Centennial  Academy    

Parent’s  Guide  to  Learning  in   Eighth  Grade    

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Upper  Ac ade Learning   my   @  CA  

 

At  Centennial  Academy,  we  are  committed  to  providing  your  scholar  w ith  an  experience  that  builds  academic   and  21st  century  success  skills  to  support  their  life-­‐long  learning.      O ur  teaching  is  aligned  with  Georgia  and   national  content  standards  and  our  educators  bring  those  standards  to  life  through  hands-­‐on  learning   experiences  designed  to  meet  your  scholar’s  learning  needs.    

Centennial  Academy  2016-­‐2017  

In  a  Centennial  Academy  classroom,  scholars  are  active  participants  in  the  learning  process  ~  exploring,   thinking  critically,  asking  questions,  and  solving  problems  in  real  world  experiences.    Below  is  an  overview  of   what  your  Eighth  Grade  scholar  is  in  store  for  this  year.   ENGLISH  LANGUAGE  ARTS   Eighth  grade  scholars  read   both  informational  and   literary  texts.  Through  close   reading  and  analysis,   scholars  determine  the   meaning  and  purpose  of  a   variety  of  texts.  Scholars   read  multiple  texts  centered   on  a  common  theme  or  idea   and  make  connections   among  these  texts.  Scholars   respond  to  the  texts  they   read  through  speaking  and   writing.  They  write  and  use   evidence  from  multiple  tests   or  sources  to  inform,   explain  or  make  an   argument.  Scholars  support   their  claims  using  clear  and   relevant  evidence  to  convey   ideas  and  information.   Eighth  grade  scholars   engage  in  rich  and  rigorous   discussion.  

MATHEMATICS   The  focus  in  eighth  grade   mathematics  is  for  scholars   to  develop  a  deep   understanding  of   mathematical  concepts  with   high-­‐level  thinking   strategies  and  to  be  able  to   communicate  their   understanding.  Scholars  will   learn  concepts  such  as   linear  equations,  functions   and  system,  bivariate  data,   transformations,   Pythagorean  theorem,  as   well  as  extending  volume   concepts.    Mathematical   practices  of  perseverance,   reasoning,  justifying,   modeling,  using  appropriate   tools,  being  precise  and   looking  for  and  using   patterns  are  a  focus  of   study.      

SCIENCE   In  Physical  Science,  eighth   grade  scholars  engage  in  a   more  in-­‐depth  study  of  the   physics  and  chemistry  of   nature.  Scholars  explore   topics  and  solve  problems   involving  the  nature  of   matter,  motion  and  forces,   principles  of  energy,  light   and  sound,  and  electricity   and  magnetism.    A  hands-­‐ on,  technology-­‐rich   approach  helps  scholars   build  an  understanding  and   appreciation  of  these  key   concepts  as  it  prepares   them  for  future  scientific   study  and  related  STEM   sources  and  careers.  

RESPONSIBILITY  is  Important   • • •

USE  YOUR  AGENDA  



TAKE  ADVANTAGE  OF  ADDITIONAL  SUPPORT   (TUTORIAL)  



CHECK  INFINITE  CAMPUS  OFTEN  

CHECK  GOOGLE  CLASSROOM  DAILY   ENSURE  ASSIGNMENTS  ARE  TURNED  IN  O N   TIME  

 

SOCIAL  S TUDIES   Georgia’s  role  in  the  history   of  the  United  States  is  the   focus  of  eighth  grade  Social   Studies.    The  content   includes  an  emphasis  on   state  geography,  history,   government  and  economics.     Specifically,  scholars   explore  how  the  state’s   economy  influences   productivity  and  growth.     Through  the  study  of  map   skills,  scholars  apply   contextual  knowledge  to   understanding  about  the   world  around  them.     Exploring  civic   responsibility,  eighth   graders  discuss  the  impact   of  citizens’  role  in  their   government  and  in  their   community.  

CONNECTIONS  CLASSES    

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PERFORMING  ARTS   ORCHESTRA   BAND   GUITAR   ART   COMMUNICATIONS   ENGINEERING  &  DESIGN   HIGH  SCHOOL  SPANISH  

Upper  Academy    

Upper  Academy  educators  provide  a  concentrated  approach  to  support  the  rigorous  standards  while  emphasizing  the   importance  of  integration  and  collaboration.    The  Upper  Academy  Grades  continue  to  use  1:1  technology  in  all  areas  of   learning.    The  eighth  grade  year  is  special;  it  marks  the  terminal  year  for  Centennial  Academy.    During  the  final  year  at   Centennial  Academy,  eighth  grade  scholars  will  develop  leadership,  responsibility  and  mentorship  through  the  Emerging   Legends  Program.    In  addition,  eighth  grade  scholars  will  participate  in  our  School  Apprenticeship  Program  where  they  will   be  matched  with  a  field  expert.  

The  Importance  of  Continued  Practice  at  Home…Homework    

At  Centennial  Academy,  we  believe  success  is  developed  through  the  scholar’s  intentional  focus  on  high  quality   work  ethic  and  study  habits.    Educators  at  Centennial  Academy  will  carefully  design  homework  that  is   purposeful,  age-­‐appropriate,  in  terms  of  quantity  and  content.    With  the  appropriate  amount  of  challenge  your   scholar’s  homework  should  accelerate  learning  and  will  be  reviewed  by  the  teacher  and  recorded  in  the   Content  portion  of  your  scholar’s  report  card.  

Project-­‐Based  Learning  (PBL)  @  CA     During  the  2016-­‐2017  school  year,  your  eighth  grade   scholar  w ill  learn  about  the  Project-­‐Based  Learning   principles  within  a  STEAM  (Science,  Technology,   Engineering,  Arts,  Mathematics)  focus.       Scholars  will  be  engaged  in  a  minimum  of  two  major   PBL  projects,  one  per  semester.    Each  project  will  be   integrated  across  multiple  content  areas,  include  a   real-­‐world  problem  worth  researching  &  solving  and   require  scholars  to  w ork  collaboratively  w ith  a   product  that  will  be  publically  shared  d uring  our   Applied  Learning  Demonstrations.    

Success  Skills    

Collaboration   Works  well  with  teammates   Respects  ideas,  opinions  and  feelings  of  teammates   Shares  ideas  with  teammates    

Communication   Uses  effective  oral  and  written  presentation  skills   Answers  questions  clearly  and  completely    

Work  Ethic   Makes  and  Follows  Agreements   Organizes  Work   Participates  in  class  and  discussions     Completes  assigned  homework   Seeks  out  and  uses  feedback  and  critique   Asks  Questions   Gathers  Information  

PBL  Principles       Identifying  Key  Knowledge  &  Success  Skills    

Understanding  a  Challenging  Problem  or  Question    

Using  Sustained  Inquiring    

Including  S tudent  Voice  &  Choice    

Reinforcing  Reflection  

Centennial  Academy  2016-­‐2017  

 

Seeking  Critique  &  Revising    

Preparing  for  Public  Demonstration  

   

 

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Top  Ten  Things  your  Upper  Academy   Should  Know   ___________________________________________________   1. 2. 3. 4.

Have  a  positive  vision  for  their  future   Consider  the  feelings  &  well-­‐being  of  others   Work  with  others  to  accomplish  goals   Make  choices  that  are  based  on  the  question   “is  this  going  to  be  good  for  myself,  my   family,  m y  community  or  my  school?”   5. Work  hard  even  through  difficulty   6. Find  joy  in  learning  and  interacting  with   peers     7. Know  the  requirements  for  High  School   graduation   8. Know  the  requirements  to  succeed  on  the   ACT  and  SAT   9. Know  the  requirements  for  C ollege   graduation   10. Give  back  to  the  community  through   community  service  

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