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These scores will be weighted and a total score calculated. Students with 83 points or higher will be eligible for the program.

After 7th grade, sites determine HA placement based on a combination of grades and performance.

For further information, please contact the GATE office at 979-8049 or our web site at www.sanjuan.edu.

7TH GRADE HIGH ACHIEVER PROGRAM
The district office will centrally calculate student scores. Students with scores of 83 points or higher will be eligible for the High Achievement (HA) Program when registering for 7th grade in the spring.
Please note that students who wish to attend a middle school other than their feeder school or current middle school will have to go through Open Enrollment which begins January 2 through January 31st.
Preliminary Criteria: Advanced score (5) on the California Standardized Test (CST) in

English-Language Arts in 5th grade.


For students who have not taken the CST, preliminary criteria can be determined by a score at or above the 85th percentile on both total reading and total language arts on a norm-referenced test.
7th grade HA eligibility: After preliminarily qualifying, students will have scores calculated as follows:


State Testing

Possible Score

Weight in Total Score

5th Grade ELA CST

5

45%

4th Grade ELA CST

5

25%

Classroom Performance

(Third Trimester)

Possible Score

Weight in Total Score

5th Grade Standards Report

LA – 1,2/3, 5


12

30%


These scores will be weighted and a total score calculated. Students with 83 points or higher

will be eligible for the program.
After 7th grade, school sites determine HA placement based on a combination of grades and performance.
For further information, please contact the Office of Student Learning Assistance at accelerated@sanjuan.edu or our web site at www.sanjuan.edu Click on Academics, Accelerated Programs.

6TH GRADE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM

The district office will centrally calculate student scores and students with the highest scores will be sent letters in the fall notifying them of their eligibility for the IBMY program.



Students residing within the San Juan Unified School District boundaries have priority placement before students from outside of the San Juan Unified School District boundaries.

Preliminary Criteria: Advanced score (5) on the California Standardized Test (CST) in English-Language Arts in 4th grade.

For students who have not taken the CST, preliminary criteria can be determined by a score at or above the 85th percentile on both total reading and total language arts on a norm-referenced test.

6th grade IBMY eligibility: After preliminarily qualifying, students will have scores calculated as follows:

State Testing

Possible Score

Weight in Total Score

4th Grade ELA CST

600

30%

4th Grade Math CST

600

30%

4th Grade State Writing

8

20%

Classroom Performance (Third Trimester)

Possible Score

Weight in Total Score

4th Grade Standards Report Math-1,5

8

10%

4th Grade Standards Report LA – 1,2/3, 5

12

10%

These scores will be weighted and a total score calculated. Students with the highest scores will be offered placement into the program until the classes are filled.

For further information, please contact the GATE office at accelerated@sanjuan.edu or our web site at www.sanjuan.edu Click on Academics, Accelerated Programs.



CRITERIA FOR THE 9TH GRADE HONORS PROGRAM


Preliminary criteria: Advanced score (5) on the California Standards Test (CST) in

English-Language Arts in 7th grade.



9th Grade Honors English and World History eligibility:

Option One: After preliminarily qualifying, students will have scores calculated as follows. Students with 305 points or higher will be eligible for 9th grade Honors English and World History classes.
For students who have not taken the CST, preliminary criteria can be determined by a score at or above the 81st percentile on total reading on a norm-referenced test.





Possible Weight in

Score Total Score



State Testing (STAR}

7th Grade ELA CA Standards Test 600 35%

6th Grade ELA CA Standards Test 600 15%
Writing

7th Grade State Writing Assessment 8 25%
Classroom Performance

2nd Quarter English grade 4 12.50%

2nd Quarter Social Studies grade 4 12.50%
Total possible points: 400
Option Two: After preliminarily qualifying, a student who is currently in the 8th grade HA/IB

program must have earned:



  • 1st and 2"d quarter HA/IB English grades of 3.5 or higher and

  • 1st and 2nd quarter HA/IB social studies grades of 3.5 or higher

Students with the qualifying grades in HA/IB English and social studies will be eligible for 9thgrade Honors English and World History classes.











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