th 7 Willowick Grade Course Selections ELECTIVES • Instrumental Music—Meets every other day all year • Choir—Meets every other day all year • Exploratory music—Meets everyday for one nine weeks. Students learn to play the guitar. How does band and choir work? Do I have PE all year long too? Band and Choir are on A and B days. On the opposite day you will have PE. So, Yes, if you choose Band or Choir you will have PE every other day for the whole school year. Will I have PE all year if I choose Exploratory Music? Usually not. You have Exploratory Music every day for 1 nine weeks and then another elective for the other 3 nine weeks. For example, you could have PE for one semester, Exploratory music, then a study hall. You then would have PE everyday for one semester (2 nine weeks) REQUIRED COURSES ELA—2 periods Social Studies Science Math Keyboarding and/or Computer Science A—One nine weeks each • Health—One semester • PE 7—One semester • • • • • ELA Two period block—counts as 2 credits for GPA English/Language Arts 7 OR English/Language Arts Accelerated II—This class is for the students that completed ELA Accelerated in the 6th grade AND have been recommended by that ELA teacher Social Studies 7 OR Social Studies 7 HA Science 7 OR Science 7 HA CRITERIA FOR HIGH ABILITY (HA) CLASSES In order for you to be recommended for an HA class, you need more than the teacher recommendation. The other criteria that were used were: *Reading OAA scores (5th grade)-Advanced or Accelerated *Math OAA scores-(5th grade)Advanced MAP scores *5th grade OAA scores were also used for Science HA and Social Studies HA classes “MATH” Math 7 Pre-Algebra HA—A or B in Math 6 AND Teacher Recommendation AND at Accelerated/Advanced on 5th grade OAA Algebra I—This class is only for those students that completed Math Accelerated in the 6th grade AND has that teacher’s recommendation. ***This is a high school credit class*** COMPUTERS MS Keyboarding AND/OR Computer Science A—You must be enrolled in Pre-Algebra HA or Algebra I. ***This is an 8th grade class to prepare to for Computer Science I, which is taken in the 8th grade for high school credit. Sports and Activities As a 7th grader you may try out for 7th grade sports, but you must be eligible in order to play. To be eligible, you must have a 2.0 Grade Point Average. This is a “C” average. Remember that ELA counts TWO times toward you GPA. This means if you have a “D” in ELA it is the same as having TWO “D’s” on your report card. You would need 2 “B’s” in major classes (Math, Science, or Social Studies) in order to play a sport. Eligibility for FALL sports, including Cheerleading, is based on the last nine weeks grades of 6th grade How to fill out your Course Selection Sheet If and only if an Accelerated or HA class is highlighted are you allowed to take the course. If you do not have any Accelerated or HA courses highlighted, you only need to circle ONE of the electives (Instrumental Music, Choir, or General Music) and have the paper signed. IF you have Accelerated or HA classes highlighted, THEN you can CHOOSE if you want those classes. You MUST circle the classes that you are choosing to take. We do not want to place you in classes that you have not chosen. Once you have chosen your classes, choose your elective, and have the paper signed.