Sophomore Information

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Sophomore Class Meeting


The
Sophomore Office
is located Upstairs across
from Room 238. Follow the BLUE arrows.



CLASS of 2015


Principal:

Mr. Rodriguez


Counselor:

Mrs. Monroe


Secretary:

Mrs. Coleman


Principal



Dr. Beck


Location: Next to the Nurse’s Office


Academic Dean


Mrs. McReynolds


Location: Next to Dr. Beck’s Office


9
TH

Grade


Mr. Curl


Location: Freshman Office


10
TH

Grade


Mr. Rodriguez


Location: Sophomore Office


11
TH

Grade


Mr. Land


Location: East Annex


12
TH

Grade


Mrs. Smith


Location: by Band Hall


Testing



Mrs. Jackson


Location: Ranger Center (Across from Main Office)

Academics


Students are accountable for:


Attendance


Grades (daily, weekly, six weeks, semester)


Daily assignments


Homework



ZEROs are Unacceptable!


One credit = 1 full year in a class



One half credit = 1 semester of a class



To earn credit:


Average must be 70% or better


Must attend 90% of days

Remember!


Grades +
Attendance =

CREDIT



Discipline

Recommended HSP

Distinguished Achievement Program*

English
Language
Arts


Four credits:


English I, II, III, and IV


English I and II for Speakers of Other Languages may
be substituted for English I and II only for students with
limited English proficiency who are at the beginning or
intermediate levels of English language proficiency.

Four credits:


English I, II, III, and IV


English I and II for Speakers of Other Languages may be
substituted for English I and II only for students with limited
English proficiency who are at the beginning or intermediate
levels of English language proficiency.

Languages
Other Than
English


Two credits


The credits must consist of any two levels in the same
language.

Three credits


The credits must consist of any three levels in the same
language.

Social

Studies


Three and one
-
half credits:


World History Studies (one credit)


World Geography Studies (one credit)


U.S. History Studies Since 1877 (one credit)


U.S. Government (one
-
half credit)

Three and one
-
half credits:


World History Studies (one credit)


World Geography Studies (one credit)


U.S. History Studies Since 1877 (one credit)


U.S. Government (one
-
half credit)

Economics

with emphasis on
the free enterprise
system and its
benefits

One half credit

One half credit

Academic
Elective

None

None



College Board advanced placement, college
-
level concurrent/dual enrollment, and International Baccalaureate courses may be subs
tituted for
requirements in appropriate areas.

*

Distinguished Achievement Program requirements also include student achievement of four advanced measures.


Discipline

Recommended HSP

Distinguished Achievement Program*

Mathematics


Four credits:


Algebra I


Geometry


Algebra II


The additional credit may be selected from either of the
following and must be successfully completed prior to
Algebra II:

o
Mathematical Models with Applications

o
Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, Food, and
Natural Resources (CTE)


The fourth credit may be selected from the following
after successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and
Algebra II:

o
Precalculus


o
Independent Study in Mathematics

o
Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)

o
AP Statistics

o
AP Calculus AB

o
AP Calculus BC

o
AP Computer Science

o
IB Mathematical Studies Standard Level

o
IB Mathematics Standard Level

o
IB Mathematics Higher Level

o
IB Further Mathematics Standard Level

o
Engineering Mathematics (CTE)

o
Statistics and Risk Management (CTE)

Four credits:


Algebra I


Geometry


Algebra II


The fourth credit may be selected from any of the following
after successful completion of Algebra I, Algebra II, and
Geometry:

o
Precalculus


o
Independent Study in Mathematics

o
Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)

o
AP Statistics

o
AP Calculus AB

o
AP Calculus BC

o
AP Computer Science

o
IB Mathematical Studies Standard Level

o
IB Mathematics Standard Level

o
IB Mathematics Higher Level

o
IB Further Mathematics Standard Level

o
Engineering Mathematics (CTE)

o
Statistics and Risk Management (CTE)



College Board advanced placement, college
-
level concurrent/dual enrollment, and International Baccalaureate courses may be subs
tituted for
requirements in appropriate areas.

*

Distinguished Achievement Program requirements also include student achievement of four advanced measures.


Discipline

Recommended HSP

Distinguished Achievement Program*

Science



Four credits:


Biology, AP Biology, or IB Biology


Chemistry, AP Chemistry, or IB Chemistry


Physics, Principles of Technology, AP Physics, or IB
Physics


The additional credit may be IPC and must be
successfully completed prior to chemistry and physics.


The fourth credit may be selected from any of the
following:

o
Science

o
Astronomy

o
Earth and Space Science

o
Environmental Systems

o
AP Biology

o
AP Chemistry

o
AP Physics B

o
AP Physics C

o
AP Environmental Science

o
IB Biology

o
IB Chemistry

o
IB Physics

o
IB Environmental Systems

o
Scientific Research and Design (CTE)

o
Anatomy and Physiology (CTE)

o
Engineering Design and Problem Solving (CTE)

o
Medical Microbiology (CTE)

o
Pathophysiology

(CTE)

o
Advanced Animal Science (CTE)

o
Advanced Biotechnology (CTE)

o
Advanced Plant and Soil Science (CTE)

o
Food Science (CTE)

o
Forensic Science (CTE)

Four credits:


Biology, AP Biology, or IB Biology


Chemistry, AP Chemistry, or IB Chemistry


Physics, AP Physics, or IB Physics


After successful completion of a biology course, a chemistry
course, and a physics course, the fourth credit may be
selected from any of the following:

o
Aquatic Science

o
Astronomy

o
Earth and Space Science

o
Environmental Systems

o
AP Biology

o
AP Chemistry

o
AP Physics B

o
AP Physics C

o
AP Environmental Science

o
IB Biology

o
IB Chemistry

o
IB Physics

o
IB Environmental Systems

o
Scientific Research and Design (CTE)

o
Anatomy and Physiology (CTE)

o
Engineering Design and Problem Solving (CTE)

o
Medical Microbiology (CTE)

o
Pathophysiology

(CTE)

o
Advanced Animal Science (CTE)

o
Advanced Biotechnology (CTE)

o
Advanced Plant and Soil Science (CTE)

o
Food Science (CTE)

o
Forensic Science (CTE)




Discipline

Recommended HSP

Distinguished Achievement Program*

Physical
Education

One credit:


The required credit may be from any combination of the
following one
-
half to one credit courses:

o
Foundations of Personal Fitness

o
Adventure/Outdoor Education

o
Aerobic Activities

o
Team or Individual Sports


In accordance with local district policy, credit for any of
the courses listed above may be earned through
participation in the following activities:

o
Athletics

o
JROTC

o
Appropriate private or commercially
-
sponsored
physical activity programs conducted on or off
campus


In accordance with local district policy, up to one credit
for any one of the courses listed above may be earned
through participation in any of the following activities:

o
Drill Team

o
Marching Band

o
Cheerleading


All allowed substitution activities must include at least
100 minutes per five
-
day school week of moderate to
vigorous physical activity.


Credit may not be earned for any TEKS
-
based course
more than once. No more than four substitution credits
may be earned through any combination of
substitutions.

One credit:


The required credit may be from any combination of the
following one
-
half to one credit courses:

o
Foundations of Personal Fitness

o
Adventure/Outdoor Education

o
Aerobic Activities

o
Team or Individual Sports


In accordance with local district policy, credit for any of the
courses listed above may be earned through participation in
the following activities:

o
Athletics

o
JROTC

o
Appropriate private or commercially
-
sponsored physical
activity programs conducted on or off campus


In accordance with local district policy, up to one credit for
any one of the courses listed above may be earned through
participation in any of the following activities:

o
Drill Team

o
Marching Band

o
Cheerleading


All allowed substitution activities must include at least 100
minutes per five
-
day school week of moderate to vigorous
physical activity.


Credit may not be earned for any TEKS
-
based course more
than once. No more than four substitution credits may be
earned through any combination of substitutions.

*

Distinguished Achievement Program requirements also include student achievement of four advanced measures.


Discipline

Recommended HSP

Distinguished Achievement Program*

Speech

One
-
half credit from either of the following:


Communication Applications


Professional Communications (CTE)

One
-
half credit from either of the following:


Communication Applications


Professional Communications (CTE)

Fine Arts


One credit from any of the following:


Art, Level I, II, III, or IV


Dance, Level I, II, III, or IV


Music, Level I, II, III, or IV


Theatre, Level I, II, III, or IV


Principles and Elements of Floral Design (CTE)




One credit from any of the following:


Art, Level I, II, III, or IV


Dance, Level I, II, III, or IV


Music, Level I, II, III, or IV


Theatre, Level I, II, III, or IV


Principles and Elements of Floral Design (CTE)




Elective
Courses


Five and one
-
half credits from any of the following:


The list of courses approved by the SBOE for Grades
9
-
12 (relating to Essential Knowledge and Skills)


State
-
approved innovative courses


JROTC (one to four credits)


Driver Education (one
-
half credit)

Four and one
-
half credits from any of the following:


The list of courses approved by the SBOE for Grades 9
-
12
(relating to Essential Knowledge and Skills)


State
-
approved innovative courses


JROTC (one to four credits)


Driver Education (one
-
half credit)



TOTAL
CREDITS

26

26



College Board advanced placement, college
-
level concurrent/dual enrollment, and International Baccalaureate courses may be subs
tituted for
requirements in appropriate areas.

*

Distinguished Achievement Program requirements also include student achievement of four advanced measures.

The AP program is the national standard for academic rigor and college readiness, providing high school students with
the opportunity to take college
-
level courses in a high school setting. Dual Credit enables a high school student to
earn credit towards high school graduation while simultaneously earning college credit towards an undergraduate
degree

AP

Dual Credit

Approval and
Regulation

College Board

Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board

Credit Earned

College Credit is awarded most colleges
and universities when the student passes
the AP exam with a 3 or higher

Credit is awarded by most colleges and
universities when the student passes the
course with a “C” or better

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the course?

An AP trained and certified high school
teacher

College Instructors and/or a high school
teacher serving as an adjunct professor

Where is it
taught?

On the high school campus

On the high school campus or the college
campus

Eligibility

Campus
-
Based Decision and
Qualifications

Students must be a junior or senior and
receive college placement scores on
THEA, ASSET or COMPASS or be exempt
based on the SAT/ACT

Uniformity

Standardized, consistent curriculum

Varies by Instructor

http://www.hccs.edu/hccs/future
-
students/dual
-
credit
-
at
-
hcc#1.WhatisDualCredit

http://www.lonestar.edu


Recognizes exceptional achievement


See Course Guide for full description


Still 26 credits


Third credit of the same foreign language


IPC and Math Models do not count as one of the four
math or science credits


Four “advanced measures”


any combination of:


Preapproved research project


AP Test Score of 3 or higher


PSAT recognition


80% or higher in College Credit course

Curriculum Area

Recommended Program

Distinguished Achievement Program

English

4 credits

4 credits

Math

4 credits

(including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II)

4 credits

(including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II)

Science

4 credits

(including biology, chemistry and physics)

4 credits

(including biology, chemistry and physics)

Social Studies

4 credits

4 credits

Academic Elective

None

None

Other Languages

2 credits (same language)

3 credits (same language)

Physical Education

1 credit

1 credit

Health

½ credit

½ credit

Speech


½ credit (Communication Application)

½ credit (Communication Application)

Technology

1 credit

1 credit

Fine Arts

1 credit

1 credit

Electives

4 credits

3 credits

Advanced Measures

None

4 advanced measures

Total Credits

26 credits

26 credits

State Exams

15 EOC

assessments

15 EOC

assessments


Ross S. Sterling High School


http://connection.naviance.com/rssterling



Students can login to the system:


Username:

Student ID number


Password:

Birth date


2 digits for day, 2 digits for month, and 4 digits for the year


Example June 6, 1996= 06061996



If you have any questions or need further
assistance, contact your counselor.


Polish your study skills. If you need to improve in some subjects, this is the
time to do it. Colleges and future employers look at high school transcripts
and are impressed with regular attendance and improving grades.


Have you taken a career interest inventory? Ask your counselor or guidance
office to give you one. These tests help assess your strengths and
weaknesses and can help guide your college search and long
-
term career
plans.


Take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)


the preliminary


version of the SAT


or the PLAN, the preliminary version of the ACT.
Taking the PSAT now is practice for the PSAT in junior year which allows
your student to be considered for a National Merit Scholarship. Find dates
and more information about the PSAT from your high school counselor.


Surf the web to check out colleges, technical schools and apprenticeship
opportunities.


Consider job shadowing to get some work experience and test possible
careers.


Begin exploring financial aid and scholarships options.


Use the internet to explore different careers.


Select five to ten colleges to contact for brochures and applications


Visit your school or community career center.


Plan a productive summer. The summer before 11th grade is a good time to
have a part
-
time job to prepare for a future career.


Choose a summer camp or find volunteer service program to jumpstart your
skills.


Remember to sign up for the most challenging classes for next year.


Talk with your parents and counselor about summer vacation. Explore
summer programs or camps to attend at local colleges and universities.
Look for volunteer or service opportunities in the community.


Use online college searches to identify colleges and find out the required
courses and tests of colleges that you might be interested in attending.

State of Texas Assessments
of Academic Readiness
(STAAR) Test


STAAR is more rigorous than TAKS, but content
is 100% tied to the required curriculum with an
emphasis on alignment to college and career
readiness


Grades 3−8 tests are in same grades and subjects
as TAKS


High school
-

fifteen End
-
of
-
Course (EOC)
assessments in the four foundation content areas
replace the current high school TAKS tests

1)
*English I , *English II, **English III (Writing/Reading)

2)
*Algebra I, *Geometry, Algebra II

3)
*Biology, Chemistry, Physics

4)
*World Geography, *World History, **U.S. History

*Current Modified Versions

**Phase in Modified Versions 2013
-
2014


Students ARE NOT required to retake a course in
order to retake a STAAR/EOC Assessment.



Students who do not have a passing average in
the course will need to retake the course



Students who do not meet the minimum standard
for the EOC will need to retake the EOC


Students must reach at least the minimum score.

Level I:

Unsatisfactory


Academic

Performance

Minimum Score

Level II:

Satisfactory
Academic
Performance

Level III:

Advanced
Academic
Performance


Level III: Advanced Academic Performance


well prepared for the next grade or course


demonstrate the ability to think critically


apply the assessed knowledge and skills in varied
contexts, both familiar and unfamiliar


high likelihood of success in the next grade or course
with little or no academic intervention


for Algebra II and English III, this level of performance
also indicates students are well prepared for
postsecondary success


Level II: Satisfactory Academic


sufficiently prepared for the next grade or course


demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply the
assessed knowledge and skills in familiar contexts


have a reasonable likelihood of success in the next grade
or course but may need short
-
term, targeted academic
intervention


for Algebra II and English III, this level of performance
also indicates students are sufficiently prepared for
postsecondary success.


Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance


inadequately prepared for the next grade or course


do not demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the
assessed knowledge and skills


unlikely to succeed in the next grade or course without
significant, ongoing academic intervention


Students must achieve a cumulative score in each
content area ≥ the number of EOCs taken in that
content area x the passing scale score.


A cumulative score in English, Math, Science and
Social Studies is required for graduation


Examples:


English I + English II + English III > Cumulative Score
(Writing/Reading)


Algebra I + Geometry + Algebra II ≥ Cumulative Score


Biology + Chemistry + Physics > Cumulative Score


World Geography + World History + U.S. History > Cumulative Score


Students scoring at the Minimum Performance
Level will be highly encouraged to retake
assessments until a “Satisfactory” or “Advanced”
performance score is obtained


Cumulative score requirements do not apply to
students taking STAAR Modified or STAAR
Alternate


15 STAAR/EOC Assessments


Meet the cumulative score requirement in each of
the 4 core content areas


Achieve Level III (Advanced Academic
Performance) on the College and Career
Readiness Component of the


English III assessment and


Algebra II assessment


15 STAAR/EOC Assessments


Meet the cumulative score requirement in each of
the 4 core content areas


Achieve Level II (Satisfactory Academic
Performance) on


English III assessment and


Algebra II assessment


Recommended High School Program


In addition to the cumulative score requirements, a
student must meet or exceed the Level II Satisfactory
Performance Cut Scores for English III Reading, English
III Writing, and Algebra II.



Distinguished Achievement Program


In addition to the cumulative score requirements, a
student must meet or exceed the Level III Advanced
Academic Performance Cut Scores for English III
Reading, English III Writing, and Algebra II.

Whatever It Takes!