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1 Middle School Scheduling Mapping Out our Students Futures

2 Civics- F. S. 1008.22Civics- F. S. 1008.22 Civics is 7 th grade Social Studies course for 2012-13. All 7 th graders will take the Civics EOC Field Test in 2012-13 In school year 2013-14, the Civics EOC will count as 30% of the final Civics grade. Beginning in 2014-15, students will need to pass the civics EOC to pass Civics AND Civics becomes a middle to high school promotion requirement. Be aware of the ASSESSMENT field on A13. This will be critical when, for example, an ESE student is exempt from an EOC impact.

3 Math EOCsMath EOCs This year (2011-12), all middle school students in Algebra must PASS the Algebra EOC to earn High School credit in Algebra. Students who pass the course but do not pass EOC will still earn a middle school math credit. Students who FAIL the course, but pass the EOC will earn one HS credit in Algebra. School year 2012-13, students in middle school will need to PASS the Geometry EOC to earn HS Geometry credit.

4 Forgiving Math CoursesForgiving Math Courses When a student earns a C or D in 7 th grade Algebra I, the student MAY re-take the course in 8 th grade for GRADE forgiveness. Grade forgiveness does NOT award an additional math credit for promotion to high school. Students who re-take a course for forgiveness must use a recovery model to earn their third middle school math credit.

5 Mid-Year PromotionMid-Year Promotion There is NO provision in SBBC Policy 6000.1 for mid- year promotion other than third to fourth grade. In High School, a students CONTRACT YEAR is the school year that he/she begins 9 th grade. When a student begins 9 th grade mid-year, that student is at a DISADVANTAGE for graduating high school on-time. This puts the student and the high school at risk!

6 Graduation Requirements Contract Year 2013 Each CONTRACT YEAR will have a different set of High School Graduation Requirements. Your current 8 th graders will be high school contract year 2013. They will need to pass: EOC in Algebra, Geometry, Biology Algebra II EOC in US History* An online course *Current legislation has not determined how the US History EOC will affect graduation requirements.

7 Graduation Requirements Contract Year 2014 Your current 7 th graders will belong to Contract Year 2014. Contract Year 2014 increases in rigor and includes Must pass: Chemistry or Physics plus one equally rigorous science EOC in US History* *Current legislation has not determined how the US History EOC will affect graduation requirements.

8 HS GPA for Courses in MSHS GPA for Courses in MS SBBC Policy 6000.1 will go to a final reading for adoption on 2/22/2012. If passed, this adoption stipulates that all High School courses will count toward the Weighted Grade Point Average. This is a substantial change from previous editions of the policy that included high school courses in middle school in all HS GPAs EXCEPT for the Weighted GPA.

9 Online Graduation Requirement Beginning with this years entering 9 th graders (contract year 2012), students must pass an online course in order to fulfill graduation requirements. Online course can be 1 or ½ credit. Students MAY take this course while in middle school. Online course MAY be an elective course. If course is taken in middle school, it should NOT be a core course for ninth grade students.

10 Elementary AccelerationElementary Acceleration New legislation allows Elementary students in grades 4 and 5 who meet certain criteria to take middle school level courses online. Broward County has established additional criteria to ensure that this option is limited to students who have demonstrated the maturity and work ethic required for successful completion of online accelerated coursework. Middle Schools must be prepared for students entering grade 6 who have already taken sixth grade Language Arts, Science, Social Studies or Math Courses. Proper articulation processes with feeder elementary schools will ease surprises!

11 Grade ChangesGrade Changes New TERMS processes have been established for making a grade change. All grade changes must now specify a REASON for the change. This is captured in the RC field on the A13. New to the A13 Detail Screen: You will be able to view the reason for any change, the date the change was made, and the USER ID of the person who made the change.

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