2015-2016 Registration

Angela Garner

Registration for Goza students will take place on Monday, May 11^{th} for 5^{th} , 6^{th} and 7^{th} graders. The assemblies will be held in the Cafegymatorium (Student Center) during the school day. The assembly times are as follows:

Monday May 11, 2015 1:30 p.m. 5^{th} graders 10 a.m. 6^{th} graders 9 a.m. 7^{th} graders

Registration is an important time which prepares students for the future. Parents are invited to attend the assemblies to hear information about course offerings available for the fall. Vanilla Hannah and Dana Tuggle, Goza’s counselors, will share valuable information and answer any questions about the registration packet.

The packet should be signed by the parent and returned no later than Friday, May 15, 2015.

**Attention upcoming 7**^{th} Graders

Seventh graders will be given a choice between the Pre-Ap College-Ready math 7 and Common Core Pre-Algebra 7. The course description for each course is as follows:

**Pre-AP College-Ready Math 7**

Students will study and practice using concepts to meet the student learning expectations described in the Arkansas State Frameworks for mathematics. Teachers will use a series of units to address the following strands: numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, data analysis and probability, and measurement. Students will use manipulatives, technology, and other resources to reinforce the concepts within each strand.

The teachers will use their training in Pre-AP, CMP2, and other professional development sessions to differentiate the learning and to meet the needs of the students.

Using an extended learning period, students will have time for remediation and for extension activities as needed. Students will be assessed using local and state assessments.

**Common Core Pre-Algebra 7**

This course is available to 7^{th} graders who exhibit the maturity to handle a course designed for 8^{th} grade students. The Common Core State Standards have increased the rigor of this course. Students will experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. CC Pre-Algebra 7 is a pre-requisite for CC Algebra I 8 offered to 8^{th} graders.

Prerequisites: (1) Students must complete and pass the sixth-grade math course making 80% or above on the end of year grade. (2) Student must have teacher recommendation.

**Attention upcoming 8**^{th} Graders

Eighth graders will be given a choice between the Pre-AP College Ready Math 8 and Common Core Algebra I. The course description for each course is as follows:

**Common Core Algebra I 8**

This course is available to eighth graders that exhibit the maturity to handle a course designed for ninth-grade students. The course integrates these concepts within word problems, careers, and other applications. The new Common Core State Standards have increased the rigor of this course. Common core Algebra I is comparable to Algebra II. Many of the concepts taught in Algebra II are now taught in algebra I. Taking Algebra I is basically covering two years of Algebra in one year. The student is required to take a PARCC End of Year Performance Exam. The Algebra I is a high school credit course and the grade will show up on the student’s high school transcript. However, the student will be required to take four (4) math courses for credit at the high school.

Prerequisites: (1) Students must complete and pass the seventh grade Common Core Pre-Algebra 7 math course making 80% or above on the end of year grade. (3) Student must have teacher recommendation.

**Pre-AP College Ready Math 8**

Students will study and practice using concepts to meet the student learning expectations described in the Arkansas State Frameworks for mathematics. Teachers will use a series of units to address the following strands: numbers and operations; algebra; geometry; data analysis and probability; and measurement. Students will use manipulatives, technology, and other resources to reinforce the concepts within each strand. The teachers will use their training in Pre-AP, CMP2, and other professional development sessions to differentiate the learning and to meet the needs of the students. Using an extended learning period, students will have time for remediation and for extension activities as needed. Students will be assessed using local and state assessments.

**Goza registration process is very important for the beginning of the new school year. Please read the information in the registration packet given to your child. If you have questions, call the Goza counselors office at 870-246-4291 for assistance.**