Presentation on theme: "…Course Selection Grade 7/8 Overview"— Presentation transcript:
1…Course Selection Grade 7/8 Overview Welcome to Pickerington Junior High Schools Lakeview Jeff Clark, Principal Kreg Ultican, Asst. Principal Ridgeview Susan Caudill, Principal Trevor Thomas, Asst. Principal…Course Selection Grade 7/8 Overview
3*Your childs first period class is considered homeroom . Our day has 7 periods, which includes 6periods of academic classes and 1 period of lunch.Students will be assigned a locker with a built-in combination lock.During class time, students in the hall must have passes.*Your childs first period class is considered homeroom .The lockers have built in locks,Kids are allowed to visit their locker during the day
4Classes All of Our Students Must Take: EnglishMathScienceSocial StudiesLunch
5English Choices GRADE 7 GRADE 8 English 7 Honors English 7 -- must meet requirements(Selected based on an English screener)English 8Honors English 8 -- must meet requirements(A- or better in Eng 7 or B in Honors Eng.)GRADE 7GRADE 8
6Math Choices GRADE 7 GRADE 8 Math 7 *Pre-Algebra 7 (B or better in Math end of 1st sem.)*Honors Algebra 7 –1 h.s. credit(selected based on an Algebra screener.)Pre-Algebra 8*Algebra 8 (C or better in Pre-Algebra) 1 h.s. credit*Honors Algebra 8(B+ or better in 7th grade Pre-Algebra) h.s. creditGRADE 7GRADE 8
8Social Studies Choices There are no choices for social studies.Grade 7Grade 8
9ELECTIVESStudents must take two periods(four semesters) of electives.
10YOU HAVE MANY CHOICES TO MAKE IN REGARDS TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHEDULE.
11Music Choices Band 7/8 Choir 7/8 Orchestra 7/8 No h.s. creditThese are year-long classes (2 semesters).
12Students not choosing Band, Choir, or Orchestra . . . MUST select Health (1semester) and one of the Physical Education course selections:• Lifetime Fitness (1semester)• Team Sports (1semester)
13Physical Education/Health Choices Lifetime Fitness 7/8 (.25 h.s credit)Team Sports 7/8 (.25 h.s credit)Health 7/8 (can’t repeat in grade 8 if taken in grade 7 -- no h.s.credit)
14Foreign Language Choices * Spanish 7/8* French 8* German 8These are year-long electives.French & German are offered 1stperiod (7:20) at the high school.1 h.s. credit each
15Semester ElectivesThe following classes are taken for one semester.
16Introduction to Biomedical Science Through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) (1 semester)- No h.s.creditIn this course students will investigate how the history of medicine has changed how we deal with illness in the 21st century. Students will focus on infectious disease and how the science of forensics, through the use of medicine, has improved criminal investigations. This is a hands-on course.
17Semester Electives Art Choices Foundations in Two Dimensional Design - Grade 7/ h.s. creditFoundations in Three Dimensional DesignGrade 7/ h.s. credit
18Other Electives Theatre 1 Grade 7/8 (.50 h.s credit) Integrated Technology ChoicesIntroduction to Communication,Graphic Arts & Photography Grade 7/8 (.50 h.s credit)Introduction to Engineering TechnologyGrade 7/8 (.50 h.s credit)
19High School Credit Classes Students signing up for a class with a h.s. credit optionwill automatically receive credit for the class.If your child does not wish to take the class for h.s. credit and have the grade credited to their h.s. transcript they must notify the School Counselor in writing no later than the deadlines indicated in the following slide.
20For semester classes this notification must be made within 10 days of receipt of the report card for the first 9 weeks of the class.For year-long classes this notification must be made within 10 days of receipt of the report card at the end of the first semester.
21SCHEDULE CHANGES WILL NOT BE MADE IN AUGUST UNLESS THE REASON FOR THE REQUEST MEETS THE CRITERIA SET FORTH BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.PLEASE CAREFULLY DISCUSS AND REVIEW THE REGISTRATION MATERIALS WITH YOUR CHILD BEFORE SUBMITTING THE FORM.
22* PLEASE TURN THE COURSE REQUEST SHEET IN TO YOUR CHILD’S 1ST PERIOD TEACHER NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, 3/18/11.*Forms completed and turned in on time will be given 1st preference for elective choices.*All students are expected to fill in all of the elective alternative blanks. Failure to do so will result in being assigned alternative electives without the student’s input or ability to change.* We are not able to accommodate individual requests for specific teachers.
23Athletics at the Junior High Refer to the building website for dates on MandatoryFall Sports Athletic Rules meetings.All Fall Athletes and their parents must be present.A physical is required for all sport try-outs.Blank Ohio High School Athletic Association Physical forms are available in the following locations:Building’s Main Office & Athletic OfficeBuilding’s website:OHSAA webstite:Physical forms available in the main office and athletic office.
24Fall Sports Available at the Junior High Include: *Girls Volleyball*Girls Tennis*Boys/Girls Cross Country*Boys/Girls Golf*Football*Cheerleading (Tryouts take place this Spring.)
25If you have specific questions about the sport, visit the school’s website in late May for the coach’saddress.**Summer Camp information and fall sport handoutsWill be available late May in the athletic office.
26The first day of school for the school year will be Monday, August 29, 2011.Student drop-off/pick-up by auto is in front of the main entrance to the building.Bus Pick-up/drop-off is at the East end of the building.
27We look forward to having your child as a part of our Lakeview/Ridgeview Junior High family. As you plan your course selections, please visit our website to review this presentation and to find a description of each of the courses.