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WELCOME to 7 th /8 th Grade Parent info Night. Tonight we are going to cover: 1.IB/Magnet ( presentation from Robinson) 2.Quality points & the pupil progression.

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1 WELCOME to 7 th /8 th Grade Parent info Night

2 Tonight we are going to cover: 1.IB/Magnet ( presentation from Robinson) 2.Quality points & the pupil progression plan 3.Career planning- Choices 4.High school Transition 5.Bright Futures/Volunteer hours 6.Answer questions

3 Meet Your Counselors What do they do? Schedule new students Programming for next school year Academic planning Keep track of quality points and credits for each student Career classroom guidance Duke/Hills TIP Social Issues/Crisis Academic interventions Mediations Participate and Chair committees (CST,ELL,504,RTI) Mentoring program, Connect A Kid Consult with students/ parents/teachers

4 Have a Struggling Student??? Math or Reading Math: Wed. and Friday- basic math skill assistance. Mimics what is happening in the classroom Algebra tutoring- Monday and Thursday Reading: Monday and Thursday- work on context clues and beginning comprehension Science or Social Studies History Project Help: Tuesday afternoons IPS tutoring: Wed and Friday Homework Help: All subjects- Every Thursday afternoon

5 Promotion Policy To pass an annual course, students must earn at least two quality points per semester.

6 The “Point” System Letter GradeQuality Points A4 B3 C2 D1 F0

7 Promotion Policy Example: A student earns a “C” 1 st grading period and a “C” Second grading period 1 st 9 weeks 2 nd 9 weeks Semester Total CC 22 4

8 Promotion Policy Example: A student earns an “F” 1 st grading period and a “D” Second grading period 1 st 9 weeks2 nd 9 weeksSemester Total FD 01 1

9 ELP ELP Grade Enhancement is offered to students who have earned an “F” during the nine weeks in a core class There is no ELP for High School courses

10 ELP Students may earn a quality point for the course with successful completion of ELP Please refer to handout if your student is taking ELP. There are strict rules for ELP.

11 Career Planning  Career Guidance Programs  Free online interest & skill assessments  Web access allows time for self-reflection and input from parents  Other Resources  Occupations  Salaries  Trends  Statistics

12 Preparing for 8 th Grade in 7 th Grade In 7 th grade, show a strong work ethic and strive to make good grades Take advanced level core courses Learn how to manage time Students taking high school courses in 8 th grade must be recommended by 7 th grade teacher. Do your best!

13 Preparing for High School in the 8 th Grade If in high school credit courses (Algebra, IPS, Computing for College Careers, Spanish), do your best. The mid semester and final semester grade in this course will stay on your transcript. Take advantage of the IPS and Algebra tutoring that is offered by Mr. Clemens and Mrs. Accardi. It always helps to hear information a different way. Learn how to manage life and school. Next year, 7 courses will go towards your GPA.

14 High School Transcripts What do Colleges See!!?? Your student will receive 6 grades plus final grades from any HS credit course. For example: 1 st semester 2 nd semester 1 st Qtr 2 nd Qtr Midterm Final 3 rd Qtr 4 th Qtr Final Exam Final C B B B B C B B Only the final grades are on the transcript!

15 High School A typical 9 th grade high school schedule (honors or regular) English 1 Algebra 1 or Geometry Biology Government and Multicultural Studies (each worth ½ credit) HOPE or ROTC Elective (foreign language, band, chorus, major, etc.) Reading (½ or 1 credit, depending on FCAT score)

16 Bright Futures Community Service Hours A Community Service Proposal must be submitted to the high school for approval No student may receive credit for community service hours without written approval from the intended high school The Community Service hours cannot begin until 8 th grade is completed and proposal has been approved

17 What’s Next? Alonso curriculum guide: http://alonso.mysdhc.org/curricul um%20guide.pdf http://alonso.mysdhc.org/curricul um%20guide.pdf Sickles website: http://sickles.mysdhc.org/ http://sickles.mysdhc.org/ Magnet Schools: Robinson IB, Tampa Bay Tech, Blake, Jefferson

18 Magnet Schools Academy of Architectural and Environmental Design Tampa Bay Tech 6410 Orient Rd. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 744-8360 ext. 236Tampa Bay Tech Academy of Engineering (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Middleton 4801 N. 22nd St. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 233-3360 ext. 225Middleton Academy of Health Professions Tampa Bay Tech 6410 Orient Rd. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 744-8360 ext. 236Tampa Bay Tech Arts (Visual / Performing / Communication Arts) Blake 1701 North Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 272-3422 ext. 739Blake Center for International Studies Jefferson 4401 Cypress St. Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 872-5241 ext. 228Jefferson Information Technology (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Middleton 4801 N. 22nd St. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 233-3360 ext. 225Middleton International Baccalaureate Hillsborough 5000 Central Ave. Tampa, FL 33603 (813) 276-5620 ext. 262Hillsborough King 6815 N. 56th St. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 744-8333 ext. 281King Robinson 6311 South Lois Ave. Tampa, FL 33616 (813) 272-3006 ext. 244Robinson Strawberry Crest 4691 Gallagher Rd. Dover, FL 33527 (813) 707-7522 ext. 242Strawberry Crest Magnet Advanced Placement Scholars (MAPS) Leto 4409 West Sligh Ave. Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 872-5300Leto Scientific Research (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Middleton 4801 N. 22nd St. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 233-3360 ext. 225Middleton Urban Teaching Academy (UTA) Blake 1701 North Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 272-3422 ext. 739Blake

19 Step # 1 - Apply Current students who have been continuously enrolled* in HCPS in grades 6th - 8th should complete their application online for Magnet High Schools. December 4, 2012 - January 9, 2013. * See step 2. Step # 2 - Transcripts Students who have been continuously enrolled in HCPS all of 6th and 7th grade and thus far in 8th grade, do not need to submit transcripts because the transcript is already in our system. * If the student has not been continuously enrolled in HCPS grades 6th-8th, then the student will need to complete the paper application. Please download, complete, and submit the application along with your transcripts. Applications missing transcripts will not be processed.

20 Magnet Schools Cont. Step # 3 - Writing Sample and Audition (if applicable ) HCPS students take the FCAT mid-year writing sample in their current middle school during the week of November 5 - 16, 2012. This writing sample will be used for the high school magnet application.  Writing Assessment Information from FLDOE Writing Assessment Information from FLDOE  Rubrics for scoring click here.click here Blake High School for Performing Arts Audition Information Click Here Blake will host auditions January 23, 2013. Registration begins at 3:00 pm and ends at 5:00 pm.Click Here Application Deadline Dates The deadline to apply for a Magnet/School Choice high school program is January 9, 2012 Notification Dates Students will receive notification of their results at the end of February 2013.

21 Need Information Fast???? Make sure to check out the guidance webpage which is updated regularly. Pay special attention to important dates (report cards, conference nights, progress reports, etc.) http://farnell.mysdhc.org/teacher/1441roberts/

22 Questions? Contact information: Angela Roberts angela.roberts@sdhc.k12.fl.us 813-356-1640 ext. 247 Jennifer Emmons jennifer.emmons@sdhc.k12.fl.us 813-356-1640 ext. 236


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