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Title: 8th grade Student/Parent Meeting


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8th grade Student/Parent Meeting
Bad Axe High School Graduation Requirements Class
of 2016
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Michigan Merit Curriculum
  • 4 credits English/Language Arts
  • 4 credits Mathematics
  • - Algebra I (may get credit in 8th grade)
  • - Geometry
  • - Algebra II
  • - 1 additional Math or math-related credit
  • Must have Math or math-related credit in
    Senior Year

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Michigan Merit Curriculum
  • 3 credits Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry or Physics
  • 1 additional Science credit (can be Earth
    Science taken in 8th grade if pass the exam
    with 70
  • 3 credits Social Studies (3 required by Bad Axe)
  • ½ Civics (Government)
  • ½ Economics
  • US History and Geography
  • World History and Geography

4
Michigan Merit Curriculum
  • 1 credit Health (½) and Physical Education(½)
  • 1 credit Visual, Performing, Applied Arts
  • 2 credits World Languages
  • On line learning experience (incorporated in BEST
    or computer class

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Bad Axe High School Requirements
  • English 4 credits
  • Mathematics 4 credits
  • Science 3 credits
  • Social Studies 3 credits
  • World Languages 2 credits
  • PE and Health 1 credit
  • Visual, Performing, or Industrial Arts 1 credit
  • Technology 1 credit
  • Electives 5 credits

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English Sequence
  • English I (ninth grade)
  • Genre
  • Thematic
  • English II (tenth grade)
  • American Literature
  • English III (eleventh grade)
  • Thematic
  • Intensive Grammar Study
  • English IV (twelfth grade)
  • College Preparation
  • Advanced Placement

7

Honors English
  • Focused on writing and analysis
  • Focused on rhetorical techniques
  • More reading, writing, and discussion
  • Expected to have a solid grammatical base

8

To be successful in high school English
  • Read all types of prose and poetry
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Point out words that may be unfamiliar and
    discuss
  • Read with your student if they see you read,
    they know it is important
  • Check Skyward
  • Check the website (www.badaxeps.org) for work
    especially vocabulary and grammar work

9
Bad Axe High School Requirements
  • Mathematics
  • - Algebra I (state requirement)
  • credit may be obtained in the 8th grade by
    passing class including tests
  • - Geometry (state requirement)
  • - Algebra II (state requirement)
  • - Math or math related class in Sr. Year
  • Accounting
  • Pre-Calc
  • AP Calculus
  • Business Math

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Science Electives
Chemistry 1 credit
Advanced Placement Physics 1 credit
Anatomy and Physiology 1 credit
AP Biology 1 credit
Environmental Science 1 credit
Zoology (1 semester) ½ credit
Astronomy (1 semester) ½ credit
Earth Science (taken in 8th grade and passed criteria) 1 credit
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Social Studies Electives
Semester classes Year classes
World Geography AP Government (this course may be taken IN PLACE OF the semester Government class)
Psychology AP Psychology
Sociology AP US History
Practical Law
12
Graduation Requirements
  • World Languages 2 credits
  • - Spanish
  • - French
  • possibly German

13
Graduation Requirements
  • Physical Education and Health
  • ½ credit of each required
  • - Physical Education 1
  • - Health

14
Graduation Requirements
  • Technology 1 credit
  • BEST 1 ( ½ credit)
  • Computer ( ½ credit)
  • Advanced Computer ( ½ or 1 credit)
  • ( the on-line requirement will be incorporated
    into the BEST or the computer class)

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Graduation Requirements
  • Visual, Performing, or Industrial Arts 1 credit
  • Art 1
  • Shop 1
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Small Engines
  • Drafting
  • Digital Photography
  • Or Tech Center courses will fill this requirement

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Graduation Requirements
  • Electives 5 credits
  • - Additional courses in Mathematics, Science, or
    Social Studies OR
  • - Additional courses in Visual, Performing, or
    Industrial Arts OR
  • - Huron Area Technical Center

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Special Education
  • All graduation requirements apply
  • Students IEP supports the student to achieve
    graduation
  • The IEP must identify the appropriate supports to
    successfully complete the Michigan Merit
    Curriculum or through a Personal Curriculum

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Personal Curriculum
  • Must meet high school requirements except as
    designated by law
  • Graduation requirements may be modified through
    the Personal Curriculum

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Personal Curriculum
  • Developed by team comprised of the student,
    parent/guardian, high school counselor or staff
    member designated by principal
  • No age or grade level specified
  • Should incorporate as much of graduation
    requirements as practicable

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Personal Curriculum, contd.
  • Shall include measurable goals and evaluation
  • Aligned with students Educational Development
    Plan (EDP from 7th grade)
  • Final plan must be approved by parents and
    district superintendent
  • Parents must communicate with teachers once each
    quarter to assess progress

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Personal Curriculum
Credits Subject Area Description Personal Curriculum (Modification)
4 Credits English Language Arts Aligned with subject area content expectations developed by the Department and approved by the State Board of Education No modification
4 Credits Mathematics Algebra I Geometry Algebra II 1 additional math or math-related credit Math or math-related credit in the final year All students must Complete at least 3.5 math or math-related credits Complete a math or math-related credit in the final year Algebra 2 modification options Complete 2.5 credits including .5 credit of Algebra II OR Complete a two year Career and Technical education curriculum which includes .5 credit of Algebra II content OR Complete Algebra 2 over 2 years with credit given for each year
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Personal Curriculum
Credits Subject Area Description Personal Curriculum (Modification)
3 Credits Science Biology Chemistry or Physics 1 additional Science credit No modification
3 Credits Social Studies .5 Civics .5 Economics US History and Geography World History and Geography No modification of Civics 2 credits must be earned Modified only if student takes additional credit(s) beyond the required credits in English Language Arts, Math, Science, or World Languages
1 Credit Health and Physical Education Credit guidelines developed by the Michigan Department of Education Modification only if student takes additional credit(s) beyond the required credits in English Language Arts, Math, Science, or World Languages
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Personal Curriculum
Credits Subject Area Description Personal Curriculum (Modification)
1 Credit Visual, Performing, Applied Arts Credit guidelines developed by the Michigan Department of Education Modification only if student takes additional credit(s) beyond the required credits in English Language Arts, Math, Science, or World Languages
2 Credits World Languages Begins with the Class of 2016 Credits earned in grades 9-12 OR An equivalent learning experience in grades K-12 No modification
Online Learning Experience Online course or learning experience OR Online experience is incorporated into each of the required credits No modification
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