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Director of Advanced Academics & Special Projects
The following dual credit courses are now available for
9th grade students beginning with the 2018-19 school year.
Applies towards Speech Communication College Core Curriculum (3 SCH)
NOTE: Take this speech course if you are working towards a degree in Logistics.
Meet with your 8th grade counselor in order to begin the GCCISD Dual Credit Registration Process. The counselor will also provide you with a GCCISD 9th Grade Dual Credit Registration Packet.
Complete an online application for Lee College at www.applytexas.org.
Once an application has been completed, Lee College will issue a student ID number which will be emailed to the e-mail address used on the Apply Texas application.
Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) at www.lee.edu/counseling/paa. Students must use their Lee College ID number to complete the PAA. The PAA must be completed prior to taking the Texas State Initiative (TSI) Assessments. The TSI assessment is utilized to determine college readiness.
The TSI assessment consists of 3 sections: reading, writing, and math. Incoming 9th grade students will need to take the reading and writing sections of the TSI. Results are available immediately after testing.
Contact the Lee College Testing Center at 281-425-6842 or 281-425-6262 to schedule a time to take the TSI assessment.
Take the TSI Assessment at Lee College. The Lee College Testing Center is located in Rundell Hall, Room 211. A student must meet the minimum TSI score for the course he/she wishes to take. Required minimum TSI scores available through the Lee College Dual Credit Department.
Submit all of the following to the Lee College Admissions/Records Office:
• FERPA Release Form, complete with student, parent and school official signatures
• Proof of Meningitis vaccination (if taking classes on LC campus)
Complete the GCCISD 9th Grade Dual Credit Registration Packet and return the signed packet, with parental signature included, to your 8th grade counselor no later than February 25, 2019.
[In order to facilitate the scheduling process, Grade 8 counselors are responsible for submitting all completed registration packets to the High School College & Career Readiness Counselor on February 28, 2019.]
Once Steps 1 through 9 have been completed, the Lee College Dual Enrollment Office will handle the registration of students. Registration is dependent upon a number of factors such as meeting the minimum TSI required score, all required paperwork completed, and etc.
GCCISD has an open enrollment policy for both Pre-AP and AP courses. This means that students identified as Gifted and Talented as well as those who are non-identified but highly motivated are eligible for course enrollment. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program enables students to pursue college level studies while still in high school. The district provides motivated students a large variety of courses in many subject areas. Based on a student's performance on the rigorous AP exams, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both, for college. Please contact your student's high school counselor to determine course availability on each high school campus.
Pre-AP courses begin in grade 6 and continue on through courses that are traditionally taken prior to eleventh grade. Students taking Pre-AP courses should be prepared for a more challenging curriculum than that of a regular course.
AP courses are introductory college courses, so they are not easy, but neither are they impossibly difficult. Compared with regular high school courses, the AP course will be more demanding. AP courses often require time outside of class and additional work but they offer a greater opportunity to master a subject and to explore it in greater depth. Students should realize that taking an AP course is a serious commitment to their studies. Teachers of the course have had extensive training in AP strategies and course preparation prior to teaching the course.
It is important to remember that each college decides how much credit to award for AP scores. Many institutions accept a grade of 3 and above. To find out what AP scores are considered acceptable by a college, contact the college's Admissions Office.
AP courses are designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement test in the spring.
Students enrolled in Grade 7 who meet the eligibility requirements set by Duke University are notified by their junior school counselor during the fall semester.
Parents are then given the information needed to register their student for the SAT exam or the ACT exam.
Parents are also given the opportunity to register their child for the GCCISD SAT Preparatory Clinic scheduled to occur during the month of January.
Fee information and exact dates for the prep clinic can be obtained from the junior school campus Grade 7 counselor.
More detailed information regarding the Duke Talent Identification Program can be found on the Duke TIP website.
In the pursuit of academic excellence and civic responsibility for every student, the GCCISD is committed to an outstanding education for every child by being a nurturing, innovative, and participatory organization that produces citizens who will successfully meet the cultural, intellectual, and social challenges of a changing world.
The Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District is committed to the philosophy that all children have value and worth and that all children can learn. It also recognizes that children learn in different ways, at various rates, and at different levels of mastery. A program for academically advanced students is a necessary and integral part of this commitment. The district values the potential of all children, and so is dedicated to providing developmentally appropriate instruction and activities for those students who are capable and ready to go beyond the required mastery of basic skills and essential elements.
We believe students with gifted potential must have curriculum, which ensures mastery of basic grade level skills, but is also appropriately differentiated to allow students to reach their full potential for academic excellence. Instructional strategies should be multi-sensory and be appropriate for both age and ability. The program includes higher level thinking skills, creative and productive thinking, and opportunities for leadership.
Students in the Goose Creek CISD GATE Program are a part of the program for excellence expected of all students.
Identified gifted and talented students are served on each elementary campus. They receive differentiated instruction in core content areas.
Identified GATE students are served in Pre-Advanced Placement classes.
Identified GATE students are served in Advanced Placement classes and Pre-Advanced Placement classes.
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4544 Interstate 10 East | Baytown, Texas 77521 | 281.420.4800
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