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    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Student Information Session

    Incoming Seguin High School Freshmen 2015-2016

    During the 83rd Texas Legislature, House Bill 5 was

    signed into law, which changed high school

    graduation requirements for students who will be

    freshmen during the 2015-2016 school year. The

    bill provides flexibility for high school students to

    pursue either higher education or a career

    pathway.

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    Outstanding Performance(s) in:

    Dual Credit

    Bilingualism and Biliteracy

    Advanced Placement Exams

    PSAT, ACT–PLAN, SAT or ACT

    Business or Industry Certificate or License

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    Foundation High School Program with Endorsement, including Algebra II

    Eligible for top 10% Automatic Admission in a Texas Public University (except UT Austin top 7%)

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    Five Endorsements

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    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)  Career and Technical education (CTE) courses related to STEM

     Mathematics

     Combination of no more than two of the categories listed above

     Computer Science

     Science

    Business and Industry (one of the following or a combination of areas)  Agriculture

     Arts

     Audio/Video

     Marketing

     Food and Natural Resources

     Information Technology

     Manufacturing

     Technology Applications

     Architecture and Construction

     Technology and Communications

     Business Management and Administration

     Transportation or Distribution and Logistics

     English electives in public speaking, debate, advanced

    broadcast journalism, advanced journalism including

    newspaper and yearbook

    Public Services (one of the following)  Human Services

     Law

     Corrections and Security

     Health Science

     Public Safety

     Education and Training

     Government and Public Administration

     Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)

    Arts and Humanities (one of the following)  2 levels each in two languages other than English (LOTE)

     4 levels in the same LOTE

     Courses from one or two areas (music, theater, art dance) in fine arts

     English electives not included in Business and Industry

     Social Studies

     American Sign Language (ASL)

    Multi-Disciplinary Studies (one of the following)  4 advanced courses from other endorsement areas

     4 credits in each foundation subject area, including English IV and chemistry and/or physics

     4 credits in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or dual credit selected from English, mathematics, science,

    social studies, economics, LOTE or fine arts

    Career Cluster:

    STEM

    Required Courses:

    Algebra II, Chemistry & Physics

    Includes Courses Directly Related to:

    Science or

    Advanced Math (above Algebra II)

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    Pre-Engineering – PLTW

    Mechanical Engineer

    Environmental Engineer

    Chemist

    Environmental Scientist

    Statistician

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    Endorsement: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

    Cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Sequence: Pre-Engineering/Pre-Technical (PLTW)

    Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior English 1* English 2* English 3 / AP / DC English 4 / AP / DC

    Algebra 1/ Geometry* Geometry* /Algebra 2* Algebra 2* / Precalculus* Precalculus* / Calculus

    World Geography* World History / AP US History / AP / DC Govt./ Economics / AP / DC

    Biology* Chemistry* Physics* AP Chemistry / AP Biology / Other Advanced Science

    Introduction to Engineering Design

    Digital Electronics Principles of Engineering Engineering Design & Development

    Elective - PE/Athletics Elective - Fine Arts Elective Choice Elective Choice

    Elective – Fine Arts Elective - Foreign Language 2

    Elective Choice Elective Choice

    Elective - Foreign Language 1

    Elective Choice Elective Choice Elective Choice

    Required Electives (9)

    PE (1 credit), Fine Arts (1 credit), Foreign Language (2 credits), 5 Electives (5 Credits)

    Certifications: OSHA Career Safe, Student Electronics Technician

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    Career Clusters:

    Agriculture, Architecture, Audio/Video Technology, Business, Information Technology, and

    Transportation

    Required Courses:

    Additional Math and Science

    Includes Courses Directly Related to:

    Business & Industry CTE Career Clusters

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    Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

    Horticulture – working with plants

    Welding – Ag Mechanics

    Veterinarian

    Equine Science – learn about horses

    Geological and Petroleum Technician

    Farm, Ranch and other Agricultural Manager

    Environmental Engineer

    Agricultural Inspector

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    Endorsement: Business and Industry

    Cluster: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Sequence: Animal Science - Veterinary Assistant

    Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior English 1* English 2* English 3 / AP / DC English 4 / AP / DC

    Algebra 1/ Geometry* Geometry* /Algebra 2* Algebra 2* / AQR Independent Study in Mathematics

    World Geography** World History / AP US History / AP / DC Govt./ Economics / AP / DC

    IPC / Biology* Biology* / Chemistry* Advanced Animal Science Anatomy and Physiology / AP Biology / AP Chemistry

    Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

    Equine Science AND Small Animal Management

    Recommended: Wildlife, Fisheries, & Ecology Management

    Veterinary Medical Applications

    Elective – PE/Athletics Elective - Foreign Language 2

    Recommended: Medical Microbiology

    Elective Choice

    Elective – Fine Arts Elective Choice Elective Choice Elective Choice Elective - Foreign Language 1

    Elective Choice Elective Choice Elective Choice

    Required Electives (9)

    PE (1 credit), Fine Arts (1 credit), Foreign Language (2 credits), 5 Electives (5 Credits)

    Certifications: Veterinary Assistant, OSHA Career Safe

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    Business, Management, and Administration

     Accountant  Tax Preparer  International Business  Sales Manager  Chief Executive Officer of a company  Business Owner  Secretary  Customer Service Representative  Medical Records

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    Architecture and Construction

     Architect

     Interior Designer

     Building Maintenance

     Construction Management

     Electrical Inspector

     HVAC Installation

     HVAC Repair

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    Manufacturing

    Safety Coordinator

    Materials Handler

    Production Manager

     Industrial Technician

    Welder

    Quality Control Inspector

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    Career Clusters:

    Health Science, Human Services, Education and Training, and Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and

    Security

    Required Courses:

    Additional Math and Science

    Includes Courses Directly Related to:

    Public Services CTE Career Clusters or

    NJROTC

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    Education and Training

    Childcare – Day care worker

    Elementary teacher

    Secondary teacher

     Instructional coordinator

    Art, drama, music teacher

    Corporate trainer

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    Health Science

    Nurse (LVN & RN)

    Dentist/Dental Assistant

    Occupational Therapist/Assistant

    Physical Therapist/Assistant

    Radiation Therapist

    Pharmacy Technician

    Physician (Doctor)

    Dietician and Nutritionist

    EMT

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    Endorsement: Public Service

    Cluster: Health Science Sequence: Pharmacy Tech

    Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior English 1* English 2* English 3 / AP / DC English 4 / AP / DC

    Algebra 1/ Geometry* Geometry* /Algebra 2* Algebra 2* / AQR AQR / Statistics

    World Geography* World History / AP US History / AP / DC Govt./ Economics / AP / DC

    IPC / Biology* Biology* / Chemistry* Anatomy and Physiology Medical Microbiology

    Principles of Health Science AND Medical Terminology

    Health Science Select an available Practicum or related elective

    Practicum in Health Science: Pharmacy Tech (2 Periods)

    Elective – PE/Athletics Elective - Foreign Language 2 Elective Choice Elective Choice

    Elective – Fine Arts Elective Choice Elective Choice Elective Choice Elective - Foreign Language 1

    Elective Choice Elective Choice

    Required Electives (9)

    PE (1 credit), Fine Arts (1 credit), Foreign Language (2 credits), 5 Electives (5 Credits)

    Certifications: Pharmacy Tech

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    Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security