Choice Programs - The Weiss School

Report
2015-2016
Visualize Your Future-Make the Right Choice
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The Middle Years Program
 Ages 11-16
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ITT Criteria
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The Innovative Interactive Technology Program
There are no academic eligibility requirements
Students are selected by lottery
10th Grade requirements: minimum 2.0 GPA
1/3 of all graduates from Suncoast are in the ITT program
Students in the ITT program may take any AP classes offered
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Computer Science
 To generate specific interests in computer science,
technology science , math, and computer
engineering
 To increase problem solving approaches through
programming
 To provide students with rigorous courses in
computer science
 Must complete Honors level Geometry and
Algebra I
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IB Programs
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Originally Designed for Traveling Diplomats
Stimulating Curriculum
Rigorous study for motivated and well disciplined students
This program is no longer considered for only the gifted and
talented
Builds academic stamina in 9th and 10th grades
Prepare for advanced reading and writing as well as
“extensive homework”
Pressure and Stress are key factors
There are 6 exit exams for the program
Students must earn a grade of 3 or higher on 5 of the exams
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MSE Criteria
 Entering 9th Grade
 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in core
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academic subjects
3.0 average in math
Successful completion of Honors Algebra I, II, and
Geometry Honors prior to beginning 9th grade
Motivation as demonstrated by acceptable attendance
and conduct
Proficiency in Reading Comprehension and Math
concepts/applications
“Excellent in Math”
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Advanced Placement Classes
What are the advantages?
 Develop College Level Academic Skills
 Preparation for IB Classes
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Fact or Myth??????
 If your neighborhood High School has an IB
Program can our Child apply for the IB Program at
Suncoast???????
 If they apply to Suncoast rather than the
neighborhood school, they will be denied based
on this criteria???????
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The Choice is Yours
 www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms
 High School showcase of Schools at The Weiss School
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on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:00 P.M.-7:30P.M.
Palm Beach County Showcase of Schools, October 21,
2014 at the Fairgrounds, 4:00P.M.-8:00P.M.
Choice Program Applications available in NovemberDue date, January 30, 2015
Suncoast Open House, Thursday, November 6, 2014,
5:30P.M.-8:30P.m.
All Relating Documents Due by February 6, 2015
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