Eighth-grade courses

  • Language arts

    • 90th percentile or higher on at least one universal screener in Reading from fifth-grade year (currently MAP)
    • ALP test- Document Based Writing Analysis score of 4 (an “Exceeds Expectations”)
    • Meets benchmark on College Career Readiness test reading score (currently CERT)
    • Distinguished on most recent state reading test data
    • Identified as GT language arts or GT general intelligence

     

    Algebra

    • Pre-requisite: Completion of seventh grade accelerated math with a B average or higher
    • 7th grade accelerated math end of course assessment score of 80% or higher
    • 7th grade MAP score of 240 or higher
    • 7th grade accelerated math mid-year assessment of 80% or higher

     

    Geometry

    • Pre-requisite: Completion of Algebra I with a B average or higher
    • 7th grade Algebra I end of course assessment score of 80% or higher
    • 7th grade MAP score of 245 or higher
    • 7th grade Algebra mid-year assessment of 80% or higher

     

    Science (Pre-biology)

    • 90th percentile on at least one universal screener in reading from fifth grade year OR average percentile score on reading and math from fifth grade universal screener of 85
    • 90th percentile on at least one universal screener in math from fifth grade year OR average percentile score on reading and math from fifth grade universal screener of 85
    • Meets benchmark on College Career Readiness science test
    • Distinguished on most recent state reading or math testing data
    • Identified as GT science or GT general intelligence

     

    Social studies

    • 90th percentile or higher on at least one universal screener in Reading from fifth-grade year (currently MAP)
    • ALP test- Document Based Writing Analysis score of 4 (an “Exceeds Expectations”)
    • Meets benchmark on College Career Readiness test reading score (currently CERT)
    • Distinguished on most recent state reading test data
    • Identified as GT language arts or GT general intelligence