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Katy Junior High Course Selection for 7 th Grade
Course Selection Process 1.Course selection presentation in Social Studies classes 2.Take course request sheet home to share with parents-Parents must sign the form! 3.Have teachers initial any choices indicated with an *. 4. Return the Signed/initialed course selection sheet to Social Studies teacher by Friday, Feb. 6.
Choosing classes Choose for 7 periods. Choose English, Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science, P.E. Pick one elective and two alternate electives CHOOSE CAREFULLY!
PREAP CLASSES In order to be in a preap class you must meet the following criteria: 1. Have an “A” in the academic class or have a “B” in the preap class 2. Have parent approval 3. These classes must be Preap together: English and Reading, Social Studies is recommended with the English and Reading
PreAp Program Information PreAP courses are designed to challenge motivated students and prepare them for success in advanced coursework. These courses: 1.typically move at a faster pace 2.are more academically challenging 3.require more independent learning 4.have more homework than academic courses
PREAP Exit Guidelines May choose to exit during 1 st 6 weeks or at the end of the 1 st semester. Must have teacher and parent approval. If the 6 weeks average falls below 70, then it is recommended to exit the class at the end of the grading period.
GT Students If you are a GT student for English and Reading, you will sign up for the combined GT English/Reading class G710. This will allow you to sign up for an extra elective.
Electives for 7 th Grade Band-Beginning or 2 nd Year Choir- Boys or Girls Orchestra-Beginning or 2 nd Year Publications-Yearbook (application required) Theater Arts (J746)- Art (J750) Career Portals/Family Consumer Science (J700) Teen Leadership (J999) Spanish 1A- 2 year commitment (J740)
Athletics You may not sign yourself up for athletics. See your coach if you are interested in playing a sport next year. All students will be placed in pe. The Coaches will give the counselors a list of students to put into the athletic period later in the semester.
Reading Elective and Math LAB If you do not pass the Reading section of STAAR, then you will be placed in the Reading elective. If you do not pass the Math section of STAAR, then you will be placed in Math LAB. If you do not pass either section, then the counselor will decide which class is most appropriate.
Signed Course Selection Sheets Due Friday, Feb. 6 th to your Social Studies teacher Questions