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ABOUT THE ACADEMY PREPARATION PROGRAM

In August 2020, Edythe J. Hayes Middle School fully introduced the Academy Preparation Program.

The goal of this initiative is to offer exploratory courses aligned with the various high school special programs, career academies, or magnets schools, with the goal of assisting students to make the best choice for their high school career.

In addition, students could potentially leave middle school with as many as six high school credits, various industry certifications, and a growing portfolio of work.

HOW IS THE PROGRAM DESIGNED 

The sixth grade year will be exploration, exposing students to courses in each track if possible.  At the end of the sixth grade year, students will select their seventh grade courses based on their interests.

In seventh grade, students will enroll in longer, more intense courses designed to increase their knowledge in the subject area and prepare them for the eighth grade courses.

In eighth grade, students will enroll in semester or year-long courses.  In these courses, students can earn industry certification or high school credit, depending on the course.

 

AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS

 

 

AVAILABLE PORTFOLIOS

 

 

AVAILABLE HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT- must earn B or higher

 

 

4-H babysitting

 

 

Acting

 

 

Agriscience (must complete the 18-week 7th grade course and 18-week 8th grade course to earn the credit)

 

 

Code.org

 

 

Art

 

 

Algebra I

 

 

Financial literacy

 

 

Creative writing

 

 

Digital literacy (must complete the 18-week 7th grade course and 18-week 8th grade course to earn the credit)

 

Google G-Suites equivalent

 

Pre-teaching

 

 

English I (8th grade only)

 

ServSafe food handling

 

Vocal and instrumental music

 

 

Geometry

 

Vex robotics

 

 

 

 

Spanish I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish II