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Incoming 7th & 8th grade Registration Roach Middle School Spring 2011 Where we are now? 6th PAP Math is a compaction of all the 6th and 7th grade math TEKS. 6th grade is a transition year (elementary to middle school) with several new math concepts taught 7th grade PAP is actually 8th grade on-level curriculum Can you have true rigor in an advanced course when you teach two years of content in 180 days of instruction? Where we are now? BIG PROBLEM: Once you leave the PAP tract in 6th grade it is almost impossible to get back on it due to curriculum gaps BIG PROBLEM: In the future world of STAAR, we have a pure “acceleration” curriculum model in MS. Rigor and Enrichment have not been primary targets for our MS curriculum. (A mile wide and an inch deep) Where we may want to go? • 6th PAP curriculum is redesigned into a “rigorous” and enriched curriculum with 6th grade TEKS ONLY + Problem Solving • 7th PAP curriculum is redesigned into a “rigorous” and enriched curriculum with 7th grade TEKS ONLY + Problem Solving • 8th PAP Math class is designed with “rigorous” and “enriched” curriculum with 8th grade TEKS and Algebra Readiness Middle School Math 8th grade PAP math 8th PAP Math class is designed with “rigorous” and “enriched” curriculum with 8th grade TEKS + 8TH Grade Problem Solving Registration Card & Course Guide… All students should have: – 7th: registration card and course guide – 8th: registration card and course guide Course Selection They should have printed their name and ID number on the front of the registration card. Name: _________________________ Student ID # ____________________ Student Registration Information… Your child should have printed his/her name and ID number, CIRCLED next year’s grade level, and then CIRCLED the appropriate gender on the back of the card. Student Name: ______________________________ Grade: 6 7 8 Student ID Number: __________________________ Gender: M F Required Classes – 7th Grade ELA27100M ILA All students are required ELA27200M PreAP ILA to take the following core classes… MTH17100M Math 7 MTH17200M PAP Math 7* ILA or PreAP ILA Math or PAP Math* SCI17100M Science Science or PreAP Science SCI17200M PreAP Science Texas History SST17100M X Texas History Art I Art II* Band Electives – Orchestra Theatre I 7th Grade Theatre II* Advanced Theatre Studies* Beginning Technical Theatre Choir Each student receives Skills for Independent Living 2 electives. Teen Leadership Your child needs to Robotics rank the electives, with Video Production I & Multimedia I Combo 1 being their first Spanish IA choice and 6 being their last choice. Courses marked with an * require a prerequisite. Please refer to the course guide for the prerequisite requirements. Spanish IA is the first year of a two year course. Students must complete two full years of Spanish in middle school in order to receive 1 credit for Spanish I in high school. PreAP Maintenance Criteria PreAP Maintenance Criteria (for all grade levels): A student who earns below a 70 in two consecutive six weeks grading periods will be placed on academic probation and a committee including the student, parent and teacher will convene to develop a plan for future success. If at the conclusion of the six weeks of probation the student again earns below a 70%, the committee will reconvene to determine if Pre-AP is the appropriate placement. Students enrolled in these courses should expect high standards and an additional time requirement. Required Physical Education class (7th Grade ONLY): All 7th graders are required to take 1 physical education class Please choose 1 Physical Education class from the list below Girls’ Athletics Boys’ Athletics Rams Strength and Conditioning – Girls Rams Strength and Conditioning - Boys Beginning Tennis Coed PE Athletics Information packets will be provided once registration is complete. No cost involved If a student only wants to be involved in soccer, cross country or track, he/she will NOT sign up for athletics If a student did not participate in athletics as a 7th grader, he/she must get approval from Coach White (girls) or Coach Salazar (boys) in order to participate in 8th grade. A physical is required to participate Required Classes – 8th Grade ELA28100M ILA All students are required ELA28200M PreAP ILA to take the following core classes… MTH18100M Math 8 MTH18100M PAP Math 8 ILA or PreAP ILA MTH11100M PAP Algebra 1 Math 8, PAP Math 8 or PAP Algebra 1* SCI18100M Science Science or PreAP SCI18200M PAP Science Science U.S. History SST18100M History X Electives – 8th Grade Each eighth grade student receives 3 electives. Your child needs to rank the electives, with 1 being their first choice and 6 being their last choice. Electives – 8th Grade Skills for Independent Spanish IB Living II* Art II* Teen Leadership Office Aide / Library Aide (App. RQ) Art III* Athletics (Girls) Band Robotics Athletics (Boys) Orchestra Video Production I & Strength & Conditioning- Multimedia I Combo Boys Theatre I Video Production II & Strength & Conditioning- Multimedia II Combo Girls Theatre II* Digital Graphics & Advanced Tennis (coach Animation signature required) Advanced Theatre Studies Broadcast (App RQ) PE Beginning Technical Theatre Yearbook/Journalism (App RQ) Choir Skills for Independent Living Health ( h.s. credit) *Prerequisite Required Schedule Changes Schedule Changes: Schedule changes are allowed for the following reasons: 1) Missing a required class (math, science, social studies, ILA). 2) Too many/too few classes on the schedule. 3) Need to change between Pre-AP and Regular level class. Make sure you choose your classes carefully and understand the schedule change policy TAKS Tests TAKS (for all grade levels): If your child does not meet expectations on any section of TAKS (math and/or reading), your child will be scheduled into the appropriate TAKS preparation class. According to state law, we are required to provide your child with intense accelerated instruction to promote future academic success. This class(es) will take the place of one or more electives. Parent Information… Please make sure you have included appropriate phone numbers in case we have any questions and need to contact you this summer. A parent needs to sign the card before turning it in… Please initial each policy on the back of the card. _______________________________ _____________________ Parent Name Phone Number _______________________________ Parent Signature Turn in the REGISTRATION card 6th grade and 7th grade: ALL registration cards are due to your child’s ILA teacher no later than Monday, February 7th. Any cards turned in after the deadline will be processed last. All applications due to teacher of that class by Monday, February 7th. Available for questions after this meeting.
"Incoming 7th grade Registration"