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8TH GRADE COURSE REQUEST
PRESENTATION
You’re moving on…..
HOW DO I GET OUT OF THE 7TH
GRADE?
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First and second
semester averages must
be 70 or above in 3 of
the 4 core areas
(Language Arts, Math, Social
Studies, and Science).
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Attendance MUST be
acceptable.
Pass STAAR test
8TH GRADE IS NOT VERY DIFFERENT
FROM 7TH GRADE……
You will still have teams…8-1 or 8-2.
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- Reading/EXPO
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English
Math
Science
U.S.History.
You will have two electives.
You can take Athletics
CONTINUED………
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You must have 2 years of
PE/Athletics completed in
your 3 years of middle school.
You will have the opportunity
to take classes that may
receive high school credits.
You will have extracurricular
opportunities.
ELECTIVE CHOICES….
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Theater
Band
Orchestra
Choir
Art
PIT (Principles of
Information Technology)
*You must have earned credit
for Keyboarding in 7th grade,
and have strong math skills to
sign up for PIT.
ELECTIVE CHOICES…
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Gateway to Technology
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Touch Systems Data Entry
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Study Hall
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Spanish I-8-must have successfully
completed Spanish I-7
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Mandarin Chinese
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P.E.
I-8-must have
successfully completed Mandarin Chinese I-7
ORCHESTRA AND BAND
ELECTIVE GUIDELINES
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You will have to qualify
for Orchestra or Band,
according to the
Orchestra and Band
directors.
Orchestra and Band
require a year long
commitment.
ATHLETICS GUIDELINES
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Athletics is available for those who wish to
participate in competitive volleyball, football,
basketball, and/or track/cross country.
Practice is REQUIRED and goes until
5:00 pm. Transportation is the responsibility of
the parents.
This requires a year long commitment.
When you are not in season you will do offseason workouts.
A physical exam is required to be in athletics.
You must pass or remain academically eligible
in all your classes to participate in the team
sports.
Workout clothes: Gray t-shirt and navy blue
shorts. Students will purchase uniforms from
the PE/Athletics department.
MORE INFORMATION
Fine Art electives and pre-AP classes are usually
only offered one or two class periods. The
schedule is made to accommodate the greatest
number of students, therefore your requests are
not guaranteed.
PRE-AP CLASS GUIDELINES
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Your teachers will have information about pre-AP
Science, History, and English.
You will sign an pre-AP contract – stating that
you will commit to a full year of the pre-AP class
and understand that it is a higher level/faster
paced learning class.
Algebra is an 8th grade option for Math if test
results support placement. The placement test
will be administered near the end of the school
year. Your math teacher will have information.
*Remember in High School you will be required to
complete 4 additional courses of Math to fulfill
graduation requirements.
MATH ACCEL & READ 180
GUIDELINES
STAAR Accelerated classes will be
assigned to students based on STAAR
results. This will result in the loss of
elective classes.
COURSE REQUEST SHEET
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Please remember….these are your REQUESTS!
There are no guarantees that you will receive
your first choice on your request. We will do our
best to place you in your first choice, but there
are times that it will just not work in the
schedule.
Make sure to fill out the alternative classes that
you would like to take, just in case you do not
receive your first choice.
AND REMEMBER……
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Get a parent’s signature on your
request sheet.
Turn in your request sheet to your
History teacher on the DUE date.
At the top of your request sheet write
the following information: Due date,
current team, class period you
have history and teacher name.

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