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8th Grade Scheduling Information

Dear Parents of current EJHS 7th Grade Students,

It is time to initiate the scheduling process for 8th grade at the Junior High. The 2021-2022 Junior High schedule consists of seven class periods and runs on an odd/even day cycle. Counselors will meet with students on Monday, March 22 during Social Studies or Science class to review classes for next year. Each student will be assigned the following courses:

  • ELA
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • PE/Wellness (every other day)
  • Reading (every other day)

Recommendations could include the following alternatives to the assigned courses:

  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors Algebra I
  • Algebra I
  • Math (Learning Support)
  • English Language Arts (Learning Support)
  • ELA Strategies (IEP Required)
  • Math Strategies (IEP Required)
  • Accelerated versions of ELA, Science, and Social Studies

In addition to the assigned courses, students have the opportunity to select a total of 2.0 credits of elective courses from the following options.

  • Band every day (1.0 credit)
  • Band every other day (.5 credit)
  • Orchestra every day (1.0 credit)
  • Orchestra every other day (.5 credit)
  • Chorus (.5 credit)
  • French I (1.0 credit)
  • German I (1.0 credit)
  • Spanish I (1.0 credit)
  • Art (.5 credit)
  • Family and Consumer Science (FACS) (.5 credit)
  • Intro to Computer Science (.5 credit)
  • Automation and Robotics (.5 credit)
  • Exploring Technology (.5 credit)
  • Music Explorations (.5 credit)
  • Music Technology (.5 credit)

Students will rank their elective choices in order of preference. Some of the electives count as 1.0 credit and meet every day, while others count as .5 credit and meet every other day. Students may select any combination of elective courses that total 2.0 credits. Please refer to the attached Junior High Program of Studies and review course descriptions with your child. Students will make their selections on Monday, March 22 during a session with school counselors. Please contact the counselors with any questions at 610-779-3320. Ms. Sierra Calaman (Last names A –L, x3015) or Ms. Kim Shaw (Last names M-Z, x3014).

Thank you for your help with the scheduling process.

Sincerely,

Eric P. Flamm, Ed. D.

 

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