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9
Rising
grade
Informational
Meeting
Uplift Summit Faculty and Staff
Objective
Agenda
9th
To inform rising
grade scholars and
parents of
important
information
regarding IB and
academics, college
readiness, culture
and expectations,
and general
information about
the 9th grade
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IB FOR ALL
Summer Reading and
Supply List
Uniform Expectations
Summer Programs
Tardy Policy
Parent Involvement
Lockers, Shot Records,
Technology Usage
Testing and Fees
Academic Expectations
IB FOR ALL
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Uplift’s Mission
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Uplift Education’s
mission is to create and
sustain public schools
of excellence that
empower students to
reach their highest
potential in college and
the global marketplace
and that inspire in
students a life-long
love of learning,
achievement, and
service in order to
positively change their
world.
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What the IB Diploma is
NOT
Grades in Uplift HS DP
classes are not based upon
grades on IB exams
(though Uplift HS grades
should correlate with
student preparedness for
IB exams).
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It is possible to get the
HS Diploma from the
state of Texas but not
the IB Diploma (and
vice-versa).
AP versus IB DP
 Offer courses widely
accepted for college
credit.
 Provide educational
rigor and quality that
helps prepare
students for college.
 Are assessed
externally, AP by the
College Board and
ETS, DP by the
International
Baccalaureate
Organization.
 AP offers a “cafeteria
plan” for which
students can choose
to take one AP
course, several, or
none.
 AP results are based
upon a single
assessment.
 AP is focused
towards the
educational system
of the United States.
 DP is based upon
multiple
assessments, both
Internal and
External.
 Independent student
choice is often a
feature of the
assessments, to a
greater degree than
on AP assessments.
 Assessments reflect
those typically used
in colleges to a
greater degree than
AP assessments.
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a high degree of alignment
with college readiness
standards in all subject areas
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many individual IB
standards were more
advanced than those required
for success in entry-level
college courses
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IB standards address key
cognitive strategies (critical
thinking, intellectual
inquisitiveness and
interpretation skills) that have
been identified by college
instructors as necessary for
college success.
IB Exams more equitable than AP
Percentage passing exams in Texas:*
Overall
Asian
White
Hispanic
African American
Not Economically Disadvantaged
Economically Disadvantaged
AP
IB
49%
68%
63%
34%
25%
58%
30%
86%
93%
87%
83%
67%
88%
77%
*Source: TEA report on AP and IB Exam Results in Texas 2010-2011
Summer Reading List
School Supply List
Link to Summer
Reading List
Link to Summit
Website
http://www.uplifteduc
ation.org/Page/7770
http://www.uplifteduca
tion.org/Page/7770
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9th grade Language A
• 9th grade Geometry
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Criteria for mastery
attached to
assignment
NUTS AND BOLTS
Uniform Expectations
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Girls
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Boys
Shoe Policy
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All scholars must wear a black (black
with white accent is acceptable) shoe
with a white or tan sole. Scholars are
not allowed to wear shoes with dark
soles due to the damage it causes to
the building floors. Shoe colors can
only be black and white, other colors
are not allowed. Athletic shoes are
ONLY permitted during PE class.
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Todos los estudiantes tendrán que
usar un zapato negro (negro con
acento blanco es aceptable) con la
suela blanca o café claro. A los
estudiantes no se les permitirá el uso
de zapatos con suela oscuras debido
a los daños que causa a los pisos del
edificio. Colores de zapatos sólo
pueden ser en blanco y negro, otros
colores no son permitidos. No se
permitirán zapatos deportivos,
solamente durante la clase de
educación física.
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Summer Programs
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9th grade Transition
Camp
– June 8-10
– 8am-12 noon
 Geometry
advancement
 Scholars who
received an
85% or
higher yearly
average in
Algebra I
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Summer School
– for selected
scholars who will
be notified by
school
administration
TBD
ESL Literacy
Reading Camp
Math Bridge Camp
(solidify 8th grade
skills to prepare for
9th grade)
Tardy Policy
Scholars are expected to
be on campus and in
classrooms by 8:00 a.m.
Scholars arriving after 8
a.m. will be issued a
tardy
Scholars who arrive
after 8:15 must sign in
at Center Street
1st tardy – Warning
2nd tardy – Detention
3rd tardy – Detention
4th tardy – Friday School
5th tardy – Saturday
School and parent mtg
College
Readiness
COLLEGE ENTRANCE
EXAMS
• ACT
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August & April of
9th
grade
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August & April of 10th
grade
ACT Practice
August & January of 11th
grade
SAT
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Plan
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Explore
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April of 11th grade
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January & June of 11th
grade
Current Cost = $52.50
each
Fee Waiver Available for
F/R
PSAT
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October of 9th, 10th, 11th
Current Cost = $14 each
COLLEGE CREDIT
EXAMS
• AP (Advanced
Placement)
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May of 9th, 10th, 11th,
12th
Current Cost = $91
each
Fee Reduction available
for F/R
Offer 13 AP classes
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IBDP (International
Baccalaureate
Diploma
Programme)
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Late Spring of 11th
(internal written
assessments)
Early Spring of 12th
(oral assessments)
May of 12th (written
assessments)
Current Cost = $798
(six exams + extended
essay)
Fee Reduction available
for F/R
Senate 111
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“…an institution of
higher education
shall grant at least
24 semester credit
hours or equivalent
course credit in
appropriate subject
areas to an entering
freshman student for
successful
completion of the
International
Baccalaureate
Diploma Program.” *
*Source: SB 111, 79th Legislative Session,
2005.
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What does it look
like in the
classroom?
Family
Engagement
Family Engagement
Research shows that
engaged parents play
a role as:
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Supporters of learning
Encouragers of grit and
determination
Models of lifelong learning
Advocates for their child
With indicators of student
achievement including higher
grades, increased
achievement test scores,
lower drop out rates, student’s
sense of personal competence,
and student’s belief in the
importance of education.
Effective FamilySchool Partnerships
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Supporting Student
Achievement &
School Improvement
Partners in Education a publication by SEDL
Volunteers-in-Partnership
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The ViP meets every
3rd Thursday of the
month during the
year.
Each family is
expected to provide
a minimum of 40
hours of volunteer
service yearly.
For every $12.00 of
donated items or
donated money you
will be credited 1
volunteer hour.
www.myvolunteerpa
ge.com
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Parents are expected
to attend the Sky
Hawk Parent
Academy.
It is held
immediately after
the ViP meeting.
Summit Academic
Information
Graduation Requirements for Distinguished Diploma
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English – 4 credits
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Math – 4 credits
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Science – 4 credits
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Social Studies – 4 credits
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Foreign Language – 3 credits of the
same language
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Fine Arts – 1 credit
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PE – 2 credits
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Professional Communications – 1
credit
Technology – 1 credit
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Other Electives – 2 credits
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Total # of Credits Earned 26
+Successful completion of
EOCs
+100 hours of community
service
+ Acceptance to a 4-year
college/university
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+ Endorsement(s) selection
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= Graduation from Uplift
Summit.
ARTS & HUMANITIES
ENDORSEMENT
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Allows our scholars
to select courses
from the humanities,
foreign languages,
English literature,
and fine arts
A student may earn
an Arts & Humanities
endorsement by
completing
foundation and
general endorsement
requirements and:
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(A) 4 additional English elective
credits
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(B) A total of 5 social studies
courses
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(C) 4 levels of the same language in
a language other than English
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(D) 2 levels of the same language in
a language other than English and 2
levels of a different language in a
language other than English
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(E) A coherent sequence of 4 credits
by selecting courses from 1 or 2
categories or disciplines in fine arts
STEM ENDORSEMENT
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Allows our scholars to
select courses in science,
technology (computer
science), engineering, and
advanced mathematics.
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A student may earn a STEM
endorsement by completing
foundation and general
endorsement requirements
including Algebra II,
chemistry, and physics and:
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(A) A coherent sequence of courses for 4
or more credits in CTE that consists of at
least 2 courses in the same career cluster
including at least one advanced CTE
course which includes any course that is
the 3rd or higher course in a sequence.
The final course in the sequence must be
selected from the STEM career cluster.
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(B) A total of 5 credits in math by
successfully completing Algebra I,
Geometry, Algebra II and 2 additional
math courses for which Algebra II is a
prerequisite
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(C) A total of 5 credits in science by
successfully completing biology,
chemistry, physics, and 2 additional
science courses
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(D) In addition to Algebra II, Chemistry,
and Physics, a coherent sequence of 3
additional credits from no more than 2 of
the areas listed in (A), (B), and(C).
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Multidisciplinary Studies
Endorsement
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Allows our
scholars to select
courses from each
endorsement area
and earn credits in
a variety of
advanced courses
from multiple
content areas
sufficient to
complete the
distinguished level
of achievement.
A student may
earn a
Multidisciplinary
Studies
endorsement by
completing
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(A) 4 advanced courses that
prepare a student to enter the
workforce successfully or
postsecondary education without
remediation from within1
endorsement area or among
endorsement areas that are not in a
coherent sequence
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(B) 4 credits in each of the four
foundation subject areas to include
English IV and Chemistry and/or
Physics
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(C) 4 credits in AP, IB, or dual
credit selected from English, Math,
Science, Humanities, Economics,
LOTE, or Fine Arts
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THEATRE I ~ MYP
Theatre helps to teach
scholars 21st Century
Skills which will prepare
them to be college
ready. They will be
expected to learn/use
the following:
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Critical Thinking/Problem
Solving
Communication
Collaboration
Creativity
Innovation
Information, Media,
Communication, & Technology
Literacy
Flexibility & Adaptability
Initiative & Self-Direction
Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
Productivity & Accountability
Leadership & Responsibility
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Theatre is a byproduct &
partner to your scholar’s
core classes & is the first
step in your scholar’s
success for the IB
Diploma and AP Exams.
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Scholars will be expected to:
1. Use internet/computers
on a regular basis
2. Complete hands on
experience related to
theatre out side of the
classroom both as actor
& tech/theatre business.
3. Attend live
performances
4. Analyze, Write &
produce shows/reviews
GRADE 9 IB MATHS - GEOMETRY
Ms. Saki L. Milton
geometry | geometría | géométrie
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Expectations: Be
open-minded, be
prepared, study, be
proactive, be
engaged, be
inquisitive, BE YOU!
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Topics: Congruency
of triangles and
circles, proofs,
measurement, lines
and angles
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Supplies: Compass,
protractor,
composition notebook,
grid paper, pencil
Objectives/Grading
Criteria:
A. Knowledge &
Understanding
quizzes, exams, exit
tickets
B. Investigating
Patterns
constructions,
investigations
C. Communication
oral quiz, written
report/task
D. Real-World Context
application problem,
project
GEOMETRY COURSE OVERVIEW
6 Units
4-6 week plan
of study
Statement of
Inquiry:
1 clear and conscise
sentence that sums up
the big idea
Global Contexts:
identities & relationships
orientation in space & time
personal & cultural expression
scientific & technical innovation
globalization & sustainability
fairness & development
Key Concepts:
form
logic
relationships
Related Concepts:
change
systems
justification
pattern
simplification
equivalence
measurement
quantity
space
generalization
model
representation
system
Spanish
9th Grade
Class (quick) Overview
 Although we will be practicing all
components of the language (reading,
writing, listening, speaking), this is a
writing intensive course.
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Scholars are expected to write 300-400
words with proper usage of the
language by the end of the school year.
Examples of writing include:
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Writing short narratives
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Write Journal entries
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Write proper
emails/correspondence
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Write a 2-4 essay
Quizzes will be given every class.
Exams will be given after each unit is
completed.
Everything taught is cumulative and
subject to be assessed at any time.
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Expectations of the
students
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Scholars need to study every night.
 Native Speakers – writing
and reading can be
challenging and you will
need the same amount of
time studying as a non-native
speaker.
As IB learners we strive to represent
all 10 attributes of the IB learning
profile:
-Scholars are expected to take responsibility
for their own learning. If absent, you are
responsible to make up the work/find what
work was missed.
-Come to class prepared with all materials.
-Take class notes daily and be prepared to
ask questions and have class discussions.
-If the scholar has any questions or
concerns, I expect the scholar to contact me
right away. This can be done in person or
via email.
Biology
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Items needed
Binder for saving
notes and tests
Pencils (as we use
pencils more often
than pens)
Lab journal
Overview
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MYP Bio is designed to
introduce biology and
important biological
issues. Emphasis is
placed on inquiry based
labs and abilities to
make inferences
regarding data using
various techniques.
Topics range from
biomolecules to ecology
with evolution as the
theme driving change
within these systems.
To become an educated
citizen who can make
evaluations based on
evidence
GRADE 9 IB LANGUAGE A
Ms. Britney Fletcher
English
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Expectations: Be
open-minded, be
prepared, study, be
proactive, be
engaged, be
inquisitive, BE YOU!
Topics:
Communication,
Social, Selfmanagement,
Research, and
Thinking
Supplies:
Composition
notebook, pencil,
highlighter, dictionary
Objectives/Grading
Criteria:
A. Analyzing analysis, investigations
B. Organizing –
brainstorming
techniques
C. Producing text essays
D. Using language –
appropriate vocabulary,
sentence structure, and
grammar
LANGUAGE A COURSE OVERVIEW
7 Units
3-5 week plan
of study
Statement of
Inquiry:
1 clear and conscise
sentence that sums up
the big idea
Global Contexts:
identities & relationships
orientation in space & time
personal & cultural expression
globalization & sustainability
fairness & development
Key Concepts:
Communication
Connection
Creativity
Culture
Related Concepts:
Audience
Context
Purpose
Bias
Theme
Argument
Sylistic Choices
Voice
Inference
Idiom
Empathy
Point of View
Grade 9 – AP Human Geography
Year 4 – Individuals and Societies
Mr. Gregory Peebles
• Expectations: Be
an inquirer, be
reflective, be a
communicator in
class and with your
teacher. Scholars will
own their grade.
• Topics: Nature and
Perspectives on Geography,
Population Geography, Cultural
Patterns and Processes, Political
Organization of Space, Agricultural
and Rural Land Use,
Industrialization and Economic
Development, and Cities and Urban
Land Use
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Supplies: Notebook,
AP Prep Book, Flash
Cards, Summer
Reading Book (Salt
by Mark Kurlansky)
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Objectives/Grading Criteria:
A: Knowledge and Understanding
B: Investigating
C: Communication
D: Thinking Critically
Types of Summative Assignments:
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Traditional Tests
Free Response Questions
(FRQs)
Group Projects
Papers (500 – 1,500
Words)
7 Units
Semester 1 – 4 Units
Semester 2 – 3 Units
AP Requirements
Scholars will be
assessed using AP
requirements to assess
their preparation for the
capstone AP test in May
IB Requirements
Scholars will be
continuously
formatively asses
throughout the Unit
with at least one
Key Concepts
– Change
– Global
Interactions
– Time, Place, and
Space
– Systems
Related Concepts
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Causality
Culture
Disparity and equity
Diversity
Globalization
Management and Intervention
Networks
Patterns and Trends
Power
Processes
Scale
Sustainability
Professional
Communications
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Purpose of Class: To
develop literacy,
design and process
skills, research skills,
and presentation
skills
Unit 1: How to
Succeed in School
Unit 2: Design
(Projects, ProblemSolving, and
Research)
Unit 3: Best Version
of Myself
Unit 4:Debate
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Unit 6: Backwards
planning for Life
Unit 7: Interview
and Resumé
Unit 8: Review
Project
Unit 9: Inquiry and
Connecting Design
Cycle to Personal
project
Professional
Communications
Materials
Binder
Functioning E-mail
USB
Trifold boards (23/year)
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Attitude
Spirit of Curiosity
Willingness to
Engage in Discussion
Willingness to
Conduct Research
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