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8th grade course lists

Core Classes

Honors ELA grade 9 – Entrance requirements

  1. Enrollment based iReady and SBAC scores, in addition to writing sample submission.
  2. Placement into course determined by English 1 Honors teacher and number of sections offered will be determined in collaboration between administration and English 1 Honors teacher
  3. Summer reading/assignment required.

Math 

 

Ninth grade students are will be placed into math courses based on school and state student achievement data. Most ninth grade students take algebra or geometry.

 

Honors biology

  1. Student selection determined by SBAC test scores—priority to students who score advanced on both math and English SBAC assessments.
  2. The number of sections offered will be determined in collaboration between administration, teacher, and science department chair.

Instrumental Music Melissa Romero, director

Marching Band (1st Semester Only): 2-3 years participation in middle school or high school band. Students must be able to read printed sheet music for the instrument they intend to play in the ensemble. Class requires attendance at two-week summer band camp prior to the start of the school year.

Jazz Band (2nd Semester Only): Placement in ensemble based on participation and citizenship standing in marching band, audition, and by teacher approval.

Concert Band (All Year): 2-3 years participation in middle school or high school band. Students must be able to read printed sheet music for the instrument they intend to play in the ensemble. Auditions for chair placement will be held during the second week of the school year, and placement within the ensemble and section will be based on teacher approval. (No Guitar)

String Orchestra (All Year): 2-3 years participation in middle school or high school orchestra. Students must be able to read printed sheet music for the instrument they intend to play in the ensemble. Class placement will be done by recommendations of middle school orchestra teacher. Auditions for chair placement within the ensemble and section will be held during the second week of the school year. (No Guitar)


Speech and Debate Derek Yuill, director

Beginning Speech is a prerequisite for Advanced Speech.

Students can take Beginning Speech in the summer. If they choose, they may then enroll in Advanced Speech in the fall.

If students do NOT take Beginning Speech in the summer, they may enroll in Beginning Speech in the fall.

Some students in Beginning Speech (school year course), in the past, have been moved from Beginning Speech to Advanced Speech at the end of the first semester.

 

Choir: (audition w/Pitts or JMS Choir Director) David Pitts, director

Vocal Ensemble (beginning mixed) – Freshmen and all first time choral students.  No audition or prerequisite.

 

Other Electives

Yearbook -  A or B in English or previous experience in Yearbook.

The Gabrielino Yearbook Staff is now taking applications for the 2018-2019 publication. In order to be considered for the staff you must complete the following:

  1. Enroll in the google classroom. Class code: wmotwc
  2. Fill out application
  3. Interview

 Interviews will be held during the week of April 30th. The class list will be posted to the Google classroom during the week of May 28th.

 

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Zamora

 

Journalism – A or B in English class.

Peer Helping – notify counselor and submit application (available from the counselor at pre-registration)

Computer Science BASIC - simple intro computer programming language. 1 year course covers basics all the way up to graphics and animation.

 

Visual Arts:  To view various art samplings, go to Art with Ross

Intro to Art (no prerequisite) [can be skipped if; A or B in Advanced Art at Jefferson – except to Ceramics], a traditional arts course (drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture)

Art in Motion (Pre-requisite: Intro to Art or Animation at Jefferson with an A or B)*

Digital arts course (stop-motion animation, digital animation, video editing)

Graphic Design Basics (Pre-requisite: Intro to Art or Photoshop at Jefferson with an A or B)*

Digital arts course (layout, product design, poster design, typography)

*Students who skip Intro to Art to take digital arts courses are not eligible to take traditional arts courses until they meet the pre-requisite, Intro to Art, or Advanced Art at Jefferson with A or B.

Printmaking – (Pre-requisite: Intro to Art, or Advanced Art at Jefferson with an A or B), a traditional arts course (block printing, screen printing, intaglio printing, book making)

Drawing/Painting – (Pre-requisite: Intro to Art, or Art at Jefferson with an A or B), a traditional arts course (acrylic, tempera, watercolor, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, graphite, ink)

 

A regular ninth grade schedule would consist of the following six classes:

  1. English
  2. Math
  3. Science
  4. College Prep Transition/Health
  5. PE
  6. Elective

A student choosing to take seven classes can select up to two elective classes.

STEP ONE:  CHOOSE TIME

0005  Six Classes (period 1-6)  8:00 am – 2:55  pm (regular schedule)
0004  Six Classes (period 0-5)  7:00 am – 1:52 pm
0000  Seven Classes (period 0-6) 7:00 am – 2:55 pm

STEP TWO: CHOOSE one class and one alternate (if taking 7 classes, choose two classes and one alternate)

5010  Spanish 1 (college prep)
5020  Spanish 2 (college prep)
5250  Mandarin 1 (college prep)
5260  Mandarin 2 (college prep)
5286  Heritage Chinese (some proficiency in Chinese)
5285  Intro to Mandarin
7000  Intro to Art (college prep) [no pre-requisite]
7010  Drawing/Painting (college prep) [pre-r: Intro to Art or Advanced Art at Jefferson]
7070  Art in Motion (college prep) [pre-r: Intro to Art or Animation at Jefferson]
7072  Printmaking [pre-r: Intro to Art or Advanced Art at Jefferson]
9703  Graphic Design Basics (college prep) [pre-r: Intro to Art or Photoshop at Jefferson]
7102  Concert Band (college prep)
7105  Pageantry
7106  Orchestra (college prep)
7101  Marching Band
7107  Music Appreciation
7230  Vocal Ensemble (college prep)
7300  Drama 1 (college prep)
7510  Woodcraft 1
3820  BASIC Comp (college prep)
9000  Journalism
9010  Yearbook
9020  Beginning Speech
9030  Advanced Speech (college prep) [pre-r: Beginning Speech]
9070  Peer Helping (application required for peer helping)

 

1st Choice: _______________

2nd Choice: _______________

Alternate: ________________

Disclosure:

The San Gabriel Unified School District prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status or pregnancy, physical or mental disability,  sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics at any district school, school activity, program and/or employment. All inquiries or concerns regarding discrimination, equity and Title IX complaints or issues should be directed to the Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services (Discrimination/Equity and Title IX Coordinator) at (616) 451-5400, 408 Junipero Serra Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776.


If you would like to schedule an appointment with your child’s counselor after May 1, please call the GHS Student Center at (573-2453) x 2316 or email:

Counselors by student last names:

A-DugMonica Hagge                
*Duh-La: Diana Bustamante  
Le-Nea: Jackie Borja                  
Neb-Thae: Amanda Ly          
Thai-Z: Chris Saporito          
College and Career and last names Duh - La*:  Jocelyn Machado

Ms. Bustamante will return to GHS in August 2018.

The goal of the counseling department of GHS is to schedule every student for success.  The counselor, student, and family will consider student goals and aspirations, prior testing, past classroom performance, and level of courses in planning for each year’s course of study. A maximum of 40 credits may be taken in a semester.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (210 credits) 

English = 4 years (2 semesters and 10 credits each year)
Mathematics = 2 years (including Algebra)
World History = 1 year
U.S. History = 1 year
Government = 1 semester /Economics = 1 semester
Life Science course = 1 year (Biology or Anatomy)
Physical Science course = 1 year (Chemistry, Physics, Conceptual Physics)
Physical Education = 2 years (PE, sports, athletic conditioning)
Fine Arts or Foreign Language = 1 year
Electives = 70 credits (each semester of any course is worth 5 credits).

4 YEAR COLLEGE COURSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

The UC and CSU systems have identical entrance requirements which are known as the A-G requirements.  They are as follows, for both systems:

  1. requirement is two (2) years of history/social science
  2. requirement is four (4) years of English
  3. requirement is three (3) years of mathematics with at least Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2
  4. requirement is two (2) years of laboratory science (Bio and Chemistry or Physics)
  5. requirement is two (2) years or level 2 of the same foreign language
  6. requirement is one (1) year of visual/performing arts (drama, choir, music, oral interpretation, or art)
  7. requirement is one (1) year of college prep elective

It should be noted that these are the minimum entrance requirements for both systems.  The UC/CSU systems have always and will continue to recommend that students have an additional year of mathematics, science and foreign language.  The UC also expects students to be enrolled in mathematics in their senior year.

The majority of private universities have the same eligibility requirements as the UC/CSU systems although some may recommend an additional year or two in foreign language, math or science. Students are encouraged to research the individual private university websites for their requirements and plan their high school courses accordingly.  We encourage students to discuss their interest in private universities with their counselors as early as possible.