Presentation on theme: "Moving up to 7th Grade Course Selection"— Presentation transcript:
1 Moving up to 7th Grade 2015-2016 Course Selection McMeans Junior HighBobcats
2 Welcome Looking forward to a new year New challenges New opportunities New responsibilitiesOne year closer to high school!
3 New Course Description Guide Course catalog can be found on the Katy ISD webpage under Students and then Graduation Requirements.7-12 Planning GuideGeneral InformationCourse DescriptionsPlacement CriteriaAthletic InformationBasic Calendar
4 Factors in the Scheduling Process StaffingClass sizeAvailability of courseCore course selectionNumber of electives offered
5 Required Classes for 7th Grade Year EnglishReadingMathSocial StudiesSciencePE or AthleticsElective
6 Academic Placement Pre-AP English Reading Social Studies Science Math *1 year commitmentRigorous CurriculumMore challengingExpect more homeworkOutside projects and extra readingStrong work ethic, motivatedWill prepare you for AP classes in high school
7 Enrichment Classes: Math Block and Reading Elective All students STAAR scores will be reviewedStudents needing assistance will be placed in mandatory enrichment classPrevious years will be examined as well.Do your best on STAAR!
8 Electives (Pick 1) Career Portals/ FCS (Family Consumer Science) Theater ArtsArtPublications IBandOrchestraGirl’s ChoirBoy’s ChoirSpanish 1A* Athletics (approval in spring 2015)
14 Publications Requirements: Application from Mr.Gibson. Approval from your Language Arts teacher.
15 Art I or Art II ?? Art I Art II Did not take Art in 6th grade but would like to take JH Art in 7th grade.Art IIHave taken and passed Art I in 6th grade.
16 Spanish 7th Grade students can take Spanish 1A Students can take Spanish 1B in 8th grade to receive 1 credit of Spanish 1Students can wait and take Accelerated Spanish 1 8th grade year for 1 credit of Spanish 1To take Spanish 1A you must get your English teacher’s recommendation and must have an average of 85 or higher.
17 Important DatesCourse selections sheets are due to your Social Studies teacher on February 3, 2015.Make sure your parent signs the sheet!Counselors will come to your Social Studies room on a selected date to meet with you one on one and help you input courses.You must have your course selection sheet with you!!You will receive a verification sheet later in April.