Welcome to
Julius West Middle School
Agenda
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Welcome to JW
MCPS Middle School Reform overview
IB Middle Years Programme overview
6th grade schedule
Course offerings and registration process
Additional information and resources
MCPS Middle School Reform
• Background Information (curriculum, technology,
professional development)
• High School Credit Courses (Letter received)
• Requirement (must pass both the course & final
exam)
• High School Transcript- Grade Point
Average (GPA)
7 Keys to College Readiness
• KEY 1: Read at advanced levels in Grades K–2
• KEY 2: Score “advanced” in reading on the MSA in
Grades 3–8
• KEY 3: Complete advanced math in Grade 5
• KEY 4: Complete Alg 1 by Grade 8 - “C” or higher
• KEY 5: Complete Alg 2 by Grade 11 - “C” or higher
• KEY 6: Score 3 on an AP exam or 4 on an IB exam
• KEY 7: Score 1650 on the SAT
International Baccalaureate
Middle Years Programme
A five year program that encourages critical
thinking with a global perspective
Richard Montgomery High School
Pathways
Career and
College
Prep.
9,10,11,12
Honors/AP
9,10/11,12
application process
IB
MYP
9,10
IB Diploma
Program
11,12
IB Magnet
(9,10)
(application process)
Open to all MCPS
grade 8 students
College Gardens ES
IB PYP
Julius West Middle School
IB MYP
Grades 6, 7, 8
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 strive to
be:
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Inquirers
Thinkers
Communicators
Risk-takers
who are…
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Knowledgeable
Caring
Principled
Open-minded
Balanced
Reflective
8 MYP Subjects
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Arts
Humanities
Language A
Language B
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Math
PE
Science
Technology
5 Themes – Areas of Interaction
Approaches to Learning
Community & Service
Health & Social Education
Environments
Human Ingenuity
To earn an MYP Certificate in
Grade 10 students must:
• Study all 8 subjects in Grades 6-10
• Complete Algebra 1 and at least WL level 1
by the end of Grade 8
• Score well on MYP rubrics
• Complete a Personal Project in Grade 10
along with C&S 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
http://montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/westms/
• Click on “MYP”
• Click on “Planning with the End in Mind”
A 6th Grade Sample Schedule
7:50
Warning Bell
Period
JAG
1
2
3
Lunch
4
5
6
7
2:40
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
Dismissal
each class is 47 minutes long
Required Classes
Required Classes
► Language A (English)
► Mathematics
► Investigations in Science 6
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► Humanities (Social Studies)
Physical Education /Health Education
JW
Mathematics Offerings
Sixth Grade
Math 6
Math 7
Seventh Grade
Math 7
Algebra
Prep
Eighth Grade
Algebra
Prep
Algebra
1
IM
IM
Algebra 1
Honors
Geometry
Ninth Grade
Algebra 1
Algebra 1
with Related
Geometry
Honors
Geometry
Honors
Algebra 2
Mathematics Offerings
JW
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Algebra 1
Algebra 1 and
Related
Geometry
Honors
Geometry
Honors
Algebra 2
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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
Language B Options at Julius West
Grade 6
French 1A
Spanish 1A
Chinese 1A/1B*
Grade 7
Grade 8
French 1B
Spanish 1B
Chinese 2A/2B*
French 2A/2B*
Spanish 2A/2B*
Chinese 3A/3B*
French 1A
French 1A/1B*
Spanish 1A
Spanish 1A/1B*
Chinese 1A
French 1B
French 2A/2B*
Spanish 1B
Spanish 2A/2B*
Chinese 1B
Spanish for Spanish
Speakers 1A/1B*
French 1A/1B*
Spanish 1A/1B*
* Accelerated class
All WL classes earn high school credit
Language B Options
Electives
Summer Reading
• Packet distributed at the end of the school
year
• Our goal: two books-one fiction and one nonfiction
• Students may complete a graphic organizer for
each book
• Students should come prepared to discuss the
books on the first day of school
• Assignment available on our web site
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.
Edline
Dates and Deadlines
Registration cards due to 5th grade teacher
Feb. 22
5th grade visit to JW
Spring
Course confirmation letters mailed
May/June
Summer Reading Packets to ES & website
May
Summer Orientation info to ES & website
May
6th Grade orientation
Aug. 26
First Day of School
Aug. 30!
Names to Know
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Nanette Poirier - Principal
Dudley Davidson – Gr 6 Administrator
Rita Stein/Marta Riccio – Gr 6 Counselors
Dedra Green – Resource Counselor
Patricia Sapp – School Nurse
Lauren Lette – Special Education (LAD)
Rich Castillo – Special Education (ED)
Philippe Saari – ESOL
Gail Fribush – IBMYP Coordinator
http://montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/westms/
301-279-3979
Thank you for coming
this evening
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