Welcome to
Julius West Middle School
Richard Montgomery High School
Pathways
Career and
College
Prep.
9,10,11,12
Honors/AP
9,10/11,12
(application process)
Up to 25 RM students
IB
MYP
9,10
IB Diploma
Program
11,12
Pre-IB
(9,10)
(application process)
Open to all MCPS
grade 8 students
Julius West Middle School
IB MYP
Grades 6, 7, 8
MSA and High School Pathways
Career and
College
Prep.
9,10,11,12
MSA
Basic
Honors/AP
9,10/11,12
IB
MYP
9,10
MSA
Proficient
Advanced
IB Diploma
Program
11,12
International Baccalaureate
Middle Years Programme
A five year program that encourages critical
thinking with a global perspective
The overall goal of the IB Middle
Years Programme is to develop
students who will be:
life-long learners
critical thinkers
responsible global citizens
IB Learner Profile
As part of a international
community, we aim to
be:
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Inquirers
Thinkers
Communicators
Risk-takers
who are…
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Knowledgeable
Caring
Principled
Open-minded
Balanced
Reflective
The Middle Years Programme
is guided by three
fundamental concepts
(the 3 C’s)
C #1
Connections
C #2
Culture
C #3
Communication skills
There are five themes known
as the Areas of Interaction
which help connect the
subjects to each other as well
as to the outside world.
Approaches to Learning
Community & Service
Health & Social Education
Environment
Human Ingenuity
Students study eight
different subjects in each
year of the program to
ensure a balanced
curriculum.
The 8 subjects are:
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Arts
Humanities
Language A
Language B
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Math
PE
Science
Technology
To earn an IBMYP Certificate in
Grade 10 students must:
• Score well on MYP rubrics in each of
the 8 subjects
• Complete a Personal Project
• Complete community service
requirements
Planning with the End in Mind
To learn more about middle school course selection
and IB programs in the RM cluster, visit our
website at www.mcps.k12.md.us/schools/westms
• Click on “MYP”
• Click on “Planning with the End in Mind”
6th Grade Teams
6–J
6–A
7–G
7–U
8–A
8–R
6th Grade Schedule
7:50
Warning Bell
Period
JAG
1
2
3
Lunch
4
5
6
7
Class
Special Activity
Academic class
Academic class
Arts or PE class
10:46 – 11:16
Academic class
Academic class
Arts or PE class
Academic class
each class is 47 minutes long
Course
Groupings
Language A
 GT and On Grade Level classes
(English)
Language A
GT and On Grade Level classes
(Reading)
Language B
AOL (Arts Rotation)
OR
Language B
French 1A, Spanish 1A, Chinese 1A
Math
Humanities
(Social Studies)
Science
Math 6, Math 7, Investigations in
Math (IM)
heterogeneous grouping w/GT
clusters
heterogeneous grouping w/GT
clusters
PE/Health
daily class for all students
Arts
available through the Arts rotation
Technology
available through the Arts
rotation/selected classes
Special Education and ESOL classes and support
are available for identified students in all academic
subjects
JW
Mathematics
Pathways
Julius West Middle School
February 2008
JW
Mathematics Offerings
Sixth Grade
Math 6
Math 7
IM
Seventh Grade
Math 7
IM
Algebra 1
Eighth Grade
Ninth Grade
Algebra
Prep
Algebra 1
Algebra
1
Honors
Geometry
Algebra 1
with Related
Geometry
Honors
Geometry
Honors
Algebra 2
Mathematics Offerings
JW
9
Algebra 1
Algebra 1 and
Related
Geometry
Honors
Geometry
Honors
Algebra 2
10
Geometry
Honors
Geometry
Double Period
Geometry
11
12
Algebra 2
Precalculus
Honors
Algebra 2
Honors
Precalculus
Bridge to
Algebra 2
Algebra 2
Quantitative
Literacy
Algebra 2
Precalculus
AP Calculus
Honors
Algebra 2
Honors
Precalculus
AP Statistics
AP Statistics
Honors
Precalculus
AP Calculus
Calculus with
Applications
College-Level
Math
Foreign Language Offerings at Julius West
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
French 1A
Spanish 1A
Chinese 1A
French 1B
Spanish 1B
Chinese 1B
French 2A/2B*
Spanish 2A/2B*
Chinese 2A/2B*
Awareness of Language
French 1A
French 1A/1B*
Spanish 1A
Spanish 1A/1B*
Chinese 1A
French 1B
French 2A/2B*
Spanish 1B
Spanish 2A/2B*
Chinese 1B
No Language
Spanish for Spanish
Speakers 1A/1B*
French 1A/1B*
Spanish 1A/1B*
* Accelerated class
All FL classes earn high school credit
Sixth Grade Registration Form
Required Courses:
Language A (English)
Language A (Reading)
Mathematics
Humanities (Social Studies)
Science
PE/Health
Language B Options
____ Awareness of Language (AOL)
part of Arts Rotation
____ Chinese 1A
____ French 1A
____ Spanish 1A
Electives
____Arts Rotation
– Awareness of Language (AOL) for one
semester and two nine week arts classes (for
students not in Chinese, French or Spanish)
– Four nine week arts classes (for students in
Chinese, French or Spanish)
Electives
____6th grade Intermediate Band – must
have previous experience (daily class)
____6th Grade Intermediate Orchestra –
must have previous experience (daily
class)
Student Service Learning (SSL)
• Students must earn 75 hours of SSL to graduate from
any Public High School in Maryland.
• Students may start earning SSL hours during the
summer following their 5th grade year.
• Students may earn 10 hours of SSL for activities
infused into the grade 6 science curriculum.
• Please visit www.mcpsssl.org for more information.
Dates and Deadlines
Registration cards due to 5th grade teacher
Feb. 19
Course confirmation letters mailed
May/June
Summer Reading Packets delivered to ES
May
Summer Orientation information
delivered to ES
May
6th Grade orientation
Aug. 22?
First Day of School
Aug. 26!
Names to Know
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Nanette Poirier - Principal
Craig Staton – Grade 6 Administrator
Mark Samara – Grade 6 Counselor
Dedra Green – Grade 6 counselor/ESOL
Joanna Rogers – School Nurse
Dennis Sayre – 6-J Team Leader
Debbie Liburd – 6-A Team Leader
Lauren Lette – Special Education (LAD)
Rich Castillo – Special Education (ED)
Elaine Steinberg – ESOL
Gail Fribush – IBMYP Coordinator
301-279-3979
Thank you for coming
this evening
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