REPORT CARDS AND PROGRESS REPORTS THIS YEAR WILL BE POSTED ONLINE FOR PARENTS/STUDENTS TO PRINT AT THEIR CONVENIENCE IF NEEDED!
It’s GT (gifted and talented) nomination time at the high school. Any parent or teacher can nominate a student or a student may nominate him or herself by Friday, April 10th, to be tested for the GT program at a later date this year. Nomination forms can be found under the "Forms" link on the counseling center main page. All high school students nominated will then receive further information in regards to testing dates and completing other required paperwork. A portfolio of each nominated student’s work in each of the four core subject area will be required to be submitted. Please contact Haven Isclaw, AHS Counselor, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817.783.6940, ext. 2014.
You're invited to TSTC's College Preview & Open House
April 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day
During TSTC's College Preview & Open House you can:
- Learn more about admissions and financial aid requirements
- Tour the Industrial Technology Center
- TSTC's industry-standard laboratories
- Network with faculty and staff during our Friday lunch
- Participate in Lincoln Electric's Mobile Demo Unit
College Preview begins at the:
Industrial Technology Center
119 N. Lowrance Road
Red Oak, TX 75154
Congressman Burgess, along with several North Texas congressional colleagues, have co-hosted the annual North Texas Academies Forum over the past ten years. They will be holding the 2015 event on Saturday, April 11th at Lewisville High School. Registration opens at 7:30AM; presentations will take place 8-11AM and the breakout session 11AM-12Noon.
This informational forum provides interested students, grades 8-12, an opportunity to learn more about our nation's service academies, requirements for admission and the selection process. In addition to staff from our congressional offices, representatives from all five academies (U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy), as well as current academy cadets and midshipmen, and representatives from Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps ROTC are invited to be on hand to answer questions. North Texas students, parents and educators are able to hear from and meet with these representatives on a one-to-one basis to become educated regarding the excellent possibilities associated with attending these premier educational institutions and the sorts of careers they generate. The service academies fully support this “one-stop shop/come & stay” event as it bolsters their outreach efforts and affords them an opportunity to reach many students at a single event.
(for a printout of the flyer, view Files on the Counseling Center page, and click on Academic Opportunities to download)
Clyde W. Steelman, Jr., Ed. D.
ESC Region 11
Monday, March 30th the English 1 EOC will be administered. The English 2 EOC will be administered on Wednesday, April 1st. The tests will begin at 8:00am at the high school and will last 5 hours.
Algebra 1 EOC, Biology EOC, and US History EOC will be administered in May.
The next test will be given July 6th – 9th. We should get the March results back around April 17th.
You may come to AHS for TAKS tutorials after school from 4 – 6 PM on Monday through Thursday. Mondays and Thursdays, will cover Math and Social Studies. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, will go over English and Science. You may also attend the TAKS Math class from 2:39 – 3:27 PM. Please call to make arrangements for the TAKS Math Class.
Online released tests or study guides can be found at Texas Education Agency’s website. Go to www.tea.state.tx.us and choose Testing/Accountability on the left. Click on TAKS at the bottom. Find Study Guides in the List and click on it. You can choose to go through the printed version (be careful not to print – can be over 300 pages) and the Interactive Study Guides. You may also choose Released Tests from the TAKS Resources page. Then click on the link at the top of the page that says Released Tests, Answer Keys, and Scoring Guides webpage. Then you can either choose the Printable option and print the test an answer key or use the Interactive Online version and take the test online and have the computer score it.
NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING THE STATE'S NEW GRADUATION PROGRAM? CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO GET HELP!
BENEFITS OF GRADUATING WITH AN ENDORSEMENT AT THE DISTINGUISHED LEVEL
There are no more schedule changes for the remainder of the semester.
SUMMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION
Summer school packets with detailed information will not be available until mid-May sometime. Annnouncements will be made as soon as the information is ready, and students will pick packets up in the front office.
7 pm, June 2nd, Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, FWISD
5201 Ca Roberson Blvd, Fort Worth
No limit per student on invited guests; first come, first serve on seating.
HILL COLLEGE INFORMATION FOR DUAL CLASSES 2015-16
Hill College will be here on campus Tuesday, February 17th, 8 am to 2 pm, in the library, to help students new to dual for the 2015-16 school year complete their applications for admissions. Students new to dual for the 2015-16 school year will receive a Dual Credit Application and detailed letter prior to February 17th, giving them important instructions. Students need to complete that Dual Credit Application and bring it with them to the library on the 17th. Students may go online to www.applytexas.org and apply online yourself if you miss this opportunity to do it at school on that day. This is the first step of the process and only gets you admitted to Hill College. It does not register you for your classes. If you do not meet with Hill College on Feb. 17th to do your application and do it on your own instead, you will also need to ask Mrs. Scott in the counseling center to submit your transcript and Dual Credit Application to Hill College. Deadline to get your application completed will be Wednesday, March 4th. Please make every attempt to do your application on Feb. 17th when Hill College has staff here to assist you with any questions you may have in completing this. Other information will be shared at a later date.
Link to Hill College's Dual Credit information: http://www.hillcollege.edu/Admissions_and_Aid/Admissions/DualCredit.html
College Board Texas Success Initiative (state required test to take college classes) Sample Questions:
More TSI Study Tools:
YOU CAN GO TO COLLEGE!
AFTERNOON TUTORIALS ONCE SCHOOL STARTS (WEEK OF SEPT. 8TH) from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (students who want subject tutoring must come on the days assigned - computer use is available all four days)
KUDER NAVIGATOR - CAREER APTITUDE AND COLLEGE PLANNING WEBSITE
AHS has access to the Kuder Navigator program where students can take career and skills assessments, research college and careers and set up a profile to use. This program will allow them access even once they are out of school. It is a great tool for students to use in order to prepare for college and career. The website to use is http://www.kudernavigator.com Students will need a code to be allowed to take the assessments. They may get a registration/login worksheet by choosing the Forms option and looking for Kuder Navigator. Download the form with the N code and keep track of the student login and password that they set up.
AP CLASSES/EXAMS VS DUAL CLASSES -
Fast facts about AP Exams
- In 2013, over 3.9 million exams were taken by more than 2.2 million students at over 18,000 high schools.
- The AP Program offers more than 34 courses in a wide variety of subject areas.
- The majority of U.S. high schools currently participate in the AP Program.
- Except for the three Studio Art exams, which are portfolio assessments, AP Exams contain multiple-choice questions and a free-response section.
- Because the College Board is committed to providing access to AP Exams to all students-including homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP-students do not have to take an AP course before taking an AP Exam.
- More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP Exam scores. Over 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores.
Follow the links below to learn more about AP Exams: