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Accelerated Math and Honors 9 th grade literature for Rising 8 th graders

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Things to Know: Honors Coordinate Algebra and Honors Ninth Grade Literature are High School credit courses. Honors Coordinate Algebra and Honors Ninth Grade Literature are High School credit courses. This class is calculated into your child’s GPA.This class is calculated into your child’s GPA. Honors course adds 5 points onto final grade.Honors course adds 5 points onto final grade. Ex. If your child’s final grade is a 75 then with 5 points added, your child will receive an 80 for the final grade.Ex. If your child’s final grade is a 75 then with 5 points added, your child will receive an 80 for the final grade. ** This does NOT calculate into the HOPE program. ** This does NOT calculate into the HOPE program. ** 5 points added to the final grade for the Honors class only – due to faster pace – 8 th grader taking a 9 th grade class. ** 5 points added to the final grade for the Honors class only – due to faster pace – 8 th grader taking a 9 th grade class.

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Things to Know: Students will take the 8 th grade CRCT in April.Students will take the 8 th grade CRCT in April. Students will take the EOCT (End of Course Test) in May.Students will take the EOCT (End of Course Test) in May. EOCT is weighted/calculated 20% of the final grade in the course.EOCT is weighted/calculated 20% of the final grade in the course. Formatives 29% and Summative 71%Formatives 29% and Summative 71%

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Honors ninth grade literature Students will follow the same curriculum as the honors 9 th grade lit classes at the high school.Students will follow the same curriculum as the honors 9 th grade lit classes at the high school. Summer reading: Alas, BabylonSummer reading: Alas, Babylon Five extended texts throughout the yearFive extended texts throughout the year Education of Little Tree Education of Little Tree To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet The Odyssey The Odyssey Ecology of a Cracker Childhood Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

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Honors ninth grade literature Students who:Students who: Have to attend tutoring often to gain an understanding of conceptsHave to attend tutoring often to gain an understanding of concepts Have to remediate, especially in writingHave to remediate, especially in writing Struggle to complete assigned reading in a timely mannerStruggle to complete assigned reading in a timely manner Have not done well on district benchmarksHave not done well on district benchmarks Have been on probation during their time in advanced language artsHave been on probation during their time in advanced language arts May want to STRONGLY consider whether or not they should take 9 th grade Honors Literature as an 8 th grade student

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ELA Possible Pathways GradeClass 8 th Honors 9 th Literature 9 th Honors World Literature 10 th Honors American Lit Or AP Lang. 11 th Honors Brit. Lit. or AP Lit. 12 th Elective or Dual Enrollment. GradeCourse 9 th Literature 10 th Literature 11 th American Literature 12 th English (British) Literature 1 st Option2 nd Option GradeCourse 9 th Honors 9 th Literature 10 th Honors World Literature 11 th Honors American Lit. Or AP Lang. 12 th Honors Brit. Lit or AP English Lit. 3 rd Option

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Option 1: Honors 8 th grade pathway: Students take the HS course in 8 th grade. Students would not have a required Lit class their 12 th grade year.. GradeClass 8 th Honors 9 th Literature 9 th Honors World Literature 10 th Honors American Lit. or AP Language 11 th Honors British Lit. or AP Lit. 12 th Elective/ Dual Enrollment

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GradeCourse 9 th Honors 9 th Literature 10 th Honors World Literature 11 th Honors American Lit or AP Language 12 th Honors British Lit or AP British Lit Option 2: Accelerated 9 th grade Path: Students begin Accelerated courses in HS

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GradeCourse 9 th 9 th Literature 10 th 10 th Literature 11 th American Literature 12 th English (British) Literature Option 3: Regular Schedule

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Possible Pathways GradeClass 8 th Honors Coordinate Algebra 9 th Honors Analytic Geometry 10 th Honors Advanced Algebra 11 th Honors Pre- Calculus 12 th AP Calc/ AP Stats/ Dual Enrollment. GradeCourse 8 th Regular 8 th grade Math 9 th Accel Coord Alg /Acc Geometry A 10 th Accel Anal Geo / Adv Alg 11 th Accelerated Pre- Cal 12 th AP Calculus / AP Stats / Dual GradeCourse 9 th Coordinate Alg 10 th Analytic Geometry 11 th Adv Algebra 12 th Pre-calculus 1 st Option2 nd Option3 rd Option

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Option 1: Honors 8 th grade pathway: Students take the HS course in 8 th grade.. GradeClass 8 th Honors Coordinate Algebra 9 th Honors Analytic Geometry 10 th Honors Advanced Algebra 11 th Honors Pre-Calculus 12 th AP Calc/ AP Stats/ Dual Enrollment

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GradeCourse 8 th Regular 8 th grade Math 9 th Accel Coord Alg /Acc Geometry A 10 th Accel Anal Geo / Adv Alg 11 th Accelerated Pre-Cal 12 th AP Calculus / AP Stats / Dual Option 2: Accelerated 9 th grade Path: Students begin Accelerated courses in HS – 1.5 classes in 1 year

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GradeCourse 9 th Coordinate Alg 10 th Analytic Geometry 11 th Adv Algebra 12 th Pre-calculus Option 3: Regular Schedule – Students will not have AP Calculus/Stats

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Things to Consider: The Honors/Accelerated Pathway is for students who:The Honors/Accelerated Pathway is for students who: Excel in math classesExcel in math classes Want to have a career with math base (engineer, tech.)Want to have a career with math base (engineer, tech.) Want to attend college with a major that focuses on mathWant to attend college with a major that focuses on math (Gifted students do NOT have to take Accelerated math classes if that is not their strongest course or area of interest.)

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Students who have done well:Students who have done well: On district benchmarks (administered every quarter)On district benchmarks (administered every quarter) Academic gradeAcademic grade Homework completionHomework completion and ENJOY math ….. Should consider the Honors/Accelerated Course(s).and ENJOY math ….. Should consider the Honors/Accelerated Course(s).

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Students May want to STRONGLY consider their performance in a High School GPA course in 8 th grade Students May want to STRONGLY consider their performance in a High School GPA course in 8 th grade If they:If they: Have to attend tutoring often to gain an understanding of conceptsHave to attend tutoring often to gain an understanding of concepts Have to remediate oftenHave to remediate often Do not complete homeworkDo not complete homework Have not done well on district benchmarksHave not done well on district benchmarks Have been on probation during their time in Accelerated math classesHave been on probation during their time in Accelerated math classes

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Think about… 8 th grade course load – Students can take one, two, or three courses8 th grade course load – Students can take one, two, or three courses 3 accelerated courses for 8 th grade students3 accelerated courses for 8 th grade students MathMath Language ArtsLanguage Arts SpanishSpanish All 3 earn HS credit.All 3 earn HS credit. All 3 count in GPAAll 3 count in GPA Math & ELA will take EOCTMath & ELA will take EOCT Spanish will take a SLOSpanish will take a SLO ** Students can’t drop out once they enroll in class. ** If a student earns a C – that grade is factored into GPA. They can not retake course (No Duplicate credit). They can only retake course if they fail.

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Choices There are options for your child.There are options for your child. Consider all of the options BEFORE enrolling because you can not drop the course once you begin.Consider all of the options BEFORE enrolling because you can not drop the course once you begin. Teacher recommendation is an important aspect, So talk to the teacher and get some advice.Teacher recommendation is an important aspect, So talk to the teacher and get some advice. We are here to help you understand the options. Only you and your child know your child’s interests and strengths. We do not want any student feeling overwhelmed.We are here to help you understand the options. Only you and your child know your child’s interests and strengths. We do not want any student feeling overwhelmed.

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NEXT STEPs: Parents and Students: Maybe rethink enrollment in Honors classesMaybe rethink enrollment in Honors classes Speak to Math/ELA teacher (if you have a concern)Speak to Math/ELA teacher (if you have a concern) Make a final decisionMake a final decisionSchool: Set up classes for next yearSet up classes for next year Help to answer your questionsHelp to answer your questions

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