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1 Auburn Junior High School What you need to know

2 9 th Grade Facts 9 th grade is considered high school! Credits are earned for all courses! Grades count/gpa begins!

3 9 th Grade Facts Grade Point Average GPA A = 4 points (5 points in AP/IB classes) B = 3 points (4 points in AP/IB classes) C = 2 points (3 points in AP/IB classes) D = 1 point F = 0 points Add total number of points and divide by number of credits to figure determine your GPA.

4 9 th Grade Facts Core Curriculum Students must earn 26 credits to graduate 4 Credits of English 1 9 th grade year 1 10 th grade 1 11 th grade 1-12 th grade

5 Core Curriculum 4 Credits of Math Algebra taken in the 8 th grade does not count as 1 of the 4 Math credits. It counts as an Elective credit. 1 st Math credit = 9 th grade Math course 4 total credits required

6 Math Credit Options Option #1 8 th 8 th Grade Math 9 th - Algebra 1A and 1B (2 credits) 10 th - Geometry (1 credit) 11 th - Algebra II w/trig (1 credit) 4 Total Credits Students may opt to take additional credits during Senior year.

7 Math Credit Options Option #2 8 th Algebra 9 th Geometry A and B (2 credits) 10 th Algebra II w/trig (1 credit) 11 th Pre-calculus or Statistics (1 credit) 4 Total Credits Students may opt to take additional credits during Senior year.

8 Math Credit Options Option #3 8 th Algebra 9 th Geometry (1 st semester) and Algebra II (2 nd semester) (2 credits) Need to maintain 95 average or higher in 8 th grade Math. 10 th Pre-calculus(1 credit) 11 th Calculus (1 credit) 4 Total Credits Students may double-up on Math courses any given year.

9 Core Curriculum 4 credits of Social Studies/ History 4 credits of Science Must include Biology and a Physical Science 1 credit of PE (1 JROTC may be substituted) ½ credit of Health 1 credit of Career Preparedness (formerly Business Tech) 3 credits of Career Tech, Arts Edu., Foreign Language (any combination) 4½ credits of free electives

10 Diploma Endorsements Advanced Academic Advanced Career/Technical Career/Technical

11 Advanced Academic Endorsements Additional Requirements: Foreign Language 2 credits Math - Must include Algebra II plus 1 additional higher level Math Science Must include Biology, a Physical Science and at least 2 of the following: Genetics, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, and AP/IB Biology or Chemistry

12 Advanced Career/Technical Endorsement Math Must include Algebra II plus one additional higher Math Science Must include Biology, a Physical Science, and two from the following: Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, Genetics, IB/PA Bio. Or Chem. 3 Career Technical Courses

13 Career/Technical Endorsement 3 Career/Technical Courses Agriscience courses Business Marketing Accounting Principles JROTC Engineering courses Health Science courses Hospitality and Tourism Culinary Arts Etc.

14 9 th Grade Credits The following credits are earned during the 9 th grade year: English 9 or English 9 Advanced = 1 credit World History = 1 credit Biology = 1 credit

15 9 th Grade Credits Math Algebra 1A and 1B = 2 credits Geometry A and B = 2 credits Geometry and Algebra II = 2 credits Electives = 3 Career Prep is one of the electives for all rising 9 th graders TOTAL= 8 credits

16 Curriculum Options Grade Level Advanced Placement (AP) International Baccalaureate (IB)

17 Grade Level Options Meets all objectives for graduation. Meets requirements for college admittance.

18 Advanced Placement (AP) Courses More challenging Comparable to college-level Choices (areas of strength) Weighted grade points (A=5) AP Exams administered at completion of course College credit = 4 or 5 on Exams Fee = $90.00 per class

19 International Baccalaureate More challenging College prep Weighted grade points (A=5) Limited choices Set curriculum Extended Essay (4,000 words) Theory of Knowledge (elective) 5 Foreign Language credits Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) hours

20 International Baccalaureate IB Exams administered at completion of program College credit possible IB Diploma administered on completion of requirements Fees = $800. for total program

21 College Entrance Information ACT or SAT required ACT perfect score = 36 All AHS 11 th graders are administered the ACT in April. SAT perfect score = 1600

22 Testing Schedule 8 th grade EXPLORE (October) ACT practice and score predictor for The Plan. ASPIRE (April) 9 th grade PSAT (October) Optional SAT practice. 10 th grade THE PLAN (October) ACT practice and score predictor. PSAT (October) SAT practice. 11 th grade ACT (April) PSAT (October) (optional)

23 Summer Options Credit Recovery/Summer School (retake failed courses) Rising 8 th -12 th Summer PE - (AJHS) Rising 8 th -12 th ACCESS (online courses) Rising 9 th -12 th Summer Driver s Ed. (AHS) Rising 9 th -12 th

24 8 th Grade Course Options All students choose the following: Language Arts Math 8 th Grade Math Algebra (1 high school elective credit) Social Studies Science Fitness For Life (PE)

25 8 th Grade Elective Options All students choose one of the following: Band Choir Art Spanish 1 (1 high school credit) French 1 (1 high school credit) German 1 (1 high school credit) Music Appreciation Theater Creative Writing ACCESS (online)

26 Zero Period Electives Students may opt to take one of the following: Jazz Band Spanish 1 (1 high school credit) Class meets daily at 7:05am. Students/parents will be asked to sign a contract indicating commitment to the class.

27 REMINDERS AJHS counselor Sally Pickens and principal Dr. Shannon Pignato presented this power point at the April 7 th PTO meeting at DMS. For questions about the presentation, Mrs. Pickens at 8 th Grade Course Selection DEADLINE is Tuesday, April 22 nd. Return form to homeroom teacher. If needed, the course selection form may be printed from the school s website at

28 Accelerated Math I (6 th grade) 6th grade CCRS and half of 7 th grade CCRS To qualify for placement in Accelerated Math I students must meet two of the following three criteria: OLSAT SAI score of 120 or higher (administered end of 5 th grade) A 90% or higher score on the endof-course math placement test At least a 90% (A) yearly average in 5 th grade math

29 Accelerated Math II (7 th grade) Remaining half of 7th grade CCRS and 8 th grade CCRS To qualify for placement in Accelerated Math II students must meet two of the following three criteria: OLSAT SAI score of 120 or higher A 90% or higher score on the end-ofcourse math placement test At least a 90% (A) yearly average in 6 th grade math Rising 7 th graders who have successfully completed Accelerated Math I will automatically be placed in Accelerated Math II.

30 Algebra I in 8 th grade To qualify for placement in Algebra I in 8 th grade, students must: 1. Score an 80 or higher on the Orleans Hanna Algebra prognosis test. Students who do not meet this first criterion will not be considered for placement in Algebra I as 8 th graders. 2. Meet two of the following three criteria: OLSAT SAI score of 120 or higher A 90% of higher score on the Pre- Algebra end-of-course test At least a 90% (A) yearly average in 7 th grade math

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