Prairie Point 9th Grade AcademyWelcome Class of 2017February, 2013
Why are we all here tonight? Get familiar with the Prairie Point 9th Grade Academy Learn about the transition from 8th gra...
How is the Academy unique?1:1 computers (digital literacy initiative)Core teamsElective course availabilityIncreased acade...
How does it compare to 8thgrade?Courses more rigorousExpectations for quantity and quality of work increaseMore multitaski...
What courses do I have to take?Math (full year)English 9 (full year)Physical Science (full year)Topics in Global Social Is...
What are my elective choices?
How do I get the classes I want? Take time to read through course descriptions in the handbook Be thoughtful as you comple...
Do I need a study hall? Most freshmen do Reminder: Course rigor and expectations will increase dramatically Sports: Demand...
What is the LRC?Learning Resource Center, located across from the libraryAcademic support (organization, study skills, con...
Which team will I be on? Small percentage of students will be assigned to a specific team based on their math needs If you...
When will I know my schedule?Scheduling will finish up in late JuneStudents can pick up schedules at August registrationCh...
Graduation Requirements     Courses                          Credits     English                            4.0      Math ...
Graduation Requirements  Basic Academic Skills Certificate (MAP)      Reading: 230 (college ready: 235)        Math: 241 (...
Point ActivitiesNo Pass No PlayFootball, Volleyball, Boys and Girls Basketball practice and competeat PointGolf, Cross Cou...
FAQSummer PE: Not available for Point students. It may be an option foryou between your freshman and sophomore years.Drive...
College PrepWhat can Freshmen do to prepare for college?  Challenge yourself academically at Point  Develop an organizatio...
What is I Have A Plan Iowa?Career/College database specifically directed towardsIowa studentsTwo components: 1) Career Ass...
I Have A Plan IowaSubject           9th                  10th             11th           12th Math      Math 1 YR Math 1 Y...
Upcoming DatesRegistration sheets returned to A/Ateachers:February 288th Grade conferences to finalizeregistration and 4-y...
Thank you for coming!Please let me know if you have any questions!Mike Reshetar  319-848-5510  mireshetar@prairiepride.org
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8th grade parents night copy recording

  1. 1. Prairie Point 9th Grade AcademyWelcome Class of 2017February, 2013
  2. 2. Why are we all here tonight? Get familiar with the Prairie Point 9th Grade Academy Learn about the transition from 8th grade to 9th grade and beyond Briefly describe course offerings and graduation requirements Answer any questions about next year
  3. 3. How is the Academy unique?1:1 computers (digital literacy initiative)Core teamsElective course availabilityIncreased academic supportTeachers dedicated to freshmen
  4. 4. How does it compare to 8thgrade?Courses more rigorousExpectations for quantity and quality of work increaseMore multitaskingStudents asked to advocate for their own learningCreditsTranscriptsIncreased maturity
  5. 5. What courses do I have to take?Math (full year)English 9 (full year)Physical Science (full year)Topics in Global Social Issues (one semester)Health and Fitness (full year)
  6. 6. What are my elective choices?
  7. 7. How do I get the classes I want? Take time to read through course descriptions in the handbook Be thoughtful as you complete your course registration sheet Have your registration sheet turned in to your AA teacher on time August drop/add period There is never a 100% guarantee that you will get everything you want. Your best chance is to make sure what you want appears on your registration sheet.
  8. 8. Do I need a study hall? Most freshmen do Reminder: Course rigor and expectations will increase dramatically Sports: Demands for time after school increase substantially Access to academic support What if I want both choir and band? Credits 12 week mark
  9. 9. What is the LRC?Learning Resource Center, located across from the libraryAcademic support (organization, study skills, contentsupport)Some students assigned to LRC instead of study hallDrop-ins welcomeOpen every day after school until 3:45Writing Center: Open every day after school in the libraryuntil 3:45
  10. 10. Which team will I be on? Small percentage of students will be assigned to a specific team based on their math needs If you have an IEP, you will be on the same team as your roster teacher Elective choices also impact teams Most students will be assigned to teams randomly
  11. 11. When will I know my schedule?Scheduling will finish up in late JuneStudents can pick up schedules at August registrationChanges: Call, email, or stop in once registration beginsStudents can drop/add elective courses through the firstweek of school
  12. 12. Graduation Requirements Courses Credits English 4.0 Math 3.0 Science 3.0 Social Studies 3.0Physical Education 2.0 Vocational 0.5 Electives 8.5 Minimum credits: 24
  13. 13. Graduation Requirements Basic Academic Skills Certificate (MAP) Reading: 230 (college ready: 235) Math: 241 (college ready: 250) District Writing Assessment Minimum score of 3.2 on a 5 point rubric Senior Portfolio/Presentation CPR Certification (9th grade)
  14. 14. Point ActivitiesNo Pass No PlayFootball, Volleyball, Boys and Girls Basketball practice and competeat PointGolf, Cross Country, Wrestling, Tennis, Track & Field, Soccer,Bowling, Softball, and Baseball practice and compete with the highschool. We also offer swimming, which combines with CR Jefferson.Student Council, 9th Memory Book, FCCLA, Spanish Club, MathCounts, STEM, Art Club, Lego League, Competitive Speech, WritingClub, Book Club, Mock Trial, Anime Club, Cheerleading, Jazz Band,Cantabile, A Few Good Men, Fall Play, Spring Musical, LargeGroup/Individual Speech, Musical Theater
  15. 15. FAQSummer PE: Not available for Point students. It may be an option foryou between your freshman and sophomore years.Drivers ED: There is a spring course offered through KirkwoodCollege that meets at Point starting in March. Class size is limited.Please direct any questions to Kirkwood’s continuing educationdepartment.Do I need a foreign language? Not for graduation from PHS.However, most colleges and universities require it for graduation andit’s a huge advantage in acquiring and securing employment in ourglobal economy.
  16. 16. College PrepWhat can Freshmen do to prepare for college? Challenge yourself academically at Point Develop an organization system that works for you Get comfortable with all sorts of technology Get involved in as many activities as possible Continue to explore I Have A Plan Iowa Learn about the RAI (www.regents.iowa.gov/RAI/) Athletes - NCAA/NAIA ClearinghouseWhat can parents of Freshmen do to prepare for college? Visit Iowa College Access Network at www.icansucceed.org Visit www.icansucceed.org
  17. 17. What is I Have A Plan Iowa?Career/College database specifically directed towardsIowa studentsTwo components: 1) Career Assessments 2) 4-Year Plan4-Year Plan is an online planning document that can bechanged by students at any time (it is not registration forfreshmen classes)All students have specific login information that will beused until they graduate
  18. 18. I Have A Plan IowaSubject 9th 10th 11th 12th Math Math 1 YR Math 1 YR Math 1 YR ? PE H&F 1 Sem 1 Sem 1 SemScience Science 9 Bio 1 YR ? SS GSI World Hist 1 YR Am Hist 1 YR Econ/Gov’tEnglish English 9 English 10 English 11 Elective 1 YRCareer 1 Semester (grades 9- 12)Elective
  19. 19. Upcoming DatesRegistration sheets returned to A/Ateachers:February 288th Grade conferences to finalizeregistration and 4-year plans:March 4 and 7
  20. 20. Thank you for coming!Please let me know if you have any questions!Mike Reshetar 319-848-5510 mireshetar@prairiepride.org

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