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1 8 th Grade Parent Meeting March 7, 2013 Fairhope Middle School

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3 (Standard Diploma) Alabama High School Diploma English – 4 – Regular, Honors, or AP Math – 4 Algebra I or Algebra 1A/1B Geometry or Geometry Concepts I and II Algebra II with trigonometry or without trig Math Electives, as needed Social Studies - 4 Science – 4 Biology and a physical science must be included Health – ½ PE – 1 CTE, Foreign Language or Fine Arts –3 Career Preparedness Electives – credits required

4 (College Prep) Alabama High School Diploma with Baldwin County College Preparatory with Distinction Endorsement English – 4- Pre-AP 9 & 10 AP 11 th & 12th AP 11 th & 12th Math – 5 Algebra I (8 th or 9 th grade) Honors Geometry Algebra II with Trigonometry PreCalculus AP Calculus Social Studies -4 Honors or AP Pre-AP or AP World History Pre-Ap US 1 AP US AP Government Pre-AP Econ Science – 4 – Honors or AP(highest offered) Pre-AP Biology, Chemistry, Physics, an AP science  Foreign Language – 2 Health – ½ PE – 1 CTE, Fine Arts, or 3 rd language credit – 1 Career Preparedness Electives – 7.5 Total credits—30

5 (IB Diploma) Alabama High School Diploma with Baldwin County College Prep w/ Distinction Endorsement for IB Students English – 4 Honors 9/10; IB English HL 11/12 Honors 9/10; IB English HL 11/12 Math – 5 Algebra I Geometry Algebra II with Trigonometry IB Pre Cal IB Pre Cal IB Math SL or IB Math Studies Social Studies – 4 Honors World History, AP History, and History of the Americas HL 11/12 Honors World History, AP History, and History of the Americas HL 11/12 Science – 4 Honors Biology and Chemistry and HL Science 11/12 Foreign Language – 4 Theory of Knowledge - 1 Health – ½ PE – 1 Fine Arts – ½ Computer – ½ Electives – credits required

6 IMPORTANT INFORMATION Career Preparedness Graduation Exam (GONE!!!!!) Tutoring Credit Recovery ($$$) Failure due to absence Athletic/Extracurricular eligibility RTI Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork

7 Career Prep Required by the State for all 2017 graduates. One credit Four components… –Career development –Academic planning –Computer skills and applications –Financial literacy

8 End-of-Course Assessments NO MORE GRAD EXAM!!!!! EOC assessments will be given in all core classes next year. The legislature/state department are arguing about these tests and the curriculum tied to them right now. How will they impact grades?

9 Tutoring Math homework help is available 4-5 days a week. Peer tutors Contact the teacher before you…

10 Failure and Recovery Credit recovery Summer School MoneyAttendancePrevention

11 Athletic/Extracurricular Eligibility In order to be enrolled in ANY athletic course or to play any sport, or to participate in any extracurricular club, students must earn four core credits per year, and have a 2.0 GPA in the four core classes plus 2 electives. Core classes are math, science, history and English. One class passed = one credit earned.

12 RTI Response To Intervention Progress monitoring program to foster success in areas of reading and math Students have built-in support system RTI placement is determined by test scores and academic benchmarks We want every student to be successful!

13 Paperwork Make sure you fill in the front and back of all forms sent home today. Please look over the blue sheet that includes the schedule matrix. 4 year plan Summer paperwork

14 Laptops Speaking of paperwork… When?Where? How much?

15 Questions?


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