th 7 Moving up to Grade 2015-2016 Course Selection McMeans Junior High Bobcats Welcome Looking forward to a new year New challenges New opportunities New responsibilities One year closer to high school! New Course Description Guide Course catalog can be found on the Katy ISD webpage under Students and then Graduation Requirements. http://www.katyisd.org/Documents/2015-2016%20Course%20Catalog.pdf 7-12 Planning Guide General Information Course Descriptions Placement Criteria Athletic Information Basic Calendar Factors in the Scheduling Process Staffing Class size Availability Core of course course selection Number of electives offered Required Classes for 7th Grade Year English Reading Math Social Studies Science PE or Athletics Elective Academic Placement Pre-AP English Reading Social Studies Rigorous Curriculum More challenging Expect more homework Outside projects and extra reading Strong work ethic, motivated Will prepare you for AP classes in high school Science Math *1 year commitment Enrichment Classes: Math Block and Reading Elective All students STAAR scores will be reviewed Students needing assistance will be placed in mandatory enrichment class Previous years will be examined as well. Do your best on STAAR! Electives (Pick 1) Career Portals/ FCS (Family Consumer Science) Theater Arts Art Publications I Band Orchestra Girl’s Choir Boy’s Choir Spanish 1A * Athletics (approval in spring 2015) Band Orchestra Choir Theatre Arts Career Portals/Family and Consumer Science Publications Requirements: Application from Mr.Gibson. 2. Approval from your Language Arts teacher. 1. Art I or Art II ?? Art I Art II not take Have taken Art in 6th and passed grade but Art I in 6th would like to grade. take JH Art in 7th grade. Did Spanish 7th Grade students can take Spanish 1A Students can take Spanish 1B in 8th grade to receive 1 credit of Spanish 1 Students can wait and take Accelerated Spanish 1 8th grade year for 1 credit of Spanish 1 To take Spanish 1A you must get your English teacher’s recommendation and must have an average of 85 or higher. Important Dates Course selections sheets are due to your Social Studies teacher on February 3, 2015. Make sure your parent signs the sheet! Counselors will come to your Social Studies room on a selected date to meet with you one on one and help you input courses. You must have your course selection sheet with you!! You will receive a verification sheet later in April. Q&A Any questions?