Alvin Jr. High Lip dub 2013 It's Always a Good Time
Transportation Contact Cynthia Lozano If you currently receive transportation it should roll over for next school year. A bus driver will call before school begins to give you bus information If you believe you will need transportation for next year- two weeks before school starts- contact our front office
Required Sixth Grade Classes Language Arts 6 Math 6 Science 6 Social Studies 6 P. E. Wellness 6 Kick start is available at HJH/RPJH
Pre-Advanced Placement Classes Pre-AP classes prepare students for high school Advanced Placement Classes and Dual Language Classes They are taught at a higher level and faster pace They require more individual study time. This includes more reading and preparation at home They accept few late homework/daily assignments in the first nine weeks and NO late major work or projects Require a signed Pre-AP contract in August of 2015 (page 21 of course guide)
Pre-Advanced Placement Classes Students should choose to take Pre-AP classes in their strongest subjects Eligible students need to carefully consider the time that is needed for activities after school and for their other courses. Students are able to choose Pre-AP in: Language Arts Math Science Social Studies
6 Th Grade Elective Choice Advisory Art/Theater Arts 6 AVID 6 Band Choir
Kickstart (Harby Jr. High and Rodeo Palms Jr. High) Complete application when school starts $25.00 equipment fee (scholarships available) Takes the place of PE Includes physical and mental conditioning
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Those students who do NOT pass the STAAR Math, Reading, or Writing tests may be placed into a district intervention class that is designed to fill in the gaps that they may have developed. The intervention class will take the place of an elective
Course Selection Card Fill in the information at the top of the card Choose regular or Pre-Ap classes by making an X or a Check Mark on the left hand side All Pre-Ap classes require a teacher to initial them Number the electives from 1-3 at the bottom of the page Student Signature Parent Signature
But, what if I change my mind about my classes? Give serious consideration to what classes you want to take Do NOT take a class because your friend tells you too Schedules will be changed to Correct scheduling errors or Equalize class sizes Student’s requests for preferred lunch, teacher, or class period will not be honored.
Course Selection Card Each elementary school will give students a deadline It is usually about 1-2 weeks after the presentations Feb. 5 th Walt Disney Feb. 11 th and 12 th Alvin Elementary Students who do NOT return their card by their campus’s deadline will have their classes chosen for them. There will be limited options to change them when school starts
Sample Schedule Student information is located at the top of the schedule Student’s lunch pin is printed on the schedule There are two semesters of classes In 6 th grade the only semester classes are Art/Theater Art 6 Each class is approximately 52 minutes except 4 th period 4 th period has lunch (30 min) and a school wide advisory (20 min) during which announcements are made
Sample Schedule The doors unlock at 8:00 am Students have the option to eat breakfast or wait in the gym The gym is divided into 3 sections- 6 th, 7 th, 8 th Students are dismissed from the gym at 8:37 am and have until 8:44 am to get to their first class There are 4 minutes between each class period: get drinks, use the restroom, talk to friends Music plays for 3 minutes and then shuts off for the last minute Students are counted tardy if they arrive after the bell rings
Events MUSTANG DAYS Date has not yet been determined Look for a flyer that will be mailed home in August Scavenger Hunt Meet other 6 th Graders Meet teachers SCHEDULE PICK- UP Date has not yet been determined It is usually 3-5 days before school begins Pick Up your schedule Walk through your schedule Meet your teacher
Alvin Jr. High School MARIA BRISEÑO Alpha Group A-K SHANNON DEITCH Alpha Group L-Z
Mr. Erwin Dress Code Student Code of Conduct BYOD
MAGNET ACADEMIC PROGRAM LOCATED AT HJH, NRJH
Magnet Academic Program (MAP) A ccelerated curriculum Program courses are for mat h/ science and humanities (language arts/social studies). MAP is housed at Harby Junior High and Nolan Ryan Junior High. RegularPre-APMAP 6th grade material at a 6th grader pace 6th grade material at a faster pace 6th, 7th, and 8th grade material at a faster pace
MAP Math & Science Qualifications
MAP Math Math 6 MAP Students cover 6 th, 7 th, & 8 th grade TEKS. Students take the 8 th grade STAAR math test. Algebra 1 Pre-AP Students receive high school credit and GPA points for this class. Students take the Algebra EOC (End of Course) exam. Geometry Pre-AP Students receive high school credit and GPA points for this class.
MAP Science Science 6 MAP Students cover combination of 6 th grade and 8 th grade TEKS. Science 7 MAP Students cover combination of 7 th grade and 8 th grade TEKS. Science MAP 8 Students focus on chemistry and physics in order to build a better foundation for advanced classes at the high school. Students take the 8 th grade STAAR science test.
MAP Humanities Qualification
MAP Humanities MAP Humanities is an interdisciplinary program designed to integrate the curriculum of sixth-grade language arts and sixth-grade social studies. This course will require students to: Analyze Synthesize Evaluate Students will be required to use the higher level thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation to demonstrate understanding of content. MAP Humanities 6 is designed to prepare self- motivated students for Advanced Placement courses in high school.
Transfers & Transportation S tudents zoned for a non-MAP junior high who qualify and accept program will be a “transfer” student to their MAP junior hig h. Transportation is provided for MAP transfer students.