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1 7 th Grade Pre AP Meeting MathMs. Knight ScienceMs. Gunnip and Ms. Green HistoryMs. Williams EnglishMs. Morgan and Ms. Cagle

2  give our students a start on the path to taking the Advanced Placement test.  introduce students to the level of rigor they can expect in high school A.P. classes.  Both students and parents are reminded that these courses require much more of students and that the curriculum’s pace and the higher level of expectation cannot be adjusted to help students who may struggle in those aspects. The purpose of a Pre-A.P. class is to

3  PreAP courses are more rigorous than regular classes. Students will encounter more challenging schoolwork.  Students are encouraged to be self-motivated learners in order to be successful in PreAP courses.  Strong creative and critical thinking skills will aid in PreAP course success.  PreAP courses may require independent research.  Time management is imperative in order to be prepared for course assignments.  The goal of Pre-AP courses is to ready students for AP course work. The purpose of a Pre-A.P. class is to

4  Teachers have the Academic Honesty Policy on their website.  Signed copy will be on file with English teachers. Academic honesty

5  Annotation  Outside reading and book reports  Media projects  Write essays (personal narrative and expository)  2 STAAR tests (reading and writing) English

6  effectively analyze primary sources  evaluate contributions of past civilizations to our present  create projects that demonstrate understanding of how/why events occur Social Studies

7  analysis  solve problems with real world applications Math

8  create experiments and support with evidence  analytical writing  self-motivated research  digital textbook Science

9  Parent’s help and support is encouraged but we still put responsibility on the student for their grades and academic success.  Zero Recovery - one chance per six weeks to recover partial credit. Additional late assignments still need to be completed and checked with the teacher, but the grade remains a zero.  According to Martin students and teachers, there is no set policy on second chances to turn in homework. However, a survey shows that 70% of AP teachers typically do not accept late work.  AP students can learn to bring up their average without zero recovery. We may allow an extra credit opportunity, but do not rely on extra credit.  Grade remediation for quizzes and tests instead of retakes.  Passing vs. eligibility- a grade between in a PreAP class is failing, but you are still eligible for extracurricular activities.  A genius level IQ is not required and is really not much help in these classes without a willingness to work. There is a relationship between effort and reward. Tidbits

10 Parent Self Serve

11  be self-motivated, self-starting and self-sufficient  have self-discipline and self-control  enjoy reading and writing  have good time management and organization  enjoy investigation and discovery  participate  accept challenges  accept teachers’ critiques  be coachable  be willing to collaborate both in and out of class A Pre-A.P. student must:

12  Student work  Makeup work  Bringing up your grade Logical Consequences

13  We appreciate your support and encouragement for your child’s academic success.  With your cooperation, we know that your student will have an exceptional year. Thank you


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