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7 th Grade Expectations Students will have additional homework each night. Students are expected to be more independent with their learning. Students need to begin self advocating.
ACADEMICS 7 th grade Core Classes Math, Advanced Math, or Accelerated Math Science or *Advanced Science Language Arts or *Advanced Language Arts Social Studies or *Advanced Social Studies Enrichment or Math Literacy 7 th Grade Connections Classes PE or Strength and Conditioning Health Band Chorus Art Computers Engineering Technology Newspaper * Denotes Horizons Courses
Math On-level Homework: every weeknight – approximately 20-30 minutes Frequent in class formative assessments Frequent online assessments are expected to be completed at home Open Response summative tests every 2 to 3 weeks study guides will be given and must be completed prior to test Multiple Choice summative exams at the conclusion of each unit Advanced In addition to on- level requirements: Faster pace (must cover all 7 th grade standards as well as advanced topics) More in-depth questions on summative assessments Accelerated In addition to the on- level & advanced requirements: Extremely fast pace: will cover all 7 th and 8 th grade on level and advanced CCGPS for Math. Expect homework EVERY night – including over the weekend. Frequent formative and summative assessments as well as tasks
Math Pathways Through High School 7 th Grade: Advanced 7 th Grade Math 8 th Grade: Advanced 8 th Grade Math 9 th Grade: Accelerated Math 10 th Grade: Accelerated Math 11 th Grade: Accelerated Math 12 th Grade: AP Statistics or AP Calculus 7 th Grade: Accelerated 7 th and 8 th Grade Math 8 th Grade: Accelerated Math I 9 th Grade: Accelerated Math II 10 th Grade: Accelerated Math III 11 th Grade: AP Statistics or AP Calculus 12 th Grade: Possibilities include AP Statistics, AP Calculus, Post-Secondary
Science On-level Homework: every night review concepts approximately 10- 15 minutes: Add 5-10 minutes if there is written assignment Frequent in class formative assessments Frequent hands-on class activities Summative exams at the conclusion of each unit Completion of various types of written projects Advanced Faster pace (must cover all 7 th grade standards as well as advanced topics) More in-depth questions on summative assessments Homework: every weeknight – approximately 20-30 minutes Frequent in class formative assessments Homework may be given on the weekends Frequent formative and summative assessments as well as tasks Completion various types of written projects
Language Arts On-level Common Core Standards 4 novel studies with Grammar & Vocabulary integrated 2 novel related projects Variety of short texts Homework 2-3 nights each week ACE Writing SCOPE Magazine Advanced Common Core Standards 4-5 novel studies with Grammar & Vocabulary integrated 3-4 novel related projects Variety of short texts Homework 3-4 nights each week ACE Writing SCOPE Magazine Academic Contest Requirement
Social Studies On-level Projects (3-4 throughout the year) are summative assessments Multiple Choice summative exams at the conclusion of each unit, which may also include short answer questions. Homework (1-2 nights) – concepts should be reviewed nightly. Frequent in class formative assessments Online assessments Novel studies Advanced Accelerated pace (must cover all 7 th grade standards as well as advanced topics) Projects (up to 5 throughout the year) are summative assessments Multiple choice summative exams at the conclusion of each unit with more-in depth questions & essays. Homework (3-4 nights, sometimes on weekends) - concepts should be reviewed nightly. Online Assessments Frequent in class formative assessments Novel Studies
Enrichment Course Description: Students will be actively engaged in research based reading and writing activities connected to the English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies content areas to enhance their learning Homework: Most activities will be completed in class. In the event that a student is unable to complete an activity, it will be the students responsibility to complete it on their own time.
Math Literacy Math Literacy is an extra math class which students take in place of the Enrichment class. A students enrollment in Math Literacy is based on CRCT scores and the teachers recommendation based on class performance. Students do not receive a grade for Math Literacy. The class is designed to reinforce on-level content and review and practice basic math computation skills.
Academic Supports and Interventions Morning Help Sessions Relearn and Recovery Students who score below 79% on a summative assignment are offered 1 opportunity to improve the grade up to 79% by engaging in a teacher assigned learning activity and retaking a second/new summative. The relearn/recovery assignment must be completed within 1 week of the graded summative being returned to the student. Mid-terms, finals, and timed writing assignments are not eligible for R & R.
Waiver Form To change any teacher recommendation, please fill out the waiver form located on the front page of the RMS website.
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