Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the 2015-2016 Charles Patterson Middle School Pre-Registration."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the 2015-2016 Charles Patterson Middle School Pre-Registration
Today at the end of this presentation you will receive a Pre-Registration envelope with A Parent Information Packet and A Pre-Registration Packet
The Parent Information Packet has all the information to guide you and your parents through the process of the pre- registration. The packet also includes elective course descriptions.
The Pre-Registration packet contains all the forms that need to be filled out completely and returned to your teacher for you to be pre-registered for the 2016 school year. Your teacher will turn them in to your counselor for processing.
Elective classes are classes that you choose to take depending on your future plans and interests. Grade point average in elective classes is important – choose wisely. 6 th grade – 1 elective required 7 th grade – 2 electives required 8 th grade – 2 electives required
Some classes that you register for may not be available; alternate classes are classes you take in their place. Alternate courses must be different than the electives you have already selected.
Why do I have to register for Alternate Courses?
Some classes that you wish to take may be full or the class might not fit into your schedule or you might not be approved for the class due for example missing prerequisites. Therefore, you must select alternate courses to take their place. Be sure to choose three alternate courses.
Pre-AP courses are advanced courses and it is recommended that you pass your previous class with an 80%. A Pre-AP class requires a willingness to work with sophisticated concepts (concepts that require higher level thinking skills). A willingness to work in a rigorous environment. A willingness to learn and develop successful habits and behavior.
What is academic rigor? Critical thinking and reasoning skills Problem solving skills Expecting students to analyze, evaluate, critique, synthesize, communicate, and create new knowledge Expecting students to manage and direct their own learning www.collegeboard.com
TAG students If you are a TAG student, your TAG classes will be automatically scheduled.
Athletics Physical for Athletics ( 7 th and 8 th )grade only will have to be turned in one week before the start of school. 8 th graders: If you turned in a physical dated June 1, 2014 or later for 7 th grade, you do not have to turn in another physical.
Athletics 7 th and 8 th grade Boys Will have to play Football If you do not want to play football, please do not sign up for Athletics. Athletics is a full year course.
AVID AVID requires an application and The application includes an essay Avid requires that you take at least one Pre-AP class, the program prefers that you take two (2) Pre-AP classes.