Presentation on theme: "Class of 2016 Eighth Grade Parent and Student Orientation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Class of 2016 Eighth Grade Parent and Student Orientation August 23—25, 2011Miller Middle SchoolMs. Lakeshia Williams, Counselor
2 Guide to a Successful 8th Grade Year Transition to High School AGENDAWelcomeInspirationGuide to a Successful 8th Grade YearTransition to High School8th Grade Educational and Cultural ActivitiesQuestion/Answer SessionWelcome parentsState purpose as to discuss the 8th graders’ transition to high school and the processes that will be forthcoming in the SpringOur agenda is as follows for this evening… (review agenda)
4 AttendanceGeorgia Law requires all students attend school from their sixth birthday to their 16th birthday.Student attendance has a profound impact on your child’s academic and scholastic achievement.Each student is expected to be in school everyday except when illness, injury, or some situation beyond their control prevents their attendance.
5 Student absences are categorized as excused or unexcused. When a student reaches 7 unexcused absences, a report will be made to the Office of School Social Services.Students in grades K-8 who exceed 10 or more unexcused absences in a school year will not be promoted to the next grade level.There are also court related penalties for continued unexcused absences.
6 Hospital HomeboundIf a student will miss ten days of school for a medical or health related illness or condition, a student may qualify for hospital homebound services.Medical documentation must be provided.Students will be considered as present when they complete 3 hours of instruction per week with a certified hospital homebound instructor.
7 Dress Code Dress Code Highlights Shoes: Only black or white tennis shoes with plain white socks can be worn, white or black soft soled shoes, plain white socks.Jewelry: Gold or silver, pendants and earrings no larger than a quarter.Belts: Only black or brown belts
8 Academics Language Arts Science Social Studies Math All academic course are based on the Georgia Performance Standards.
10 Student Achievement Response to Intervention (RTI): Tier One: Standards Based ClassroomAll students participate in general education learning activities that include:Universal ScreeningsImplementation of GPS through class structureDifferentiated InstructionProgress monitoring through multiple formative assessments
11 Student Achievement Response to Intervention (RTI): Tier Two: Needs Based LearningTargeted students participate in learning that if different by including:Standard intervention protocol process for identifying and providing research based interventions based on needProgress monitoring
12 Student Achievement Response to Intervention (RTI): Tier Three: SST-Driven LearningTargeted students participate in learning that if different by including:Intensive formalized problem solving to identify individual student needsTargeted research based interventions tailored to individual needs.Frequent progress monitoring and analysis of student response to interventions.
13 Student Achievement Response to Intervention (RTI): Tier Four: Specially Designed LearningIn addition to Tiers 1-3, targeted students participate in:Specialized programs, methodologies, or instructional deliveries.Greater frequency of progress monitoring of student response to interventions.IEP: (Individual Education Program)
14 Students with Disabilities A 504 Plan will provide legal modifications for disabled students who do not fit the criteria for Special Education Services.A student who may need services under a 504 Plan is a student who:Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, but not limited to: reading, thinking, concentrating, and communicating.Has a record of such impairment; orIs regarded as having such impairment.
15 Example of Accommodations Classroom: Preferential SeatingAssignments: Reduction in assignmentsHomework: Modify assignmentsTesting: Extended timeBehavioral: Monitor self management planNon-Academic Activities: Modify requirements for class field trips.
16 Individualized Education Program (IEP) Each child who receives special education services must have an IEP whichIs individualizedcreates an opportunity for everyone to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities.is the cornerstone of a quality education for each child with a disability.
17 8th Grade Promotion Requirements In order to be promoted to 9th grade, a student mustPass Language and MathNot fail two classesScore 800 or higher on the Reading/Language Arts and Math CRCT.The Year of ExcellenceOur expectation is that our students exceed and make an 850 or higher.
18 This standard is found in ALL subject areas. 25 Book RequirementReading Across the CurriculumThe student reads a minimum of 25 grade level appropriate books or the minimum of 1,000,000 words per year from a variety of subject disciplines.These books are to include:Informational and fictional textsVarious Genres and Modes of DiscourseTechnical WritingThis standard is found in ALL subject areas.
20 Proctors are Needed for the CRCT If you are interested in proctoring for the CRCT, please let us know.
21 After School ProgramMiller Middle School has its very own after school program.Hours: 3:00—6:00Instructors: Certified TeachersEnrichment Activities and Hands on LearningRegistration Fee: $25Weekly Tuition: $45For more information please contact:Mrs. Olena Stadnick-Floore (478)
23 B.R.I.D.G.E Bill/ HB 400Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia’s EconomyPurpose : Increase the graduation rate and increase post—secondary enrollment rate.Graduation Rate: 78.9% (2009)The Bridge Act will:Help students and parents work together to enhance their child’s education to reach their goals and dream career.Will provide GA with a qualified pool of workers to attract stable companies and industries.
24 B.R.I.D.G.E Bill/ HB 400Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia’s EconomyStudents in grades 6—8 shall be provided counseling, advisement, career awareness, career interest inventories, and information to assist them in evaluating their academic skills and career interests.Advisement for students in grades 6-12.GA College 411
25 Bridge and Your 8th Grader Before the end of 2nd Semester, you and your 8th grade student along with the counselor will complete an Individual Graduation Plan that includes:Rigorous academic core subjects focused in:Mathematics or scienceHumanities or Fine ArtsSequenced Career Pathway CourseworkThis plan will focus on the completion of a specific career goal.The plan will be informed by the student, the student’s interest inventory results, the student’s career aspirations and post high school options, aptitude, and future job market analysis.
26 Career PathwayA career pathway is established to help students align their academic and career studies to better prepare them for graduation, post-secondary education, and career opportunities.Examples of career pathways include performing arts, visual arts, journalism, computing, therapeutic services--nursing, law and justice, construction, marketing and management, flight operations, small business development
27 Magnet School Application Process Typically takes place late in the second semester. Students must apply to attend a magnet high school.Central High School: Fine Arts/ IBNortheast High School: Health SciencesSouthwest High School: Law AcademyWestside High School: Engineering and MathematicsHutchings Career Center: Mechanics, Culinary Arts, Flight AviationAttend the January th Grade Parent Meeting for More Information on the Magnet Schools
28 High School Registration Process All current 8th Graders will:Participate in the Georgia College 411 survey of career interestsTour the high school and learn about available programsReceive important information about high schoolMeet with counselors and parents to finalize Individual Graduation PlanBibb County Schools: School Year
29 Bibb County Schools: 2009-2010 School Year New Graduation RuleRule /Students entering 9th grade on or after July 1, 2011, no longer must take the GHSGT to receive a high school diploma.The EOCT will account for 20% of a students final grade.Students must pass all required courses including those with EOCT.Bibb County Schools: School Year
30 EOCT Mathematics Social Studies Science: English/ Language Arts Mathematics I: Algebra/ Geometry/ StatisticsMathematics II: Geometry/ Algebra II/ StatisticsSocial StudiesUnited States HistoryEconomics/ Business/ Free EnterpriseScience:BiologyPhysical ScienceEnglish/ Language ArtsNinth Grade Literature and CompositionAmerican Literature and Composition
31 Dual Education Programs Programs where high school students can earn college level credit.Advanced Placement (AP): Successful completion will earn college level credit at University System of Georgia institutions.International Baccalaureate (IB):Offers a challenging two year curriculum that can earn a student college credit.
32 Dual Academic CreditDual Academic Credit (Accel): Non need based program offered to high school students who wish to take college level (academic-only, degree only) coursework for credit toward both high school and college graduation requirements.
33 Advanced Academy of Georgia A residential, early entrance to college program located at the University of West Georgia. Students live in campus housing.For high ability high school aged students who are interested in accelerating their academic careers.Students have the opportunity to earn concurrent high school and college credit in a residential setting.Many students go one to pursue advanced degrees in medicine, law, engineering, and liberal arts.
34 Advanced Academy of Georgia Admissions1150 Composite minimum on SAT25 Composite minimum on ACT3.5 GPAInterview ProcessThis program specifically is designed for GIFTED, TALENTED, and MOTIVATED students.ACCEL program will pay for a portion of tuition, books, and fees. (Remaining balance after ACCEL payment: $3, 984) Merit based scholarships are available.
35 The Georgia Academy of Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Early college entrance program created in 1997 and located at Middle Georgia College in Cochran.Admissions Requirements:SAT: 1100, GPA: 3.5, ACT:24, Good disciplinary historyInterviews, Maturity, and ReferencesStudents experience a college level program and live on campus and are given similar status as traditional students.At the completion of the program, students earn an Associates Degree and High School Diploma.
36 Move on When ReadyMove on When Ready (MOWR): Students can begin their college career early and earn both a high school diploma and college credit.For public high school students only.MOWR students cannot take classes at the high school.Tuition (for 12 hours per semester), mandatory fees, and materials are paid. Books also if funds are available.Last year, 500 Georgia students participated in MOWR.
37 College Credit NowFor questions about the dual enrollement programs, please contact:Gary MealerJackie Melendez
38 New Bibb County Graduation Requirements English4 UnitsMathScienceSocial StudiesHealth/Physical Education1 UnitComputer ApplicationsComputer Tech, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language3 Units minimumElectives7 UnitsTOTAL28 UnitsBibb County Schools: School Year
40 8th Grade Activities College Exploration Year Book Signing Party Official 8th Grade Field Trip: May 2, 2012Awards Night for 8th Grade: May 21, 20128th Grade Picnic: May 23, 20128th Grade Formal Dance: TBA
41 8th Grade Activity Fee The 8th Grade Activity Fee includes: Official Class of 2016 T-Shirt8th Grade Formal Dance8th Grade Educational Field Trip to Savannah8th Grade Picnic8th Grade College Exploration2011—2012 Official Miller Mustang Yearbook8th Grade Pictures
42 Activity Fee $130 includes all 8th grade activities… Installment Plan: October 3: $30November 1: $25January 9: $25February 1: $25March 1: $25Parents may decide at their discretion whether or not their child will participate in these activities.
43 Bibb County Schools: 2009-2010 School Year Questions and AnswersCapture all parent questions in the space above. Use additional slides of needed.Bibb County Schools: School Year