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Course selection process

Course Selection Process

J. Michael Lunsford Middle School

Jml course selection timeline
JML Course Selection Timeline

  • Teacher Recommendations: Phone calls were made by teachers if a level change was recommended. Otherwise all students are expected to be successful continuing on their current level of study.

  • Rising 7th Grade Timeline

    *Students brought home letter with course options for parents to review-January 8, 2014.

    *Mrs. Harper meets with students during Keyboarding classes January 14-February 4 to complete course requests and 6 year plans.

    * Parents will have until February 14, 2014 to view and make changes online via Naviance Family Connections

7 th grade required courses
7th Grade Required Courses:

Grade Level or Honors in the following:


Life Science

U.S. History


Students currently in Math 6 will go to Math 7.

Students currently in Accelerated Math 6/7 will go to Algebra 1.

**Students will NOT make math selections, they will be automatically uploaded based on current math course.

Also Required:

Health and P.E.

Technology Education & Family and Consumer Science (one semester of each)

**All 7th graders will have 45 minutes of Resource or Spectrum**

7 th grade elective courses
7th Grade Elective Courses

All 7th Graders will choose ONE Fine Arts Elective:

  • Band 7 (must be currently enrolled in Band 6)

  • Strings 7 (must be currently enrolled in Strings 6)

  • Chorus

  • Guitar 7

  • Art 7

    All 7th Graders will choose ONE Language Elective:

    Communication Studies

    Spanish 1, German 1, Latin 1, French 1 (high school credit)

    (not all students should start World Language in 7th grade, but it is the only way to reach AP level by Senior year)

    *Accelerating Literacy might be recommended by school

Rising 8 th grade timeline
Rising 8th Grade Timeline

*January 15-February 6-Mrs. Kenworthy will meet with all 7th graders during Tech Ed classes to make selections.

*Changes needing to be made to selections must be made through Mrs. Kenworthy and will be accepted until June 13, 2014.

Required courses grade 8
Required Courses-Grade 8

Grade Level or Honors for the following:

  • English

  • Civics- Government/Economics

  • Physical Science-Physics/Chemistry


    Students who took Math 7 will go to Algebra 1

    Students who took Algebra 1 will go to Geometry

    Students who took Geometry will go to Alg 2 w/Trig

Required courses grade 8 continued
Required Courses-Grade 8 Continued

  • Health and PE 8

  • Resource-all 8th graders are required to have a 90 minute Resource block every other day.**

    **Students who take Spectrum will have 45 minutes of Resource and 45 minutes of Spectrum**

Grade 8 world language choices
Grade 8 World Language Choices

World Languages and Cultures (FKA Foreign Language)

Level I or II in:





Grade 8 elective choices
Grade 8 Elective Choices

Students who are not taking a World Language will choose TWO of the following:

Band 8 (if currently enrolled in Band 7)

Strings 8 (if currently enrolled in Strings 7)


Guitar Level 1 or 2

Technology Education

Family and Consumer Sciences

Art 8

Students who are taking a World Language will choose ONE of these electives

Rising 9 th grade timeline
Rising 9th Grade Timeline

February 3rd and 4th: FHS counselors will visit math classes to discuss course planning and graduation requirements with the students.

February 5-14: Ms. Simpson will be meeting with each student to discuss course planning and make 9th grade course selections. A copy of the course selection form will be sent home with the student for parent review. Changes to the course selections may be made through email or by returning the form with a parent signature. All changes must be finalized by June 13th.

Friday, January 17th, 9:00 AM-Getting Ready for High School-JML

January 30th, 7:00 PM, Freedom High School Curriculum Night

April 9th-Freshman Expo at FHS-during school day

9 th grade course requirements
9th Grade Course Requirements

  • English

    • English 9 A

    • English 9 H

  • Science

    • Earth Science A

    • Earth Science H

    • Biology H

  • Social Science and Global Studies

    • World Hist/Geo I

    • Pre-AP World Hist/Geo I

  • Math

    • Standard Progression

    • Algebra I – Geometry – Algebra II (Alg II/Trig) – Adv Algebra

    • Health and PE

    • Electives (2)

Tj and aos timeline
TJ and AOS Timeline

  • LCPS Academy of Science


  • September Information Session and Open House

  • September - The deadline for Part I of the AOS application; registration for the PSAT is included in the application.

  • October - PSAT administered at Dominion High School for all AOS applicants. Upon completion of PSAT testing students will receive a short break, then complete the writing prompt portion of the AOS application.

  • October - Part II of AOS application posted on AOS Website.

  • December/January-Deadline to submit Part II

  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology


  • September - Schools begin distribution of applications

  • October -Open House

  • October - TJ Parent Meeting

  • October – Part One Application Deadline

  • December - Test Day (Usually 1st Saturday in December)

  • January - Semifinalist pool notification to all applicants Tuesday,

  • February - Student Info Sheets due to counselors

  • March - Final Notification

Expunging grades
Expunging Grades

  • Any high school course taken during middle school

  • Once expunged, the grade AND credit are gone.

  • Students would need to retake the course in order to receiving credit or to move onto subsequent levels.

  • Expungment forms will be sent home with all Rising 8th and 9th grade FINAL report cards. Forms MUST be submitted to the Counseling Departments NO LATER than August 15, 2014:

    Rising 9th Graders: Submit forms to FHS

    Rising 8th Graders: Submit forms to JML

Family connection
Family Connection?!?!

  • What is Family Connection?

  • Online College and Career Notebook

  • Follows students throughout their entire Secondary Career

  • Where can you find this?

  • JML homepage OR

  • School Counseling tab

  • How will my child use this?

  • Track College Exploration

  • Career Cluster Information and Exploration

  • Interest Inventories

  • Where can I find updates?

  • Updates will be sent via email

  • On the School Counseling newsletter

  • When you log into Family Connection

College career readiness in 7th
College & Career Readiness in 7th!

What JML students are doing with Family Connection:

  • Enrichment Programs Exploration- 7th grade

  • Take and Complete Cluster Finder

  • Career Cluster information

  • Road Trip Nation Exploration

  • Goal setting-all grades

  • Set academic and “other” goals

  • Personal Resumes

College career readiness in 8 th
College & Career Readiness in 8th!

What JML students are doing with Family Connection:

  • College Knowledge- 8th grade

  • Identify key concepts related to college

  • Start college search

  • Interest & college exploration

  • Goal setting-all grades

  • Set academic and “other” goals

  • Resumes

Summer options
Summer Options

Two Ways to take courses in the summer:

1)LCPS Summer School

Middle school summer school is for students who have failed two or more classes. OR to take Math 7 as a NEW course.

High school summer school is available for:

Algebra 1 and Geometry

2) Online Courses

Courses offered will be Algebra 1 and Geometry.

*Summer school/ED2020 registration information is usually available mid-May.

** Summer school options are ALWAYS dependent on budget**

Course selection tips
Course selection tips:

  • * Talk to your child NOW about appropriate choices.

  • *Pay attention to deadlines for your child’s grade level

  • *Download/view the Program of Studies: JML Website>School Counseling Tab>Course Selection 2014-2015.

  • *Contact teacher directly with course questions/concerns.

  • *There will be NO course changes after June 13, 2014.

  • *All students will have completed a 6 year plan and revise it each year.