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Los Alamitos Unified School District Middle School HONORS Program JANUARY 8, 2013 Mark Johnson, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.

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1 Los Alamitos Unified School District Middle School HONORS Program JANUARY 8, 2013 Mark Johnson, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Amber Lee-Ruiz Director of Educational Services

2 Assessment Data GATE students in grades 6-8 meeting or exceeding grade level standards. Language Arts 100% (96% Advanced) Mathematics 98% (87% Advanced) Social Science 100% (98% Advanced) Science 100% (98% Advanced)

3 Honors Program Two-Period Reading & Language Arts (Honors) Gr. 6-8 Social Science (Honors) Gr. 7-8 Accelerated Mathematics Gr th grade Physical Science (Honors) Strong Elective Program Accelerated World Language All students are expected to master and move beyond grade level state standards.

4 Sixth Grade Honors Sample Schedule Period 1: Reading (Honors) Period 2: Language Arts (Honors) Period 3: Social Science (Honors) Period 4: Accelerated Math Period 5: Fine Arts/Exploratory Wheel: Art, Drama, Keyboarding, Music or Band, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band Period 6: Earth Science Period 7: Physical Education

5 Seventh Grade Honors Sample Schedule Period 1: Elective Period 2: Language Arts (Honors) Period 3: Reading (Honors) Period 4: Social Science (Honors) Period 5: Accelerated Math* Period 6: Life Science Period 7: Physical Education

6 Eighth Grade Honors Sample Schedule Period 1: Elective Period 2: Language Arts (Honors) Period 3: Reading (Honors) Period 4: Social Science (Honors) Period 5: Accelerated Math* Period 6: Physical Science (Honors) Period 7-Physical Education *See Mathematics Flow Chart

7 Elective Offerings  Art  Drama  Keyboarding  Music  Beginning Band  Advanced Band  Orchestra  Jazz Band  Choir  Healthy Living  Computers/Technology  Spanish I (7th/8th)  French I (LAHS-7th/8th)  Japanese I (LAHS - 8th Only)  Spanish II Honors (8th Only) 6th Grade: Either rotating wheel or year-long elective 7th/8th: Most are year long electives

8 Entering LAHS

9 Math for College  4 years of math  “A” grade best  “Honors” better  SAT assesses all areas of math, strong foundation in all beneficial The Big Picture

10 Who should be in 8th Grade Honors Geometry?  Receiving an “A”  Intend to take a course higher than Calculus BC in High School  Expect to take 6 years of high level math  Students who aren’t doing well are better served going to Algebra I at semester and repeating Geometry Honors in 9th grade

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14 Advanced Placement Offerings at LAHS  Calculus AB/BC  Statistics  Biology  Chemistry  Physics  Environmental  French  Spanish  Japanese  Music Theory  English Lit  English Lang  World History  US History  Econ/Gov  Psychology  European History  Studio Art  Computer Science

15 Parent Support Services  Back to School Night/Open House  School Site Council  GATE Parent Advisory Committee  GATE Parent Advocates of Orange County  Parent Tours  Workshops  School Counselor  School Psychologist  GATE Coordinators: Amber Lee-Ruiz at District Office- Karen Ibbitson at Oak - Elizabeth Edwards at McAuliffe -

16 Teacher Support Services  District GATE Plan  Sandra Kaplan’s Model of Differentiation  Bob Grubb’s District-Wide Depth & Complexity Training  Attend GATE conferences and workshops  Ongoing training in quality instruction

17 GATE Websites    -Click on “Services” -Click on “GATE Program”

18 CAG Conferences 51 st Annual Conference Anaheim, CA February 15-17, 2013 You may register at

19 Upcoming District Meetings GATE PAC Meetings  February 27 th & May 29 th  8:30 AM – 10:30 AM at the District Office “Transitioning to High School and Beyond” with Dr. Gregg Stone  February 5, 2013  6:30pm at LAHS PAC

20 Closing the achievement gap by pushing down the top is like fostering fitness by outlawing hydration. Helen Schinske

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