Presentation on theme: "Los Alamitos Unified School District Middle School HONORS Program JANUARY 8, 2013 Mark Johnson, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services."— Presentation transcript:
Los Alamitos Unified School District Middle School HONORS Program JANUARY 8, 2013 Mark Johnson, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services email@example.com Amber Lee-Ruiz Director of Educational Services firstname.lastname@example.org
Assessment Data 2011-2012 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)
Honors Program Two-Period Reading & Language Arts (Honors) Gr. 6-8 Social Science (Honors) Gr. 7-8 Accelerated Mathematics Gr. 6-8 8 th grade Physical Science (Honors) Strong Elective Program Accelerated World Language All students are expected to master and move beyond grade level state standards.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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- email@example.com@losal.org Karen Ibbitson at Oak - firstname.lastname@example.org@losal.org Elizabeth Edwards at McAuliffe - email@example.com@losal.org
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
GATE Websites www.nagc.org www.nagc.org www.cagifted.org www.cagifted.org www.losal.org -Click on “Services” -Click on “GATE Program”
CAG Conferences 51 st Annual Conference Anaheim, CA February 15-17, 2013 You may register at www.cagifted.org
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
Closing the achievement gap by pushing down the top is like fostering fitness by outlawing hydration. Helen Schinske
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