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  • Twin Lakes Academy Middle School 
    Academic Progression
         
    6th Grade Progression 7th Grade Progression 8th Grade Progression
         
    Standard Course of Study Standard Course of Study Standard Course of Study
    MJ Language Arts 1 MJ Language Arts 2 MJ Language Arts 3
    MJ Math 1 MJ Math 2 MJ Pre-Algebra
    MJ Science 1 MJ Science 2 MJ Science 3
    MJ World History Civics MJ US History
        Spanish I* (available as elective)
        Digital Information Technology*
    (available as elective)
         
    Advanced Course of Study Advanced Course of Study Advanced Course of Study
    MJ Language Arts 1, Advanced MJ Language Arts 2, Advanced MJ Language Arts 3, Advanced
    MJ Math 1, Advanced MJ Math 2, Advanced Algebra 1, Honors*
    MJ Science 1, Advanced MJ Science 2, Advanced MJ Science 3, Advanced
    MJ World History, Advanced MJ Civics, Advanced MJ US History, Advanced
        Spanish I* (available as elective)
        Advanced Information Technology*
    (available as elective)
         
    Accelerated Course of Study Accelerated Course of Study Accelerated Course of Study
         
      Algebra I, Honors * Geometry Honors *
        Biology Honors *
        Spanish I* (available as elective)
        Advanced Information Technology*
    (available as elective)
         
      * High School Course  
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      Middle School Promotion Requirements (6-8) 

     
    To Grade
     
    Course Requirements
     
    7
     
    Successfully complete three or more 6th grade core courses 1,2,3
     
    8
     
    Successfully complete three or more 7th grade core courses and recover the core course not passed in 6th grade, if applicable 1,2,3
     
    9
     
    Successfully complete all four 8th grade core courses and recover the core course not passed in 7th grade, if applicable 1,2,3
     
    1. Core courses are language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

    2. Teachers and administrators have an obligation to provide timely intervention so that students may recover courses (core or elective) during the academic year.

    3. One core course failed and not recovered during the academic year may be recovered during DCPS Summer Education Programs (if available) or during the summer through a private or out-of-county provider to meet course requirements for promotion.

    Note: A student with a disability who has been grade-adjusted through the ESE Reevaluation Review Team shall be promoted based on the credits earned in the years completed during middle school. Promotion for these students is not dependent on credits for grades missed by the student due to the grade-adjustment.

     
     

    Note: For students entering ninth grade for the first time in 2011-2012 and thereafter, the Algebra I requirement MUST be satisfied by passing the State of Florida Algebra I End of Course Assessment or by passing a comparable standardized, statewide End of Course Assessment in another state. Beginning in the 2012-2013 year students enrolled in Biology and Geometry are required to take the state EOC and the state EOC shall count as 30% of the final grade. In 2013-2014, middle school students are required to take the state EOC for Civics; it shall count as 30% of the final grade.

    Note: A student with a disability, as defined in 1007.02 (2) F.S., for whom the Individual Education Plan Team determines that an end-of-course assessment cannot accurately measure the student’sabilities, taking into consideration all allowable accommodations, shall have the end-of-course assessment results waived for the purposes of determining the student’s course grade and completing the requirements for middle grades promotion. This process cannot take place until AFTER the student has taken and failed the state EOC.

     
     
     

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    Online High School Credit Requirement
     
    All students entering grade (9) for the first time in 2011-12 and thereafter are required to take at least .5 credit online course.  High school courses approved for middle school students via virtual education currently include: any appropriate math, world languages, HOPE, Computing for Colleges and Careers, Guitar, Critical Thinking and Study Skills.  Please contact your school counselor for more information.