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REGISTRATION 2014-15. Rising 8 th grade. REGISTRATION 2014-15. Rising 8 th grade Timeline Jan. 17: students hear this presentation Jan. 24: Teacher Recommendation Day (students to bring registration form home) Feb. 5: Students return registration form to English teacher

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Registration 2014 15

REGISTRATION 2014-15

Rising 8th grade


Registration 2014 151

REGISTRATION 2014-15

Rising 8th grade Timeline

Jan. 17: students hear this presentation

Jan. 24: Teacher Recommendation Day

(students to bring registration form home)

Feb. 5: Students return registration form to

English teacher

Feb. 10-13: Students meet in small groups

with counselor to register


Registration guide

REGISTRATION GUIDE

Promotion policy

Schedule change policy

Information on Pre-AP courses

Description of each course

Graduation requirements

Available online (www.rcs.k12.va.us/hvms)


Promotion policy

PROMOTION POLICY

  • Must pass all four of the core subjects to be promoted to 8th grade.

    • Math

    • Social Studies

    • Science

    • English

      (only 2 may be taken in summer school)


8 th grade subjects

8TH GRADE SUBJECTS


8 th grade subjects1

8TH GRADE SUBJECTS


Modified 4 x 4 block

Modified 4 x 4 Block


Decisions

Regular or Pre-AP course

Math options

Electives

DECISIONS


Math options

Math 8:pre-algebra skills

Algebra I: (HS credit)

Pre-AP Algebra I: (HS credit) for rising 7th graders in AMP and recommended rising 8th graders

Pre-AP Geometry: (HS credit) for those students already in the AMP who were in Pre-AP Alg 1 this year

MATH OPTIONS


English options

Pre-AP English 8(summer reading required)

English 8

Strategic Reading (elective; based on teacher recommendation)

ENGLISH OPTIONS


Civics options

Civics Options

  • Civics

  • PreAP Civics (will sign PreAP contract)


Physical science

Physical Science

  • Physical Science

  • PreAP Physical Science (will sign PreAP contract; additional project)


Pre ap courses

PRE-AP COURSES

  • Teachers will make recommendation for English and math; parents need to consider overall course load

  • Parent must sign Pre-AP Contract and return with registration form


8 th grade electives

8TH GRADE ELECTIVES

Students have 1 block available for electives.

Electives meet every other day (A/B)  2-4 electives

FULL-YEAR OPTIONS:

  • PE

  • Band 8

  • Choir 8

  • Technology Systems

  • First year of world language (HS credit)

  • Jazz Band (AM class, contract from Mr Elliott, return w/ registration form


World language options

WORLD LANGUAGEOPTIONS

  • Spanish I

  • French I

  • Latin I

Notes:

  • Required for Advanced Studies Diploma (3 yrs of 1 or 2 yrs of 2)

  • Earns HS credit

  • Students should expect daily study and practice

  • “But all of my friends are taking it!” (not a good reason)

  • Options are numbers driven (DL / not offered)


Semester half year options

SEMESTER (HALF-YEAR)OPTIONS

  • Art (2-D)

  • Crafts (3-D)

  • Tech Systems

  • Photography

  • PE

  • Inventions & Innovations

  • Keyboarding (HS credit)

  • Computer Solutions(Adv MS Office applications)


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Fri., Jan. 24


The registration form

THE REGISTRATION FORM

  • Teacher recommendations for English and math will be marked on the registration form (Jan. 24)

  • If Pre-AP recommended, a contract will be attached. Cannot register for PreAP without contract.

  • Must be turned into English teachers by Feb. 5 (with parent’s signature)

FEB 5


The registration form1

THE REGISTRATION FORM

  • Questions about recommendations should be directed to teachers

  • Counselors will meet with students individually beginning Feb. 10


Parent involvement

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

  • Parents need to be involved in registration choices

  • Parents can help students make good choices based on current academic needs, student interest, and future plans

  • Parents can help students understand the importance of making good choices now rather than “waiting”


How we use registration information

HOW WE USE REGISTRATION INFORMATION…

COURSE REQUESTS

STAFFING & BUDGET (Feb & March)

MASTER SCHEDULE (May & June)

CLASS SIZE


Schedule changes

SCHEDULE CHANGES

Per RCPS Policy, only made if:

1. Human or computer error (e.g. we entered the wrong course information)

2. Failure to meet course prerequisite

3. Change in program of studies. (e.g. moving from an advanced class to a regular class)

4. Failure in a previous year under the same teacher.

5. Recommendation of Child Study, IEP, or Eligibility Committee


Questions about registration

QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION?

Contact the appropriate

School Counselor:

Mrs. Childress (A-F, Si-Z)

Ms. Bruno (G-Sh)


Looking ahead

LOOKING AHEAD…

  • Planning for high school

  • Applying for RCPS Specialty Centers

  • Applying for other Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) programs

  • Applying for RV Governor’s School

    More info? Go to GUIDANCE link from HVM website.


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