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Title: 8th Grade Parent Night


1
8th Grade Parent Night
  • Class of 2011

2
Introductions
  • Principal
  • Donna Hope
  • Vice Principal
  • Jodi Edwards-Wright
  • Counselors
  • Elizabeth Tovar (A-G)
  • Wendy Sharp (H-0)
  • Jon Pratt (P-Z)

3
Middle School Visits
  • Dartmouth Middle School
  • Tuesday, March 6th
  • Ida Price Middle School
  • Wednesday, March 7th
  • Union Middle School
  • Thursday, March 8th

4
Graduation Requirements
  • English 40
  • Social Science 30
  • Math (Algebra 10) 20
  • Science (bio chem/phys) 20
  • Physical Education 20
  • Health 5
  • General Electives 55
  • Fine Art 10
  • Applied Art 10
  • Foreign Language 10
  • 30 units using two categories
  • Total 220
  • California High School Exit Exam

5
College Admission RequirementsUC and CSU
  • English 4 years
  • History 2 years
  • Math (Alg1, Geom Alg2) 3 years
  • Lab Science (Bio Chem/Phys) 2 years
  • Foreign Language 2 years
  • Visual Performing Arts 1 year
  • College Prep Elective 1 year
  • Must earn a C or better in all classes
  • SAT Exams

6
Educational Plans
  • Plan A Occupational-Specific
  • Plan B Technical School/CCOC
  • Plan C Community College Transfer
  • Plan D College Prep/ CSU
  • Plan E College Prep/ UC Private
  • 4 Year Plan

7
Homework
  • Expect homework for Math, English, Science,
    Foreign Language, etc.
  • Use a daily planner to keep track of daily
    assignments and projects.
  • Teachers available every morning during tutorial
    750am 820am.

8
Block Schedule
9
Teacher Recommendation
  • Current Placement and Grade
  • ENGLISH Remedial, Average, Honors
  • Grade A B C D F
  • 9th Grade Recommendation
  • ENGLISH English I Honors
  • ________________________
  • Teachers Signature
  • 9th Grade Recommendation
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE
  • _______________________
  • Teachers Signature
  • Current Placement and Grade
  • MATHEMATICS General,
  • Pre-Alg, Algebra, Geometry
  • Grade A B C D F
  • 9th Grade Recommendation
  • Algebra Geometry
  • _______________________
  • Teachers Signature
  • 9th Grade Recommendation
  • SCIENCE Biology
  • Biology Honors
  • _______________________
  • Teachers Signature

10
8th Grade Teachers Recommendation Required
  • English 1 Honors
  • Geometry
  • Spanish 2
  • Biology, or Biology Honors
  • Entrance exam required for Biology Honors

11
Course Selection
  • REQUIRED CLASSES
  • 1. English 1
  • English 1 Honors
  • 2. Physical Education
  • Military Science 1
  • 3. Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • 4. Computer Basics or
  • World Geography
  • 5. Biology
  • Biology Honors
  • ELECTIVES
  • 6._______________________
  • 7.____Marching Band_______
  • 2nd CHOICE ELECTIVES MANDATORY
  • 6._______________________
  • 7._______________________

12
Electives
  • Students must select one elective from the list
    provided.
  • Parent Student Signature required.
  • All classes, except Health, World Geography and
    Computer Basics, are year-long courses.
    Counselors will not make student-initiated
    schedule changes at the semester.

13
Course Catalog
  • All students will receive a Course Catalog during
    the counselor visits to the middle schools.
  • Course Catalog can be accessed online at
    www.cuhsd.org.

14
Leigh Counseling Web Site
  • www.leigh.cuhsd.org
  • Website links
  • CSU UC
  • Private Out of State Colleges
  • Community Colleges
  • SAT ACT Information
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Getin2College Handbook
  • Getin2College Link
  • Open Houses and Preview Days

15
College Career Center
  • Located in Room 32.
  • Open Monday Friday during lunch
  • Staffed by parent volunteers
  • College Information
  • SAT ACT Information
  • Scholarships
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Internships / Jobs

16
District Transfers
  • Intra-district transfer applications are due
    March 12th _at_ 430pm to the District Office.
  • Applications are available in the Leigh High
    School main office or CUHSD district office.
  • Students in the Free Zone must complete the
    Intra-district application process.
  • Inter-district transfers Students must be
    released from their home district and complete
    the application process.
  • Students will not be enrolled in classes until
    transfers are approved by the district office.

17
Academic Support
  • Tutorial every morning 750 820 AM (regular
    schedule)
  • City of San Jose After School Program
  • Monday Thursday, 215 400 PM
  • Library Teacher Peer Tutors
  • Math Club (room 36) and Math Tutors (room 38)
  • At-Risk Students specialized counselor,
    intervention classes, Save Our Student (SOS)
    Program, and Student Study Team meetings

18
Parent Communication
  • Register for SchoolLoop (homework)
  • www.leigh.schoolloop.com
  • after Freshmen Orientation (need student ID
    and a current email address)
  • Register for Aeries Gradebook (grades)
  • c/o jmcmahon_at_cuhsd.org
  • after Back-to-School Night (need a specific
    login name and password from the DO)

19
Important Dates!
  • 8th Grade Home School Club Coffee March 28,
    2007
  • Return Program Request Forms to Middle School
    Office March 16th
  • Freshmen Orientation August 20, 2007
  • Pictures, Programs Schedules
  • First Day of School
    August 28, 2007
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