High School Courses at BMV UPPER SCHOOL Algebra 1 Honors Geometry Honors Biology Honors Debate 1 Honors (8th) Speech (7th) High School Level Classes:

Count for both the middle school and high school credit GPA earned carries over to high school Algebra, geometry & biology require a passing EOC score Debate and Speech have a final exam Whats the Rush? Students can fulfill high school graduation requirements

Allows for more options in high school Allows for the ability to take more advanced math (calculus, statistics) Provides an acceleration path DEBATE: The purpose of this course is to develop students beginning awareness, understanding, and application of language arts as it applies to oral communication concepts and strategies for public debate in a variety of given settings.

Students learn research, logic, organization of ideas, manipulation of language, assessment of audience, self-esteem and engagement in world events. Speech and debate students scored at least 25% higher than the control group of honors students on the ACT reading/writing. Speech: The purpose of this course is to develop

students' beginning awareness, understanding, and application of language arts as it applies to oral communication concepts and strategies in a variety of given settings. ***Speech/Debate Meeting 8/21/19 5:00 p.m. Algebra 1 Honors: Algebra I is a mathematics "gatekeeper course. Algebra is the problem-solving language of mathematics and science. It is an abstract language that uses letters to generalize mathematical operations. The purpose of the Algebra curriculum is to offer

a learning environment where students are challenged and engaged in complex mathematics problems that can be directly applied to real-world settings. In a technologically-fueled society, not knowing algebra limits what one can do in life. Geometry 1 Honors: Geometry is a mathematics course that is the study of visual patterns. The

textbook that the students use is unique in that the students actually create geometry for themselves as they proceed through the activities and problems. Concepts are first introduced visually, then analytically, then inductively, and, finally deductively. Students are first involved in investigating and conjecturing before they are exposed to formal proofs.

The purpose of the geometry curriculum is not merely to create computationally efficient students, but to offer a learning environment where students are challenged and engaged in complex mathematics problems that can be directly applied to real-world settings. Biology Honors: Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental

procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. Laboratory investigations should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the

resulting data. Grading Scales: How Students Receive Course Credit: Passing the algebra 1 EOC is required and the results will count as 30% of the final course grade. Students must take the geometry EOC and the results will count as 30% of the final course grade. Students must take the biology EOC and

the results will count as 30% of the final course grade. A retake will be required for any student who does not pass the EOC. High School Graduation Requirements: Math: 4 Credits, one of which must be Algebra 1 or its equivalent and one of which must be Geometry or its equivalent. Science: 3 Credits, two of which must

have a laboratory component and one of which must be Biology 1 or its equivalent and two other equally rigorous courses. High School Classes in Middle School High school courses taken by middle school students are calculated into the students weighted high school GPA. Students who take honors level high school courses are rewarded with an additional quality point for grades C and above. For example: an A is a 5.0 GPA vs. a 4.0 GPA.

The Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Floridas State University System, and the NCAA Clearinghouse employ different weighted point systems for their respective institutions. GPA earned affects a students class rank upon entering high school. GPA affects a students eligibility for participation in sports upon entering high school. (2.3) Ways to Succeed Class attendance & assignment completion

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