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WELCOME to 7 th /8 th Grade Parent info Night. Tonight we are going to cover: IB/Magnet ( presentation from Robinson) Quality points & the pupil progression plan Career planning- Choices High school Transition Bright Futures/Volunteer hours Answer questions .

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WELCOME

to 7th/8th Grade

Parent info Night

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Tonight we are going to cover:

  • IB/Magnet ( presentation from Robinson)
  • Quality points & the pupil progression plan
  • Career planning- Choices
  • High school Transition
  • Bright Futures/Volunteer hours
  • Answer questions
meet your counselors
Meet Your Counselors

What do they do?

  • Schedule new students
  • Programming for next school year
  • Academic planning
  • Keep track of quality points and credits for each student
  • Career classroom guidance
  • Duke/Hills TIP
    • Social Issues/Crisis
  • Academic interventions
  • Mediations
  • Participate and Chair committees (CST,ELL,504,RTI)
  • Mentoring program, Connect A Kid
  • Consult with students/ parents/teachers
have a struggling student
Have a Struggling Student???

Math or Reading

Science or Social Studies

History Project Help: Tuesday afternoons

IPS tutoring: Wed and Friday

Homework Help: All subjects- Every Thursday afternoon

  • Math: Wed. and Friday-basic math skill assistance. Mimics what is happening in the classroom
  • Algebra tutoring- Monday and Thursday
  • Reading: Monday and Thursday- work on context clues and beginning comprehension
promotion policy
Promotion Policy
  • To pass an annual course, students must earn at least two quality points per semester.
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Promotion Policy
  • Example: A student earns a “C” 1st grading period and a “C” Second grading period
promotion policy2
Promotion Policy
  • Example: A student earns an “F” 1st grading period and a “D” Second grading period
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ELP
  • ELP Grade Enhancement is offered to students who have earned an “F” during the nine weeks in a core class
  • There is no ELP for High School courses
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ELP
  • Students may earn a quality point for the course with successful completion of ELP
  • Please refer to handout if your student is taking ELP. There are strict rules for ELP.
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Career Planning

  • Career Guidance Programs
    • Free online interest & skill assessments
    • Web access allows time for self-reflection and input from parents
  • Other Resources
    • Occupations
    • Salaries
    • Trends
    • Statistics
preparing for 8 th grade in 7 th grade
Preparing for 8th Grade in 7th Grade
  • In 7th grade, show a strong work ethic and strive to make good grades
  • Take advanced level core courses
  • Learn how to manage time
  • Students taking high school courses in 8th grade must be recommended by 7th grade teacher. Do your best!
preparing for high school in the 8 th grade
Preparing for High School in the 8th Grade
  • If in high school credit courses (Algebra, IPS, Computing for College Careers, Spanish), do your best. The mid semester and final semester grade in this course will stay on your transcript.
  • Take advantage of the IPS and Algebra tutoring that is offered by Mr. Clemens and Mrs. Accardi. It always helps to hear information a different way.
  • Learn how to manage life and school. Next year, 7 courses will go towards your GPA.
high school transcripts what do colleges see
High School TranscriptsWhat do Colleges See!!??
  • Your student will receive 6 grades plus final grades from any HS credit course.
  • For example:

1st semester 2nd semester

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr Midterm Final 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final Exam Final

C B BBB C B B

Only the final grades are on the transcript!

high school
High School
  • A typical 9th grade high school schedule

(honors or regular)

  • English 1
  • Algebra 1 or Geometry
  • Biology
  • Government and Multicultural Studies (each worth ½ credit)
  • HOPE or ROTC
  • Elective (foreign language, band, chorus, major, etc.)
  • Reading (½ or 1 credit, depending on FCAT score)
bright futures community service hours
Bright FuturesCommunity Service Hours
  • A Community Service Proposal must be submitted to the high school for approval
  • No student may receive credit for community service hours without written approval from the intended high school
  • The Community Service hours cannot begin until 8th grade is completed and proposal has been approved
what s next
What’s Next?
  • Alonso curriculum guide: http://alonso.mysdhc.org/curriculum%20guide.pdf
  • Sickles website: http://sickles.mysdhc.org/
  • Magnet Schools: Robinson IB, Tampa Bay Tech, Blake, Jefferson
magnet schools
Magnet Schools
  • Academy of Architectural and Environmental Design Tampa Bay Tech6410 Orient Rd. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 744-8360 ext. 236
  • Academy of Engineering (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)Middleton 4801 N. 22nd St. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 233-3360 ext. 225
  • Academy of Health Professions Tampa Bay Tech 6410 Orient Rd. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 744-8360 ext. 236
  • Arts (Visual / Performing / Communication Arts)
  • Blake 1701 North Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 272-3422 ext. 739
  • Center for International Studies Jefferson 4401 Cypress St. Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 872-5241 ext. 228
  • Information Technology (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)Middleton 4801 N. 22nd St. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 233-3360 ext. 225
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Hillsborough 5000 Central Ave. Tampa, FL 33603 (813) 276-5620 ext. 262
  • King 6815 N. 56th St. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 744-8333 ext. 281
  • Robinson 6311 South Lois Ave. Tampa, FL 33616 (813) 272-3006 ext. 244
  • Strawberry Crest 4691 Gallagher Rd. Dover, FL 33527 (813) 707-7522 ext. 242
  • Magnet Advanced Placement Scholars (MAPS) Leto 4409 West Sligh Ave. Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 872-5300
  • Scientific Research (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)Middleton 4801 N. 22nd St. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 233-3360 ext. 225
  • Urban Teaching Academy (UTA) Blake 1701 North Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 272-3422 ext. 739
need information fast
Need Information Fast????
  • Make sure to check out the guidance webpage which is updated regularly . Pay special attention to important dates (report cards, conference nights, progress reports, etc.)

http://farnell.mysdhc.org/teacher/1441roberts/

questions
Questions?

Contact information:

Angela Roberts

[email protected]

813-356-1640 ext. 247

Jennifer Emmons

[email protected]

813-356-1640 ext. 236

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