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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


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.



Promotion policy1
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


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


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.


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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