Presentation on theme: "Seventh Grade Elective Information Night February 8, 2011 6:30 p.m. until 7:35 p.m. Thanks for coming tonight Please use the information on the front and."— Presentation transcript:
Seventh Grade Elective Information Night February 8, 2011 6:30 p.m. until 7:35 p.m. Thanks for coming tonight Please use the information on the front and back of this document to assist you in requesting electives Tonight one semester electives will be represented in the cafeteria until 7:35 p.m. Coach Skinner will have a presentation for students/parents interested in athletics in the Nancy Bock Auditorium –Boys’ athletics- 6:35 p.m. until 7:05 p.m. –Girls’ athletics- 7:05 p.m. until 7:35 p.m.
Physical Education Requirements The State of Texas requires all students take P.E. for one year (2 semesters) in seventh grade Not considered one of a seventh grade student’s four elective choices as this course is required Athletics may substitute for P.E. –Athletics substitutions include: Girls or boys basketball Girls volleyball Girls or boys cross country Football Cheerleading Highland Girls drill team
Elective Course Request Sheet Need to request four electives in seventh grade –Two electives in the fall –Two potentially different electives in the spring –All available seventh grade options as electives are listed on the Elective Course Request Sheet
Elective Course Request Sheet Two semester (all year) courses occupy two blanks Fine Arts classes (band, choir, or orchestra) should be listed first if taken and should not be listed as an alternate selection as they are a serious commitment which last all year
Elective Request Sheet Deadline April 29th Making your request sheet as accurate as possible at the initial turn in time would help us out –Recruiting teachers –Job fairs –Etc
Elective Course Request Sheet Private P.E. –Private P.E. will be an option around mid- April when the district publishes the 2011- 2012 list of approved Private P.E facilities –Private P.E Application forms for students will then, in mid-April, be online at our district website –One does not sign up for Private P.E. on the Elective Course Request Sheet –Potential Private P.E. students should initially sign up for regular P.E.
The Elective Course Registration Process Our administration and counselors will sit down individually at the intermediate campuses with each incoming seventh grade student to discuss his/her elective requests
McCullough Informational Meetings with Students –MitchellJanuary 24 –Coulson ToughFebruary 2 –DeretchinFebruary 1 –WilkersonJanuary 31 – All dates are tentative
Information Coming Home Later in the spring Please check the request sheet very closely to confirm these are the elective courses you wanted your child to request for next year This sheet will also indicate core courses which your child has been initially placed in based on testing
The Elective Course Registration Entry Process with Students –DeretchinFebruary 18 –WilkersonFebruary 17 –Coulson ToughFebruary 22 –MitchellFebruary 24 – All dates tentative We will be on these campuses on the dates listed above to meet with students. If a student is absent, we will enter his/her requests based on sheets turned in to his/her intermediate teacher.
Elective Choices (7 th Grade) Art I Band (counts as 2 choices) Exploring career connections Career portals: computer applications Career Portals: Human Services Career portals: technology Choir (counts as 2 choices) Exploring languages Orchestra (counts as 2 choices) Teen leadership Theater arts
High School Elective Choices Available in Eighth Grade for CISD High school health High school communications High school Spanish I (taught over two semesters in eighth grade) High school Spanish II for Native Speakers (must qualify) Plus all the electives listed on the previous slide
Number of Elective Requests for Seventh Graders Example A: Student takes choir (2 choices), careers, and exploring technology = 4 classes
Number of Elective Requests for Seventh Graders Example B: A student takes choir (2 choices) and band (2 choices) = 4 classes Students can take two fine arts classes
Number of Elective Requests for Seventh Graders Example C: Student takes athletics (does not count since it replaces P.E.), exploring technology, careers, exploring computer applications, and exploring languages = 4 classes
Number of Elective Requests for Seventh Graders Example D: Student takes athletics (replaces P.E.), band (2 classes), teen leadership, and exploring computer applications
Number of Elective Requests for Seventh Graders Example E: Student takes athletics, band (2 choices), and orchestra (2 choices)