Presentation on theme: "Katy Junior High School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Katy Junior High School Course Selection for School Year
2 Differences between Elementary and Jr. High Seven Academic classes per day with different teachersAn Advisory (ISP) period to work on homework, study, see a teacher for extra helpA locker with a combination lock is assigned to every studentBackpacks are kept in the lockers until the end of the dayStudents go from class to class, restroom, lunch, and PE by themselves, not escorted by teachersTardies!- Students must get to class on time every period. There is a 4 minute passing period.Overall, more homework than elementary school
3 Differences continued… Lunch—You may choose to sit anywhere, with anyone in the cafeteria. There is a SNACK BAR!PE- expected to dress out and participate every dayMust have a planner/tracker with you at all times. This is your hall pass to the restroom, locker, counselor’s office, etc.More responsibility on student!
4 A Typical 6th Grade Day! Period Subject Room# 1 English 153 2 Math 144 Reading1464Social Studies151LUNCHCafeteria5PEGym6Art1597ISP & Science136
5 School DayEach Class Period is approximately minutes long and Lunch is 30 minutes long4 minutes between classesThe school day is 7:30-2:35Before and After school tutoring is available
6 Transition Most classes will be close together. Lockers will be near most classes.Principals and teachers will be available in the hallways between classes to help.Counselors will be available to help you during the year.
7 Course Request Sheet Overview Course sheets are due to Homeroom Teacher by: February 18th.If you are moving or planning to move, you must fill it out anyway.Choose one English, Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science, PE, One elective and one alternate elective.Parent and Student must sign the course sheet.
8 Choosing Courses Class Formats 1. Academic- Challenging work- for everyone, on grade level, more time to review concepts2. PreAP- More challenging courses, fast-paced, and more homework3. GT- Must be screened and identified
9 Choosing CoursesClass placement should be a decision made between you, your parents and your teachers.Think about your interests, your strengths, your outside commitments, and how hard you are willing to work.
10 Choosing CoursesThings to consider when choosing which format to sign up for:1. Past grades in school and the kind of grades you like to make2. Motivation and attitude3. Standardized test scores4. Study habits5. Willingness to complete homework6. Extracurricular activities and time commitments7. How quickly you catch on to new material
11 How to Request a CourseAll students must sign up for the following courses: 1. English 2. Reading 3. Math 4. Social Studies 5. Science 6. PE 7. One Elective and one alternate elective
12 P.E. P.E. is a graded class Meets every day Must dress out Assigned a locker and a combination lock
14 ElectivesElective- A specialty class in various areas of interest Whatever you choose, you will be in for the entire year! You will attend daily and be graded! DO- consider carefully and choose the one that is of most interest to you. DON’T- Let your friends influence your choice!
15 ElectivesBand- Woodwind, Brass, Percussion- Band directors will meet with the student to determine the best instrument. Plan to practice 30 min. a day outside of the regular classroom. Must rent or buy an instrument. There will be two or three concerts per year.Orchestra- Stringed instruments, violin, cello, viola and bass. Plan to practice 30 min. per day outside of the regular classroom.Choir- Singing, Music Reading, and Concerts. There will be three or four performances per year.
16 ElectivesArt – painting, drawing, mixing colors to create contrast, drawing from imagination, art vocabulary and art history, ceramicsTheater- introduction and development of expression, acting skills, and theater productionChoose an alternate elective.CHOOSE WISELY!
19 Other CoursesMath Block - designed to help refine and review math skills in preparation for the STAAR testReading Elective - designed to help improve reading level and basic reading skills in preparation for the STAAR testYou will be required to take these classes if you do not pass the Math or Reading section of the 5th grade STAAR test on the first administration. This class will replace your elective.
20 REMEMBER! Course Sheet due February 18th. Keep it neat and clean. Take good care of it!Choose courses wisely-think carefully about choicesTalk to teachers about PreAP placementChoose alternate electiveSign and return the course sheet on time!