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1 8 th Grade Course Registration

2 MME Course Catalog

3 Eighth Grade (The Four Core Classes) Linear Algebra AlgebraGeometry Higher Algebra Language Arts Honors Language Arts Science Honors Science Accel. Science Global Studies Immersion Global Studies Honors Global Studies Advisory and Lunch

4 Placement and Request Process Math Your current year math teacher will place students into the appropriate math course Honors Classes (LA, Science, SS) Students will be notified if they qualify for one or more of these courses. Course confirmation letters will be mailed mid-July

5 The Two Major Decisions for 8 th Grade 1.For the elective (Art, Tech Ed, Health, World Language) slot: Do you want to take a full year WL Do you want to take a full year WL Or four different electives chosen from the electives menu? Or four different electives chosen from the electives menu? 2.For the PE/Music slot: Will you take an elective in place of PE for 1/2 the year? Will you take an elective in place of PE for 1/2 the year?

6 Decision #1 Will you take a World Language?

7 Eighth Grade Drawing and Painting Drawing and Painting Art and Design Art and Design 3D Art and Design 3D Art and Design Advanced Robotics Advanced Robotics Woods Woods Food & Culture (FACS) Food & Culture (FACS) The Snack Shop (FACS) The Snack Shop (FACS) Current Health (Child CPR/First Aid) Current Health (Child CPR/First Aid) Creative Writing Creative Writing Drama Drama (everyday, one quarter each) (everyday, one quarter each) Choose 4 and 2 alternates Spanish Spanish French French Chinese Chinese German German Immersion LA - Chinese Immersion LA - Chinese Immersion LA - Spanish Immersion LA - Spanish (every day, all year) Note: World Language students may select one additional elective by trading off a semester of PE; see later slide. Semester Electives OR All Year Language

8 Decision #2 What do you want your PE/Music Slot to look like?

9 PE (every other day, all year) Band 8 Band 8 Choir 8 (Boys) Choir 8 (Boys) Choir 8 (Girls) Choir 8 (Girls) Orchestra 8 Orchestra 8 Music 8 Music 8 (every other day, all year) Two Options: Two Options: Some students may have an academic support class in place of one of these classes.

10 PE (every other day, one semester) Plus 1 Elective Plus 1 Elective Drawing and Painting Drawing and Painting Art and Design Art and Design 3D Art and Design 3D Art and Design Advanced Robotics Advanced Robotics Woods Woods Food & Culture (FACS) Food & Culture (FACS) The Snack Shop (FACS) The Snack Shop (FACS) Current Health Current Health Creative Writing Creative Writing Drama Drama (every other day, one semester) Plus Music Plus Music Band 8 Band 8 Choir 8 (Boys) Choir 8 (Boys) Choir 8 (Girls) Choir 8 (Girls) Orchestra 8 Orchestra 8 Music 8 Music 8 (every other day, all year) (every other day, all year) Option for Students Taking World Language

11 PE (every other day, one semester) Plus 1 Elective Plus 1 Elective Drawing and Painting Drawing and Painting Art and Design Art and Design 3D Art and Design 3D Art and Design Advanced Robotics Advanced Robotics Woods Woods Food & Culture (FACS) Food & Culture (FACS) The Snack Shop (FACS) The Snack Shop (FACS) Current Health Current Health Creative Writing Creative Writing Drama Drama (every other day, one semester) (every other day, one semester) Band 8 Band 8 Choir 8 (Boys) Choir 8 (Boys) Choir 8 (Girls) Choir 8 (Girls) Music 8 Music 8 Orchestra 8 Orchestra 8 (every other day, all year) (every other day, all year) A day B day Semester 1

12 PE (every other day, one semester) Rank top 3 Rank top 3 Drawing and Painting Drawing and Painting Art and Design Art and Design 3D Art and Design 3D Art and Design Advanced Robotics Advanced Robotics Woods Woods Food & Culture (FACS) Food & Culture (FACS) The Snack Shop (FACS) The Snack Shop (FACS) Current Health Current Health Creative Writing Creative Writing Drama Drama (every other day, one semester) Band 8 Band 8 Choir 8 (Boys) Choir 8 (Boys) Choir 8 (Girls) Choir 8 (Girls) Music 8 Music 8 Orchestra 8 Orchestra 8 (every other day, all year) A day B day Semester 2

13 Registration Planning Form Identify one track, from the 3 tracks offered, and circle/highlight the elective options within that track

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15 Complete this form with your child and return to Advisor/Immersion teacher by March 13th Complete this form with your child and return to Advisor/Immersion teacher by March 13th Register for these elective choices on line through Skyward by March 13 th Register for these elective choices on line through Skyward by March 13 th Questions? Questions? Call our guidance office at Call our guidance office at

16 Course Catalog

17 STEP 1 - Go to website - Select  Students  My Minnetonka SSO

18 STEP 2 - Enter student login and password

19 STEP 3 – Click on Skyward Student Access

20 STEP 3 – Click on “Schedule” button on left side

21 STEP 4 – Request Courses for

22 Step 6 – Update Requests

23 STEP 6 – Update Requests – Part 2 Update Requests – Select elective courses 1. From the Course(s) Available list, highlight a course, then click Add Course 2. Continue this process until all requested courses have been selected and appear in the courses requested box 3. If you need to remove a course, select the course and Remove Course 1 3 2

24 STEP 7 – Selecting Alternate Electives For 8 th grade student choosing tracks 2, 4, or 5 - select 2 alternate classes For 8 th grade student choosing tracks 2, 4, or 5 - select 2 alternate classes

25 STEP 7 – Selecting Alternate Electives Prioritize alternates 1, 2, etc… Prioritize alternates 1, 2, etc…

26 STEP 8 – Finish and Logout Check that you have requested 2 credits Check that you have requested 2 credits Check that you have the correct courses selected Check that you have the correct courses selected If you have alternate electives selected, check your priority ranking If you have alternate electives selected, check your priority ranking Logout Logout Show your parents your requests in Skyward when you get home Show your parents your requests in Skyward when you get home

27 Complete this form with your child and return to Advisor/Immersion teacher by March 13th Complete this form with your child and return to Advisor/Immersion teacher by March 13th Register for these elective choices on line through Skyward by March 13 th Register for these elective choices on line through Skyward by March 13 th Questions? Questions? Call our guidance office at Call our guidance office at

28 Additional Information about Immersion Choices

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30 Immersion Program Updates for Ipad based curriculum improvements Ipad based curriculum improvements Greater differentiation options Greater differentiation options More leveled reading options More leveled reading options Interactive learning apps Interactive learning apps Practice and assessment options Practice and assessment options “Global Studies” focus in Social Studies “Global Studies” focus in Social Studies Stronger focus on culture, arts, and literature in Immersion Language Arts class Stronger focus on culture, arts, and literature in Immersion Language Arts class Travel Abroad “Capstone” Trip Travel Abroad “Capstone” Trip

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32 Registration for Immersion Courses We will enroll all 7 th grade immersion students into both ILA and ISS as the default We will enroll all 7 th grade immersion students into both ILA and ISS as the default Students can opt out of ILA and/or ISS by filling out a form Students can opt out of ILA and/or ISS by filling out a form Opt out options will be coordinated through the immersion classes Opt out options will be coordinated through the immersion classes There will be an Honors Global Studies option in both Spanish and Chinese There will be an Honors Global Studies option in both Spanish and Chinese


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