Fort Worth Independent School District has developed an electronic student course scheduling system which includes pre-programmed graduation course progression plans. Our counselor, Mrs. Essenmacher, will be meeting with student the next couple of weeks to discuss the Foundation High School Graduation Plan with endorsements and begin completing their progression plans in Focus.
Decisions made about courses taken in middle school are important. By paying careful attention to your course choices, students and parents can ensure that a wide range of options are available in high school. You may be asking, “Why do I need to be involved in making an Educational Plan?” That’s a great question! Think about this. You gain knowledge and learn skills you will use for the rest of your life during high school. You don’t have a choice about most of the courses you take; they are requirements necessary for graduation from high school. An educational plan that includes electives based on your interests can help you become whatever YOU want to become. Core courses provide you with an academic foundation that you will use in any career you choose. Electives provide you with a variety of opportunities and experiences so you can discover where your talents and abilities lie. Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses provide you with opportunities to learn concepts and skills needed for success in your chosen career fields. You will also learn to make good decisions and set goals for your future.
Parents, please preview these items and discuss endorsements, certifications, plans, and courses with your student before. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our counselor via email or by calling ALA.