GSA Classes of 2019 & Beyond Program Requirements

  • Program Requirements/Commitments

    • Complete four credits of Languages other than English (LOTE) in the same language on campus.
    • Complete the Capstone course and Global Business at designated time.
    • Must be enrolled in the designated preAP, AP, Honors or Dual Credit English all four years at the campus.
    • Must earn five credits in Social Studies inclusive of World Geography, World History and AP Human Geography at the campus.
    • Participate in four pre-approved enrichment events annually.
    • Complete 100 hours of qualifying community service while enrolled in the Academy on the designated timeline.

    Academy Expectations

    • Academy students must be enrolled in the appropriate sequence of academy and academic courses as outlined in the program guidelines at all times. 
    • Academy students must maintain a 75 or higher in all academy specific courses.
    • Academy students must maintain a 70 or higher in all other courses.
    • Academy students must complete 12.5 hours of community service each semester for a total of 25 hours per school year as approved by the Academy Coordinator.
    • Academy students must participate in at least one enrichment activity per grading period as outlined by the Academy Coordinator.

    Four Year Academy Course Pathway

    • Students take four consecutive credits in the same World Language on campus. 
    • Students take the Academy designated sections of all ELA and SS courses.
    • Global Business is taken as a Junior
    • GSA Capstone course is taken as a Senior
    • Social Studies courses are taken in the appropriate course sequence

    World Language Course Offerings

    • Spanish
    • Latin
    • French
    • Chinese
    • German
    • Japanese

    Course offerings are subject to change in the event that the Texas Education Agency makes changes to approved courses and/or due to low enrollment.
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  • Behavior Expectations & Consequences

     
    Academy students should be leaders in the classroom, on the campus, and throughout the community. Students should always exercise integrity, honesty, and good decision making. Below are the consequences for Discipline Referrals .
     
    Discipline referrals resulting in In School Suspension (ISS) will be handled in the following manner:
    • 1st Offense = warning
    • 2nd Offense = probation to remain in place for one academic year. Parent/Guardian and student will be required to sign an acknowledgment of consequences for further ISS referrals. An in-person conference between the coordinator, student, and parent/guardian must be held.
    • 3rd Offense = discretionary removal from the academy at the end of the semester during which the dismissal is made. Decision will be made by the Academy Dismissal Committee.
    • 4th Offense = mandatory removal from the academy at the end of the current semester.

    Discipline referrals resulting in Out of School Suspension (OSS) will be handled in the following manner:
    • 1st Offense = probation to remain in place for one academic year. Parent/Guardian and student will be required to sign an acknowledgement of consequences for further OSS referrals. An in-person conference between the coordinator, student, and parent/guardian must be held.
    • 2nd Offense = discretionary removal from the academy at the end of the semester as determined by a review committee.
    • 3rd Offense = mandatory removal from the academy at the end of the current semester.

    Discipline referrals resulting in ISS and/or OSS will be considered collectively. Three or more total offenses will result in discretionary removal. Four or more total offenses will result in mandatory removal.

    Referrals resulting in placement in the District Alternative Education Program (DAEP) will result in immediate removal from the academy and return to the zoned campus upon completion of the DAEP assignment.
     
Last Modified on June 14, 2017