AP WORLD LANGUAGE REGISTRATION
We strongly consider allowing heritage speakers of languages other than English to sit for respective Advanced Placement language examinations this May. College Board calls this “challenging the exam,” and this is an option for heritage speakers, even if they are not currently enrolled in an AP course. Advanced Academics will pay all fees for heritage speakers challenging AP World Languages exams in May 2020.
With basic supports, Houston ISD’s experience is that heritage speakers perform exceedingly well in their respective AP language exams. A qualifying score of 3 or higher yields high school LOTE credit for levels one through four, as well as multiple semesters of college credit at most universities and colleges.
College Board developed AP language exams to assess “real-world” proficiency among non-heritage speakers of languages. As such, heritage speakers are often well-positioned for success, even if they have much room to grow in terms of reading and writing.
EdX MOOC for AP Spanish Language: Specifically, to support heritage speakers of Spanish, Advanced Academics and World Languages are promoting a free, online Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by EdX and Boston University. Enrollment for the course is ongoing. Students can enroll in the interactive course at the following link: CLICK HERE
The course will help Spanish heritage speakers focus on particular concepts and tasks for which they may not already be familiar, such as composing formal e-mail messages and comparing cultural norms from their own experiences with that of another culture that shares the language.
Supplemental Resources for Challenging AP World Languages Exams: Advanced Academics and World Languages are developing supplemental resources for heritage speakers who wish to challenge an AP World Languages exam. These resources include corresponding teacher guides for the AP Spanish EdX course as well as resources for other target languages. World Languages will share these resources directly with relevant Houston ISD educators, and access information for these resources will also be posted to www.HoustonISD.org/AdvancedAcademics on an ongoing basis.
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BETANCOURT
Former Pre AP Chem students if you still have the books:
The disappearing spoon: and other true tales of madness, love and history of the world from the periodic table of elements.
Napoleon's buttons: 17 molecules that changed history. Please return them to the library as soon as possible.
Attention all cheerleaders and those interested in joining come to our first official meeting Friday, Sept. 13 at 4:30 PM in room 204. See Ms. Amber Bolden for additional question.
Student Council will have its first meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 after school in Mrs. Richards’ room. All are welcome to join us as we begin planning our Fall Activities. Please see Mrs. Richards if you have any questions
2019-20 Sprint Foundation Donation for High School Students
During the 2017-18 school year, the Sprint Foundation provided the district with a donation to provide free internet access to high school students (grades 9-12) who did not have high-speed internet at home. For the upcoming school year, the district will continue our partnership with the Sprint 1 Million Project to provide internet hotspots to eligible high school students enrolled in a PowerUp campus. Eligibility for the donation will be determined through student survey responses indicating no internet access at home. The survey is available in English and Spanish.
Students who are eligible to receive the donation will be notified by the district and provided with additional details during the fall 2019 semester. Parents and students are not financially responsible for the donation. Eligible students will keep the mobile hotspot throughout their high school career (four years) at no cost to the families. To identify those students in need, during laptop distribution process, they will be prompted to complete an eligibility survey. The survey window will be open from August 27th through September 27th. The eligibility survey can be found here.
The district will begin distributing the hotspots to eligible students during the fall 2019 semester. During the deployment and activation, students will be provided with details on using the hotspot and information about the Sprint Foundation. Building specific information, including timeline for distribution will be emailed to campus administrators prior to distribution.
As a reminder, parents and students are not financially responsible for the donation. Students will be responsible for the appropriate use and security of the hotspot device. Eligible students will keep the mobile hotspot throughout their high school career (four years) at no cost to the families.
Students interested playing basketball for EECHS please be sure to sign interest log located in cafeteria by water fountain. More information will be provided for students who express interest.
Students interested in playing soccer for EECHS please be sure to sign interest log located outside of 228 for boys and girls. Additional information will be provided to students who express interest.
EAST ECHS 2019-2020 Dress Code
PANTS or SKIRTS
East Early College High
- No Uniform Required
- No midriffs
- No sleeveless
- Offensive images and text not permitted
- No Uniform Required
- No holes or rips at all
- Must be appropriate length
- Science Labs: No shorts allowed in science labs. Skirts must be ankle length for science labs.
- Closed heel and toe
- All jewelry (including piercings) must be removed for science lab
- Students must wear school issued lanyard with HISD ID AND HCC ID
- Students are required to dress up for presentations
- Students must bring school issued laptop every day