PfISD High School Course Selection and Personal Graduation Plans:Students enrolled in grades 8-11 will select courses and update their four year plans in January and February. Families are encouraged to use the PfISD Course Guide and Endorsement Guide to learn more about courses offered in PFISD. Students in grades 9-11 will be given guidance by their campus counselor on how to update their four-year plan this Spring.January 15 - HS Invasion Day and Evening Course FairEighth grade students will attend a high school invasion day on Wednesday, January 15 where they will learn more about course offerings, endorsements, and course pathways. Parents are encouraged to attend the HS course fair at their zoned campus on the evening of January 15. These events will offer guidance to students on how to create a draft of the four year plan . Students will be provided a course choice sheet by the campus they will attend next year. Students should complete both their 2020-2021 choice sheet and a draft of their four-year plan prior to attending the appointment with counselors at their middle school in February. All students will receive a postcard in the mail to inform the time and location of this important counseling meeting.High School Course GuideEndorsements:House Bill 5 (HB 5), passed by the Texas Legislature, made substantial changes to the state's graduation requirements: Foundation High School Program: Foundation (22 credits); the Foundation + Endorsement (26 credits); and the Distinguished Level of Achievement Plan (26 credits). The Foundation + Endorsement allows students to earn an Endorsement in a specific area of study by completing four additional credits. In Pflugerville ISD, the default graduation plan is the Distinguished Level of Achievement Plan (26 credits) where students will earn an Endorsement and complete Algebra 2.Starting in the spring of 2014, all 8th graders are required to choose one of five endorsements as outlined in the new graduation plan. The five endorsement areas are:
The earned Endorsement is reflected on the student's official transcript at the completion of their high school career.The Endorsement Guide linked below, is designed to provide students and parents with information about the pathway of courses students need to take in order to earn one or more of the five endorsements. The recommended Programs of Study for CTE and course pathways for non-CTE courses are linked by career clusters within the STEM, Business and Industry, Public Service, Arts and Humanities and Multidisciplinary Studies. A career cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities. The resources below will help students and parents learn more about the graduation plans and assist with the process of selecting an Endorsement. Remember to consider student career interests as you explore the many course options that lead to endorsements.PfISD Middle School Course Selection:Students enrolled in grades 5-7 will be selecting courses for next school year with their middle school counselor in January and February. The Middle School Course Guide and the district middle school choice sheets will be posted prior to Winter Break so that families can familiarize themselves with course offerings and planning.
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM);
- Business and Industry;
- Public Service;
- Arts and Humanities;
- and Multidisciplinary Studies.
5th Grade Campus Visit: January 22, 2020 - all PfISD students will visit the campus they are zoned to attend; bus transportation to and from their elementary campus will be provided
5th Grade Parent Night: January 27, 2020 - all PfISD middle schools will host a parent night to inform parents about middle school expecations and course choices. These begin at 6:00 p.m. at all PfISD middle school campuses.