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Maryville Junior High School. Academic Expectations and Data Results –Lisa McGinley General Information –Lisa McGinley Registration Process and Timeline –Kim Taylor Athletics and Eligibility –MJHS/MHS Summer School –Nate Lee Questions –Freshmen Faculty. Tonight’s Agenda.

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Maryville junior high school

Maryville Junior High School

Tonight s agenda

  • Academic Expectations and Data Results –Lisa McGinley

  • General Information –Lisa McGinley

  • Registration Process and Timeline –Kim Taylor

  • Athletics and Eligibility –MJHS/MHS

  • Summer School –Nate Lee

  • Questions –Freshmen Faculty

Tonight’s Agenda

Expectations and data results lisa mcginley principal

Expectations and Data ResultsLisa McGinley, Principal

Academic performance

Academic Performance




Where are they?




How’d they get there?

Maryville junior high school

The academic intensity of the student’s high school curriculum still counts more than anything else in relation to completing a bachelor’s degree.

Clifford Adelman

U.S. Department of Education

Maryville junior high school

What do I want my child to get out of high school?

College and career ready vs college and career eligible

College and Career Readyvs.College and Career Eligible

Mhs class of 2013

MHS Class of 2013

36% graduated with at least 3 hours college credit


16% graduated with 12 or more hours of college credit


77% enrolled in postsecondary institution after graduation

The 8 th grade explore test


Maryville junior high school

THE BIGGER PICTUREThe Explore Test is one part of the Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS) from ACT

  • Explore (8th Grade)

  • Plan (10th Grade)

  • ACT (11th Grade)

Format of epas

Format of EPAS

  • Four Subtests

    • English

    • Mathematics

    • Reading

    • Science Reasoning

  • Common content and skills

  • Scales Relationship

Epas scales relationship
















EPAS Scales Relationship

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Score Report

What do your scores mean

What do Your Scores Mean?

Composite Score15

2013 explore mean scores

2013 Explore – Mean Scores

Your estimated plan composite score range

Your Estimated PLANComposite Score Range

Your plans for high school and beyond

Your Plans for HighSchool and Beyond

2013 14 8 th graders hs plans

2013-14 8th Graders - HS Plans

College (Apprentice, Career Technical, 2-yr and 4-yr Colleges and Graduate School)

Act college readiness benchmarks

The Benchmarks are scores on the ACT subject-area tests that represent the level of achievement required for students to have a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding credit-bearing first-year college courses.

ACT College Readiness Benchmarks

College readiness benchmarks

College Readiness Benchmarks

College Course




English Composition

18 15 13

College Algebra

22 19 17

College Social Sciences

2218 16

College Biology

2320 18

Am i on track to being ready for college courses

Am I “on track” to being ready for college courses?

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MJHS Explore vs National – Percent Meeting College Readiness Standards

Your career possibilities

Your Career Possibilities

High school assessments

High School Assessments

High school assessments1

High School Assessments

  • TCAP End of Course Tests

    • Count as 25% of course grade

    • 9th - English 1, Biology 1, Algebra 1

    • 10th - English 2, Chemistry

    • 11th - English 3, Algebra 2, U.S. History

  • ACT

    • 10th – PLAN

    • 11th – ACT

  • TCAP Writing (11th)

Parcc 2014 15

PARCC (2014-15)

Freshmen specifics

Freshmen Specifics

Lisa McGinley, Principal

Mission statement

“Building a bridge to success for every student through unified efforts”

Mission Statement

We need your help

  • Trust Us

  • Parental Support

  • Number 1 Priority Academic Study

  • Open Communication (Student/Teacher/Parent)

  • Increased Student Ownership of Academic Performance

  • Development of Student Self-Advocacy Skills

We Need Your Help

Maryville junior high school


Elective focus areas

  • Fine Arts

  • Humanities

  • Math and Science

  • Advanced Placement

  • Dual Enrollment

  • Exercise/Safety

  • Engineering

  • Marketing

  • Business Management

  • Architecture Construction

  • Finance

  • Health Science

  • Information Technology

  • Media/Communications

  • Human Services

  • Law Enforcement

Elective Focus Areas

9 th grade credits

  • Opportunity to earn 8 credits

  • Classes worth 1 credit

  • Twenty-eight (28) credits required for graduation

  • Courses failed = no credit, must be retaken if required for graduation

  • Must meet both academic and attendance requirements to earn a course credit

9th Grade Credits

Unit of credit

  • Credit for each course taught at MJHS/MHS is based on the Carnegie Unit.

  • One unit is earned for the successful completion of one term of study in one course.

  • One-half unit is earned for the successful completion of one semester of study in one course.

  • A term at MJHS is one academic year (2 semesters) and is eighteen weeks in length at MHS.

  • A semester at MJHS is eighteen weeks (2 quarters) and a semester is nine weeks in length at MHS.

  • Exceptions include classes on an A/B schedule.



  • MJHS uses letter grades (A, B, C, D, F, P) to report student progress. Plus/minus may be added to the letter grade as an incentive/warning. The plus/minus will appear on the student’s record, but will have no quality point value when computing the GPA.

  • Grades reflect the level of mastery on course specific curriculum standards.

To calculate the Grade Point Average (GPA) add up all of the quality points for the courses taken and divide by the total number of credits that have been earned.

Q1(37.5%) + Q2(37.5) + Sem. Ex (25%) = S1 S1(50%)+S2(50%)=Final Grade

Q3(37.5%) + Q4(37.5%) + TCAP or Course Exam (25%) = S2


Required assessments

  • First (1st) Semester Exams will compose 25% of first semester average

  • As per the State of Tennessee, state issued End-of-Course (EOC) exams will compose 25% of second semester average in the subject areas of English 1, Algebra 1, and Biology.

  • Courses without State Mandated assessments will issue course generated EOC exams that will compose 25% of the second semester average.

  • Course specific benchmark assessments will be given to assess student academic growth over the course of the school year.


School attendance

  • According to School Board Policy –to receive credit for passing any grade or course students must attend 90% of class time

  • Decreased flexibility regarding Prior Approvals

  • MJHS attendance policy requires students with excessive absences to complete time-for-time

School Attendance

Academic study time

  • There is no perfect formula for determining the proper amount of academic study for each student. It is not unreasonable to expect a student to routinely have academic study each night and some weekends.

  • When completing projects, papers, and/or preparing for examinations; the amount of academic study may become significant for brief periods.

  • The time required for completion of academic study will vary with student ability, class schedule, and proper budgeting of time.

  • Students can expect to spend two hours each night of the five (5) day school week and on some weekends completing academic study.

  • Students enrolled in advanced classes may experience an increased academic study workload.

  • Due dates for academic work and deadlines and the issuance of partial credit for late work will be determined by the individual teacher, department, or instructional team

Academic Study Time

Academic success suite

  • 74 –minutes every other day or everyday

  • Required for students performing below grade level in reading and/or math

  • Read Intervention

  • Math Intervention

  • Study/Organization

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Response to Intervention and Standardized Progress Monitoring

  • Replaces 1 or 2 Electives

Academic Success Suite

Special services

  • Comprehensive Development Class (CDC)

  • Organized Behavior Support Class

  • Full Inclusion with Support

  • ESL Courses

  • Bridge Courses

  • Tutoring

  • Organizational Skills Support

  • School Nurse

  • School Counselors

  • Maryville Academy

  • Academic Success Class

Special Services

Registration process and timeline kim taylor school counselor

Registration Process and TimelineKim Taylor, School Counselor

Registration timeline

  • Registration/Placement Information Send Home Feb. 14th

  • Registration/Placement Information Returned Feb. 24th

  • Registration Data Entry Begins March

  • Development of Master Schedule April

  • Schedules Generated and Attempts to Resolve Conflicts May

  • Schedules Mailed Home Prior to 1st Day of School

Registration Timeline

Initial placement criteria

  • 2012 -2013 ACT Projections (State Percentile)

  • EXPLORE (ACT) Assessment

  • Current Academic Performance

  • Teacher Recommendation

  • Change of Placement Request

Initial Placement Criteria

Freshmen course offerings



French 1 & 2

Latin 1 & 2

Spanish 1 & 2

Art 1

Drama 1 & 2

Band, Orchestra, Chorus

Introduction To Engineering Design


Family and Consumer Science

Leadership and Marketing

Construction Core

Physical Education

  • English -91 H, 92 CP, 93 CP, ESL

  • Algebra 1 -92 CP, 93 CP, 1A

  • Geometry -91 H, 92 CP

  • Biology -91 H, 92 CP

  • Environmental Sc. -93 CP

  • World History -91 H, 92 CP, ESL

  • AP Human Geography

  • Computer Apps –embedded

  • Wellness

  • Academic Success

Freshmen Course Offerings

Change of schedule

  • The master schedule is made on the basis of student course requests received during the spring registration.

  • Normally, scheduling all student course requests is possible. Should unavoidable conflicts arise, students will be given an alternative requests.

  • Schedules will be adjusted within the first five (10) days of the fall semester for students who are misplaced in a course. A schedule change request form will be available in the school counseling office.

  • Changes in level can only take place prior to the end of the first quarter (1st 9 weeks) of the term through a collaborative process to include the student, parent and teacher.

  • After that time, level changes will only take place through a collaborative process with administrative approval following a student/parent/teacher/school counselor conference with or without administrative presence at a minimum.

Change of Schedule

Sample freshmen schedule

  • 1st Period (English)

  • 2nd Period (Math)

  • 3rd Period (Wellness//Social Studies)

  • 3rd Period Lunch(30 minutes)

  • 4th Period (Science)

  • 5th Period (Elective/Elective) or (Elective/Academic Success) or (Academic Success/Academic Success)

Sample Freshmen Schedule

Athletics and eligibility

Athletics and Eligibility

Freshmen athletics tssaa

  • Football

  • Basketball

  • Volleyball

  • Track and Field

  • Baseball

  • Softball

  • Soccer

  • Cross-country

  • Swimming

  • Golf

  • Wrestling

  • Tennis

  • Cheerleading

Freshmen Athletics TSSAA

Spring try outs

  • Announced via Daily Announcements

  • Announced in Wellness Classes

  • Announced via Athletic Coaches

  • Announced via MJHS/MHS Websites

Spring Try-Outs

Academic competitions

  • Energy Bowl Teams

  • Math Bowl Teams

  • Science Fair

  • Science Olympiad

  • Geography Bee

  • Patriots Pen Essay Contest

  • Spelling Bee

  • NCTE Writing and Poetry Contests

  • Health and Safety Poster Contests

  • Robotics (STEM) Competitions

Academic Competitions


  • Anime Club

  • Art Club

  • Archery Club

  • Bass Club

  • Climbing Team

  • Equestrian Club

  • Frisbee Club

  • Math Competitions

  • Running Club

  • Science Olympiad/Competitions

  • Student Council

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • Robotics

  • Rowing Team

  • Cornerstone Club


2014 summer school

Wellness (H.S. Credit)

Opens up schedule for more elective opportunities

Promotion/Credit Recovery

Location MJHS Campus

May Registration

2014 Summer School

Parent advisory council beth pankratz

Parent Advisory CouncilBeth Pankratz

Pac mission statement

The purpose of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is to be a support organization to Maryville Junior High School faculty, staff, and families by providing feedback, assistance and opportunities that will contribute to the success of every student

PAC Mission Statement

Pac goals

  • Parent to parent communication and education: bridging the gap between school and families regarding news, updates, and events.

  • To create a consistent protocol for reaching out to new families at MJHS in the form of a Welcome Wagon.

  • Identify community assets and ways to foster a two-way alliance that translates into enrichment and mentoring opportunities inside the classroom.

  • To create and maintain a volunteer resource list.

  • To fund and operate a budget to perpetuate PAC goals and to provide above and beyond experiences for the student body.

PAC Goals

Parent advisory council pac

  • Four Elected 8th Grade Parents

  • Four Elected 9th Grade Parents

  • 2 At-large Members (Flexible)

  • One 8th Grade Teacher

  • Once 9th Grade Teacher

  • Parent Liaison

  • Administrative Team

  • Open Meetings are held monthly at 12:00 (noon)

  • PAC Website

  • Brochure

  • Involvement Opportunities

Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Parent volunteer opportunities

  • Classroom

  • Career Fair

  • Appreciation

  • Library

  • Book Fair

  • Art

  • STEM/Engineering

  • Open House

  • Field Days/Field Trips

  • Science Fair

  • Science Olympiad

  • Fundraising

  • East TN Band Tryouts

  • School Dances

  • Red Ribbon Week

  • Spur of the Moment

  • Box Tops for Education

  • Music Boosters (Encore)

  • Technology

  • Drama

  • Cafeteria Monitoring

  • Guest Speaker

  • New Family Welcome Wagon

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Stay connected now

  • MJHS Daily Announcements

  • Set-up Planet High School Account (Set-up your custom page to follow your child’s classes, clubs, and teams)

  • Keep contact number and e-mail address current with the school office to receive School Messenger calls and e-mails from MJHS and MCS

  • MJHS Website

  • MJHS Information Handout

  • Review 4-year Plan Handout

  • Grades Online (monitor at least every two weeks)

  • Attend MJHS/MHS Events

  • Volunteer in school

Stay Connected Now

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