorsement Non CTE Pathway 164. Business Industry CTE Pathway 165,Business Industry Non CTE Pathway 166.
Multidisciplinary Endorsement CTE Pathway 167,Multidisciplinary Endorsement Non CTE Pathway 168. Public Services Endorsement CTE Pathway 169,Public Services Endorsement Non CTE Pathway 170. Science Technology Engineering Math CTE Pathway 171. Science Technology Engineering Math Non CTE Pathway 172. 2015 2016 HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE CDG Page 5. INTRODUCTION, Planning a four year high school program is a serious undertaking Although many of your. courses will be determined by the graduation plan you select you will still have many other. choices to make during your years of school The courses you select will be guided largely by. your plans for the future Will you continue your education in college or in a trade or technical. school Do you want to learn a career skill in order to enter the full time work force. immediately after school Are you interested in a technical field Are you thinking of entering. a profession that requires many years of specialized education. The answers to these questions are extremely important for making decisions about your. course selections for all four years in high school These answers should also be guided by. your interests and abilities Some students are sure of their future plans others are still. deciding It is also common for young people to change their minds about which career to. choose For this reason it is important for you to plan as challenging a program as you. can If your career plans should change then it will not be as difficult to move into. another program While it may sometimes seem tempting to schedule a less demanding. combination of courses choosing courses that meet your needs or interests is the best way. to prepare for your future, LISD offers you many ways to prepare for a productive adult life to increase the. likelihood that you will realize your future goals The district s high schools and career. centers provide a wide range of programs that prepare students for post high school. experiences college business school technical school military service fine arts. participation full time employment and other areas The programs offered allow a student to. choose the high school program best for him her whether that program is the traditional. college preparatory tech prep or career preparatory program Outlined on the following. pages are the graduation requirements for each of the state s possible graduation programs. minimum recommended high school and distinguished achievement programs. Immediately following the presentation of possible graduation plans are descriptions of all. courses offered with accompanying information about prerequisites and grade level. placement We strongly urge you to give the attention to planning for high school that it. deserves By planning wisely you can create the future that is most appropriate for. 2015 2016 HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE CDG Page 6. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS,GENERAL INFORMATION 2014 2015.
Lewisville ISD high schools operate on the accelerated block schedule Because this type of schedule requires. a different way of arranging the curriculum students will find different terminology in the course descriptions. The following information will be helpful in understanding accelerated block and making choices about courses. Courses are listed as either 5 1 1 5 2 or 3 credits. On the accelerated block schedule 1 credit 18 weeks On a traditional semester schedule students. earn 1 credit after one full year covering the same amount of material. On the accelerated block during one full year two terms a student could be enrolled in as many as 8. different blocks of courses 4 in the fall term and 4 in the spring term with the potential of earning a. maximum of 8 credits, On the accelerated block schedule 5 credit 9 weeks 1 quarter A twenty seven week course would. earn 1 5 credits There are 4 quarters or 36 weeks in a school year. The accelerated block provides for 90 minute class periods Students are scheduled into four periods. per day and each class meets every day Exceptions to this must be approved by campus. administration, Each high school may offer selected courses for 18 weeks for 5 credit These courses will meet for 45. minutes per day with few exceptions This will be done either during the school day or as a zero hour. before and or after school Check with your counselor for a list of the courses being offered at your. Some courses are offered for local credit only and do not count toward state credits needed for. graduation, Grade reports are monitored on a three week basis through progress reports and report cards are. distributed at the end of each nine weeks quarter, UIL eligibility follows a schedule separate and apart from quarter 9 weeks and semester grading cycles. and is not included in this guide, Course Recommendations are listed to help ensure a greater measure of success for the student and.
should therefore be completed A student may however enroll in a class without taking suggested. course recommendations, Course Prerequisites must be successfully completed before a student is allowed to enroll in a course. Credit for courses may be received through credit by exam For courses without prior instruction a. mastery level of 80 is required for credit For courses where the required amount of prior instruction. has been certified a mastery level of 70 is required for credit to be awarded A schedule for testing. dates can be obtained from the campus counselor, State law board policy supersedes information in this book. Students may graduate early by completing all graduation requirements The desire to graduate early. will not subject the student to special consideration in scheduling. A student s graduation plan is determined by the year that the student enters the 9 grade unless a. change is mandated by law, It is the parent s responsibility to insure compliance with the requirements for the NCAA Eligibility Center. for college athletics, 2015 2016 HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE CDG Page 7. LISD GRADUATION PLAN OVERVIEW,STUDENTS ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL PRIOR TO 2014 2015.
There are two basic options available to meet LISD graduation requirements Those two basic plans. are the MINIMUM HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM MHSP and the RECOMMENDED PROGRAM. RHSP The DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM DAP goes beyond the RHSP It. requires advanced schoolwork that reflects college or professional level skills To earn this honor. you must complete three credits in the same foreign language complete specific courses in core. content areas and complete a combination of four of the advanced measures. Each of these plans requires 26 credits to graduate The RHSP should be considered for most. students and for all students who plan to enter college The RHSP or DAP is required unless waived. by a special committee The basic requirements for each program including the DAP are outlined on. the following pages, This group of students are also permitted to graduate on the Foundation High School Program. as outlined below Lewisville ISD encourages all students to remain on the current RHSP or DAP. Graduating seniors should clarify with their college of choice that moving to a different. graduation plan will not adversely impact their admission status For a comparison of the current. graduation plans with the new Foundation Plan See Graduation Plan Comparison Side by Side in the. STUDENTS ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL 2014 15 AND BEYOND, HB5 passed by the Texas Legislature this spring made substantial changes to the state s graduation. requirements moving from the current 4x4 graduation plans to a 22 credit Foundation High School. Program FHSP that allows students to earn endorsements in specific areas of study by completing. four additional credits and performance acknowledgements Students entering high school in the fall. of 2014 15 will be required to meet the requirements of the foundation high school program to receive. a high school diploma, The endorsement areas are Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM Business. and Industry Public Services Arts and Humanities and Multidisciplinary Studies LISD offers courses. to meet endorsements in all areas There are specific course requirements in the foundation. curriculum based on the endorsement selected Please see the comparison of core course. requirements by endorsement, A student may elect to graduate without an endorsement under the high school foundation plan after. the student s sophomore year if the student and the student s parent or guardian are advised by the. school counselor of the benefits of graduating with one or more endorsement and the student s. parent or guardian files written permission with the high school allowing the student to graduate. without an endorsement, 2015 2016 HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE CDG Page 8.
TOWARD EXCELLENCE ACCESS SUCCESS TEXAS GRANT PROGRAM. Program Purpose, The Texas Legislature established the TEXAS Toward EXcellence Access and Success Grant to make sure. centers provide a wide range of programs that prepare students for post high school experiences college business school technical school military service fine arts participation full time employment and other areas The programs offered allow a student to

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