High School and Middle School Course Guides
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/career plan this Spring.January 13, 2021 - HS Invasion Day and Evening Course Fair:Eighth grade students will attend a vitrual high school invasion on Wednesday, January 13 to learn more about course offerings, endorsements, and course pathways. Parents are encouraged to attend the HS course fair for their zoned campus on the evening of January 15. Both the HS Invasion and the HS Course Fair will be virtual events for 2021. Campuses will be providing information for families on how to access the virtual platform on January 13. Both events will offer guidance to students on how to create a draft of the four-year/career plan. Students will be provided a course choice sheet by the campus they will attend next year. Eighth grade students should complete both their 2021-2022 choice sheet and a draft of their four-year/career plan prior to attending the appointment with counselors in February. All students will receive a postcard in the mail and by email to inform the time and zoom link for this important counseling meeting. Contact your middle school counselor if you do not receive an appointment by February 8th. Students will be given instructions by their campus counselors on how to enter their course selections in Skyward. Note: students should plan their course choices on the electronic/paper choice sheet in order to enter the correct choices in Skyward.High School Course and Endorsement Guide - 2021-2022Endorsements: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.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 should be used by staff and families to plan courses for the upcoming school year. All students will be given a choice sheet as a Google Classroom Assignment from their campus counselor. Students will complete the choice sheet in Google and submit by the due date established by the campus. Students will use the completed choice sheet to enter their selections in Skyward once instructed by the campus. The timeline for this process will be communicated by the campus.
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM);
- Business and Industry;
- Public Service;
- Arts and Humanities;
- and Multidisciplinary Studies.
5th Grade Campus Visit: January 20, 2021 - all PfISD students will participate in a virtual visit to the campus they are zoned to attend during school hours; campuses will send families links to their virtual meeting platform along with a schedule prior to the day of the event.
5th Grade Parent Night: January 25, 2021 - all PfISD middle schools will host a virtual parent night to inform parents about middle school expectations and course choices. These virtual meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at all PfISD middle school campuses. Campuses will send families the link to the virtual meeting prior to January 25, 2021.