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Course SELECTION:
2022-2023
school year

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fRISCO hs cOURSE sELECTION
iNFORMATION

COURSE CATALOG
& COURSE INFO

GPA OPT OUT

NEW COURSES IN
2022-2023

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

UNT NOW! DUAL CREDIT

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

UNT ONLINE
DUAL CREDIT

AVID PROGRAM

FISD +
ONLINE PROGRAM

COLLIN COLLEGE
DUAL CREDIT

COURSE SELECTION BASICS

ACADEMIC GUIDE AND COURSE CATALOG

You can find the complete Academic Guide and Course Catalog online on the Frisco ISD website at:


http://www.friscoisd.org/about/resources-and-information/secondary-course-offerings


The 2022-2023 Guide will be posted December 1st. For now, use the 2021-2022 version.


The Academic Guide and Course Catalog contain info on all courses offered in FISD, including grade restrictions, required prerequisites and any applicable applications and fees.


ADVANCED ACADEMIC NIGHT

Join one of two webinars to learn more about advanced offerings in FISD.

December 8th, 2021

6:00 PM

Register Here


January 19th, 2022

6:00 PM

Register Here


ELECTIVE COURSES

Not all classes in the course catalog are taught at Frisco HS. You will need to refer to the separate Elective Course sheet to see if we teach it. Some classes will not make if not enough students sign up for them (around 15 students needed). Choose alternates carefully as they often are used for schedule conflicts and if a class does not make.


CTE CLASSES

http://schools.friscoisd.org/spc/cte/site/ctec-virtual-tour

Explore all the career courses that FISD has to offer.

Some students may take several courses in the same pathway, while others may take several courses in many different pathways.

This is a a a time to explore and for students to see what they like and do not like before college/career.


PREREQUISITES

Required course that must be passed prior to enrolling in the next course.

In order to take the classes below, a prerequisite is required first.

Examples:

Sports Management
Prerequisite: Sports & Entertainment Marketing AND at least one of the following courses: Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Professional Communications or BIM and CTEC Program Qualification Form


Health Science

Prerequisite: Medical Terminology



NEW COURSES FOR 2022-2023

  • Mexican American Studies (10th-12th)
  • E-Sports 2 (10th-12th)
  • Online Dual Credit courses through UNT (English and Social Studies courses only)
  • AP Psych- year long option


NEW COURSES FOR 2021-2022

  • Medical Scribe (11th and 12th) Pre Req- Med Term and Health Science
  • Rehabilitations Aide (11th and 12th) Pre Req- Med Term and Health Science
  • Practicum in News Production 1 & 2 (11th and 12th)
  • Practicum in Sport Broadcasting 1 & 2 (11th and 12th)
  • African American Studies (10th-12th)
  • AP Seminar: Multicultural Section (10th -12th)
  • Intro to E- sports (9-12th) * Please note that this class is regards to marketing/entrepreneurship and not playing video games.


NAVY NATIONAL DEFENSE CADET CORPS (NNDCC)

Frisco ISD is proud to offer this program to students across FISD, which will be housed at Lebanon Trail HS.

Students new to the program will be required to transfer to LTHS.

Read More Here: https://www.friscoisd.org/departments/college-career-military-life-ready/military-readiness

Please use the link here for the application that has a Jan 31, 2022, deadline.

NNDCC Application Link


REQUIRED CORE COURSES

4 Years of English

4 Years of Math

  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • 4th math credit

4 Years of Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry or IPC
  • Physics
  • 4th Science

4 Year of Social Studies

  • World Geography
  • World History
  • US History
  • Government/Economics

REQUIRED ELECTIVES

2 Years of World Language (Spanish, French or Chinese)

1 Technology credit

1 Fine Art credit

1 PE credit

.5 Professional Communication credit (or substitute)

.5 Health credit

4 Elective credits

AP Basics

AP Courses at FHS

AP is free, but AP exams cost $96 each.

AP English Language
AP English Literature
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
AP Human Geography
AP World History
AP US History
AP Government
AP Economics
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP Physics C
AP Environmental Science
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature
AP French Language
AP Chinese Language
AP Seminar
AP Research
AP European History
AP Music Theory
AP Art Drawing
AP Art 2D
AP Art 3D
AP Art History
AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Psychology


High school teachers teach AP.

AP classes have a standardized curriculum

AP classes give college credit depending on your score and the university you attend

AP grades appear on your high school transcript only

Read more about the Benefits of taking AP courses

Information Sessions will be offered in the Spring regarding applying, registering and payment for Collin College Dual Credit.

  • Wednesday, January 12th at 6PM (virtual – flyer coming soon) – General Dual Credit Information Night

  • Wednesday, Feb. 23rth @ 6 PM – 1st Collin Dual Credit Information Night – flyer coming soon

  • Wednesday, March 16th @ 6 PM – 2nd Collin Dual Credit Information Night – flyer coming soon

Dual Credit Basics

Dual Credit Courses


Cost $162 per course.

12th grade options:

English
US Government
Economics
College Algebra
Statistics
Pre Calculus
Calculus 1
Biology
Learning Framework
Sociology
Art Appreciation
Speech
Texas Government



11th grade options:

English
US History
College Algebra
Statistics
Pre Calculus
Learning Framework
Sociology
Art Appreciation
Sociology
Speech
Texas Government
10th grade options:

Speech
Learning Framework

Collin professors teach DC courses and are offered on the Collin Campus and at FISD Campuses.

College classes are offered during zero hour, 1st period, 3rd period and 4th period. Only class periods with enough interest will make.

For 3rd period classes, students must take two Collin classes and then early release to make the high school schedule work.

College professors may teach the same course differently.

College classes give you credit if you pass the class; they may or may not transfer to the college you attend after high school.

College grades are on your college transcript and go with you when you transfer


Read more here about Dual Credit at Collin College:

https://www.friscoisd.org/departments/dual-credit/collin-college/resources


* typically students take only 1 or 2 college classes per semester in 11th and 12th grade (English and History are the most common)



GPA OPT OUT

Students that have 5.0* or above GPA AND are taking 3rd or 4th year of:


Athletic TrainerChoir
Orchestra
Athletic Team ManagerColor GuardTheater
Band
Drill Team/DanceSport- Athletics


PROCESS TO APPLY:

Students will request through the Student Portal.

Must be approved by parent and counselor.

Once applied/approved, a student cannot undo or change their mind.

Will apply for the course you take in 2022-2023.

Window to Submit request: April 1- April 15, 2022


Read more here: gpa-for-rank-policy



FISD UNT NOW! Website (Current 10th grade students only)

Application opens Nov 11th- Feb 4th

UPCOMING WEBINARS

NEW: Online DC through UNT - 0, 1st, 3rd, 4th

Can take 1 or both courses

JR: US History /English

SR: Gov/Eco/ELAR

Will be fully asynchronous courses.


FISD+ ONLINE PROGRAM

https://www.friscoisd.org/departments/fisdplus/home (learn more)

Full online program and Hybrid program available.


Application opens December 1st.


RECORDED WEBINARS





Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

What is AVID?

An elective class that focuses on improving academic and personal skills to help students succeed better in all of their other courses.

Who should take it? (open to current 9th and 10th grade students)

Students motivated to try advanced courses with extra support; may be the first in family to attend college; would benefit from extra assistance in the college process; determined to improve academically and as a leader.


Students will need to complete an AVID application.

AVID will count as your speech credit for graduation.

Click for more information: AVID at Frisco HS.


Contact:

Jenna Gates, AVID Coordinator, for more information on being selected for the AVID elective class- GatesJ@friscoisd.org.


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fRISCO hs cOURSE sELECTION
iNFORMATION

ADV. COURSE
COMMITMENT

UPDATE
CAREER PLAN

SCHEDULE CHANGES

CTE CENTER COURSES

APPLICATIONS REQUIRED

CLASS OF 2025

CONTACT US

CLASS OF 2024

CLASS OF 2023

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CTE ADVANCED COURSES

Many upper level CTE classes are held at the FISD CTE center. Work based courses will require completion of the qualification form which will be open December 17th and close January 14th for dual credit Health Science courses and closes January 31st for all other courses.

Several courses are offered as dual credit and require dual credit registration and payment.


COLLIN COLLEGE- ALLEN TECHNICAL CAMPUS

We are excited to offer hands on programs in the fields of:

  • Automotive and Collision Technology
  • Biomedical Equipment & Industrial Automation
  • Construction Management
  • Heating Ventilation/Air Conditioning

Allen Technical Campus- Dual Credit Info


CTE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Link - Learn more by watching this video!



ADVANCED/AP SIX WEEK COMMITTMENT

In order to encourage better retention in Advanced/AP courses, students may not drop a course before completing 6 full weeks. This allows students and teachers to access student skills to be successful and offer support to manage advanced coursework.


Students who sign up for an Advanced/AP course will be REQUIRED to stay in the course for the 1st six weeks of school. The grade a student has at the six week IPR will go with the student to the on level course and average into the 9 week grade.

After the 6 week drop period, the next opportunity for a student to drop an Advanced/AP course will be at the start of the 2nd semester.


Discuss level placement with your current core teachers and consider all your commitments.


FHS PROGRAMS NEEDING APPLICATIONS


Academic Decathlon
DebateOff Campus PEStudent Congress
Athletic Trainer
ISMPartners PELead Worthy 2
Counselor/Office/Library AideIncubatorEDU/AcceleratorEDUStudent Ambassadors
Yearbook
AVID (current 9th and 10th only)



Application links will go live January 4th and can be found on our Course Selection Resource page. Application deadlines will vary by course.

CTE center work based programs are listed on the CTE Course tab in this presentation and the form opens December 17th, 2021.


FHS PROGRAMS NEEDING TRYOUTS OR TEACHER APPROVAL

AP Music Theory
Drill Team- Audition RequiredTheater Productions- Auditioned Required
Cheerleading (sign up after you make the team)A/V Productions 2


SCHEDULE CHANGES

Once you select your courses for the 2022-2023 school year, you will be able to make changes up until April 15, 2022.

No changes will be allowed, including alternates, after April 15, 2022. (Please note April 15th is a school holiday)


We encourage you to talk to parents, teachers, peers to make sure you are comfortable with courses you choose. Consider balance within your course load and outside commitments.


APPROVED CHANGES AFTER APRIL 15, 2022

Only program changes are allowed within the first 7 days of school:

  • Add/Drop Athletics, Band, Choir, Orchestra, Color Guard, Drill Team, Debate, Academic Decathlon




RISING SENIORS

Students must have 18 credits to be considered a senior and on track for graduation. You can view your current credits in HAC under, Grades, then Transcripts.

Seniors are required to be enrolled in at least 6 class periods.


DATES TO REMEMBER

Counselors will verify senior courses through English classes. Course verifications will distributed through English classes the week of January 4th and 1 on 1 meetings with your counselor will be January 10- January 13th.


Heath (Jan 10, 11)
Mochowski (Jan 12, 13)
Payne (Jan 10, 11)
Johnson, Stephanie (Jan 12)
Dual Credit (14, 18)* email to come in


RELEASE PERIODS

Students in good standing can have up to 2 release periods (1 on A day and 1 on B day).

Seniors that take zero hour dual credit classes can have up to 4 release periods (2 on A day and 2 on B day).

No GPA points or credits are earned.

Must be off campus during scheduled time for late arrival or early release.


CHOOSING ELECTIVES

Senior year choices should be courses that prepare you for freshman year of college or your career choice.

Colleges carefully consider the classes you take senior year during the admissions process.

Please note: if you play Football or Volleyball only, you will choose two semester electives or release for 2nd semester of senior year.


REMIND CLASS OF 2023: Sign up by texting @fhscouns23 to 81010.



RISING JUNIORS

Students must have 12 credits to be considered a junior and on track for graduation. You can view your current credits in HAC under, Grades, then Transcripts.

Juniors are required to be enrolled in at least 6 class periods.


DATES TO REMEMBER

Counselors will verify junior courses through English classes. Course verifications will distributed through English classes the week of January 4th and 1 on 1 meetings with your counselor will be January 21-26th.


Black, Carl (Jan 21, 24)
Grisham (Jan 25, 26)
Harrington (Jan 25, 26)
Marchetti (Jan 21, 24)
Wilson (Jan 25, 26)
Womack (Jan 21, 24)
Woods (Jan 13)- Going Early


RELEASE PERIODS

Students in good standing can have up to 2 release periods (1 on A day and 1 on B day).

Juniors that take zero hour dual credit classes can have up to 4 release periods (2 on A day and 2 on B day).

No GPA points or credits are earned.

Must be off campus during scheduled time for late arrival or early release.


CHOOSING ELECTIVES

Junior year choices should be courses that prepare you for college or your career choice. Remember your GPA/class rank from the end of Junior year will be used when you apply to colleges in the fall of Senior year. MAKE IT COUNT!

Colleges carefully consider the classes you take throughout high school during the admissions process. They are looking for student passion and commitment.


REMIND CLASS OF 2024: Sign up by texting @fhscouns24 to 81010.


RISING SOPHOMORES

Students must have 6 credits to be considered a sophomore and on track for graduation. You can view your current credits in HAC under, Grades, then Transcripts.

Sophomores are required to be enrolled in 8 class periods.


DATES TO REMEMBER

Counselors will verify Sophomore courses through English classes. Course verifications will distributed through English classes the week of January 4th and 1 on 1 meetings with your counselor will be February 2nd-7th.


Black, Rob (Feb 2, 3)
Newberry (Feb 2)
Rogers (Feb 2, 3)
Torres ( Feb 4, 7)
Walker (Feb 7)
Woods (Feb 4)


CHOOSING ELECTIVES

Sophomore year electives should be courses that prepare you for college and/or help you EXPLORE possible career choices for the future.

Colleges carefully consider the classes you take throughout high school during the admissions process. They are looking at student passion and commitment.

REMIND CLASS OF 2025: Sign up by texting @fhscouns25 to 81010.

ACTION REQUIRED: UPDATE COURSES IN HAC

Prior to your individual meeting with your counselor in January/February, students are required to update their courses in HAC today. Career Plan will be open through December 17th.


DIRECTIONS

Click here for step by step guide: Updating Your Requests/ Four-Year Plan

Your requests/four year plans were originally created in 8th grade. Some courses will be listed that you are no longer interested in taking. You will need to update your requests to courses you would like to take next year and beyond.

*If you are unable to find a class, it may be due to a grade restriction. Dual credit, aide positions, and release periods will not show for selection in Requests/Career Plan. You will be able to change courses not listed when you meet with your counselor 2nd semester.


RESOURCES TO HELP YOU COMPLETE

FISD/CTE Endorsement Pathways

Elective Course Offerings- 9th/10th

Elective Course Offerings- 11th/12th

What Counts for What

Math/Science Flowchart


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