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School Report Card Packet 2014-2015

2016 MCCALLUM CAMPUS MASTER PLAN

COMMUNITY
• School population of approximately 1,678 consists of a diverse group of students
• Approximately 45% Anglo, 35% Hispanic, 14% African-American, and 6% Other
• Approximately 36% Economically Disadvantaged, 9% Special Ed
• Austin’s only Fine Arts Academy

SCHOOL INFORMATION
• Public, open enrollment campus established in 1953, additionally the only Fine Arts Academy in AISD which is an application and acceptance process.
• Comprehensive college preparatory program and vocational courses grades 9 – 12
• Accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Secondary Schools
• DELTA program on campus for high-risk and potential drop-out students

McCALLUM FACULTY
• 46% of our faculty has Graduate Degrees. 1% of our faculty holds Doctorate Degrees
• Student-centered developmental guidance approach

APPLIED TO POST-SECONDARY IN 2015 (Based on the Class of 2014)
• 42% attend 4-year colleges, 30% attend 2-colleges
• 243 Seniors took the SAT; average score: 1622 (CR 551, M 555, W 516) higher than the national average
• 144 Seniors took the ACT; average score: 22.1

CURRICULUM
• Regular, Special Education, Honors and Advanced Placement courses
• Beginning 2011-2012 school year – 8 course block schedule, 4 periods per day 90 minutes. Prior to – 7 period day 55 minutes.
• Recipient of Southwest Region “Outstanding Advanced Placement School”
• Dual Enrollment courses at Austin Community College for upper classmen; 164 students participated 2013-14

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
• Recommended High School Graduation Plan requires a minimum of 26 credits; 4-years each of English, Math, Science, Social Studies and two years of Language Other than English.
• Distinguished Graduation Plan requires a minimum of 26 credits; 4-years each of English, Math, Science, Social Studies and three years of Language Other than English plus four advanced measures.
• Fine Arts Academy graduates are additionally required to complete a minimum of 6 fine art courses and participation in various fine arts events.

GRADING SYSTEM
• GPA scale is a weighted 4.0 scale computed as follows: 4.0 scale for regular classes and 5.0 scale for advanced academic courses (including honors courses, pre-AP, AP, and dual credit courses).
• Cumulative GPA, based on all course work, is reflected on the transcript.
• Class rank is based on “Rank GPA” comprised of the 4 course subject areas (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) plus 2 credits of the same Language other than English (LOTE). If a student completes more courses that satisfy the student’s graduation plan than required within any of these 5 categories, the courses within each category with the highest grade point value will be used.
• Beginning in the 11th grade, class rank is calculated at the end of each semester. 9th graders are not ranked until the fall of their 10th grade year and then again at the end of the spring semester.

Advanced Placement Curriculum

Honors Advanced Placement
English English I
English II
English Language
English Literature
Mathematics Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II
Pre-Calculus
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Statistics
Social Studies World Geography
World History
U.S. History
Government
Economics
Science Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Anatomy & Physiology
Ap Biology
AP Physics
Foreign Languages French III
Japanese III
Spanish III
Latin III
Language: French & Spanish
Literature: French & Spanish
Latin
Fine Arts Third year of any Fine Arts Art History            2D Design
Music Theory        3D Design
Studio Art             Drawing
Other Honors Austin Community College dual credit courses which are articulated with AISD Certain Career Technology Education (CTE) courses

2013-2014 National Awards
4 National Merit Semifinalists
11 Commended Scholars
6 Hispanic Recognition
1 Finalist National Achievement

AP Exam
329 students took at least one AP exam
68% students received a score 3+

Colleges Attended by Class of 2014

Abilene Christian University
Austin Community College
Albany State University
American University
Angelo State University
Art Institute of Austin
Austin College
Barnard College
Baylor University
Boston University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Blinn College
California College of the Arts
California Institute of the Arts
California Lutheran University
Case Western Reserve
Center for Cartoon Studies
Columbia College Chicago
Colorado State University
Concordia University
Cornell College
Dartmouth College |
Davidson College
DePaul University
Duke University
Duquesne University
Eckerd College
Emory University
Grand Valley State University
Hampshire College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hendrix College
Huston-Tillotson University
Ithaca College
Kansas City
Art Institute
Kansas State University
Lamar University
Louisiana State University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Moore College of Art and Design
New College of Florida
New York University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Our Lady of the Lake
Parsons New School of Design
Praire View A&M University
Rice
University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Sam Houston State University
San Diego State University
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern University
St. Edwards University
St. Olaf University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Swarthmore College
Tarleton State University
Texas A & M University
Texas A&M University at Kingsville
Texas Christian University
Texas Lutheran University
Texas Southern University
Texas State Technical College
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Trinity University
Tyler Junior College
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
University of the Arts San Francisco
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Houston
University of Kansas
University of Mary Hardin Baylor
University of Michigan
University of Missouri
University of North Texas
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oregon
University of Rochester
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Wisconsin
Vassar College
Virginia Tech
West Texas A & M University
Whitman College


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