Cypress Lakes High School

Last updated: December 18, 2017

Department Chairs

  • Social Studies - Terry Noe
  • Science - Matthew Wells
  • LOTE – Rebecca Weitzenhoffer
  • Math – Shawna Eller
  • Health and P. E.- Brenda Yanowski
  • English – Layla Montgomery
  • CATE-Winnetta Caprice White
  • SPED Jean Lyon 

Additional Personnel

  • Drill Team Director - Annette Stark
  • Band Director - Manuel Gonzales
  • Choir Director - Lelah Loftin

Campus Goals

Successfully prepare students for college or post high school training.

About The School

Cypress Lakes opened in 2008 to 1700 freshmen and sophomore students. To date, our enrollment spans to over 3,700 students in grades 9-12. Our graduated students, starting with our first Senior class in 2011, left us as scholars, athletes, musicians, artists and dancers, and are blazing trails in four year universities, technical schools, the NBA and on the international scene. We are proud of their numerous successes. Our surrounding community is largely residential and diversely populated with low and middle income families. We began our school with a “Prepare to Dream” initiative, encouraging our students and parents to think past high school, to look at college and other post-secondary opportunities. Our mission is to target low-income and potential first generation college students. Our College and Career Specialist and our counseling staff have taught students to actively look beyond our attendance boundaries and state to pursue rigorous post-secondary plans. In 2017-2018 we welcomed our first class who has the opportunity to graduate with an Associate Degree in Science. We offer, too, Project Lead the Way to encourage our engineering minded students. Building a “college and career going culture” at Cypress Lakes High School involves utilizing programs such as AP and Dual Credit to encourage students to think past high school.

 

Enrollment

3506 students as of November 30, 2017.

Class Ranking

Beginning with courses taken between the eighth and ninth grade, all high school courses, including correspondence, night school, college courses taken for dual credit, credit-by-exam, and summer school, are averaged in the class rank with the exception of student assistance, local credit, and courses taken under the pass/fail option. High school courses taken by seventh or eighth-grade students and completed by the end of the eighth-grade year will not count in class rank with the exceptions of Geometry, Biology, and the third or higher levels of a foreign language. Rank will be determined by grade point averages (G.P.A.) of the students.  G.P.A. and class rank are calculated in the fall after students complete the ninth and tenth grades.  Estimated class rankings are determined at the end of the junior year and the first semester of the senior year for the express purpose of college entrance requirements. Another ranking is performed at the end of the fifth grading period to identify summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude graduates. No valedictorian or salutatorian will be officially recognized at graduation.

Honor Graduate Designation

At graduation ceremonies, graduates will be recognized in the following categories: summa cum laude (6.5 G.P.A.), magna cum laude (6.25 G.P.A.), and cum laude (6.0 G.P.A.). A final calculation of G.P.A. and class rank is determined at the end of the senior year and will be reflected on the final transcript which is sent to colleges.

Grading Scale

CFISD uses a weighted 6.0 grading scale.  Grade points are allocated for a course of study based on the designation of the course as indicated in the chart below.

 

GRADE

LEVEL OR COURSE

K, AP, and HORIZONS Levels

L-Level

(on level)

Below Level

Adaptive Behavior, ICS-M, NAC, Resource

Life Skills

90-100

7 grade points

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

80-89

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

75-79

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

70-74

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

1 grade points

Below 70

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

 

The semester grades are computed by allocating a weight of 2/7 for each grading period average and 1/7 for a semester exam. A student will receive credit for each semester passed.  If the course is a two-semester sequence and the student passes the second semester after having failed the first, he/she may receive the credit for both semesters if the yearly average is passing (70+).

 

Four mathematics and four science courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation.  If a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and takes four math courses in grades 9-12, the four math courses taken in high school will be included in the student’s GPA. But, if a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and only takes three math courses in grades 9-12, the Algebra I course will be included in the student’s GPA calculation. Algebra I taken at any time will carry L-level grade points.

VIPS

Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Maria Graham.

Cypress Lakes High School

Cypress Lakes High School Building

5750 Greenhouse Rd Katy TX 77449

281-856-3800

7:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Sarah Harty

2008

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