Secondary School Guide
The Purpose of the Secondary School Information Guide
The Secondary School Information Guide (SSIG) contains important information for students on how they can be successful in middle and high school. The Guide highlights AISD policies, rules and regulations that apply to secondary school students and it provides detailed information about the courses offered. Most importantly, the Guide offers the information you will need to plan the course you will take to graduate from high school and be accepted and successful at the college you choose and in your desired career.
The Guide has five sections:
- General Information for all secondary students and parents;
- Middle school information and course descriptions;
- High school graduation requirements;
- High school course descriptions; and
- Career and Technical Education course descriptions.
There are several ways to use this guide. First, you may identify topics that interest you from the Table of Contents and go directly to them. Second, you may want to read the general information section all the way through and the sections that apply to you regarding middle school or high school. Third, you will need to refer to the descriptions of the courses as you select your schedule for the next academic year.
You should look ahead at the classes that are necessary to meet graduation requirements. Many of those classes have prerequisite courses that you must take in your freshman, sophomore or junior year. If you get to your senior year without taking the prerequisites, you will not be able to take the higher level courses and possibly not have the credits you will need to graduate. So plan ahead! Your counselor and teachers can help you select the right classes to take so that you will be able to graduate well prepared for college and for the career of your choice.