Registration Information for 8th Grade You have received a Course Registration Contract which must be filled out with your parents and returned by March 31th. Before you begin to fill it out, read it. It is called a contract because your signature will indicate that you understand it and that you will abide by it. Math Placement Students in Pre Algebra Essentials will be placed in Algebra 1A, followed by Algebra 1B in 9th Students in Pre Algebra must complete the course with a C or better to be placed in Algebra I Students in Pre Algebra Honors must earn B’s or better both semesters to be placed in Honors Algebra Students in Honors Algebra, will continue on to Honors Geometry If you are not in Honors Pre Algebra but would like to be in Honors Algebra, please review the course profiles on the CVMS counseling website and check the honors box on the course registration contract. English Placement Students currently in Honors English 7 will continue in Honors English 8 If you are not in Honors English 7 but would like to be in Honors English 8, please review the course profiles on the CVMS counseling website and check the honors box on the course registration contract. Please make a careful and thoughtful decision based on your abilities and dedication to studies because you will be making a year long commitment. World Languages You must earn a C or better to move on to Spanish II. Begin your world language no later than 9th grade. Choices of world languages for grade 8 are French or Spanish. In 9th grade, two additional choices of Japanese and American Sign Language are available. Band/Orchestra If you wish to be in Band or Orchestra and are not currently in the program, please download the application online to apply. If you are currently in the music program, your teacher will determine your level. Band/Orchestra may replace PE, in which case you can have another elective. Or, you may choose to do PE and have Band/Orchestra be your only elective. Courses Requiring Applications The following courses require an application which are available on-line in “optional forms” section of the registration page. Leadership Journalism/Yearbook HEROES AVID Please complete your portion of the application and attach it to your plan sheet, or give it to a teacher if a confidential recommendation is needed. ISPE: Select PE at this time. If you are accepted, your counselor will make the change to your schedule. Physical Education Options Band or Orchestra to replace PE PE Dance ISPE: Select PE at this time. If you are accepted, your counselor will make the change to your schedule. Choose Wisely We are scheduling for the whole year. Schedule changes will not be made to accommodate teacher requests, period requests, or extracurricular and athletic activities. SDUHSD Board Policy sets a four-week limit at the beginning of each semester to drop a class. Level changes (from honors to college prep) may be requested during this four-week period if there is space available. Course Registration Contract Read the contract thoroughly Course selections will not be officially recognized without a parent/guardian signature on the contract You must choose your courses online prior to turning in your Course Registration Contract. March 31st is the last day to submit initial elective course selections online June 16th is the last day to make schedule changes with your counselor Elective Choices You must have an active Aeries account (see the counseling secretary immediately if you do not!) Window to submit is March 22nd – March 31st Refer to Elective Choices sheet Use your Course Registration Contract Semester Electives Video Film TV Broadcasting Introduction to Multimedia Drama 1 General Studio Art Advanced Multimedia (Flash Animation) Advanced Drama Student Assistant (Teacher’s Aide) Office Aide Counseling Aide Year-long Classes Leadership (Application) Journalism/Yearbook (Application) HEROES (Application) AVID (Application) Advanced Art Acting (Advanced) Spanish 1 P Spanish 2 P French 1 P *Band (Application) *Orchestra (Application) Step 1 Step 2 Start by clicking “Add New” A new screen will appear showing all the elective and PE courses offered at CVMS. Courses you select Click by clicking in the submit box will be highlighted in green Select one year-long or two semester electives Don’t forget to select your PE option MAKE SURE TO CLICK SUBMIT Enter alternate course titles Check Title Click Submit to End Be sure you put in Alternate courses If you don’t put in Alternate courses, we may have to choose your courses for you List your 6 choices in order of preference on your contract Remember... Your Course Registration Contracts are due on Wednesday, March 31st to your science teacher or the counseling secretary. Make sure you have selected your elective choices online prior to this day.