Welcome to Julius West Middle School. Agenda. Welcome to JW MCPS Middle School Reform overview IB Middle Years Programme overview 6 th grade schedule Course offerings and registration process Additional information and resources. MCPS Middle School Reform.
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Welcome to Julius West Middle School
Agenda Welcome to JW MCPS Middle School Reform overview IB Middle Years Programme overview 6th grade schedule Course offerings and registration process Additional information and resources
MCPS Middle School Reform • Background Information (curriculum, technology, professional development) • High School Credit Courses (Letter received) • Requirement (must pass both the course & final exam) • High School Transcript- Grade Point Average (GPA)
7 Keys to College Readiness • KEY 1: Read at advanced levels in Grades K–2 • KEY 2: Score “advanced” in reading on the MSA in Grades 3–8 • KEY 3: Complete advanced math in Grade 5 • KEY 4: Complete Alg 1 by Grade 8 - “C” or higher • KEY 5: Complete Alg 2 by Grade 11 - “C” or higher • KEY 6: Score 3 on an AP exam or 4 on an IB exam • KEY 7: Score 1650 on the SAT
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme A five year program that encourages critical thinking with a global perspective
Richard Montgomery High School Pathways Career and College Prep. 9,10,11,12 Honors/AP 9,10/11,12 IB Diploma Program 11,12 application process IB MYP 9,10 IB Magnet (9,10) (application process) Open to all MCPS grade 8 students Julius West Middle School IB MYP Grades 6, 7, 8 College Gardens ES IB PYP
The overall goal of the IB Middle Years Programme is to develop students who will be: life-long learners critical thinkers responsible global citizens
IB Learner Profile As part of a international community, we strive to be: Inquirers Thinkers Communicators Risk-takers who are… Knowledgeable Caring Principled Open-minded Balanced Reflective
8 MYP Subjects Arts Humanities Language A Language B Math PE Science Technology
Approaches to Learning Community & Service Health & Social Education Environments Human Ingenuity 5 Themes – Areas of Interaction
Study all 8 subjects in Grades 6-10 Complete Algebra 1 and at least WL level 1 by the end of Grade 8 Score well on MYP rubrics Complete a Personal Project in Grade 10 along with C&S requirements To earn an MYP Certificate in Grade 10 students must:
Planning with the End in Mind To learn more about middle school course selection and IB programs in the RM cluster, visit our website http://montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/westms/ Click on “MYP” Click on “Planning with the End in Mind”
A 6th Grade Sample Schedule 7:50 Warning Bell Period Class JAG Special Activity 1 Academic class 2 Academic class 3Arts or PE class Lunch 10:46 – 11:16 4Academic class 5 Academic class 6 Arts or PE class 7 Academic class 2:40 Dismissal each class is 47 minutes long
Required Classes Required Classes ► Language A (English) ► Mathematics ► Humanities (Social Studies) ► Investigations in Science 6 ► Physical Education /Health Education
JW Mathematics Offerings Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Ninth Grade Sixth Grade Math 6 Math 7 Algebra 1 Algebra Prep Algebra 1 with Related Algebra Prep Algebra 1 Geometry Math 7 Honors Geometry I M Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 2 I M Algebra 1
JW Mathematics Offerings 9 10 11 12 Geometry Algebra 2 Precalculus Algebra 1 Honors Algebra 2 Honors Precalculus Algebra 1 and Related Honors Geometry Algebra 2 Bridge to Algebra 2 Geometry Double Period Geometry Quantitative Literacy Honors Geometry Precalculus Algebra 2 AP Calculus Honors Precalculus AP Statistics Honors Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2 Calculus with Applications AP Statistics Honors Precalculus College-Level Math AP Calculus
Language B Options at Julius West * Accelerated class All WL classes earn high school credit
Summer Reading Packet distributed at the end of the school year Our goal: two books-one fiction and one non-fiction Students may complete a graphic organizer for each book Students should come prepared to discuss the books on the first day of school Assignment available on our web site
Student Service Learning (SSL) Students must earn 75 hours of SSL to graduate from any Public High School in Maryland. Students may start earning SSL hours during the summer following their 5th grade year. Students may earn 10 hours of SSL for activities infused into the grade 6 science curriculum. Please visit www.mcpsssl.org for more information.
Dates and Deadlines Registration cards due to 5th grade teacher Feb. 22 5th grade visit to JW Spring Course confirmation letters mailed May/June Summer Reading Packets to ES & website May Summer Orientation info to ES & website May 6th Grade orientation Aug. 26 First Day of School Aug. 30!
Names to Know Nanette Poirier - Principal Dudley Davidson – Gr 6 Administrator Rita Stein/Marta Riccio – Gr 6 Counselors Dedra Green – Resource Counselor Patricia Sapp – School Nurse Lauren Lette – Special Education (LAD) Rich Castillo – Special Education (ED) Philippe Saari – ESOL Gail Fribush – IBMYP Coordinator http://montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/westms/ 301-279-3979