Rising 7th and 8th Grade Parent Night - Liberty Pines Academy

Rising 7th and 8th Grade Parent Night - Liberty Pines Academy

Rising 7 and 8 Grade Parent Night th Liberty Pines Academy February 23, 2017 th The LPA Support Team Principal Mrs. Judith Thayer Assistant Principal Dr. Craig Davis Assistant Principal Mrs. Elizabeth Haas Assistant Principal Mrs. Jessica McCool Counselor Mrs. Sarah Vance Dean Mr. Keith Cromwell

LPA Teachers Rock! Core Classes LA Dept. Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Rapien, Mrs. Graham, Mr. Arritt Science Dept. Mrs. Humphreys, Mr. Kirsche, Mrs. Dessi Math Dept. Mr. Ferrara, Mrs. Townsend, Mr. Kindler SS Department Mrs. Martin, Ms. Latshaw, Mrs. Wurstner, Mr. Arritt Non-Core Classes Mr. Price Band Mrs. Herkel Drama Mrs. King Art Mrs. Grubbs - Technology Mrs. Dill/Mr. Eisenhuth/Mr. Hatton P.E. Mrs. Gilbes Spanish Mrs. Parrett - Interns We are your cheerleaders! Middle school is an exciting time, but it can also be filled with jitters and nervous energy for students and parents. Be confident in LPAs team! The administrators, dean, teachers, counselors, and staff are all committed to supporting your student so they experience a strong work ethic, positive attitude, independence, and social, emotional and academic success!

All Middle School Students have 4 Core Classes and 3 Non-Core Classes. All core and non-core classes are year long courses. 7th Grade Electives PE (required) Theatre 1 AND Information and Communications Technology Essentials Concert Band M/G Beginning Spanish (limited to 75 students) Intensive Reading (Required if Level 1 or 2 on FSA) 8th Grade Elective Course Offerings Information and Communications Technology I or II (Students are required to earn a digital certificate through this course before entering

high school Not required if digital certificate was earned in 2017) PE (required) AND Internship and Career Research (chosen by application only limited to 50 2D Art 2 (limited to 30 students) Symphonic Band Theatre 3 (limited to 30 students) Intermediate Spanish Intensive Reading (automatic placement if earning Level 1 or 2 on FSA)

students) Symphonic Band Band is a year-long commitment that meets every other day for 88 minutes. Parent permission is required to Band Students perform for sports events and Night of the Arts. Instruments may be rented or purchased Practice = Homework, students are expected to practice at least 20 minutes a day. Band Boosters support Band students through Fair Share Pep Band, Jazz Band, Solo & Ensemble, Contest, and other performance/learning opportunities. ICT 1 or ICT 2 All middle grades students are required to earn a certificate in technology before leaving middle school. You must take this course in 7th or 8th grade. Information and Computer Technology This course combines technology and career research. Students will be eligible to earn technology certifications in web design, gaming and multimedia through this course.

2 Dimensional Art 2 8th Grade Only Students explore media and techniques used to create a variety of 2-D artworks through developing skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage. Students practice, sketch, and manipulate the structural elements of art. Investigation of artworks from Western and non-Western cultures provide a means for students to expand their understanding and appreciation of the role of art in global culture. Student artists use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials. This is for the student who wants to delve deeper into art design. There are a limited number of seats available in this course (30) Final Exam is required Physical Education All 7th and 8th grade students take a full year of P.E. Students cannot wear their school clothes to participate in physical education. Every student must have a PE uniform Uniforms can be purchased at a discount rate if ordered by May 25th (shorts and a t shirt). The online form is available on the LPA website. Students must wear sneakers

Students are given 7 minutes to change at the beginning and end of class M/J Theatre 2 Audience Etiquette Theatre Vocabulary Theatre History Script Writing Performance (monologues/scenes) Improvisation Vocal and Physical acting techniques Musical Theatre Technical Theatre (production and design: lighting, sound, scenic, costume)

Most 7th Grade Students will participate in this course M/J Theatre 3 Creative Drama Narrative Pantomime Developing the voice Improvisation Play Production Theatre appreciation Comparing Theatre and other media Story Telling

Readers Theatre Puppetry Theatre History This is an optional non-core course for 8th graders who want to delve deeper into theatre and dramatic arts Intensive Reading This course provides remediation and intensive instruction in core content areas. Placement in this courses is based on FSA scores. Students who earn a 1 or 2 in FSA Reading will be placed in this course for additional support. Spanish Course content for Beginning Spanish and Intermediate Spanish are equivalent to high school Spanish 1. Students who earn a C or higher in these two courses will earn high school credit for Spanish 1. These students will be eligible to enroll in Spanish 2 in the 9th grade. The Spanish 1 grade will be determined by the

numerical average of the final grades for Beginning and Intermediate Spanish and will remain on the students permanent high school transcript. Is My Child Ready for Advanced Courses? ALWAYS completes homework. Does not need a tutor or lots of extra help. Has excellent attendance. Seeks solutions to answers which are not readily apparent Understands new material quickly and is not easily confused. Recalls previously taught skills or will review independently if needed. Takes academic responsibility to see a project or task through. Willing to redo work until completed correctly. Understands the demands of the course and expects and accepts rigorous assignments without complaint. Criteria for Placement in Advanced Language Arts, Science, & Social Studies Students currently in a standard course and desire to move to an advanced course: Student has A /B in courses and an FSA ELA Level: 3

4 5 Student qualifies to take: One Advanced Course Two Advanced Courses Three Advanced Courses Students currently in an advanced course and earning an FSA ELA Score 3, 4, or 5 AND a grade of A,B or C may be placed in next advanced course. Criteria for Placement in Advanced Mathematics A student in: Grade in Course: Placement Test: FSA

level: Placement: Grade 6 Mathematics Std A or B Not Passing 4 or 5 Mathematics 2 Standard Grade 6 Mathematics Std A or B Passing Score 4 or 5 Mathematics 2

Advanced Grade 6 Mathematics Adv A or B n/a 4 or 5 Grade 6 Mathematics Adv Grade 7 MathematicsStd A A or B Passing Score Not Passing 5 4 or 5 Mathematics 2 Advanced

Algebra 1 Honors Mathematics 3 Grade 7 MathematicsStd A or B Passing Score 4 or 5 Algebra 1 Honors Grade 7 Mathematics Adv Grade 7 Mathematics Adv n/a A or B n/a n/a 1,2, or 3 4 or 5

Mathematics 3 Algebra 1 Honors Algebra 1 Honors A, B, or C n/a n/a Geometry 1 Honors Math Standards 6th Grade Standards 7th Grade Standards 8th Grade Standards

Next Course Math 1 Standard Math 2 Standard Pre-Algebra Algebra I Honors Math 1 Advanced Math 2 Advanced Algebra 1 Honors Physical Science Honors Option for Advanced Science Students A grade of A in 7th grade advanced science.

Concurrent enrollment in Algebra 1 Honors or Geometry. A Level 5 on both the Math and Reading FSA Students will be enrolled in Science 3 (Advanced or Standard). Invitations for enrollment in Physical Science (Honors) will be sent to students during the summer Things to consider when enrolling in a high school course: Honors high school courses are very rigorous. High school courses taken in middle school become part of the students cumulative high school GPA. Courses taken in 7th and 8th grade set the course for a students options throughout high school. Grades earned in high school courses are included in the cumulative high school GPA. The high school GPA has an impact which is not limited to: college acceptance, Bright Futures eligibility and fulfillment of graduation requirements. Course Progressions Mapped from Grades 7-12

Spanish Progression Grade 7 Standard NA Advanced NA Grade 8 NA Grade 9 NA Grade 10 Spanish 1 Beginning Spanish 1 Spanish 2 Spanish Highly Beginning InterSpanish 2 Spanish 3 Advanced Spanish mediate

Honors Spanish AP Spanish Language Grade 11 Spanish 2 Spanish 3 Honors Spanish 4 Honors AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature Grade 12 Spanish 3 Honors Spanish 4 Honors AP Spanish Literature DE Spanish

Standard Math Progression Grade 7 Grade 8 MathMathematics 2 ematics 3 Grade 9 Algebra 1 Grade 10 Geometry Grade 11 Algebra 2 Liberal Arts Math 2 Grade 12 Advanced Topics in Math DE College Algebra AP Statistics Probability/Statistics Math for College

Readiness Math For College Success Advanced Math Progression Grade 7 Mathematics 2 Advanced Grade 8 Algebra 1 Honors* Grade 9 Geometry Honors Grade 10 Algebra 2 Honors Grade 11 Pre-Calculus

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus AP Statistics AP Statistics DE College Algebra DE College Algebra Probability/ Statistics Algebra 1 Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 2 Honors Probability/

Statistics Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Statistics AP Statistics AP Statistics DE College Algebra DE College Algebra DE College Algebra Probability/

Statistics Probability/ Statistics DE Upper Level Math Mathematics Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 students must take and pass the state End of Course exam, (EOC). The EOC is 30% of the students final grade. Algebra 1 students must pass the EOC to receive credit for Algebra 1. Both Algebra1 and Geometry are high school graduation requirements. A total of 4 high school math credits are required to satisfy graduation requirements. However, college entrance ready students must take a math course each year. Standard Science Progression Grade Grade 8 Grade 9

7 Standard Science Science Physical 2 3 Science Grade 10 Biology Grade 11 Grade 12 Chemistry Earth Space Physics Marine Science Chemistry Earth Space Physics Marine Science Anatomy

Advanced Science Progression Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Advanced Science 3 Adv Physical Science Honors Biology Honors Physical Science Honors Biology Honors Chemistry Honors Chemistry Honors

Physics Honors Marine Honors AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science Anatomy Honors Chemistry Honors Marine Honors Physics Honors AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science AP Physics 1 AP Physics 2 AP Physics C Highly Physical Advanced Science Honors Biology Honors

Chemistry Honors AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science AP Physics 1 AP Physics 2 AP Physics C Science Biology students must take the state EOC. The EOC will count as 30% of the students final grade. Biology is a high school graduation requirement. A total of 3 high school science credits are required to satisfy graduation requirements. However, college entrance ready students will

take a science course each year. Language Arts Progression Grade 7 Standard Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Language Arts 2 Language English 1 English Arts 3 2

English 3 English 4 Florida College Prep Advanced/ Language Highly Arts 2 Advanced Advanced Language English 1 English Arts 3 Honors 2 Advanced Honors English 3 Honors English 4 Honors AP English AP English Literature and

Language Language Arts and CompDE Composition osition 2 DE Compositions 1 Social Studies Progression Grade 7 Standard Civics Grade 8 US History Grade 9 World Cultural Geography Grade 10 World History

Advance Civics US World World d Advanced History Cultural History Advanced Geography Honors Grade 11 Grade 12 US History Government Economics US History Honors Government

Honors Economics Honors Highly Civics US AP Human AP Advance Advanced History Geography World d Advanced History AP US History AP US Government and Politics AP MicroEconomics AP MacroEconomics Social Studies Middle school Civics students and high school US History students must take the state EOC. The EOC will count as 30% of the students final grade. A total of 3 high school social studies credits are

required to satisfy graduation requirements. However, college entrance ready students will take a social studies course each year. Calculating a High School GPA Letter Grades Numeric Grades Descriptor High School GPA Unweighted A B C D F 90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69

0-59 outstanding above average average lowest acceptable failure 4 3 2 1 0 Honors courses add point to the grade. For example an A increases from a 4.0 to a 4.5. AP and DE courses add an additional 1 point to the grade. For example an A increases from a 4.0 to a 5.0. Course Option Verifications - 7th FSA ELA 2016: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Semester 1 ELA average: A B C D F FSA Math 2016 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

Semester 1 Math average: A B C D F The student is eligible for ______ Advanced courses. Please select up to _____ Advanced courses below: 7th Grade Language Arts ADV 7th Grade Civics ADV 7th Grade Science ADV Students are placed in math according to their individualized learning path and must meet data criteria for placement. The student is eligible for the course: Math 2 STANDARD ADVANCED Math Teacher:__________________________________ Students eligible for ADV, but wish STD placement, please check STANDARD. Algebra placement determined upon exam completion and grade verification. 6th STD to 7th ADV placement determined upon completion of a placement exam and grade verification. 7th Grade Course Option Verifications Required Non-Core Classes: Physical Education Theatre 1 Optional Non-Core Classes:

Rank 1st and 2nd Choice ______ Concert Band Selecting Band? You must have previous experience and complete a parent permission form. ______ Middle Grades Beginning Spanish Students will learn Spanish with a certified LPA teacher and will use a digital curriculum. Students may take Intermediate Spanish in 8th grade. Grades earned in Beginning and Intermediate Spanish will be averaged for high school credit. ______ Information and Communication Technology Essentials 1 This course provides students with skills in multimedia production, computer animation, web page design, electronic media and other emerging technologies. Students must earn a digital certificate through ICT during their middle school career. If this course is full, students will be placed in Theatre 1. 8th Gr. Course Option Verifications 8th Grade Required Non-Core Classes: Physical Education Information and Communication Technology Essentials and Careers 2 - This course provides students with skills in multimedia production, computer animation, web page design, electronic media and other emerging technologies. Students will conduct career research to guide future decision making. Students must earn a multimedia certificate within the course.

Students who earned their multi-media certificate in2017 are not required to enroll. Non-core options ______ Career Research and Decision Making (Student Intern). Application required. Students will support the classroom, office or media center and research careers in the field of education. Portfolio assessment required. Students who are chosen for this course may be placed in semester option which will be paired with a semester of physical education. _____Concert Band Previous Band experience required. You must attach parent permission form. _____Middle Grades Intermediate Spanish (full year) This course is only for students who have completed Beginning Spanish. Student grades in Beginning and Intermediate Spanish are averaged for high school credit. _____ Advanced Theatre (Limited Seats Available (30) Students will study advanced acting, theatre history, and dramatic literature and read and write scenes and plays. Outside performances are required. _____Art: Limited availability for this class (30 seats) Students will work on advanced projects in drawing and painting ICT Essentials Legislation that middle school students will earn a digital tools certification each year. Why? Estimated that there will be 2 million computer science jobs that need to be filled by 2020.

Bartram has a new IT Academy with an emphasis on programming. Course Topics Web Design Gaming Programming & Logic Basic Networking Course Option Verifications What about virtual courses? Virtual courses are not taught by a live teacher. It is an option for students who are very disciplined. Students take a virtual course through St. Johns Virtual (franchise of FL Virtual) in lieu of a traditional classroom setting. Students report to the a specific room during the assigned period to work on virtual course. Adult supervision is provided, but no assistance with the course. Student is responsible for completing the course on time. All virtual requests require Guidance approval Requests for HOPE Online What is the long term plan? Ninth graders must take 7 courses: English 1

Math Science Social Studies(SS elective) HOPE (Blended to meet virtual requirement) elective (possibly an academy elective) elective Elective choices for 9th graders in addition to Academies: Art, Spanish or American Sign Language, Dance, Band, Guitar, Chorus, Theatre, Film 1, Creative Writing, TV Production, Research 1 Choose Wisely and Plan for Success! We strongly encourage students to take advanced courses. Course selections remain in effect for a full year and course change requests will not be made after July 10. Our team of instructional professionals are ready to challenge your child to become a critical thinker and an independent learner in whatever course he or she is enrolled.

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