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SPRING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2005-2006

BAMMEL MIDDLE SCHOOL 16711 Ella Blvd. Houston, Texas 77090 Phone: 281.586.2600 Principal Patricia Crittendon Assistant Principals Jim Hundertmark Karen Parker Sheila Tyler Veronica Vijil Counselors Melanie Bailey Fawn Fisher Bobbi Halliday CLAUGHTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 3000 Spears Houston, Texas 77067 Phone: 281.355.3101 Principal Delic Loyde Assistant Principals Elvis Anderson Eduardo Garza Sharon Geiger Wilhelminia Hicks Counselors Joy Casteel Paula Green Marsha Wilson

DUEITT MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Eagle Crossing Spring, Texas 77373 Phone: 281.355.3100 Principal Kelly Ingram Assistant Principals Jeremy Hubbard Michele Shampoe LaShonte Williams Counselors Kathryn Lang Lizzie Sanders-Smith

TWIN CREEKS MIDDLE SCHOOL 27100 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, Texas 77373 Phone: 281.355.3130 Principal Charlie Rooke Assistant Principals Ty Bailey Kathie Carey Brenda Kieso Jennifer Vandermark Counselors Margie Luster Tom Powell Gay Sherley

WELLS MIDDLE SCHOOL 4033 Gladeridge Houston, Texas 77068 Phone: 281.586.2630 Principal Cornelius Phelps Assistant Principals Carol Brown Greg Koehnle Elaine Sam Jim Zawadzki Counselors Jane Barber Joe DeGregorio

SPRING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Division of Curriculum & Instructional Services Dr. Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent of Schools

Roz Keck, Assistant Superintendent, Division of Curriculum & Instructional Services Dr. Bob Brundrett, Executive Director, Secondary School Improvement Myra Pettit, Executive Director, Elementary School Improvement Dr. Cindy Lueckemeyer, Executive Director, Curriculum and Staff Development Dede Drexler, Executive Director, Special Services Elaine Say, Executive Director, Planning and System Accountability Stacy Daugherty, Director, Assessment and Evaluation Lisa Anguiano, Director, Bilingual, English as a Second Language/Languages Other Than English Rick Ghinelli, Director, Performing and Visual Arts Bob Thompson, Director, Social Studies Teresa Green, Director, Science Dr. Sharon Lewis, Director, Elementary Language Arts Dianne Brazell, Director, Secondary Language Arts Patsy Rambo, Director, Elementary Mathematics Dr. Lorraine Maneen, Director, Secondary Mathematics Teresa Dossman, Director, Career & Technology Education Don Meyers, Director, Instructional Technology Cheryl Barker, Director Special Services Sue Ayers, Supervisor, Special Services, Middle School, Wunsche Susan Murray, Supervisor, Special Services, CBI, ESY, ACE Cathy Stoner, Supervisor, Special Services, Elementary Vivian Bednarz, Supervisor, Special Services, HS, VOC, Transitional, Homebound Marlin Murdock, Supervisor, Elementary Jerre Bergeron, Coordinator, Even Start Candi Brenner, Coordinator, Career & Technology Education Jennifer Farley, Coordinator, Elementary Academic Intervention Lauren DeFranco, Coordinator, Secondary Academic Intervention Jennifer Brawley, Coordinator, Science Tonya Vanden, Coordinator, Wellness

Foreword

Students and parents should use the Middle School Program of Studies to assist in planning a middle school program tailored to individual student needs, interests, and aspirations. Before completing and returning the course selection form provided by counselors, consult the course descriptions in this booklet. These descriptions, however, cannot replace the value of talking about courses and plans with teachers, counselors, and administrators. Students and parents with questions regarding courses and the implications of selecting them are encouraged to consult with members of the faculty. Curriculum and instruction are organized to address the needs of middle school students and to teach students at levels appropriate to their abilities and achievement. Instructional groupings, instructional procedures, and curricula undergo constant scrutiny. The development and revision of programs are scheduled according to a "program development cycle" which reflects the priorities established by staff, parents, and the Board of Trustees. Comments and suggestions from parents and students are welcomed.

The Spring Independent School District's middle school program provides a balanced curriculum and emphasizes the acquisition of basic skills, as well as opportunities for enrichment and acceleration. Elective courses offer a chance to explore a variety of fields and interests. To assist students in planning for the high school experience, a career and interest survey is administered to each 8th grader during the fall semester. Parents are encouraged to consult with the 8th grade counselor to use the results of the survey in developing the child's four-year high school plan.

Requirements in this Program of Studies reflect State Board of Education requirements in effect on January 11, 2005. If requirements are modified by the State Board of Education after this date, students and parents will be notified in a timely manner.

Table of Contents

The Profile of a Graduate of the Spring Independent School District ................................................6 High School Graduation Requirements.................................................................................................7 Recommended High School Program ...................................................................................................7 Course of Study Options for Graduation Requirements and Worksheet ..........................................8 NCAA Collegiate Athletic Eligibility .....................................................................................................10 Middle School Credit Requirements ....................................................................................................12 Middle School Electives ........................................................................................................................13 Special Programs...................................................................................................................................15 At-Risk Student Services...................................................................................................................15 Services for Disabled Students .........................................................................................................15 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) ...........................................................................15 Dyslexia .............................................................................................................................................15 The Gifted & Talented and Pyramid Program ...................................................................................15

Promotion and Retention ......................................................................................................................17 Promotion Standard...........................................................................................................................17 Alternatives to Retention ...................................................................................................................17 Summer Program ..............................................................................................................................17 Exemption by Examination for Keyboarding .....................................................................................17 Credit by Exam ..................................................................................................................................18

Grades and Examinations .....................................................................................................................18 Numerical and Letter Grade Scale ....................................................................................................18 Transfer Grades.................................................................................................................................18 Examinations .....................................................................................................................................18

Earning High School Credit in Middle School.....................................................................................19 Course Levels and Grade Points.......................................................................................................19 Grade Point Scale .............................................................................................................................19 Course Changes and Credit..................................................................................................................20 Course Changes for Middle School Elective Courses.......................................................................20 Removal from Above-Grade Courses ...............................................................................................20 Course Changes and Credit for Middle School Courses Earning High School Credit......................20 Repeating Courses for High School Credit .......................................................................................20 Earning High School Credit in Summer School.................................................................................20 District-Approved Private or Commercial Physical Education Substitutes........................................20

6th Grade Required Courses..................................................................................................................21 Language Arts ...................................................................................................................................21 Mathematics ......................................................................................................................................22 Science ..............................................................................................................................................23 Social Studies ....................................................................................................................................24 Physical Education ............................................................................................................................24 6th Grade Elective Courses....................................................................................................................25 Fine Arts ............................................................................................................................................25 FA/PA Rotation ..................................................................................................................................27 Physical Education ............................................................................................................................30 Special Courses.................................................................................................................................30 7th Grade Required Courses..................................................................................................................31 Language Arts ...................................................................................................................................31 Languages Other Than English.........................................................................................................32 Mathematics ......................................................................................................................................32 Science ..............................................................................................................................................33 Social Studies ....................................................................................................................................34 Health ................................................................................................................................................34

7th Grade Elective Courses....................................................................................................................35 Fine Arts ............................................................................................................................................35 Physical Education ............................................................................................................................39 Career and Technology Education ....................................................................................................41 Special Courses.................................................................................................................................43 8th Grade Required Courses..................................................................................................................45 Language Arts ...................................................................................................................................45 Languages Other Than English.........................................................................................................46 Mathematics ......................................................................................................................................47 Science ..............................................................................................................................................47 Social Studies ....................................................................................................................................48 Health ................................................................................................................................................49 8th Grade Elective Courses....................................................................................................................49 Fine Arts ............................................................................................................................................49 Physical Education ............................................................................................................................55 Career and Technology Education ....................................................................................................57 Special Courses.................................................................................................................................60

The Profile of a Graduate of the Spring Independent School District

The primary goal of the educational process is to produce graduates who are prepared for life after public school. In preparation for both post-secondary education and the world of work, SISD graduates will exhibit these characteristics.

Scholastic Preparation

The SISD graduate is a life-long learner who...

· · · · · · · · Possesses a strong academic foundation in the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, and languages other than English Understands and appreciates the arts and humanities Utilizes technology to access, organize, analyze, and synthesize information Demonstrates effective verbal, written, and listening skills appropriate to all audiences Demonstrates preparedness for opportunities beyond high school as a result of participation in clubs, programs, and organizations Identifies information needed to organize, evaluate, predict, and make appropriate decisions Uses critical thinking to set and achieve goals Seeks continual educational and professional opportunities

Social Responsibility

The SISD graduate has a vision for the future and...

· · · · · · · · · Models honesty, self-discipline, respect, and appropriate social behaviors Identifies and solves problems utilizing multiple perspectives and strategies Understands, appreciates, and adapts to diversity Responds positively to an ever-changing society Respects laws, rules, and authority Engages in healthful living and possesses self-worth Understands and participates in the democratic process Demonstrates an awareness of world and domestic events Participates in community service

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High School Graduation Requirements

TEXAS ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS (TAKS) REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS All students who enter high school in the 2001-02 school year and thereafter will be required to pass TAKS, an exit level test given in 11th grade, in order to graduate. The 11th grade exit level test will cover material in the following academic subjects: English language arts, including at least English III and writing Mathematics, including at least Algebra and Geometry Social Studies, including Early American History and United States History Science, including at least Biology and either Integrated Physics and Chemistry or Chemistry and Physics.

Students who do not pass the exit level test in 11th grade may take it in the summer and in the following years until all sections have been passed. Students will not be able to graduate until they have passed all four sections of TAKS.

RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM REQUIRED All students entering high school in 2004-05 and thereafter are required to enroll in either the Recommended High School Program (RHSP) or the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) unless opted out by a committee consisting of a minimum of a parent/guardian and an administrator/counselor. As a result of this requirement, students are encouraged to take the most challenging courses possible during their time in the middle grades. Please consult the table on the following page for specific graduation program requirements.

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Course of Study Options for Graduation Requirements

Subject English/ Language Arts Fine Arts Health Languages Other Than English Mathematics for Students Entering High School in 2001-2002 School Year and Thereafter Minimum High School Program* Recommended Program* Distinguished Achievement Program* 4 credits required ­ English I, II, III, IV 4 credits required ­ English I, II, III, IV 4 credits required ­ English I, II, III, IV Not required ½ credit required Not required 3 credits required ­ must include Algebra I Geometry Additional Mathematics class 1 ½ credits required ­ ½ credit must include Foundations of Personal Fitness 2 credits required ­ 1 credit must be Biology Remaining credit must be Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) or Chemistry AND Physics, one of which fulfills the Academic Elective (see below) 1 credit required ­ must be selected from If Chemistry replaced Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) for part of the Science

requirement, the Academic Elective must be Physics. If Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC)

1 credit required ½ credit required 2 credits required ­ credits must consist of Level I and Level II in the same language 3 credits required ­ must consist of Algebra I Geometry Algebra II 1 ½ credits required ­ ½ credit must include Foundations of Personal Fitness 3 credits required ­ 1 credit must be Biology 2 remaining credits must be selected from Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) Chemistry Physics Not required

Physical Education Science

Academic Elective

1 credit required ½ credit required 3 credits required - credits must consist of Level I, Level II and Level III in the same language 3 credits required ­ must consist of Algebra I Geometry Algebra II 1 ½ credits required ­ ½ credit must include Foundations of Personal Fitness 3 credits required ­ 1 credit must be Biology 2 remaining credits must be selected from Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) Chemistry Physics Not required

Social Studies/ Economics

Speech Technology Applications Electives Total Credits Required

and Biology were taken as the Science requirement, then the Academic Elective must be any Science, World History or World Geography 3 credits required ­ credits must consist of World Geography (1 credit) or World History (1 credit) U.S. History (1 credit) U.S. Government (½ credit) Economics (½ credit) ½ credit required - Communications Applications 1 credit required 5 ½ credits or electives required 22

4 credits required ­ credits must consist of World Geography (1 credit) World History (1 credit) U.S. History (1 credit) U.S. Government (½ credit) Economics (½ credit) ½ credit required - Communications Applications 1 credit required 3 ½ credits or electives required 24

4 credits required ­ credits must consist of World Geography (1 credit) World History (1 credit) U.S. History (1 credit) U.S. Government (½ credit) Economics (½ credit) ½ credit required - Communications Applications 1 credit required 2 ½ credits required 24 ­ must include 4 Advanced Measures

Toward Excellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant Scholarships are available to students who graduate with the Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Programs and who can 8 show financial need. Students are encouraged to contact their counselor concerning other scholarship opportunities.

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Four Year Plan Worksheet

Refer to Course of Study for Graduation Requirements Grades (Write in courses and credits) Courses/Credits Required English/Language Arts Fine Arts Health Languages Other Than English Mathematics Physical Education Science

Science and/or Social Studies Elective

Middle School

9

10

11

12

Earned

Needed

Total

Social Studies/ Economics Speech Technology Applications Electives

Total Credits Required 9

Collegiate Athletics Eligibility

Many college athletic programs are regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Students planning to participate in collegiate athletics must apply to the NCAA to be certified as eligible. The NCAA requirements are outlined below. NCAA recognizes only courses taken in grades 9-12. Students should contact the NCAA at the Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse at http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net and review these requirements beginning in the freshman year if they plan to participate in college athletics. Students who took high school credit courses in middle school should pay special attention to NCAA rules. The NCAA Division I initial-eligibility rules have changed. If you plan to enroll in any college or university in fall 2003 or after, please read this information carefully. For students entering any college or university during the 2003-04 or 2004-05 academic years, your NCAA initial eligibility will be evaluated under the new rule as described on below. If you are ineligible under the new rule, the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse will automatically re-evaluate your academic record under the former rule to obtain your best possible result. It is not possible to mix-and-match rules. For example, you cannot use the 13 core-course standard of the former rule and the sliding scale from the new rule. For students entering any college or university on or after August 1, 2005, your NCAA initial eligibility will be evaluated using the new rule only. For students entering any college or university on or after August 1, 2008, your NCAA initial eligibility will be evaluated under the 16 core course rule as described on this below. THE NEW RULE: INCREASES the number of core courses from 13 to 14. This additional core course may be in any area: English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, nondoctrinal religion/philosophy, or computer science. The breakdown of core course requirements is listed below. Changes the Division I initial-eligibility index, or sliding scale. See the Core GPA/test score sliding scale index. The 16 core course rule INCREASES the number of core courses from 14 to 16. Students must complete three years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher), and four years of additional core courses. The additional core course may be taken in any area: English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy. The breakdown of the requirements is listed below.

FORMER RULE 13 Core Courses: 4 years of English 2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher) 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school) 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science 2 years of social science 2 years of additional courses (from any area above or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion/philosophy, computer science*) 14 CORE-COURSE RULE 14 Core Courses: 4 years of English 2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher) 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school) 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science 2 years of social science 3 years of additional courses (from any area above or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion/philosophy, computer science*) 16 CORE-COURSE RULE

(2008)

16 Core Courses: 4 years of English 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher) 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school) 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science 2 years of social science 4 years of additional courses (from any area above or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion/philosophy)

*PLEASE NOTE: Computer science is being eliminated as an acceptable core-course area for students first entering any college or university on or after August 1, 2005. Students entering college on or after August 1, 2005, may not use any computer science courses in meeting the core-course requirements.

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CORE GRADE-POINT AVERAGE / TEST-SCORE SLIDING SCALE ­ DIVISION I FORMER CORE GPA/Test Score Index (to be used with 13 core courses) Core GPA SAT ACT

2.500 & above 2.475 2.450 2.425 2.400 2.375 2.350 2.325 2.300 2.275 2.250 2.225 2.200 2.175 2.150 2.125 2.100 2.075 2.050 2.025 2.000 820 830 840-850 860 860 870 880 890 900 910 920 930 940 950 960 960 970 980 990 1000 1010 68 69 70 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 80 81 82 83 84 85 86

NEW CORE GPA/Test Score Index (to be used with 14 and 16 core courses) Core GPA

3.550 & above 3.525 3.500 3.475 3.450 3.425 3.400 3.375 3.350 3.325 3.300 3.275 3.250 3.225 3.200 3.175 3.150 3.125 3.100 3.075 3.050 3.025 3.000 2.975 2.950 2.925 2.900 2.875 2.850 2.825 2.800 2.775 2.750 2.725 2.700 2.675 2.650 2.625 2.600 2.575 2.550 2.525 2.500 2.475 2.450 2.425 2.400 2.375 2.350 2.325 2.300 2.275 2.250 2.225 2.200 2.175 2.150 2.125 2.100 2.075 2.050 2.025 2.000

SAT

400 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 490 500 510 520 530 540 550 560 570 580 590 600 610 620 630 640 650 660 670 680 690 700 710 720 730 730 740-750 760 770 780 790 800 810 820 830 840-850 860 860 870 880 890 900 910 920 930 940 950 960 960 970 980 990 1000 1010

ACT

37 38 39 40 41 41 42 42 43 44 44 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 49 50 50 51 52 52 53 53 54 55 56 56 57 58 59 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 80 81 82 83 84 85 86

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Effective date of new rule: · Students first entering a collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2003, may meet the initial-eligibility requirements under either rule · Students first entering a collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2005, must meet the new 14 core-course rule. · Students first entering a collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2008, must meet the 16 core-course rule. For more information regarding the new rule, please go to www.ncaa.org. Click on "Custom Home Pages" and pull the menu down to "Prospect/Parent" page. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT NCAA ELIGIBILITY, PLEASE CALL THE NCAA INITIAL-ELIGIBILITY CLEARINGHOUSE AT 319/337-1492 OR TOLL-FREE AT 877/262-1492. YOU MAY ALSO CALL THE NCAA AT 317/917-6222.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

State curriculum rules govern the courses students must take to complete middle school. A unit equals a year long course, which meets one period, every school day. Subject English Reading Mathematics Science Social Studies Physical Educationa Reading Improvement or Reading Plusb Electivec,d Health Total Units

a*

Grade 6 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0a* --1.0 7.0

Grade 7 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 .5 to 1 0, .5 1.0 to 2.0 .5 7.0

Grade 8 1.0 --1.0 1.0 1.0 0, .5, 1.0 .5 to 3.0 7.0

Students in grade 6 will take one unit of Physical Education unless a student is required to participate in Math Plus 6 and/or Reading Plus 6. Students in grade 6 required to participate in two of the three previously listed classes may be required to obtain Physical Education credit in grades 7 and 8. Athletics scheduled during school may substitute for Physical Education. Students may enroll in no more than one Physical Education or athletic period during the regular school day. Reading Improvement or Reading Plus may be required of students if recommended by previous reading teacher on the basis of performance in reading. Students in grade 6 required to participate in Math Plus and/or Reading Plus may be required to do so in place of an elective. Students in grades 7 and 8 who are required to take Math Plus and/or Reading Plus will be required to do so in place of an elective. All students must complete a minimum of one semester of a fine arts course while in grades 6 ­ 8. This requirement may be satisfied by the Fine Arts/Practical Arts course in grade 6 if all subjects chosen are Art/Music/Theatre courses (for the one semester elective) or if a minimum of 18 weeks (3 ­ 6 weeks or 2 ­ 9 weeks) in the year long Fine Arts/Practical Arts electives are fine arts courses. Students not satisfying this requirement in grade 6 must take a Fine Arts course in either grade 7 or grade 8.

a

b

c

d

Costs Each student will have available for use the necessary textbook for each course. In addition to a District-provided textbook, students may wish to purchase their own copy of a course-selected novel or project. These costs are optional and are not required by the District. Costs for activities in electives and for participation in extracurricular activities will vary from year to year. Students should consult the instructor for additional information.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL ELECTIVES

Individual schools select offerings from the following list. Not all electives may be available at each middle school. GRADE 6 STUDENTS will select from the following: Full-Year Electives (1.0 unit) One-Semester Electives (.5 unit) Fine Arts/Practical Arts (6 to 9 week courses) Fine Arts Survey FA/PA Exploratory Art FA Exploratory Art FA/PA Exploratory Music FA Exploratory Music FA/PA Exploratory Theatre FA Exploratory Theatre FA/PA Technology Education FA Exploratory Family and Consumer Science FA/PA Introduction to Family and Consumer Art Grade 6 Science Color Guard FA/PA Career Investigation General Music FA/PA Speech Theatre FA/PA Study Skills Speech FA/PA Introduction to Multimedia Awareness FA/PA Keyboarding FA/PA Introduction to Conversational Spanish FA/PA Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution Color Guard Music Beginning Band* Choir* Handbell Choir* *Requires teacher recommendation GRADE 7 STUDENTS will select from the following: Full-Year Electives (1.0 unit) One-Semester Electives (.5 unit) Career/Technology Career/Technology Technology Education Technology Education Photo Communication Exploratory Family and Consumer Science Color Guard Skills for Living Music Keyboarding** Cadet Band* Media Masters I and II Varsity Band* Photo Communication Concert Band* Art Symphonic Band* Foundations of Art: Part A Handbell Choir* Foundations of Art: Part B Concert Choir* Theatre Boys' Choir* Theatre: Play Production Treble Choir* Speech Intermediate Choir* Speech: Part A Theatre Speech: Part B Theatre: Play Production* Physical Education Theatre: Tournament* P.E. Grade 7 Speech* Athletics Grade 7* Physical Education Leadership P.E.* P.E. Grade 7 Adventure P.E.* Athletics Grade 7* Student Assistant* Partners P.E. Grade 7 Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution Spanish/Advanced Placement: Part A *Requires teacher recommendation **High School credit

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GRADE 8 STUDENTS will select from the following: Full-Year Electives (1 unit) One-Semester Electives (.5 unit) Career/Technology Career/Technology Technology Education Business Computer Information Systems** Exploratory Family and Consumer Science Technology Education Skills for Living Photo Communication Keyboarding** Art Media Masters I and II Advanced Art* Color Guard Career Investigation Music Exploring Construction Technology Cadet Band* Exploring Manufacturing Technology Varsity Band* Photo Communication Concert Band* Art Symphonic Band* Foundations of Art: Part A Handbell Choir* Foundations of Art: Part B Concert Choir* Exploring Art: Part A* Boys' Choir* Exploring Art: Part B* Treble Choir* Theatre Intermediate Choir* Speech: Part A Theatre Speech: Part B Theatre: Play Production* Physical Education P.E. Grade 8 Theatre: Tournament* Athletics Grade 8* Speech* Leadership P.E.* Physical Education P.E. Grade 8 Adventure P.E.* Athletics Grade 8* Aerobics* Partners P.E. Grade 8 Student Assistant* Spanish I (*)(**) Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution Spanish for Spanish Speakers (*)(**) Peer Assistants in the Classroom* Spanish/Advanced Placement: Part B

*Requires teacher recommendation

**High School credit

Limits on Elective Credits Earned in Particular Classes In grades 7 and/or 8, students may earn credits in a course with the same title and length only once in Career and Technology Education, Speech, Theatre and Art. No one-semester course may be taken more than once, except for Physical Education. In grades 7 and 8, students may enroll in consecutive years in a Music elective and in Physical Education. Technology Applications Requirement The required instruction in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Technology Applications is satisfied through the instructional processes, activities, and projects completed in the core subjects.

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

At-Risk Student Services Students are identified as At-Risk through the dropout reduction guidelines issued by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Instructional and counseling interventions are assigned and monitored by the campus Student Assistance Team (SAT) to increase the probability that these students will remain in school through graduation. Services for Disabled Students A comprehensive plan of Special Education services is offered to students who qualify by meeting the guidelines for a disability established by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and TEA. The level of services is determined by an Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee. Each student's individual education plan (IEP) is implemented in the least restrictive environment possible in which a free appropriate public education may be offered. Special Education students are recommended to complete Career Investigation in grade 8. Non-Special Education students who have disabling conditions have access to an array of classroom/instructional modifications. The SAT is responsible for designing and monitoring implementation of individual intervention plans. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Special placement for limited English speaking students is determined through oral language proficiency testing. Qualified students receive specialized instruction in language development five days a week for a minimum of one class period. This program provides intensive Englishas-a-second-language instruction and emphasizes listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Dyslexia Teachers participate in training to meet the needs of students identified as dyslexic as they move through the regular curriculum. Special materials are made available to classroom teachers and consultation with curriculum specialists is encouraged. If dyslexia interferes with satisfactory educational progress, the student is referred for assessment and possible special programming. The Gifted and Talented and Pyramid Programs A gifted student is one who performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment, and who excels in a specific academic field. The purpose of the Pyramid Program is to meet the instructional needs of all students through differentiation in terms of depth, complexity, pace and acceleration of instruction. Tier 2 and above of the Pyramid are intended to address the needs of gifted students.

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Levels of the Pyramid · Tier 1 - On Grade · Tier 2 - Enriched On Grade · Tier 3 - (Above Grade) One year of acceleration · Tier 4 - Two years of acceleration Language Arts/Mathematics · Tier 3 ­ one year of acceleration by the end of grade 2 o Program begins in Kindergarten o High school Tier 3 courses receive Honors credit · Tier 4 ­ two years of acceleration by the end of grade 5 o Program begins in grade 3 o Tier 4 high school courses and Advanced Placement courses in Mathematics and Language Arts receive Tier 4 credit Science and Social Studies Framework ­ enrichment (program begins in Kindergarten) · Tier 2 ­ enriched on grade o Increased depth and complexity of the On Grade curriculum o High school honors courses are included in the model and receive honors credit o High School Advanced Placement courses receive Tier 4 credit

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PROMOTION AND RETENTION

Note: New requirements as of 2003-2004

For the 2003-2004 school year and thereafter: Grade 6 to 7 Grade 8 to 9 A student shall be promoted from grade 6 to 7 and grade 8 to 9 if: A final grade of 70 or above has been earned in Reading or Reading Improvement (if required), English and Mathematics, AND A final grade of 70 or above has been earned in either Science or Social Studies, AND An overall average of 70 or above has been earned as determined by averaging the final grades for all courses; AND The state attendance requirement has been met, AND A passing score has been earned on the Reading and Mathematics sections of the TAKS. For the 2004-2005 school year and thereafter Grade 7 to 8

A student shall be promoted from grade 7 to 8 if: A final grade of 70 or above has been earned in Reading, English and Mathematics, AND A final grade of 70 or above has been earned in either Science or Social Studies, AND An overall average of 70 or above has been earned as determined by averaging the final grades for all courses, AND The state attendance requirement has been met, AND A passing score has been earned on the Reading, Writing and Mathematics sections of the TAKS. Alternatives to Retention Students who fail to meet promotion standards will be retained at the current grade level unless the student successfully completes summer school. If the student does not successfully complete summer school a grade placement committee made up of the principal, the teacher and the student's parent shall make a decision on whether the student shall be retained at the current grade level or promoted to the next grade level. A decision to promote must be unanimous. The decision of the grade placement committee is final and may not be appealed. Summer Program Spring ISD offers a Summer School program for middle school repeat credit in up to four subjects. Credit by Exam ­ Acceleration Selected students in grades 6 to 8 may be permitted to earn credit by examination for middle school courses and some grade level high school courses. The minimum eligibility requirements are that the student has not had prior instruction in the course tested and has parental approval to accelerate. Credit by examination shall not be used to earn credit when students have excessive unexcused absences. Credit by examination for acceleration is offered for year-long courses in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Credit by examination test dates are offered at least two times per year. Students must register in advance of the examination date. Test dates are available through the counselor or the District's Curriculum and Instruction Department. Credit will be recorded on the academic achievement record for high school credits and on the permanent record at middle school. Students earning high school credit by examination will not receive grade points. Exemption by Examination for Keyboarding The keyboarding exemption exam, if mastered at a minimum of 38 words per minute with no more than two errors, will be used to exempt students from the keyboarding course. The keyboarding course is a prerequisite to many computer classes at the high school. The student will not earn course credit for mastering the examination, only exemption from the course. Credit by Exam ­ Make Up Students may be permitted to earn credit by testing for grade-level courses. The minimum eligibility requirements are: (1) the student has failed the course (2) credit for the course was not lost due to excessive unexcused absences. Students must earn a score of 70% or above in order to receive credit. Credit will be recorded on the academic achievement record. Students earning credit by testing will not receive grade points. 17

GRADES AND EXAMINATIONS

Numerical and Letter Grade Scale 90 80 75 70 50 - 100 = A - 89 = B - 79 = C - 74 = D - 69 = F

No grade lower than 50 will be recorded for a six weeks average, final examination grade or final course average. Transfer Grades A student enrolling in Spring ISD after the beginning of a grading period will receive a grade in which the grades received from the sending school are weighted proportionately to the time spent in the sending school and the Spring ISD school. Letter grades, without numerical equivalents, transferred to Spring ISD schools will be converted to the following numerical equivalents: A = 95, B = 85, C = 77, D = 72, F = 65 If a sending school from out-of-state uses a numerical scale with a different grade conversion (e.g., 65 = D), then the letter grade along with the conversion above will be used for averaging. Examinations Cumulative semester exams (measuring knowledge of course content for the entire semester) are given in grades 7 and 8 Tier 4 Mathematics and English, as well as in Keyboarding, BCIS, Grade 8 Tier 3 (above grade) Mathematics and English, Health, Spanish I and Spanish for Spanish Speakers. Semester examination weights for high school credit courses are provided in the following sections.

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EARNING HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Course Levels and Grade Points The courses displayed in the following table are high school courses offered in middle school and earn high school credits and grade points. Credits and grade points are awarded each semester, and semester exams are weighted as they are in high school. Completion of these courses in middle school will allow students greater flexibility in their high school schedules and expanded opportunity to enroll in advanced courses.

Reminder: The NCAA only accepts credits for High School courses taken and passed while in high school (see page 7).

Course Algebra I Tier 4 Algebra I Tier 3 Geometry Tier 4 English I Tier 4 English II Tier 4 English I Tier 3 Business Communication Information Systems (BCIS) Keyboarding Health Spanish I Spanish for Spanish Speakers Grade Point Scale

Grade 7 8 8 7 8 8 8 7/8 7/8 8 8

Semester Exam Weight

(Percent of semester grade)

Type of Grade Points Tier 4 Honors Tier 4 Tier 4 Tier 4 Honors Academic Academic Academic Academic Academic

15% 15% 20% 15% 20% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15%

Grade points are used to compute class rank in high school. Class rank is computed by adding grade points earned, dividing the sum of grade points by the number of courses taken, and ranking the result among all students in a class. The grading scale is the same numerically in Academic, Honors, and Tier 4 courses. The difference lies in the number of grade points earned for a particular grade in each of these courses. Thus, the same numerical grade earned would vary in grade points with the level of the course and could significantly affect class rank. The grade point scale by level of course follows. Numerical Grade 100-98 97-96 95-94 93-92 91-90 89-88 87-86 85-84 83-82 81-80 79-77 76-75 74-72 71-70 69-0 Grade Points by Course Level Tier 4 Honors Academic 6 5.8 4.8 5.8 5.6 4.6 5.6 5.4 4.4 5.4 5.2 4.2 5.2 5.0 4.0 5.0 4.8 3.8 4.8 4.6 3.6 4.6 4.4 3.4 4.4 4.2 3.2 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.7 3.5 2.5 3.2 3.0 2.0 2.7 2.5 1.5 2.2 2.0 1.0 0 0 0

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COURSE CHANGES AND CREDIT

Course Changes for Middle School Elective Courses After the beginning of the school year, students will not be permitted to change an elective course based upon changes in preference. Removal from Above Grade Courses A student in a Tier 2, 3, or 4 class who fails to maintain an average of 70 or above for a six-weeks grading period may be considered for removal to a Tier 1 or Tier 3 class as appropriate. Course Changes and Credit for Middle School Courses Earning High School Credit A student must earn an average of 70 at the end of the first semester of a high school course to be permitted to continue in the course for the second semester. When changing from one level course to another, the student's grade in the first course will be averaged, proportionate to the time enrolled, with the grade earned in the second course. If both courses earn High School credit, grade points will be awarded on the basis of the average applied to the second course. Repeating Courses for High School Credit When students repeat classes for High School credit, both enrollments will be made a part of the record. Credit may be earned only once and grade points will be awarded for courses completed previously only if a grade of 85 or less was first earned. Grade points earned previously for a repeated course will remain a part of the record and will be used in computing class rank. Earning High School Credit in Summer School Students may earn High School credits by enrolling in and successfully completing high school Summer School classes. District Approved Private or Commercial Physical Education Substitutes A student may apply for approval to earn Physical Education (P.E.) credit from a private or commercial organization, which has applied for and received approval from the Spring ISD Board of Trustees or designee. An approved student may participate in a District-approved private or commercial Physical Education (P.E.) program as described below: See "Summer Program page 17. Category 1: The organization provides a minimum of 15 hours of intense, professionally supervised training per week leading to local Olympic-level competition. Late arrival or early dismissal may be approved for participation in a Category 1 program with arrangements specified by the campus. Category 2: The organization provides a minimum of five hours per week of intense, professionally supervised training. No late arrival or early dismissal is permitted for participation in a Category 2 program.

Private and/or commercial organizations must apply to the District for approval as a provider site. Students must apply at their campus to participate in approved private and/or commercial Physical Education.

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THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE FOR 6TH GRADE THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE REQUIRED LANGUAGE ARTS GRADE 6 ENGLISH

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 02800000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Use the writing process to produce different forms of writing Vary sentence structure and use complex punctuation Edit writing based on knowledge of grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other conventions of written language Emphasize on listening, speaking, viewing, and representing skills COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 LANGUAGE ARTS BLOCK

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03200510

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete coursework in a block language arts class for two periods of the instructional day Study the content specified in both the grade 6 English and reading courses

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 LANGUAGE ARTS TIER 3

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03200530 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete coursework equivalent to English 7 Language Arts Edit to ensure correct usage of conventions of written language Learn thematic units, integrate reading, literature, writing, and language study and promote critical thinking Complete one independent multi-genre study project per year Emphasize listening, speaking, viewing, and representing skills COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 LANGUAGE ARTS TIER 4

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03200530 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement proceedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete coursework equivalent to English 8 Tier 3 Language Arts Edit to ensure correct usage of conventions of written language Learn thematic units integrate reading, literature, writing, and language study and promote critical thinking Complete one independent multi-genre study project per year Emphasize listening, speaking, viewing, and representing skills COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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Description of Courses

GRADE 6 READING

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 02810000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Acquire and refine reading skills and enjoy reading Read widely in texts at appropriate levels from various genres and cultures Use a variety of word recognition and comprehension strategies Express and support responses to various types of texts Complete coursework differentiated based on ongoing assessment of individual needs COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 READING PLUS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Examine and modify their own reading process in order to become stronger readers Enhance stretegies to improve fluency, vocabulary acquisition, word identification, and comprehension Focus on essential reading skills required for passing TAKS TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 82000620 Recommended for students who do not meet the standard on 5th grade TAKS Reading

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

MATHEMATICS GRADE 6 MATHEMATICS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 02820000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Emphasize the four basic operations with both decimals and fractions Study of geometry and measurement Be introduced to Algebraic concepts at the intuitive level Increase skills in computation, quantitative literacy, and problem solving COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 MATHEMATICS PLUS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 6 The course is required for any student with unsatisfactory performance on their most recent TAKS Mathematics test or 5th grade mathematics course, as determined by the campus grade placement committee. TERM 1 SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR PEIMS# 82100610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Remediate mathematical skills based on individual diagnosis Emphasize conceptual development Focus on increasing skills and confidence in problem solving

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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Description of Courses

GRADE 6 MATHEMATICS TIER 3

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03103000 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Develop proportional reasoning through study of ratios, proportions, and percents Study more formal Algebraic concepts of integers, equations, and graphing Build facility with decimals and fractions Extend geometric understanding Increase skills in computation, quantitative literacy, and problem solving COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 MATHEMATICS TIER 4

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03103100 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Develop Algebraic reasoning and skills Emphasize applications in all areas of study Increase understanding in areas of geometry and measurement Use technology and group interaction to enrich mathematic experiences Increase skills in computation, quantitative literacy, and problem solving COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

SCIENCE GRADE 6 SCIENCE

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03060600

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete field & lab investigations Emphasize science process skills & knowledge Complete content including physical, life, & earth sciences

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 SCIENCE TIER 2

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03060600 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures; Grade 5 Tier 2 Science recommended

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete field & lab investigations Place emphasis on science process skills & knowledge Learn physical, life, & earth science concepts Study enriched on grade science, which may cover more concepts & additional units Be responsible for more frequent independent assignments and lab investigations COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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Description of Courses

SOCIAL STUDIES GRADE 6 SOCIAL STUDIES - WORLD CULTURES

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 02870000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete a regional study of contemporary world cultures Compare political, economic, and social systems Study the effect of geography on cultural development of a country or region Learn the elements of culture COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 SOCIAL STUDIES - WORLD CULTURES TIER 2

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 02870000 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete a regional study of contemporary world cultures Compare political, economic, and social systems Study the effect of geography on cultural development of a country or region Learn the elements of culture Complete an enriched on grade World Cultures, which may cover more concepts and additional units COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

HEALTH/PE GRADE 6 P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 02850000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Develop motor skills, concepts and application of movement patterns Demonstrate knowledge of the benefits of involvement in daily physical activity including safety practices Emphasize the social aspects of physical activities: positive self-management, teamwork, and respect for others Identify, participate and monitor progress in health-related physical activities Learn the rules of games and sports COSTS Physical Education uniform (approximately $15) SPECIAL INFORMATION

THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE ELECTIVE

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Description of Courses

FINE ARTS GRADE 6 BAND/BEGINNING

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 02910000 Band director recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study the fundamentals of reading music and play an instrument. (no previous music training or experience is necessary) Attend before and after school rehearsals and at performances as required

COSTS

Instrument which maybe acquired in one of the following ways: 1. New Instrument 2. Rental-purchase through local music store 3. Used instrument with approval of band director. Use of an available school-owned instrument (maint. fee $80 per year). 4. Additional expenses such as: Instrumental music books, Metronome, accessories as needed throughout the year (reeds, valve oil, mallets, drumsticks, etc.), solo and ensemble fee and accompanist.

SPECIAL INFORMATION Instrument, equipment, and/or materials must be available for class the first week of school. Please do not purchase an instrument until a band director has been consulted. Parent conferences will be scheduled by the directors.

GRADE 6 COLOR GUARD

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 82400651

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn the fundamentals of color guard activities including spinning rifles, flags and sabres Learn dance techniques with a heavy emphasis on ballet, jazz, and other modern styles Attend before and after school rehearsals as required.

COSTS

Costs of uniforms vary

SPECIAL INFORMATION Does not qualify for Fine Arts or Physical Education credit.

GRADE 6 CHOIR

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 02920000 Choir director recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to choral music. (no previous musical training or experience is necessary) Learn to read and perform in unison, as well as two-and three-part harmony Learn to sing as a choral member and a performing group Attend before and after school rehearsals and performances as required COSTS Simple uniform and T-shirt; Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fee

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 CHOIR/HANDBELL

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 02520010

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to this unique form of music Study and strengthen basic music reading background and perform different styles of music Support the various choral groups Participate in small ensembles and full choir concert experiences Attend all required rehearsals and performances COSTS Simple uniform SPECIAL INFORMATION

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Description of Courses

GRADE 6 ART

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 02880000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to the basic disciplines of art- art making, art history, art criticism and the philosophy of art Develop ideas from the environment using direct observation as they express their ideas in their own artwork Use a variety of media, such as drawing, painting, and sculpture Develop respect for traditions and contributions of diverse cultures by analyzing artistic styles and historical periods COSTS $20, supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA EXPLORATORY ART

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FINE ARTS SURVEY PEIMS# 082900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study the elements of art, art history, art appreciation, and a brief introduction to drawing, painting, and sculpture

COSTS

$5 or $8 ( six and nine week rotation), project materials

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA EXPLORATORY THEATRE ARTS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FINE ARTS SURVEY PEIMS# 082900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study imitative movement, sensory awareness, and creative dialogue

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 THEATRE

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 02900000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Obtain an overview of the various aspects of play performance from script interpretation to acting

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA EXPLORATORY MUSIC

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FINE ARTS SURVEY PEIMS# 082900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study basic music theory, history, and appreciation Study vocal and instrumental works, creating an interest in the various music areas

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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Description of Courses

GRADE 6 GENERAL MUSIC

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 02890000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to basic foundations and music theory. Study music appreciation as developed by exploration of music literature from various periods of history Develop beginning vocal and instrumental skills Participate in opportunities for choral and instrumental class performance COSTS Approximately $10, supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 SPEECH

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03243610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Present various types of speeches

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

FINE ARTS/PRACTICAL ARTS GRADE 6 FA/PA CAREER INVESTIGATION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to the four general areas of self- awareness, socio-economics, occupational clusters and educational planning

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA/PA EXPLORATORY ART

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study elements of art, art history, art appreciation, and a brief introduction to drawing, painting, and sculpture

COSTS

$5 or $8 ( six and nine week rotation), project materials

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA/PA EXPLORATORY MUSIC

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study basic music theory, history, and appreciation Study vocal and instrumental works, creating an interest in the various music areas

COSTS

Music composition book

SPECIAL INFORMATION

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Description of Courses

GRADE 6 FA/PA EXPLORATORY TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to industrial production setting Plan projects using drafting concepts and standard measuring practices Plan, organize, and manage a mass production project Learn safe operating procedures for all hand and power tools and the elements of good craftsmanship COSTS $20, supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA/PA EXPLORATORY THEATRE

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study imitative movement, sensory awareness, and creative dialogue

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA/PA FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES - EXPLORATORY

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Focus on interpersonal relationships, and communication Explore nutrition and meal preparation skills Learn skills in the areas of housing needs, managing resources, clothing construction, and child care

COSTS

$15, project materials

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA/PA FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES (HOME ECONOMICS) - INTRODUCTION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Obtain an overview of foods and nutrition, clothing, textiles, home management, and human development Study consumer education, home safety, and child development

COSTS

$5 or $8 (six and nine week rotation), supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA/PA INTRODUCTION TO CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to the fundamental vocabulary and commonly used expressions in the Spanish language

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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GRADE 6 FA/PA INTRODUCTION TO MULTIMEDIA AWARENESS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to computer terms and basic keyboarding skills Learn the fundamentals of using computer hardware and software and the Internet Be exposed to a variety of multi-media products

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA/PA KEYBOARDING

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn touch control typing Type letters, reports, tabs, invoices, and memos through touch typing techniques Demonstrate correct posture and typing techniques Apply proper keyboarding techniques to develop speed and accuracy Learn and apply proofreading skills COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA/PA PEER MEDIATION/CONFLICT RESOLUTION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn conflict resolution skills as designed for students with a desire to become a peer mediator

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA/PA SPEECH

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study the skills necessary to create and deliver speeches

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 6 FA/PA STUDY SKILLS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM FA/PA ROTATION PEIMS# 82900610

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Improve Study techniques in all subject areas

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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HEALTH/PE GRADE 6 PARTNERS P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS#

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Build relationships with students having disabilities Participate in cooperative and competitive fitness, sports and games

COSTS

$15, P.E. uniform; nominal charge for special events (approximately $5); $1 weekly if bowling if offered

SPECIAL INFORMATION

SPECIAL COURSES GRADE 6 TEEN LEADERSHIP

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR PEIMS# N1290012 (TEENLDR)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Develop business, professional, and leadership skills Learn the importance of principle centered living and the importance of goals Handle peer pressure and communicate effectively Build meaningful relationships and make responsible decisions COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE FOR 7TH GRADE THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE REQUIRED LANGUAGE ARTS GRADE 7 ENGLISH

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03200520

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Use the writing process to produce different forms of writing Vary sentence structure and use complex punctuation Edit writing based on knowledge of grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other conventions of written language Emphasize listening, speaking, viewing, and representing skills COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 ENGLISH TIER 3

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03200520 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Use the writing process to produce different forms of writing Vary sentence structure and use complex punctuation Edit writing based on knowledge of grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other conventions of written language Emphasize listening, speaking, viewing, and representing skills Complete coursework equiivalent to 8th Grade English COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION Equivalent to 8th Grade English

GRADE 7 ENGLISH TIER 4

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03220100 (ENG1) Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete coursework equivalent to 9th grade Honors English I, high school credit Edit to ensure correct usage of conventions of written language Complete thematic units integrate reading, literature, writing, and language study and promote critical thinking Complete one independent multi-genre study project per year Emphasize listening, speaking, viewing, and representing skills COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION High School Credit Course

GRADE 7 LANGUAGE ARTS BLOCK

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03200520

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete a block language arts class for two periods of the instructional day Study the content specified in both the grade 7 English and reading courses, as described herein

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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GRADE 7 READING

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03273420

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Acquire and refine reading skills and enjoy reading Read widely in texts at appropriate levels from various genres and cultures Use a variety of word recognition and comprehension strategies Express and support responses to various types of texts Complete coursework differentiated based on ongoing assessment of individual needs COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION Teacher recommendation and class performance used to determine placement

GRADE 7 READING PLUS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 84000720 May be required of students who do not meet the standard on 6th grade TAKS reading

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Examine and modify their own reading process in order to become stronger readers Enhance strategies to improve fluency, vocabulary acquisition, word identification, and comprehension Focus on essential reading skills required for passing TAKS

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

MATHEMATICS GRADE 7 ALGEBRA I TIER 4

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03100500 (ALG 1) Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Increase Algebraic understanding through study of functions Emphasize multiple representations of functions: verbal, concrete, tabular, graphic, as well as equations Focus on linear and quadratic function families Be introduced to rational and irrational functions and expressions Use the graphing calculator to investigate real world applications COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION High School Credit Course

GRADE 7 MATHEMATICS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03103000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Develop proportional reasoning through study of ratios, proportions, and percents Be introduced to more formal Algebraic concepts of integers, equations, and graphing Build facility with decimals and fractions Extend geometric understanding Increase skills in computation, quantitative literacy, and problem solving COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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GRADE 7 MATHEMATICS PLUS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 This course is required for any student with unsatisfactory performance on their most recent TAKS Mathematics test or 6th grade mathematics course as determined by the Campus Grade Placement Committee. TERM 1 SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR PEIMS# 84100710

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Remediate mathematical skills based on individual diagnosis Emphasize conceptual development Focus on increasing skills and confidence in problem solving

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 MATHEMATICS TIER 3

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03103100 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Develop Algebraic reasoning and skills Emphasize applications in all areas of study Increase understanding in areas of geometry and measurement Use technology and group interaction to enrich mathematic experiences Increase skills in computation, quantitative literacy, and problem solving COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION This course addresses 8th grade mathematics curriculum and TEKS.

SCIENCE GRADE 7 SCIENCE

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03060700

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Involve field & lab investigations Emphasize science process skills & knowledge Complete content including physical, life & earth sciences

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 SCIENCE TIER 2

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03060700 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures; Grade 6 Tier 2 Science recommended

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be involve in field & lab investigations Emphasize science process skills & knowledge Complete content including physical, life, and earth sciences Study enriched on grade science, which may cover more concepts and additional units Be responsible for more frequent, independent assignments & lab investigations COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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SOCIAL STUDIES GRADE 7 TEXAS HISTORY

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 0334300

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study Texas' historical, economic, social, geographic, and political development Learn significant events and conflicts from beginnings of Texas to present day Learn the functions of government at the state and local levels Learn the physical landscape of the state COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 TEXAS HISTORY TIER 2

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 0334300 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study Texas' historical, economic, social, geographic, and political development Learn significant events and conflicts from beginnings of Texas to present day Learn the functions of government at the state and local levels Study the physical landscape of the state Complete enriched on grade Texas History coursework, which may cover more concepts and additional units COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

HEALTH/PE GRADE 7 HEALTH

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03810100(HLTHED)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn about behaviors that will safeguard personal health Identify factors in the environment that impact personal, family and community health

Refine critical-thinking skills to avoid unsafe situations, analyze health information and products, and maintain healthy relationships Gain understanding of puberty and the reproductive process COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION Students who successfully complete this course will also receive credit for High School Health. The content of this course includes information on the human reproductive system. An alternate assignment may be provided in lieu of the classroom participation on this topic, with a written request submitted to the teacher.

THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE ELECTIVE LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH GRADE 7 SPANISH/ ADVANCED PLACEMENT: PART A

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# A3440100 (APSPLAN) Native Spanish speaker, reader, and writer; interview and recommendation from Spanish teacher;

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Develop intermediate to fluent proficiency skills in all communication areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing) Complete activities and projects designed by the teacher Participate in instructional activities frequently conducted in Spanish

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION This is a two-year course of study. 7th grade students enrolled in Section A must enroll in Section B in 8th grade and are required to take the AP test at the end of the 8th grade course.

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FINE ARTS GRADE 7 BAND/CADET

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154101 Band director recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Gain additional training on their instruments prior to participation in a performing band as designed for 7th and 8th grade Strengthen fundamentals of tone production, rhythmic reading skills, scales, and technique Attend rehearsals as required before and after school

COSTS

$80, instrument maintenance for school owned instruments. Uniform cleaning fee. Instrument repairs and accessories as needed; other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt or dress, uniform shoes, band shirt, trousers and/or skirt; Region Band/ Orchestra fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fees.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 BAND/CONCERT

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154101 Beginning Band; Band director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Continue strengthening basic skills and technical ability of playing instruments individually and as a group Participate in major functions including possible UIL contests and selected performances Attend before and after school rehearsals and performances as required

COSTS

$80, instrument maintenance for school owned instruments. Uniform cleaning fee. Instrument repairs and accessories as needed; other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt or dress, uniform shoes, band shirt, trousers and/or skirt; Region Band/ Orchestra fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fees.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 BAND/SYMPHONIC

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154101 Beginning Band; Band director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Participate in major functions including UIL contests and numerous performances Focus on the development of more advanced skills and technical facility Attend before and after school rehearsals and performances as required

COSTS

$80, instrument maintenance for school owned instruments. Uniform cleaning fee. Instrument repairs and accessories as needed; other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt or dress, uniform shoes, band shirt, trousers and/or skirt; Region Band/ Orchestra fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fees.

SPECIAL INFORMATION For this advanced band, membership is by audition only and is limited to students with good basic foundations in fundamentals

GRADE 7 BAND/VARSITY

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 031554101 Beginning Band; Band director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Strengthen basic skills and technical ability of playing instruments individually and as a group Participate in major functions including possible UIL contests and selected performances Attend before and after school rehearsals and performances as required

COSTS

$80, instrument maintenance for school owned instruments. Uniform cleaning fee. Instrument repairs and accessories as needed; other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt or dress, uniform shoes, band shirt, trousers and/or skirt; Region Band/ Orchestra fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fees.

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GRADE 7 COLOR GUARD

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 6-8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 84500751 Teacher recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn the fundamentals of color guard qctivities including spinning rifles, flags, and sabres Learn dance techniques with a heavy emphasis on ballet, jazz, and other modern styles Attend before and after school rehearsals as required

COSTS

Costs of uniforms vary

SPECIAL INFORMATION Does not qualify for Fine Arts or Physical Education credit

GRADE 7 CHOIR/BOYS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154301 Choir director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Experience two and three part music unique to the young male voice Participate as a soloist and ensemble member including UIL competition Attend required before and after school rehearsals and performances

COSTS

Uniform cleaning fee. Other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt and shoes; trousers,choir shirt; Region Choir fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fee.

SPECIAL INFORMATION This class gives the male student training and experience in being a member of a specialized group

GRADE 7 CHOIR/CONCERT

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154301 Choir director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Experience two, three, and four part music performance Participate in performing as a choir member, soloist, and ensemble member Participate in major functions including UIL competition and numerous other performances Attend required before and after school rehearsals and performances COSTS

Uniform cleaning fee. Other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt and shoes; trousers and/or skirt; choir shirt; Region Choir fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fee.

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GRADE 7 CHOIR/HANDBELL

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154501 Choir director recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to this unique form of music Study and strengthen basic music reading and background and perform different styles of music Participate in supporing the various choral groups Participate in small ensembles and full choir concert experiences Attend all required rehearsals and performances COSTS Simple uniform SPECIAL INFORMATION

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GRADE 7 CHOIR/INTERMEDIATE

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03154301 Choir director recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Participate in a performing/competing choir for students who need additional vocal training Learn fundamentals of tone production, rhythmic reading skills, scales, and technique Attend rehearsals before and after school and performances as required

COSTS

Uniform cleaning fee. Other costs to be determined by the director may include Region Choir fee, Solo and Ensemble & entry fees.

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GRADE 7 CHOIR/TREBLE

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154301 Choir director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Experience two and three part music, including a lighter form of contemporary music unique to the treble voice Perform as a soloist and ensemble member including participation in UIL competition Attend required before and after school rehearsals and performances

COSTS

Uniform cleaning fee. Other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt and shoes; trousers/skirt, choir shirt; Region Choir fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fee.

SPECIAL INFORMATION This class gives the student training and experience in being a member of a specialized group

GRADE 7 FOUNDATIONS OF ART: PART A

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03503001

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study the principles and elements of art as they begin to develop technical and creative skills Be exposed to a variety of media such as drawing, painting, and sculpture Begin to identify artworks from history and the influence of historical events on art Learn how to critique art works COSTS $20, supplies

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GRADE 7 FOUNDATIONS OF ART: PART B

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03503001 Foundations of Art, Part A recommended

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Continue to analyze and develop art elements and principles of design Expand their skills in drawing, painting, ceramics, fiber art, photographic imagery and electronic media generated art Rely on imagination and perception, and compare and contrast works of art from a variety of cultures

COSTS

$20, supplies

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GRADE 7 THEATRE: PLAY PRODUCTION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03253001 Theatre teacher's recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study creative expression through interpretive movement and vocal expression Complete activities including pantomime, improvisation, dramatic and humorous interpretations, and Reader'sTheatre Have the opportunity to audition for school-wide productions Have the opportunity to participate in competitive events such as tournaments and festivals COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 THEATRE: PLAY PRODUCTION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03253001

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study creative expression through interpretive movement and vocal expression Complete activities including pantomime, improvisation, dramatic and humorous interpretations, and Reader'sTheatre . COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 THEATRE: TOURNAMENT

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03253001 Speech or Theatre teacher's recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Refine their presentation skills in preparation for competitive events Attend weekend tournaments

Participate in events that may include pantomime, improvisation, dramatic and humorous interpretations, Reader's Theatre and debate

COSTS

$8 - $12 per tournament (Average tournament fee range)

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 SPEECH

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03243620 Speech or Theatre teacher's recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn and develop skills of voice control, speech delivery, and oral performance with various projects and speeches Participate in small group and nonverbal communication Emphasize researched speeches, such as informative and persuasive Compete in many events COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 SPEECH: PART A

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03243620

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn and develop skills of voice control, speech delivery, and performance through various projects and speeches Compete in many events

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GRADE 7 SPEECH: PART B

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE Speech: Part A 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03243620

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Continue to develop learned skills of voice control, speech delivery, and performance through projects and speeches Study small group and nonverbal communication Emphasize researched speeches such as informative and persuasive Compete in many events COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

HEALTH/PE GRADE 7 ATHLETICS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03823000 P.E. teacher recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Participate in football, volleyball, basketball, track and field and developmental activities for these sports

COSTS

$15, Physical Education uniform; physical examination

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GRADE 7 ATHLETICS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03823000 P.E. teacher recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Participate in football, volleyball, basketball, track and field and developmental activities for these sports

COSTS

$15, Physical Education uniform; physical examination

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 ADVENTURE P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE P.E. teacher recommendation COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Increase mutual support within groups, enhance self confidence Discuss health and nutrition topics Improve agility, coordination and physical fitness through various games, ROPES course activities, and lifetime sports activities TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03823000

COSTS

$15, Physical Education uniform

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 LEADERSHIP P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03823000 P.E. teacher recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn leadership management techniques to better prepare for the upcoming challenges faced in and out of the classroom Be exposed to techniques in a traditional military leadership/training environment Learn from topics related to leadership management, physical training, first aid, public speaking, and military history

COSTS

$15, Physical Education uniform

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GRADE 7 P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03823000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Apply similar concepts from one sport or movement setting to another Observe another individual's performance and notice key elements for success Participate in physical activity while maintaining a healthy level of fitness as their bodies grow and change Reinforce the safety aspects and the ability to manage behavior Incorporate physical activity into a daily routine and less toward fundamental skill development COSTS $15 (approximately ), Physical Education uniform SPECIAL INFORMATION If not taken in grade 7, Physical Education must be taken in grade 8

GRADE 7 P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03823000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Apply similar concepts from one sport or movement setting to another Observe another individual's performance and notice key elements for success Participate in physical activity while maintaining a healthy level of fitness as their bodies grow and change Reinforce the safety aspects and the ability to manage behavior Incorporate physical activity into a daily routine and less toward fundamental skill development COSTS $15 (approximately), Physical Education uniform SPECIAL INFORMATION If not taken in grade 7, Physical Education must be taken in grade 8

GRADE 7 PARTNERS P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Build relationships with students having disabilities Participate in cooperative and competitive fitness, aquatics, sports and games 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS#

COSTS

$15, P.E. uniform; nominal charge for special events (approximately $5); $1 weekly if bowling if offered

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CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY GRADE 7 EXPLORATORY FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 84900710

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Briefly explore main areas in Family and Consumer Sciences Complete lessons on self awareness and interpersonal relationships Complete lessons on basic child development and child care Complete lessons on human nutrition and simple food preparation Complete lessons on personal management of money, time, and other resources. COSTS $15, project materials SPECIAL INFORMATION

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GRADE 7 KEYBOARDING

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 12011500

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn touch control typing Type letters, reports, tabs, invoices,and memos Demonstrate correct posture and typing techniques Apply proper keyboarding techniques to develop speed and accuracy Complete lessons on proofreading skills COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION High School credit class

GRADE 7 MEDIA MASTERS I

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 84900726 Keyboarding is preferred

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn and use the computer to design projects Enhance presentations with effective layouts, importing movie clips, graphics and sound effects

COSTS

$15, supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION This class is designed for students who have a high level of interest in technology and multimedia

GRADE 7 MEDIA MASTERS II

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE Media Masters I 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 84900727

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn and use the computer to design projects Enhance presentations with effective layouts, importing movie clips, graphics and sound effects Use advanced multimedia skills to develop professional presentations and publications

COSTS

$15, supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION This class is designed for students who have a high level of interest in technology and multimedia

GRADE 7 PHOTO COMMUNICATION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 84500782 Photo Communication teacher approval based on English teacher recommendation.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to various types of media to include, but not limited to written, visual and electronic Analyze the various modes of communication Analyze newspaper and magazine articles for the purpose of constructing their own weekly school newspaper Use digital cameras, scanners and desktop publishing software to create the school memory book COSTS $20/semester, supplies

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GRADE 7 PHOTO COMMUNICATION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 84500782 Photo Communication teacher approval based on English teacher recommendation.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to various types of media to include, but not limited to written, visual and electronic Analyze the various modes of communication Analyze newspaper and magazine articles for the purpose of constructing their own weekly school newspaper Use digital cameras, scanners and desktop publishing software to create the school memory book COSTS $40 ($20/semester) supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 SKILLS FOR LIVING

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 12200200

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete in-depth lessons on self-awareness, character development, and interpersonal relationships Complete lessons on planning a healthy diet using USDA guidelines Complete lessons on human nutrition and simple food preparation Complete simple sewing projects (if equipment is available at specific campus) COSTS $15, project materials SPECIAL INFORMATION

Complete lessons on personal management focusing on decision making, goal setting, management of money, time and other resources

GRADE 7 TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 84900760

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to an industrial production setting using hand tools and elements of good craftsmanship Plan projects using drafting concept and standard measuring practices Rotate through computer technology stations to explore various careers in technology Be introduced to multiple technologies utilizing various technology applications Learn safety procedures in a controlled environment COSTS $20, supplies SPECIAL INFORMATION This course does not satisfy the requirements for Exploring Construction Technology or Exploring Manufacturing Technology.

GRADE 7 TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7-8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 12321200

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to an industrial production setting using hand tools and elements of good craftsmanship Plan projects using drafting concepts and standard measuring practices Rotate through computer technology stations to explore various careers in technology Be introduced to multiple technologies utilizing various technology applications Learn safety procedures in a controlled environment COSTS $20/semester, supplies SPECIAL INFORMATION

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SPECIAL COURSES GRADE 7 PEER MEDIATION/CONFLICT RESOLUTION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 85000722

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn conflict resolution skills as designed for students with a desire to become a peer mediator

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 7 STUDENT ASSISTANT

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# Teacher or counselor recommendation; completion of our enrollment in all units required for grades 6-7. Students who are assisting in the clinic must receive the Hepatitis B vaccination and submit their vaccination 85000710 records to the nurse.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Work in one of the offices or for a teacher as a student assistant Fulfill duties assigned by placement that usually include simple clerical tasks

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION Students may enroll in this course for ony one semester

GRADE 7 TEEN LEADERSHIP

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR PEIMS# N1290012 (TEENLDR)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Develop business, professional, and leadership skills Learn the importance of principle centered living and the importance of goals Handle peer pressure and communicate effectively Build meaningful relationships and make responsible decisions COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE FOR 8TH GRADE THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE REQUIRED LANGUAGE ARTS GRADE 8 ENGLISH

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03200530

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Refine previously learned knowledge and skills in increasingly complex presentations, reading selections, and writing Edit writing based on knowledge of grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other conventions Use citations competently and follow accepted formats for oral and written multi genre research Emphasize listening, speaking, viewing, and representing skills COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 ENGLISH I TIER 3

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03220100 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete coursework equivalent to grade 9 Honors English I; high school credit Emphasize writing and vocabulary with extended pieces of world literature Compare content as differentiated, and work more independently Emphasize listening, speaking, viewing, and representing COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION High School Credit Course

GRADE 8 ENGLISH II TIER 4

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03220200 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete coursework equivalent to grade 10 English II Honors; high school credit Edit to ensure correct usage of conventions of written language Complete thematic units integrate reading, literature, and language study and promote critical thinking Complete one independent multi-genre study project per year Emphasize listening, speaking, viewing, and representing skills COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION High School Credit Course

GRADE 8 LANGUAGE ARTS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03200530

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete a block language arts class for two periods of the instructional day Study the content specified in both the grade 8 English and reading courses

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GRADE 8 READING IMPROVEMENT

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03273430 Required of selected students who do not meet the standard on 7th grade TAKS Reading

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Become aware of their own reading process in order to become stronger readers Learn strategies to improve fluency, vocabulary acquisition, word identification, and comprehension Focus on basic skills that build toward TAKS preparation

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION Teacher recommedation and class performance used to determine placement

GRADE 8 READING PLUS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03273450 Required of selected students who do not meet the standard on 7th grade TAKS Reading

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Examine and modify their own reading process in order to become stronger readers Enhance strategies to improve fluency, vocabulary acquisition, word identification, and comprehension Focus on essential reading skills required for passing TAKS

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

MATHEMATICS GRADE 8 ALGEBRA I TIER 3

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03100500 (ALG 1) Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures; successful completion of Algebra IA Honors for Algebra 1B Honors

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Increase Algebraic understanding through study of functions Emphasize multiple representations of functions: verbal, concrete, tabular, graphic, as well as equations Focus on linear and quadratic function families Introduce rational and irrational functions and expressions Use the graphing calculator to investigate real world applications COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION High School Credit Course

GRADE 8 GEOMETRY TIER 4

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03100700 (GEO) Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures; Algebra I Honors;

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Apply inductive and deductive reasoning to develop proofs Apply theorems to solutions of real world problems Compare synthetic, coordinate, transformational, and non-Euclidian geometry to traditional Euclidian geometry Build understanding of geometric theorems using computers and hands-on activities Complete projects that promote making connections between geometry and the real world COSTS Graphing or Scientific calculator required SPECIAL INFORMATION High School Credit Course

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GRADE 8 MATHEMATICS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03103100

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Develop Algebraic reasoning and skills Emphasize applications in all areas of study Increase understanding in areas of geometry and measurement Use technology and group interaction to enrich mathematic experiences Increase skills in computation, quantitative literacy, and problem solving COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 MATHEMATICS PLUS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE This course is required for any student with unsatisfactory performance on their most recent TAKS Mathematics test or 7th grade mathematics course as determined by the Campus Grade Placement Committee TERM 1 SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR PEIMS# 84100810

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Remediate mathematical skills based on individual diagnosis Emphasize conceptual development Focus on increasing skills and confidence in problem solving

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

SCIENCE GRADE 8 SCIENCE

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03060800

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete field & lab investigations Emphasize science process skills and knowledge Complete content including physical, life, and earth sciences

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 SCIENCE TIER 2

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03060800 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures; Grade 7 Tier 2 Science recommended

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete field & lab investigations Emphasize science process skills and knowledge Complete content including physical, life, and earth sciences Complete enriched on grade science, which may cover more concepts and additional units Complete enriched on grade science, which may include more independent assignments and lab investigations COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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SOCIAL STUDIES GRADE 8 UNITED STATES HISTORY

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03343100

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study first part of a two year course of U.S. history that concludes in Grade 11 Study United States history from the colonial period through Reconstruction Study development of American democracy and growth of the American nation Study causes and effects of the American Revolution and the American Civil War Study creation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 UNITED STATES HISTORY TIER 2

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03343100 Placement based on Pyramid Program placement procedures

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study first part of a two year course of U.S. history that concludes in Grade 11 Study United States history from the colonial period through Reconstruction Study development of American democracy and growth of the American nation Study causes and effects of the American Revolution and the American Civil War Study creation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION Enriched on grade United States History. May cover more concepts and additional units.

HEALTH/PE GRADE 8 HEALTH

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03810100 (HLTHED)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn about behaviors that will safeguard personal health Identify factors in the environment that impact personal, family, and community health Refine critical-thinking to avoid unsafe situations, analyze health information and products, and maintain healthy relationships Gain understanding of puberty and the reproductive process COSTS

SPECIAL INFORMATION Students who successfully complete this course will also receive credit for High School Health. The content of this course includes information on the human reproductive system. An alternate assignment may be provided in lieu of the classroom participation on this topic, with a written request submitted to the teacher.

THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE ELECTIVE LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH GRADE 8 SPANISH/ ADVANCED PLACEMENT: PART B

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# A3440100 (APSPLAN) Completion of Grade 7 AP Spanish: Section A or placement test and interview and recommendation from Spanish teacher

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Demonstrate levels of proficiency approaching the advanced range Be exposed to more literature than previous levels of the language Participate in instructional activities frequently conducted in Spanish

COSTS

Current cost of the College Board Spanish Honors/Advanced Placement Examination

SPECIAL INFORMATION Students are required to take the AP test at the end of this course

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GRADE 8 SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03440100 (SPAN1) Native or heritage speaker of Spanish; ESL teacher or LOTE reacher recommendation and placement test to evaluate communication skills

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete coursework for native or heritage speakers of the Spanish language Engage in instruction designed to improve reading, composition, and grammar skills in Spanish Demonstrate intermediate range of communication skills at the end of this course Cover approximately two levels of Spanish instruction Have instruction frequently conducted in Spanish COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION High School Credit Course - At the end of the year, students will have the opportunity to take the Spanish II credit by exam for an additional LOTE credit.

SPANISH I

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03440100 (SPAN1) Grade of 85 in 7th grade English and grade of 75 in 7th grade Math and/or communication skills in the Spanish language

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Demonstrate novice proficiency in all communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) Complete activities and projects designed by the teacher Study cultures of various Spanish-speaking countries

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION High School Credit Course

FINE ARTS GRADE 8 BAND/CADET

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154503 Band director recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Gain additional training on their instruments prior to participation in a performing band for 7th and 8th grade students Continue improving fundamentals of tone production, rhythmic reading skills, scales, and technique Attend rehearsals as may be required before and after schools

COSTS

$80, instrument maintenance for school owned instruments. Uniform cleaning fee. Instrument repairs and accessories as needed; other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt or dress, uniform shoes, band shirt, trousers and/or skirt; Region Band/ Orchestra fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fees.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 BAND/CONCERT

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154503 Beginning Band; Band director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Continue strengthening basic skills and technical ability of playing instruments individually and as a group Participate in major functions including UIL contests and numerous performances Attend before and after school rehearsals and performances as required

COSTS

$80, instrument maintenance for school owned instruments. Uniform cleaning fee. Instrument repairs and accessories as needed; other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt or dress, uniform shoes, band shirt, trousers and/or skirt; Region Band/ Orchestra fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fees.

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GRADE 8 BAND/SYMPHONIC

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154503 Beginning Band; Band director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Participate in major functions including UIL contests and numerous performances Develop more advanced skills and technical facility Attend before and after school rehearsals and performances as required

COSTS

$80, instrument maintenance for school owned instruments. Uniform cleaning fee. Instrument repairs and accessories as needed; other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt or dress, uniform shoes, band shirt, trousers and/or skirt; Region Band/ Orchestra fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fees.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 BAND/VARSITY

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 031554503 Beginning Band; Band director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Strengthen basic skills and technical ability in playing instruments individually and as a group Participate in major functions that include UIL contests and selected performances Attend required before and after school rehearsals and performances

COSTS

$80, instrument maintenance for school owned instruments. Uniform cleaning fee. Instrument repairs and accessories as needed; other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt or dress, uniform shoes, band shirt, trousers and/or skirt; Region Band/ Orchestra fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fees.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 COLOR GUARD

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 6-8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 84500851 Teacher recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn the fundamentals of color guard activities including spinning rifles, flags, and sabres Learn dance techniques with a heavy emphasis on ballet, jazz, and other modern styles Attend before and after school rehearsals as required

COSTS

Costs of uniforms vary

SPECIAL INFORMATION Does not qualify for Fine Arts or Physical Education credit

GRADE 8 CHOIR/BOYS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154504 Choir director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Experience training in being a member of a specialized group Experience two and three part music unique to the young male voice Continue experiences as a soloist and ensemble member including participation in UIL competition Attend as required before and after school rehearsals and performances COSTS

Uniform cleaning fee. Other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt and shoes; trousers, choir shirt; Region Choir fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fee.

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GRADE 8 CHOIR/CONCERT

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154504 Choir director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn two, three, and four part music performance Continue experiences in performing as a choir member, soloist, and ensemble member Participate in UIL competition and numerous other performances Attend required before and after school rehearsals and performances COSTS

Uniform cleaning fee. Other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt and shoes; trousers and/or skirt; choir shirt; Region Choir fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fee.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 CHOIR/HANDBELL

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154507 Choir director recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to this unique form of music Strengthen basic music reading background and perform different styles of music Participate in supporting various choral groups Perform in small ensembles and full choir concert experiences Attend all required rehearsals and performances COSTS Simple uniform SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 CHOIR/INTERMEDIATE

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03154504 Choir director recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Acquire additional vocal training in order to participate in a performing/competing choir Learn the fundamentals of tone production, rhythmic reading skills, scales, and technique Attend rehearsals before and after school and performances as may be required

COSTS

Uniform cleaning fee. Other costs to be determined by the director may include Region Choir and Solo and Ensemble entry fees.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 CHOIR/TREBLE

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03154504 Choir director recommendation; audition

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Gain training and experience in being a member of a specialized group Experience two and three part music, including a lighter form of contemporary music unique to the treble voice Continue experiences as a soloist and ensemble member including participation in UIL competition Attend required before and after school rehearsals and performances COSTS

Uniform cleaning fee. Other costs to be determined by the director may include uniform shirt and shoes; trousers and/or skirt, choir shirt; Region Choir fee, Solo and Ensemble and accompanist fee.

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GRADE 8 ADVANCED ART

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR Foundations of Art Part A; teacher recommendation; completion of semester one for enrollment in semester PEIMS# 03503002 COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Continue their art education in high school for gifted students Appreciate, observe, imagine, and express art through various forms Respond to and analyze critical attributes of artwork

COSTS

$20/semester, supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 EXPLORING ART: PART A

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03503002 Foundations of Art, Parts A & B and teacher recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Incorporate the foundations of art into their artwork, continuing to develop art skills and vocabulary Produce pieces including drawings, paintings, prints, and electronic media-generated art Study art history and culture, as well as career and vocational opportunities in art Analyze and critique original artworks, portfolios, and exhibitions of peers COSTS $20, supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 EXPLORING ART: PART B

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03503002 Foundations of Art, Parts A & B ; Exploring Art, Part A; and teacher recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Continue to develop design skills and increase their art vocabulary Produce pieces including drawings, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, and photographic imagery Learn art history and culture as included in the study of human achievement Continue their analyses, and critiques of original artworks, portfolios, and exhibitions of peers COSTS $20, supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 FOUNDATIONS OF ART: PART A

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03503002

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study the principles and elements of art as they begin to develop technical and creative skills Be exposed to a variety of media such as drawing, painting, and sculpture Begin to identify artworks from history and the influence of historical events on art Learn how to critique art works COSTS $20, supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 FOUNDATIONS OF ART: PART B

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03503002 Foundations of Art, Part A recommended

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Continue to analyze and develop art elements and principles of design Expand their skills in drawing, painting, ceramics, fiber art, photographic imagery and electronic media generated art Rely on imagination and perception, and compare and contrast works of art from a variety of cultures

COSTS

$20, supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

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GRADE 8 THEATRE: PLAY PRODUCTION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03253002 Theatre teacher's recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Refine skills of acting, stagecraft, and script interpretation Have the opportunity to audition for school-wide productions Have the opportunity to compete in competitive events such as tournaments and festivals

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 THEATRE: PLAY PRODUCTION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03253002

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Study creative expression through interpretive movement and vocal expression Complete activities that include pantomime, improvisation, dramatic and humorous interpretations, and Reader'sTheatre . COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 THEATRE: TOURNAMENT

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03253002 Speech or Theatre teacher's recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Refine skills in preparation for competitive events Perform pantomime, improvisation, dramatic and humorous interpretations, Reader's Theatre and debate Attend weekend tournaments

COSTS

$8 - $12 per tournament (average tournament fees range)

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 SPEECH

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03243630 Speech or Theatre teacher's recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn and develop skills of voice control, speech delivery, and oral performance with various projects and speeches Study small group and nonverbal communication Perform researched speeches, such as informative and persuasive Compete in many events COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 SPEECH: PART A

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03243630

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn and develop skills of voice control, speech delivery, and oral performance in various projects and speeches Compete in many events

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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GRADE 8 SPEECH: PART B

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE Speech, Part A 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03243630

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Continue to develop learned skills of voice control, speech delivery, and performance through projects and speeches Study small group and nonverbal communication Perform researched speeches, such as informative and persuasive Compete in many events COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

HEALTH/PE GRADE 8 AEROBICS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Participate in cardiovascular endurance activities and toning of specific muscle groups Focus on health, nutrition and self-esteem TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03823000

COSTS

$5 fee for hand weights/rubber bands; Physical Education uniform or approved aerobics wear: .

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 ATHLETICS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03823000 P.E. teacher recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Participate in football, volleyball, basketball, track and field, and developmental activities for these sports

COSTS

Physical examination; Physical Education uniform ($15)

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 ATHLETICS

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03823000 P.E. teacher recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Participate in football, volleyball, basketball, track and field, and developmental activities for these sports

COSTS

Physical examination; Physical Education uniform ($15)

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 ADVENTURE P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE P.E. teacher recommendation COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Increase mutual support within groups, enhance self confidence Discuss health and nutrition topics Improve agility, coordination and physical fitness though various games, ROPES course activities, and lifetime sports activities TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03823000

COSTS

Physical Education uniform ($15)

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GRADE 8 LEADERSHIP P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03823000 P.E. teacher recommendation

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn leadership management techniques to better prepare for the upcoming challenges faced in and out of the classroom Be exposed to techniques in a traditional military leadership/training environment Learn from topics related to leadership management, physical training, first aid, public speaking, and military history

COSTS

Physical Education uniform ($15)

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 03823000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Participate for enjoyment and challenge, both in and out of school Understand the need to remain physically active throughout life by participating in enjoyable lifetime activities

COSTS

Physical education uniform ($15)

SPECIAL INFORMATION Additional Physical Education classes may be taken for credit in the 7th and 8th grades. If Physical Education is not taken in grade 7, it must be taken in grade 8.

GRADE 8 P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 03823000

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Participate for enjoyment and challenge, both in and out of school Understand the need to remain physically active throughout life by participating in enjoyable lifetime activities

COSTS

Physical education uniform ($15)

SPECIAL INFORMATION Additional Physical Education classes may be taken for credit in the 7th and 8th grades. If Physical Education is not taken in grade 7, it must be taken in grade 8.

GRADE 8 PARTNERS P.E.

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Build relationships with students having disabilities Participate in cooperative and competitive fitness, aquatics, sports and games 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS#

COSTS

$15, P.E. uniform; nominal charge for special events (approximately $5); $1 weekly if bowling if offered

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CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY GRADE 8 BUSINESS COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS I

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE Keyboarding 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 12011200

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Develop awareness of technology used in business Identify and explain functions of hardware/software Apply technical skills to business skills Learn, select and apply the appropriate word processing, spreadsheet, electronic presentations, and database technologies COSTS $5, lab fee

SPECIAL INFORMATION High School Credit Course

GRADE 8 CAREER INVESTIGATION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 12721100

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be exposed to information in making career and educational choices Self-appraise with consideration to interest, abilities and aptitude Develop a high school graduation plan based on career objectives

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 EXPLORATORY FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 84900810

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Briefly explore main areas in Family and Consumer Sciences Complete lessons on self awareness and interpersonal relationships Complete lessons on basic child development and child care Complete lessons on human nutrition and simple food preparation Complete lessons on personal management of money, time, and other resources COSTS $15, project materials SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 EXPLORING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 12311140 Technology Education (full year course)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Gain knowledge and skills in the application, design, production and assessment of products, services, and systems Use knowledge and skills in the proper application and design of technology Design and construct projects using the appropriate tools, equipment, machines, material and technical processes

COSTS

$20/semester, project materials

SPECIAL INFORMATION

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GRADE 8 EXPLORING MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 12311160 Technology Education (full year course)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Gain knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, and assessment of product, services and systems Apply manufacturing technology to specific tasks Design a product or manufacturing system using appropriate design processes and techniques

COSTS

$20/semester, project materials

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 KEYBOARDING

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 12011500

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn touch control typing Use touch typing, to type letters, reports, tabs, invoices,and memos Demonstrate correct posture and typing techniques Apply proper keyboarding techniques to develop speed and accuracy Enhance proofreading skills COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION High School credit class

GRADE 8 MEDIA MASTERS I

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 84900826 Keyboarding is preferred

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn to use the computer to design projects Enhance presentations with effective layouts, importing movie clips, graphics and sound effects

COSTS

$15, project materials

SPECIAL INFORMATION This class is designed for students who have a high level of interest in technology and multimedia

GRADE 8 MEDIA MASTERS II

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE Media Masters I 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 84900827

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn to use the computer to design projects Develop projects and class assignments using advanced functions Enhance presentations with effective layouts, importing movie clips, graphics and sound effects

COSTS

$15, project materials

SPECIAL INFORMATION This class is designed for students who have a high level of interest in technology and multimedia

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GRADE 8 PHOTO COMMUNICATION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 84500882 Teacher approval based on English teacher recommendations.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to various types of media to include, but not limited to written, visual and electronic Analyze the various modes of communication Analyze newspaper and magazine articles for the purpose of constructing their own weekly school newspaper Use digital cameras, scanners and desktop publishing software to create the school memory book COSTS $40 ($20/semester), supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 PHOTO COMMUNICATION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 84500882 Teacher approval based on English teacher recommendations.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to various types of media to include, but not limited to written, visual and electronic Analyze the various modes of communication Analyze newspaper and magazine articles for the purpose of constructing their own weekly school newspaper Use digital cameras, scanners and desktop publishing software to create the school memory book COSTS $40 ($20/semester), supplies

SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 SKILLS FOR LIVING

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 12200200

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Complete in-depth lessons on self-awareness, character development, and interpersonal relationships Complete lessons on planning a healthy diet using USDA guidelines Complete lessons on human nutrition and simple food preparation Complete simple sewing projects (if equipment is available at specific campus) COSTS $15, project materials SPECIAL INFORMATION

Complete lessons on personal management focusing on decision making, goal setting, management of money, time and other resources

GRADE 8 TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 84900860

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to an industrial production setting using hand tools and elements of good craftsmanship Plan projects using drafting concepts and standard measuring practices Rotate through computer technology stations to explore various careers in technology Be introduced to multiple technologies utilizing various technology applications Learn safety procedures in a controlled environment COSTS $20, supplies SPECIAL INFORMATION

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GRADE 8 TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 8 TERM FULL YEAR PEIMS# 12321200

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Be introduced to an industrial production setting using hand tools and elements of good craftsmanship Plan projects using drafting concepts and standard measuring practices Rotate through computer technology stations to explore various careers in technology Be introduced to multiple technologies utilizing various technology applications Learn safety procedures in a controlled environment COSTS $40 ($20/semester), supplies SPECIAL INFORMATION Not available to student who have completed Grade 7 Full Year Technology Education

SPECIAL COURSES GRADE 8 PEER ASSISTANTS IN THE CLASSROOM

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 85000921 Teacher or counselor recommendation; completion of or enrollment in all units required for grades 6-8

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Receive training in the classroom designed to help learn techniques for working with students in a classroom Assist classroom teachers and provide tutorial services and in-class support to identified students Who are interested in pursuing a career in education to participate

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION Students may enroll in this course for one semester only

GRADE 8 PEER MEDIATION/CONFLICT RESOLUTION

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 7-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# 85000822

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Learn conflict resolution skills as designed for students with a desire to become a peer mediator

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

GRADE 8 STUDENT ASSISTANT

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE 7-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER PEIMS# Teacher or counselor recommendation; completion of our enrollment in all units required for grades 6-8. Students who are assisting in the clinic must receive the Hepatitis B vaccination and submit their vaccination 850008910 records to the nurse.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Work in one of the offices or for a teacher as a student assistant Fulfill duties assigned by placement that usually include simple clerical tasks

COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION Students may enroll in this course for ony one semester

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GRADE 8 TEEN LEADERSHIP

GRADE PLACEMENT PREREQUISITE PREREQUISITE NONE 6-8 TERM 1 SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR PEIMS# N1290012 (TEENLDR)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO... Develop business, professional, and leadership skills Develop business, professional, and leadership skills Handle peer pressure and communicate effectively Build meaningful relationships and make responsible decisions COSTS SPECIAL INFORMATION

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B OARD OF T RUSTEES

Mel Smith, President Timothy C. Perdue, Vice President Ron Crier, Secretary Kirby Bergstrom, Assistant Secretary Victor Moran Lora Lee Hedrick Sherry Mudder

A DMINISTRATION

Dr. Michael Hinojosa

Superintendent of Schools Deputy Superintendent Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instructional Services Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Assistant Superintendent for Business and Financial Services Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Assistant Superintendent for Communications & Community Relations Executive Director for Secondary School Improvement Executive Director for Elementary School Improvement Executive Director for Curriculum and Staff Development

Marjorie Cain Roz Keck

Renee Coleman Stuart Snow

Ruben Reyes Regina Curry

Dr. Bob Brundrett Myra Pettit

Dr. Cindy Lueckemeyer

SPRING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

16717 ELLA BOU LE V A RD HOU STON , TE XA S 77090-4299 TE L. 281-586-1100 FA X 281-586-1141 W W W .SP RIN G ISD .ORG

Spring ISD provides equal educational and employment opportunities.

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