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Academic Conference Booklet - Class of 2020

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Academic Conference Booklet

Contents Academic Conference Summary ………………………………………………… 1 Graduation Requirements ………………………………………………………… 2 State Testing STAAR ………………………………………………………………… 2 Bell Schedule …………………………………………………………………………… 3 Senior Release …………………………………………………………………………. 4 Senior Courses ………………………………………………………………………… 5 Opportunities for Advanced Coursework ………………………………… 6 Dual Credit Courses ………………………………………………………………… 7 Collin College Enrollment Procedures …………………………………….. 8-10 Pathways to Earn Credit …………………………………………………………. 11 (Summer School, Night School, Credit by Exam, eSchool, Texas Tech Correspondence) Foundation with Endorsements ……………………………………………… 12 Course Catalog ……………………………………………………………………….. 13 AP Exams ………………………………………………………………………………... 14 AP Exam Procedures for 2019-2020 ………………………………………… 15 ACT ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 16 SAT ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 17 Naviance …………………………………………………………………………………. 18-19 School Profile …………………………………………………………………………… 20-23 Timeline ………………………………………………………………………………… 24-25 Collin College – College & Career Counselor …………………………. 26 Final Exam Grade and Exemption Guidelines …………………………. 27

Academic Conference Summary 1

Graduation Requirement Credits-Courses 4 English 4 Math 4 Science 4 Social Studies 2 Foreign Language 1 Fine Arts 1 PE .5 Speech .5 Health 5 Electives State Testing End of Course Exams EOC Exam Date 2 English 1 April 09 English 2 April 11 US History May 08 Biology May 09 Algebra 1 May 09

BELL SCHEDULE 8:00 - 8:50 Zero hour 9:00 - 9:50 1st period 9:56 - 10:50 2nd period 10:46 - 11:46 3rd period Lunch Schedule 4th period 1st lunch 11:46 - 12:36 Class 12:36 - 1:27 2nd class 11:52 - 12:42 Lunch 12:42 - 1:33 1:33 - 2:23 5th period 2:29 - 3:19 6th period 3:25 - 4:15 7th period 3

SENIOR RELEASE one period  Must have earned a total of at least 17.0 credits through the end of the fall semester of 11th grade  Must have met the passing standard on all five End-of-Course Exams  Must be pursuing the 26 credit Foundation with Endorsement Graduation Plan  Must have parent permission  No senior release 2nd period or 4th period two periods  Must be enrolled in three AP courses each semester senior year  Must have earned a total of at least 17.5 credits through the end of the fall semester of 11th grade  Must have met the passing standard on all five End-of-Course Exams  Must be pursuing the 26 credit Foundation with Endorsement Graduation Plan  Must have parent permission  No senior release 2nd period or 4th period Students are expected to be off-campus during most senior release periods. Supervision is not provided for students who remain on campus. 4

Class of 2020 Senior Course List 5

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCED COURSEWORK Honors Honors courses are available Advanced Placement in several academic areas and Art AP 2D Foreign Language offer a wider range and Art AP 3D Chinese 3H greater depth of subject French 3H matter than that of the Art AP Drawing French 5H regular course. Emphasis is Art History AP German 3H placed on higher level & Spanish 3H critical thinking skills, Biology AP creativity, productive thinking Calculus AB AP Mathematics and independent guided Calculus BC AP Algebra 2H research. Chemistry AP Pre-Calculus H Chinese IV AP The Advanced Placement Computer Science AP Social Studies (AP) Program of the College Economics Macro AP Sociology H Board enables students to Economics Micro AP complete college level studies English 3 AP Language Language Arts while in high school. This English 4 AP Literature English 3H “academic bridge” helps Environmental Science AP English 4H smooth the transition from high school to college. The French 4 AP Science primary goals of the AP German 4 AP Physics H program are to enrich the Government US AP secondary school experience Music Theory AP Information Technology of students ready to apply Physics 1 AP Computer Science 3H themselves to college-level Physics 2 AP courses and to provide the Physics C Mechanics AP means by which colleges may Physics C Elec & Mag AP grant credit or placement, or Psychology AP both, to students with Spanish 4 AP satisfactory AP test scores. Spanish 5 AP Statistics AP US History AP 6

Opportunities for Advanced Coursework DUAL CREDIT Students must meet the guidelines for admission and enrollment at Collin College in Plano ISD has a dual credit agreement with order to be eligible. Students must pay tuition Collin College, which allows students to earn and fees for each course according to the both high school and college credit for a Collin College fee schedule. Students that are particular course. Dual credit courses are eligible for the Free or Reduced Lunch currently offered in English Language Arts, Program will have their tuition waived by Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Collin College. Dual credit classes meet on the senior high campus. Dual Credit Collin College Collin High Days Pre-reqs PISD Courses College School English III Grade ENGL 1301 & 1302 Credit Credit Weight English IV Hours Language ENGL 2332 & 2333 15 4.5 English IV 6 Literature ENGL 1301 & 1302 English III 6 15 ENGL 4.5 Language Federal GOVT 2305 Government Prin of Macro 2301 1301 & 1302 Economics US History US History 6 1 5 English II 4.5 1301 & 1302 Multivariable 3 .5 5 US History 4.5 Calculus MATH 2320/2415 Calculus 3 3 .5 3 US History 4.5 Pre-Calculus MATH 1314 6 1 5 World History 4.5 Statistics College Algebra/ Biology PRECAL 2412 & MATH 1324 W. Geography BIOL 1406 & 1407 7 1 5 AP CALC BC 5 Exam Score +4 6 1 5 GEOM 4.5 & ALG 2 3 1 5 ALG 2 4.5 6 15 Physics 4.5 7

Collin College Dual Credit o Forms available in your Academic Conference o Dual Enrollment Information Form 2019-2020 o High School Enrollment Permission Form o Courses are subject to change 8

Dual/Concurrent Credit Registration Checklist www.collin.edu/dualcredit 1. Apply (returning students may skip to step #3 after providing High School Permission Form) o Complete the Collin College application online at https://apply.collin.edu o MUST be completed before any paperwork will be processed. o Student will receive an email message after application has been processed. CWID# will be noted in that message. o Bring CWID# to Plano West counselor to get High School Enrollment Permission Form. 2. Remove All Holds o High School Enrollment Permission Form signed & returned o PWSH counselor by March 29, 2019 • This form is required on file at Collin College for each semester. It must be signed by a high school official (e.g. high school counselor), student, and parent/guardian if the student is under the age of 18. o Official High School Transcript • Piano West will send the transcripts to Collin College o Testing Information • All students must test or provide proof of exemption/waiver. if you believe you have a full or partial exemption/waiver please provide official ACT or SAT scores to Academic Advising. • If you do not have an exemption/waiver, you will need to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment on the Collin College campus. • Pay the $29 testing fee online at http://www.collin.edu/studentresources/testing/availabletesting/tsi.html or at Cashier's Office. A $29 fee will be charged for retakes. • Take the PAA certificate of completion, a photo I.D., and receipt to the Testing Center during walk-in hours. • See an Academic Advisor after testing to discuss your results. o Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine • Students taking courses at high school campus need to provide Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination waiver form. • Please visit http://www.collin.edu/meningitis for details. o Complete Mandatory Campus Safety Training • Located on the Student tab in CougarWeb. The hold will be removed within one hour of completing the training. For more information regarding holds, please view the Hold Information and Resolution Guides at www.collin.edu/gettingstarted/register/hold_info_guide.html. Are you currently enrolled in a dual credit course? If yes, START HERE. Turn in High School enrollment to PWSH counselor by March 29, 2019 3. Ready to Register (enroll in course) • You will register online via CougarWeb. Please reference your high school for dates, deadlines, course reference numbers (CRNs), and registration instructions. Registration opens April 16, 2019 Online Registration Procedures for Dual Credit Courses 1. Go to www.collin.edu and login to CougarWeb 2. Go to New Registration Tools under Registration Tools 3. Click on Student Registration in My CougarCompass 4. Click on Register for Classes 5. Select the registration term (e.g. Credit Fall 2019), then click Continue 6. Click on the Enter CRNs tab, and input the 5 digit CRN for each of your designated sections 7. Click Add to Summary 8. Click Submit (in the bottom right corner of the screen) 4. Payment 9 • You may pay in person at the Cashier's Office or online via CougarWeb. Deadline May 03, 2019 • Payment is required each semester

DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS Have you completed your Collin College Admissions Application? Apply Here Now https://apply.collin.edu You must submit an admissions application to Collin College before your dual credit forms can be processed. Fall 2019 Registration opens April 16th DON'T DELAY! APPLY TODAY! For more information: Please visit www.collin.edu/dualcredit Plano West Senior High School Informational Auditorium Meetings March 26, 2019 6-7pm Plano East Senior High School Cafeteria April 2, 2019 6-7pm Plano Senior High School Building B Lecture Hall March 19, 2019 6-7pm 10

Pathways to Earn Credit 11

Foundation with Endorsements 12

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Week 1 Morning Afternoon 8 AM 12 noon Monday United States Chinese Language May 6 Government & & Culture Politics Tuesday Environmental Science May 7 Spanish Language Physics 1: Algebra- & Culture Based Wednesday English Literature French Language & Culture May 8 & Composite Payment Options: paypams, check or cash Thursday Chemistry German Language May 9 & Culture Payment deadline: March 1, 2019 Friday Spanish Literature May 10 & Culture Psychology Paypams United Stated History Physics 2: Algebra- ▪ pay online Based Studio Art ▪ amount $94.00 + 3.00 fee = $97.00 Check Week 2 Morning Afternoon Afternoon 8 AM 12 noon ▪ payable to Plano ISD Monday Biology Physics C: 2 PM ▪ include student name & ID number May 13 Mechanics Physics C: ▪ check must include imprinted address Calculus AB Electricity ▪ amount $94.00 Tuesday Art History & Magnetism ▪ AP payment form May 14 Calculus BC ▪ deliver to PWSH Counseling Office English Language Macroeconomics Wednesday & Composition AP courses are recognized as a means May 15 for high achieving students to receive college credit while still in high school Thursday Statistics May 16 ▪ AP tests are given in May each year Friday Microeconomics Computer May 17 Music Theory Science A ▪ Each AP test is given a score from 1 to 5 ▪ Credit awarded varies among colleges and universities 14

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM PROCEDURES FOR 2019-2020 The College Board administers the AP program and has developed new policies that will take effect for the 2019-2020 school year. Plano ISD is required to honor College Board requirements in order to participate in the AP program. (A reminder, Plano ISD students enrolled in an AP course are not required to take the corresponding AP exam.) ❖ Students must create an account on the College Board website at the beginning of an AP course in order to access course related resources and to enter identification information required for ordering an exam. ❖ Students enrolled in an AP course that begins in semester 1 must register and pay in full for related 2020 AP exams no later than NOVEMBER 1, 2019. ❖ Students enrolled in an AP course that begins in semester 2 must register and pay in full for related 2020 AP exams no later than March 1, 2020. ❖ Fees for 2020 AP exams will be $94 per exam. A reduced fee will be available for students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. ❖ Students that register after the posted deadlines will incur an additional $40 fee per exam. ❖ Students that cancel an exam after the posted deadlines or are absent for an exam will receive a refund for all but $40 of the original fee. For additional information related to the Advanced Placement program, please visit https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/ 15

` Test Registration Late Score Date Deadline Registration Release February 9 January 11 Deadline February 20 April 13 March 8 April 23 June 8 May 3 January 12 - 18 June 18 July 13 June 14 July 23 August 16 March 9 - 25 September 14 May 4 - 20 September 24 October 26 September 27 June 15 - 24 November 5 December 14 November 15 August 17-26 December 24 Sept 28 November 16-25 Register for ACT Account View your Understanding Test Login Scores your Scores Test Day Study Guide Question of Online Check List the Day Practice Test 16

2019 Registration Late Scores SAT Test Deadline Registration Released Subject Date Tests Deadline Offered March 9 May 4 February 8 February 27 March 22 No June 1 April 5 April 24 May 17 Yes August 24 May 3 May 22 July 10 Yes October 5 July 24 August 11 September 16 Yes November 2 October 18 Yes December 7 September 5 September 23 November 15 Yes October 2 October 20 December 20 Yes November 7 November 25 Register for SAT Account Get Test Sending Test Login Scores Scores to Colleges Test Day Practice on Daily Online Checklist Khan Practice App Practice Academy Tests 17

Naviance • Colleges I’m Thinking About • Find Your Fit Website • Research Colleges Username • Careers Password Click https://connection.naviance.com/pwsh Firstname.Lastname.1 1st time login password: studentIDnumber#Abc Example:123456#Abc RESET Password Log-in with Clever 18

Naviance Select Email [email protected] Password PISD Password ____________________________________________________________________________________ Google: mypisd.net Sign in to ClassLink 1. Click 2. Login 3. Select 19

School Profile Plano West Senior High School is in its 20th year of existence and is well established in the tradition of excellence in Plano ISD. The campus serves 11th and 12th grade students. Each graduating class has distinguished itself with numerous awards in the academic, athletic, and fine arts arenas. Plano West students are dedicated to academic excellence as demonstrated by the fact that over 25% of the 2018 graduating class earned a GPA of 4.0 or higher and over 56% of the class earned a 3.5 GPA or greater. Plano West students are accepted to the top colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. Thirty-eight percent of the staff members at Plano West hold advanced degrees in education. Our staff continually enhances the educational experience for all students. The academic performance of students at Plano West earned the distinction of being named to the Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll, the most prestigious academic award a Texas Public School can achieve. Plano West has the distinction of being listed in the top 1% of Newsweek’s Best High Schools in the Nation for the past five years, in addition to being ranked #63 in the Washington Post’s High School Challenge, #45 in the state of Texas by US News, and a NCEA Higher Performing School. Our Community and District Plano is a suburban city of approximately 286,000 residents located north Of Dallas. The Plano Independent School District is comprised of 3 early childhood schools, 48 elementary schools (k-5), 13 middle schools (6-8), 6 high schools (9-10), 3 senior high schools (11-12), 3 academies, and a special Program Center. The district serves nearly 54,000 students. 20

SCHOOL PROFILE Grade Division and Grade Points RANK IN CLASS Letter Numeric AP/IB Honors Regular Modified A+ 97+ 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.5 Class rank is based on cumulative A 93-96 4.8 4.3 3.8 3.3 semester averages from grades 9-12. A- 90-92 4.6 4.1 3.6 3.1 B+ 87-89 4.4 3.9 3.4 2.9 Honors and AP courses are weighted B 83-86 4.2 3.7 3.2 2.7 with extra grade points awarded for B- 80-82 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 each grade. C+ 77-79 3.8 3.3 2.8 2.3 C 71-76 3.6 3.1 2.6 2.1 Final rank in class and grade point C- 70 3.4 2.9 2.4 1.9 average are determined at the end of F 69 0 0 0 0 the third nine weeks grading period of the senior year. Foundation Endorsement Graduation Requirements A student may be awarded a credit for a full year course by earning a grade of 70 in both semesters or by averaging the grades earned in each semester for a grade of 70 or higher. English 4 credits Mathematics 4 credits Science 4 credits Social Studies 4 credits Fine Arts 1 credit Physical Ed 1 credit Health .5 credit Speech .5 credit Foreign Language 2 credits Electives 5 credits ACCREDITATION One or more endorsements: STEM Arts & Humanities Business & Industry Multidisciplinary Public Service Texas Education Agency In addition to 26 credits, graduates must pass five (5) end-of-course exams No community service is required 21 F

School Profile Class of 2018 Stats 1,362 Graduates 4% 9% 91% 87% % attending college % Attending 4 year University % Technical/Military/Work/Other % Attending 2 year College National Merit Scholars (NMSQT) Finalists 76 Semifinalists 77 Commended Scholars 96 National Hispanic Scholars 11 22

School Profile AP Results Class of 2018 Stats Each AP test is scored from 1 to 5 Scores 3 or Higher • 1,398 Students Tested • 4,515 Exams Administered 89% SAT AVERAGE SCORES 1255 Plano West 1032 1068 Texas National 617 520 536 638 512 531 Evidence-Based Math Total Reading Writing 27 ACT AVERAGE COMPOSITE SCORES 21 21 Plano West Texas National 23

Timeline Spring 2019 o Class of 2020 Academic Conferences April 2019 o Register for ACT &/or SAT May 2019 o College Planning Seminars for Parents o Junior Spring Seminars (College 101) for Students o AP Exams May 21-24, 2019 o Final Exams July 1, 2019 o Apply Texas Application opens – start August 1, 2019 applying o The Common Application website opens – start applying 24

When Timeline school starts o Start requesting your “official Transcripts” in Naviance o If required by colleges, request counselor rec letter - complete Fall 2019 the Counselor Recommendation Packet & return to counselor o If required by college, ask your teacher to write a rec letter October 1, 2019 o Take or retake SAT or ACT to improve your score o Send SAT/ACT scores to college/university October 15 – December 1 2019 o Apply for FAFSA as early as October 1 o Free Application for Federal Student Aid January – February 2020 o Early Decision/Early Action deadlines begin o Pay attention to college-specific scholarship deadlines Spring 2020 o If your College/University requires a Mid-Year Transcript or a Mid-Year Report - request Mid-Year Reports (gold form) – May 19 – 22, 2020 pick up form at Counseling Dept then complete, sign & return to your counselor TBA o Check Naviance for scholarship opportunities o Notify college/university of your final admission decision o Final Exams o Class of 2020 Graduation 25

College Career Exploration and Career Pathways o High School Career o Training o Education Counselor o Jobs Henry Canfield, M.S., M.Ed Workforce Program Interests Assessment Collin College Counselor Strategies & Resources Soft Skills Students may email to set up appointment College Exploration [email protected] Paying for College Appointment Days o Scholarships Tuesdays o FAFSA Wednesdays Academic Advising College Applications Office Location College Admissions Exams Plano West Counseling Department o ACT o SAT o TSI College Readiness o Study skills o Note-taking 26

FINAL EXAM GRADE WAIVER AND EXEMPTION GUIDELINES As of December 2018 Final Exam Grade Waiver- 11th graders Students enrolled in an AP course for the second semester of the school year may be eligible for a grade waiver from the final exam in that subject for the second semester if the following conditions exist: o A minimum overall 2nd semester average of 80 (per class) and a minimum grade of 80 in the final grading period. o Student takes the National AP exam for that course in May. o Student shall have no more than four absences during the second semester (per class). o Student shall have no more than five tardies in that AP class. o No major infractions resulting in ISS, Saturday School, Out of School Suspension, or Special Program Center. o Student must have no outstanding fines, fees, or debts for school property or other PISD services. o Student takes the semester exam on the date/time original scheduled, in the case of an excused absence, during the determined make-up exam time. To qualify for the grade waiver: ❖ Students must report to class on the day of the exam and take the final exam for the course. ❖ If the semester exam grade benefits the student, it will be recorded and counted toward the student’s course grade. ❖ If a student has an unexcused absence during the exam, the student forfeits the option to take advantage of the exam grade waiver, and will take the exam for credit. Final Exam Exemption-12th grade Seniors may qualify for exemption from final exams during the second semester of the school year if the following conditions exist: Seniors in AP courses A senior in an AP class must meet the criteria noted above to qualify for exemption in that AP class. A senior in an AP course who chooses not to take the national exam may also quality for the final exam exemption if all of the requirements for the Senior Exemption Guidelines are met. Seniors in non-AP courses o A minimum overall 2nd semester average of 85 (per class) and a minimum grade of 85 in the final grading period. o Student shall have no more than four absences during the second semester (per class). o Student shall have no more than five tardies in each class. o No major infractions resulting in ISS, Saturday School, Out of School Suspension, or Special Program Center. o Student must have no outstanding fines, fees, or debts for school property or other PISD services. To qualify for the exam exemption: ❖ Students must be present in class for each exam. Various activities will be conducted at this time for students qualified to use exemptions, including the completion of course evaluations, student surveys, and projects. ❖ Exempt students may choose to take the exam. If the semester exam grade benefits the student, it will be recorded and counted toward the student’s course grade. ❖ If a student has an unexcused absence during the exam, the student forfeits the option to take advantage of the exam exemption and will take the exam for credit. 27

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