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1 Getting to the Point Prairie Point 9th Grade Academy Class of 2015

2 Welcome Purpose of tonight’s meeting Familiarize you with Prairie Point 9th Grade Academy Prepare you to make the transition to 9th grade and high school Explain the course offerings and graduation expectations Answer questions about programs for next year

3 Prairie Point Academy: A blended step between middle school and the high school An opportunity for our 9th grade students to grow emotionally and academically more mature A smaller learning community intent on helping 9th graders successfully achieve as well as earn credits toward graduation from Prairie HS

4 Rigorous, Relevant, and Accessible Curriculum taught by 9th grade staff Required Courses Accessible Electives Year long Math, Science, English (same teacher) Year long PE/Health class (same teacher) Semester required Social Studies

5 Personalized Learning Community Team of teachers dedicated to teaching 9th grade students Smaller class sizes in many classes Continuity of teachers in year long courses Advisory (Homeroom) Each student will have a designated adult advocate

6 Graduation Requirements for 2015 Minimum credits: 24 Courses Credits English 4 Math 3 Science 3 Social Studies 3 Physical Education 2 Vocational.5 Electives 8.5 Portfolio / Senior Presentation Basic Academic Skills Certificate

7 Basic Academic Skills Certificate (MAP) Successful Completion Scores Math: 241 Reading:230 Language Arts230 College Ready Scores: Reading/LA 235 Math 250

8 Required Courses English 9 Physical Science Math (Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Pre-calculus) Topics in Global Social Issues (Semester) Health and Fitness Reading 9 (selected students)

9 Elective Courses Art BIMM (Business/Information/Management/Marketing English FACS (Family and Consumer Science) Industrial Technology Music Social Studies World Language

10 Electives into Career Pathways Arts and Communications Band and or Choir (year long) German 1 (year long) Spanish 1 (year long) Introduction to Digital Arts Introduction to Drawing Introduction to Painting Introduction to Ceramics and Sculpture Literature through Drama

11 Engineering/Industrial Tech Introduction to Engineering Design -- Project Lead the Way (year long) Introduction to Industrial Tech

12 Family and Human Services Exploring Life and Careers Explore the FACS (Family and Consumer Science) Street Law

13 Business Information Management and Marketing Introduction to Business Information Technology Essentials

14 Possible Course Schedules Period World Language / Band / Choir World Language / One Music World Language / No Music 1 English 9 2 Math 3 Physical Science 4 Global Social Issues / Elective or SH 5 Health & Fitness 6 ChoirBand or ChoirWorld Language 7 BandWorld LanguageElectives 8 World LanguageElective or SHElectives or SH Advisory

15 Possible Course Schedules Period No World Language / Band / Choir No World Language / One Music No World Language / No Music 1 English 9 2 Math 3 Physical Science 4 Global Social Issues / Elective or SH 5 Health & Fitness 6 ChoirBand or ChoirElectives 7 BandElectives 8 Elective or SH Electives or SH Advisory

16 Supports toward Success Learning Resource Center (LRC) Academic support Credit Recovery Outreach

17 Activities Iowa High School Athletic Association Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union *No PASS No Play NCAA Clearinghouse Information and requirements

18 Athletics Football, Volleyball, and Boys & Girls Basketball will have separate 9th grade teams that will practice and compete at Prairie Point. Golf, Cross Country, Wrestling, Tennis, Track & Field, Soccer, Bowling, Softball, and Baseball will continue to practice and compete at/with the high school.

19 Activities Student Council, 9 th Memory Book, FCCLA, Spanish Club, Math Counts, STEM, Art Club, Lego League, Competitive Speech, Writing Club, Book Club Cheerleading Jazz Band, Cantabile (select Women’s Choir), A Few Good Men (select Men’s Choir), Fall Play, Spring Musical, Large Group/Individual Speech Musical Theater

20 Planning for the Future Four Year Plan – I Have A Plan Iowa (on-line through select Point)www.PrairiePride.org Subject Area 9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade Math PE / Health Science S.S. Eng./LA Career and Tech. Courses Other Elective

21 Planning for the Future Four Year Plan with required courses Math Sequence: Algebra, Geometry, Adv. Algebra, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus Subject Area 9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade MathMath (1 yr) PE / HealthHealth & Fitness (1 yr) PE Elective (1 semester) PE Elective (1 semester) PE Elective (1 semester) SciencePhysical ScienceBiologyScience Elective S.S.Topics in Global Social Issues (1 Semester) (Honors) World History (1 yr) (AP) U.S. History (1 yr) Economics or AP Macroeconomics or Government or AP Am. Government (1 Semester) Eng./LAEnglish 9 (1 yr)English 10 (1 yr)Speech (1 sem.) English 11 (1 sem.) English - Required Course (1 yr) Career and Tech. Courses Vocational Elective (grade 9-12) (1 semester)

22 Planning for the Future Four Year Plan with most rigorous program Typical Math Sequence: Algebra, Geometry, Adv. Algebra, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus Subject Area 9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade MathMath (1 yr) PE / HealthHealth & Fitness (1 yr)PE Elective (1sem) SciencePhysical ScienceBiologyChemistry or Physics (1 yr each) Chemistry, Physics, or AP Biology (1 yr) S.S.Topics in Global Social Issues (1 Semester) Honors World History (1 yr) AP U.S. History (1 yr) AP Macroeconomics and AP Am. Government (1 Semester) Eng./LAEnglish 9 (1 yr)English 10 (1 yr)Speech (1 sem.) English 11 (1 sem.) AP English Lit. & Composition (1 yr) Career and Tech. Courses Vocational Elective (grade 9-12) (1 sem) World Language 2 yrs Minimum4-5 yrs Recommended

23 Planning for the Future PREPARING FOR LIFE: Admission Requirements to the Regent Schools (University of Iowa; Iowa State University; University of Northern Iowa) Regent Admission Index (RAI) Students from Iowa high schools planning to begin their studies in Fall, 2009 or later must have a Regent Admission Index score of at least 245 and take the minimum number of required high school courses to qualify for automatic admission to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa. Students who achieve a score of less than 245 will be considered for admission on an individual basis. The index combines four factors that strongly predict success at regent universities: ACT or SAT test score, high school rank, high school cumulative grade-point average, and the number of completed high school core courses. Regent Admission Index Formula (2 x ACT composite score) + (1 x high school rank) + (20 x high school grade-point average) + (5 x number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas) = Score Website:

24 Maximize your Strengths  Being competitive in the global economy  What does this mean for our youth and their futures?  Take the most challenging courses to better prepare for post secondary choices

25 IMPORTANT DATES Wednesday, Feb. 16: Registration sheets returned to A/A March 1-11: Student Led Conferences. Finalize registration and Four Year Plan (sign)

26 Questions??? Thank you for coming tonight. Please let us know if you need any additional information. Guidance Office


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