2 LCPS Middle School Program of Studies Both the Middle and High School Program of Studies are Located on the Main Page of the LCPS Website.The program of studies link is at the bottom of the page under permanent links.
3 Block Scheduling Language Arts Every Day Four Classes Per Day Classes Approximately 90 Minutes EachSemester ClassesMusic/Resource – Each 45 Minutes
4 6th Grade Required Courses Language Arts 6US History 6Science 6MathHealth & PEResource / Fine Arts ElectiveKeyboarding / Art – Semester Classes
5 6th Grade Electives Pick 1 Fine Arts Elective Beginning Strings Chorus Beginning BandBeginning StringsChorusMusic LabInstrument nights were held the last week in January and a make up night was held on February 4, 2015.
7 Typical Middle School Math Progression Math 6 -> Math 7 -> Math 8orMath 6 -> Math 7 -> Algebra 1Accel Math 6/7-> Math 8 ->Algebra 1Accel Math 6/7 -> Algebra 1 -> Geometry
8 Math PlacementThe county will not being using the IAAT as a math placement tool for the upcoming school year.The LCPS mathematics office has developed an assessment aligned to the 5th grade content standards and process goals, to replace the IAAT assessment.This data from the new assessment serves as one of several criteria teachers and parents should consider in making recommendations for middle school mathematics course placement.Math ProgressionExtra Support in Reading and Math for Identified Students
9 Math Placement Cont.The new assessment will be offered through Interactive Achievement (IA).The timeline and procedures for administering this test is being vetted.Other data points for math recommendations will be SOL scores, benchmarks, student study skills and independence, homework completion, and overall classroom performance.Double Block Math
10 What happens next?Course request forms will be coming home during the week of February 16, 2015.You will need to make your selections for your child and return top copy to your elementary school. The bottom copy is for your records.The top copy is due back to you elementary school no later than Friday, March 6, 2015.You can make changes up until the last day of school, June 16, You will just need to notify either Mrs. Mostero or Mr. Tafaro via .
11 Transitioning to Middle School What we have done so far:We have met with the elementary counselors.We have held our instrument nights.We have sent the course requests to all of our feeder elementary schools.Mr. Tafaro has/will visited/visit the elementary schools to discuss middle school scheduling with our rising 6th graders
12 What does 6th grade look like for next year? Next year we have students coming from:HillsideMill RunMoorefield StationCreighton’s Corner (approximately 40)Singletons from about 8 other elementary
13 ERMS to Visit Elementary School The Counselor and Principal will visit in the spring.April 9 – Mill 9:00 pmApril 9 – Moorefield 1:00 amApril 10 – Creighton’s 9:00 amApril 10 – 1:00 pm
14 Elementary Visits to ERMS June 1 – 9:00 amJune 2 – Mill 9:00 amJune 4 – Moorefield Station & Creighton’s 9:00 am
15 Summer Transition Program Bridge to the RidgeSummer Transition ProgramRegistration information will be coming home in the late spring from your elementary school.The program addresses four components: social/emotion, time management, organization & study skills.Students are encouraged to sign up for one three day session.
16 Bridge to the Ridge Dates 4 Sessions Available 9:00-11:30 June 22-241:00-3:300 June 22-249:00-11:30 August 12-141:00-3:30 August 12-14
17 Starting the 2015-2016 School Year 6th Grade Orientation August 25, 2015Students will have an orientationReceive their schedulesAttend all their classesOrganize their lockers1st Week of schoolAll hands on deck to help 6th graders transition to middle school