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Communications Arts High School. Expectations for your senior year. Mr. Guerrero: AP Economics & Government. 1 semester course for grades 1 semester course in regards to attendance AP Course and expectations reading and taking notes outside of class Summer Reading. Mrs. Ochoa: Spanish. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Expectations for your senior year

Expectations for your senior yearCommunications Arts High SchoolMr. Guerrero: AP Economics & Government1 semester course for grades1 semester course in regards to attendanceAP Course and expectationsreading and taking notes outside of classSummer ReadingMrs. Ochoa: SpanishAvailable ResourcesTutoringCD Tutoring programSalon de SabiosComputer LabMrs. Ochoa: SpanisheClassroomStudy Suggestions sheetOnline resources, especially www.classzone.comsupplies notebook, folderMrs. Ochoa: SpanishSpanish IV AP and the AP ExamWhy take it? You can get a minor without taking a course in college depending on the college you go toHomework/WorkloadWill have homework every day Some practice or studying 30 minutes each night even if specific homework is not assignedMrs. Ochoa: SpanishSkills for SuccessTime managementOrganization; Balancing school and extra-curricularAsking for help when neededAcademic integrityAbsences/tardiesMrs. McCormick: English IVObjectives of the course:To study British and world literature and to cover the curriculum specified in TEKS.To prepare for the AP Literature and Composition Test in May.To complete dual credit writing requirements, including the research essay.This course is taught as a college level English class and, as such, includes a challenging workload, especially outside reading. Be prepared to schedule reading into your free time and to receive frequent writing assignments.Mrs. McCormick: English IVTurnitin.com

Summer Reading Assignment: Part OneHow to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Fostercommon summer assignment for English IV AP students reading it carefully and applying its ideas to all the works you will read during your senior year will help ease the pressure of the AP exameasy-to-read introduction to patterns of symbolic meaning in literary textsreading it first may help make parts of the required novel more meaningful to youplease highlight important information in the textSummer Reading Assignment: Part OneWriting Assignment for How to Read Literature Like a ProfessorNOTE: Write all assignments in a new Mead Composition Book (this is a supply requirement for the class)See the handout for specific instructionsSummer Reading Assignment: Part TwoThe Life of Pi by Yann Martelwinner of the 2002 Man Book Prize for Fiction. The main character, Pi Patel, is a unique young man, the son of a zookeeper. He knows a great deal about animal behavior, loves stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family leaves India, accompanied by a cargo of zoo animals, for a new home in North America. On the way, the ship sinks, and Pi alone survives in a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Pi must use his wits to survive this treacherous situation.Writing Assignment for Life of PiSee the handout for detailsAnnotationBook club meetings and discussion questionsYou are also expected to bring your copy of the novel to class every day until the summer unit is complete. Testing on the novel will follow class discussion during the first two weeks of school. Failure to complete the above assignment will be detrimental to your first six weeks grade.Acquiring the TextsThe school has a few copies of The Life of Pi but I encourage you to purchase your own copies so that you can annotate and mark in them. In addition, having your own copy of any AP recommended/studied text allows you to review it before the AP test and remind yourself of characters, setting, etc. Copies of How to Read Literature Like a Professor will be available at school in July. Both books can be found relatively cheaply in paperback at both regular and used books bookstores as well as online. Mrs. McCormick: AP/Dual CreditAP vs. Dual CreditExpectations: homework outside of classAP tests are given in MayStudents can receive college credit depending on their scoreEach university awards its own credit; there isnt a standard score/grade equivalencyMrs. McCormick: AP/Dual CreditDual credit and gradesDropping a courseFailing & possible consequences with later financial aidFailing and reflection on transcript and GPABENEFITS OF ENROLLING IN DUAL CREDIT COURSES:Offers high school credit(s) toward graduation and college credit(s) toward a degree.Classes are taught by ComArts teachers and are held at the high school.Offers FREE tuition for two courses, 6- 8 hours of college credit each year.Saves parents & students considerable amounts of college costs.BENEFITS OF ENROLLING IN DUAL CREDIT COURSES (cont.):Average tuition, fees & books for 6 hours (2 classes) = $1000/yearShortens the length of time to complete a degree program.Students are allowed access to Northwest Vista (NVC) and ACCD services, events, and facilities.Only courses being charged tuition are courses offered at NVC: Criminal Justice, Pharmacy & Med. TerminologyDUAL CREDIT COURSES: (some also offered as Pre-AP & AP)MATH: Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Calculus AB/ BC, Statistics, College AlgebraSCIENCE: Biology, Environmental ScienceEnglish 3 and English 4Spanish 3Courses offered at the Northwest Vista campus: TUITION REQUIRED (bus transportation provided) Criminal Justice, Pharmacy, and Medical TerminologyFACTS ABOUT DUAL CREDIT COURSESCourses are more academically challenging than traditional high school courses, will include different requirements for each course, and will result in a SEPARATE college grade for each course.Grades earned in dual credit become part of the PERMANENT ACADEMIC RECORD and will be recorded on the college transcript.FACTS ABOUT DUAL CREDIT COURSES (cont.)Students must attend their Dual Credit class regularly and may be withdrawn for lack of attendance and/or lack of progress.Students who make a D or an F in a Dual Credit class will not be allowed to continue in the Dual Credit program.FACTS ABOUT DUAL CREDIT COURSES (cont.)Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to the drop deadlines for withdrawal on the Alamo Colleges Academic calendar (should his/her grade fall below a C).Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 and remain in good standing to continue in the Dual Credit Program.FACTS ABOUT DUAL CREDIT COURSES (cont.)If a student plagiarizes a paper or colludes or cheats in any dual credit class, the student will be subject to the discipline policies and procedures of the college; severe cases may result in failure of the course and suspension from the dual credit program.Courses are generally transferable, but it is not the responsibility of the college to ensure that the dual credit course is transferable to the college/university the student plans to attend.Mrs. Malik: Independent Study Mentorship (ISM)Independent Study Mentorship with the key word being independentMajor goal is to promote independent learning and being responsible for themselves.Mrs. Malik: Independent Study Mentorship (ISM)Responsible for finding mentorMrs. Malik can provide possible namesResponsible for own transportationMust be professional and courteous as you are representing the school and the programMrs. Malik: Independent Study Mentorship (ISM)Select a topic that you are truly interested in. You will be researching it in depth for a full year. Topic must require post secondary education.Blocking with English once the 2nd six weeks starts Speeches every six weeksResearch paper on topicMrs. Malik: Independent Study Mentorship (ISM)Meetings and attendanceGo during ISM period ON ISM days Mrs. Malik cannot excuse an absence or tardy for another class due to a meetingMeetings are due the 3rd and 5th Monday of each six weeks (2 per six weeks). Students may have additional meetings.Mrs. Malik: College Prep1st Six Weeks: college prep: resumes, applications, reading a degree planApply TexasWe will begin in class so that teacher can helpREMEMBER passwords and social security #

Mrs. Malik: College PrepFAFSAwe will do the PIN in December; they can begin in JanuaryEntrance ExamsACT vs. SATMrs. Malik: College PrepLetters of RecommendationGive teachers at least a week to write themProvide recipient information and a copy of your resume that we will write in ISM classMrs. Malik: College PrepDeadlines/AdmissionsDeadlines are very importantReceived by vs. Postmarked byDeadlines includes ALL componentsE.g., for a college application, it will include all of the required components such as the actual application, essay, transcript and letters of recommendation (if required)Mrs. Malik: College AdmissionsEarly Decision: is binding if you are acceptedEarly Action:student turns in all parts early and the university sends the admissions decision early; these deadlines are usually in NovemberMrs. Malik: College AdmissionsRegular Decision:application due dates are much later and most acceptance letters are sent out around March 1stRolling Admissions:applications are reviewed as they are received and letters are sent out once a decision has been madeIf you have questions about an application or your status, CALL the university. Check your status regularly.Mrs. Malik: College PrepTranscriptsAt TaftMay order and pick up before school, after school and at lunch onlyCan take up to a weekMay want to order a couple to have on handForms can be found in Mrs. Maliks room or front officeParent Consent form only one time (if under 18); forms can be found in Mrs. Maliks room or front officeMrs. Malik: College PrepNW VistaMrs. Malik will show the students how to log into ACES and how to order a transcript onlineMrs. Malik: College PrepFinal documentation for CollegeIn May, we will put together a folder/portfolio to take to college orientationStudents will be given an order form for their final CAHS transcript and will be shown how to order the Vista transcript for the college they will be attending Mrs. Whitus: ElectivesAP Art HistoryYearbookAdvanced VideoDigital Graphics & AnimationMrs. Whitus: Nonacademic ItemsYearbook$70, price will increase to $75 in the SpringSenior adsOrder in the SpringPrices range from $70-$250 (quarter page-full page)Mrs. Whitus: Nonacademic ItemsSenior picturesMust take by December 1 for inclusion in yearbookNo cost for yearbook senior pictureYearbook senior picture must be taken by Prestige, but you DO NOT have to buy any pictures from them two dates here at school in the Fall:Saturday, September 22Retakes Saturday, October 27or set up appointment at their studio: 690-1476 Picture packages from Prestige: $100-$600Mrs. Whitus: Nonacademic ItemsClass ringOrder from Jostens in the FallRange of prices from $100-$1000Prom $50-$65; price of ticket increases as it gets closertux rentals: $100-$250dresses: $200-$400Senior BanquetFree for students, $25 for each guestMrs. Whitus: Nonacademic ItemsGraduation ExpensesCap and gown$25Graduation AnnouncementsOrder from Jostens in the FallPackages vary from $75-$200Parking at Alamodome: $10Project Graduation$55-$70Ticket price goes up as year goes onSummary of Optional,Nonacademic Expenses(based on 2011-12 costs)Yearbook: $70-$75Senior pictures: $0 - $600Senior ad in yearbook: $70 - $250Class ring: $100-1000Graduation invitations: $75-200Cap & gown: $25Prom tickets: $50-$65Senior Banquet: free for students, $25 per guestProject Graduation: $55-70ResourcesEclassroomEach teacher offers tutoringtalk to your teachers!Salon de SabiosAfter school from 4:20-6:20 on Tuesdays and ThursdaysA place to study, use the computer lab, make up a test or quizin the past, a Spanish teacher has been available every Thursday to help studentsLunch Lab and Lunch Study HallStudents are expected to print homework assignments at home, not in the labsResourcesGo CenterSee Mrs. Crowson for scholarship information before school or at lunchShe will also help to contact schools if there are questions that we cannot answerShe schedules college reps to speak throughout the year during lunch. Take advantage of thisCounselorPlannersQUESTIONS?

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