Look for your schedules in the mail. They were mailed home on August 3, 2016. If you did not recieve a schedule please contact the Guidance office at 570-585-5113. Changes to schedules will take place on August 16, 17 and 18 in the Guidance office.
The 2016 Seventh Grade Orientation is scheduled for August 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the High School Auditorium. The orientation will provide students and parents an opportunity to become acquainted with the Junior High staff and participate in a question and answer session designed to address any areas of concern for the upcoming school year.
Parents and students new to 7th grade and the Junior High School have a number of questions about that the first day of school. Click on the link provided for some frequently asked questions and answers.FAQ 7th grade 2016
8th Grade Algebra (408)
The eighth grade mathematics curriculum is an investigation based, student centered curriculum using the core math program. Students will be exposed to different strands of math that include: PA math standards, algebra, geometry, data and statistics, probability and measurement. The main focus will be on algebraic concepts and skills that will prepare students for the PSSA and high school mathematics. Through classroom investigations, students will gain problem solving and critical thinking skills while they apply the concepts learned.
Note: students who take this course will move into Algebra 1 during their 9th grade year followed by Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry/Elementary Functions, and Calculus (if they double up a math course during their 9-12 school years)
Algebra 1 (409)
The Algebra 1 curriculum will have as its main focus the Pennsylvania Keystone standards. Students will investigate algebraic concepts that include linear equations, linear inequalities, functions, systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and factoring, and radical expressions and equations. Students will gain a solid foundation in algebraic concepts that will prepare them to be successful in the high school mathematics curriculum. At the end of the year students will be required to take the Algebra 1 Keystone exam.
Note: students who take this course will move into Geometry honors during their 9th grade year followed by Algebra 2 honors, Trigonometry/Elementary functions then Calculus