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Alvin Independent School District
301 East House Street
Alvin TX 77511
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Alvin High School Manvel High School Shadow Creek High School Iowa Colony High School
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802 South Johnson
Alvin, TX 77511
281-245-3000
19601 Highway 6
Manvel, TX 77578
281-245-2232
11850 Broadway
Pearland, TX 77584
281-245-3800
3700 County Road 64 Iowa Colony, TX 77583 Phone Number
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Principal - Karen TaylorPrincipal - Aeniqua FlowersPrincipal - Craig RhodesPrincipal - Ashley Marquez
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RISE AcademyJ. B. Hensler College and Career Academy
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605 West House St.
Alvin, TX 77511
281-331-1690
7380 Lewis Lane
Manvel, TX 77578
281-245-2160
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Principal - Brandy JohansonAssistant Principal - Kyle Kettler
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Please be sure to visit each of the tabs at the bottom of this google sheet to find more information.
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Graduation PlansEndorsementsGPA and RankAdvanced Courses
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Course DescriptionsACC and Dual EnrollmentAdditional InfoImportant Notes Below
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Alvin Independent School District
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Students, Parents, and Families:
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Please find the provided Alvin ISD Course Guide as a resource intended to help Alvin ISD students and their families make informed decisions regarding coursework selections throughout high school. This guide has been designed to help identify coursework pathways that will position them to transition to post-secondary education or directly into a career already possessing many of the skills that will help them achieve success. We also encourage you to reach out to your counselor who can help you make informed decisions.
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Students are required to graduate on the Foundation High School Program with an Endorsement. Students can earn an endorsement in one of five areas including: Business and Industry, Public Services, Arts and Humanities, Multidisciplinary, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
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Consider utilizing the following resources when choosing graduation plans, endorsements, and individual courses:
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Alvin ISD Graduation Plan Information
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Review the course guide and note the specific requirements related to each graduation plan, endorsements as well as prerequisites for future course work.
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Consult with your school counselor regarding coursework pathways and graduation requirements.
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Consult with the Advanced Academic Specialist at each secondary school regarding Advanced Placement (AP) and APA course offerings.
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Consult with an Alvin Community College Dual Credit Academic Advisor to evaluate dual credit or dual degree programs.
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Review college admissions requirements for colleges and programs that are being considered following high school.
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We hope these resources will help every student in Alvin ISD achieve their goals, both now and in the future.
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Thank you,
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Alvin ISD Guidance and Counseling Department
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PLANNING YOUR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
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Each high school year, every student is one step closer to the future. With each decision, he/she may either preserve options or restrict future possibilities. The following information can be used to help parents and students plan for high school and beyond.
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High school courses chosen during a student's freshman and sophomore years are among the most important academic decisions a student will make in high school. While these decisions may not determine what career the student will pursue or which college he/she will attend, they may limit certain colleges and careers from the range of choices.
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The Endorsements and Pathways Guide provided within this document is a tool that students and parents should use to effectively plan for the upcoming year and the remaining years of high school.
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The four years of high school should be planned to preserve a student's options. Too many math and science courses cannot harm a student’s college or career prospects, but too little will likely impact career possibilities in which the student may later become interested. For example, a student who decides to enter engineering or attend a very selective college, during the junior or senior year, may discover that the college or career selection required four years of math, science and/or a foreign language.
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Please consult with your school counselor for questions related to course selection.
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ALVIN ISD COURSE REGISTRATION
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Junior High and High School counselors will provide 8th grade parents with information regarding graduation requirements and the process of selecting classes for their student’s 9th-grade year of high school.
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Students/parents will have an opportunity to schedule an individual 4-year plan meeting with a HS Counselor during the 9th grade school year.
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High School Counselors will meet with 9th and 10th grade students in classroom settings to review requirements for graduation and assist with course selection.
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Counselors will meet with each junior student through an individual academic conference.
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Students should discuss course choices with parents, coaches, and current teachers before completing the course selection form.
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Teachers will be asked to review student selections and make recommendations for APA, AP, athletics, and other courses requiring teacher approval.
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In the late spring, students will be provided a verification sheet to confirm their course selections. Students must notify their counselor of any requested changes prior to June 1st.
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SCHEDULE CHANGES (See AISD Schedule Change Policy Link)
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Student course selections determine how the school master schedule is built, how faculty is hired and how room assignments are made. Your course selections are your commitments to the courses.

After the start of school, schedule changes will only be considered based on the following circumstances:

*The student is a senior not yet scheduled in a class needed for graduation.
*The student has already earned credit for a course that they are currently scheduled.
*The student does not meet the prerequisite requirement for the course.
*The student was dismissed from a program in which approval must be granted.
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Disclaimer
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The listing of courses contained in the Alvin ISD Course Planning Guide is by way of announcement only and shall not be regarded as an offer of contract. The district expressly reserves the right to (1) add or delete courses from its offerings; (2) change or cancel any course for insufficient enrollment; or (3) revise or change courses, pathway suggestions and any other policy affecting course offerings. Students and parents may access updates at: www.alvinisd.net.
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