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Welcome to the 8th Grade

Welcome to the 8th Grade Knights page.  Please check back periodically for events that affect the entire eighth grade class.

 

Golden Knights                     

Subject

Mrs. Clay (Nation)

English Language Arts

Mrs. Field

Science

Mrs. Grubb

Math

Mrs. Lonergan

Social Studies

 

 

Silver Knights     

 

Mrs. Burns

Language Arts                

Mr. Davis

Math 

Mrs. Hayden

Science

Mrs. Kelly

Social Studies 

   
Bronze Knights  
Mrs. Kelly

Language Arts/Math

 

Mrs. Sanders Social Studies/Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to high school?

Find out what you need to accomplish to get to high school and graduate.

Excerpt from policy code 3420

High School Exit Standards

1. Diploma Standards

 

A. To receive a North Carolina high school diploma, all students must:

i. meet all existing local and state graduation requirements
ii. achieve a passing score on any state-mandated exam of essential skills

B. Beginning with students entering the 9th grade in 2006-07 who are taking the Career

Prep Course of Study, the College Tech Prep Course of Study, or the College/University Prep Course of Study, must meet the high school exit standards in order to graduate. The exit standards consist of the following requirements:

i. Students must receive a proficiency score of Level III or above on all of the following NC End-of-Course tests:

• Algebra I
• Biology
• English
• Civics and Economics
• U.S. History

ii. Students who do not receive a proficiency score of Level III or above on any of the five end-of course tests will be provided retest opportunities. Students must satisfactorily complete a senior project. The superintendent or the superintendent's designee will develop, monitor and score the senior projects, using state adopted rubrics. In addition, requirements of the senior project will include:

STUDENT PROGRESSION AND PLACEMENT Policy Code: 3420 ONSLOW COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY MANUAL Page 3 of 6

• A review process;
• An eight to ten page research paper written on an approved topic of student choice;
• A product related to the paper that requires significant hours of work;
• A portfolio that reflects the Senior Project process;
• A presentation to a panel of community and faculty members; and
• Literature, service-based learning or work-based learning experiences as defined by state models.

The superintendent or the superintendent's designee will give special consideration to transfer students arriving in the second semester of the senior year.

It is recognized that the final authority to grade and place students is the responsibility of the principal, in accordance with G.S. 115C-288(a). The principal shall consider the pupil's classroom work and grades, the student's scores on standardized tests, and the best educational interest of the student.

2. High School End-of-Course and Vocational Competency Achievement Tracking

System Tests

The End of Course (EOC) and Vocational Competency Achievement Tracking System (VoCATS) test results shall count as twenty-five percent (25%) of a student's final grade in each high school course for which an EOC/VoCATS test is available.

Interventions and Retesting

All public school students who score Achievement Level II on the first administration of an endof-course assessment (i.e., Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Biology, Physical Science, Civics and Economics, U.S. History, and English I and/or their alternate assessment) or end-of-grade assessment (i.e., reading, mathematics, science grades 5 and 8, and/or their alternate assessment) shall be administered Retest I (after focused intervention is provided to meet the instructional needs of the student), and the higher of the original or Retest I scores will be used for calculating ABCs Performance Composites and AYP results (where applicable). Parents of students who score Achievement Level I must be notified that they may request that their children be administered Retest I.

1. End-of-Grade

Students who have a passing grade in a subject, but have not met the passing criteria for the end-of-grade test, will be provided an opportunity to take a retest after a period of focused intervention is provided to meet the instructional needs of the student. If the student meets the passing criteria for the retest and other requirements for promotion are also met, the student will be promoted. If a student does not meet the passing criteria for retest of the EOG, documentation of the student's performance in the EOG-tested subject will be updated and a review of the student's work will be performed.

STUDENT PROGRESSION AND PLACEMENT Policy Code: 3420
ONSLOW COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY MANUAL Page 4 of 6

2. End-of-Course

Students who have a passing grade in an end-of-course subject, but have not met the passing criteria for the end-of-course test, will be provided an opportunity to take a retest after focused intervention is provided to meet the instructional needs of the student. If the student meets the passing criteria for the retest and other requirements for course credit are also met, the student will receive credit for the course. If the student does not pass the retest, documentation of the student's performance in the EOC-tested course will be updated and a review of the student's work will be performed. High school students who do not receive a passing score on the competency test and/or computer skills test will be given the opportunity to retest within a reasonable time from he receipt of test results (in accordance with the State Department of Public Instruction window for testing). These students are entitled to receive additional remedial instruction from the school system and continue to take the competency and/or computer skills test during the regularly scheduled testing until the student reaches maximum school age (up to age 21).

 

 

 

 

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