Scheduling Middle School Classes for 7th & 8th Grade
A small group of students will be invited to participate in advanced classes for Math and English Language Arts.   Students will receive letter of invitation mid-May.  Receiving the letter does not automatically place your student in the advanced class.  You will need to follow the directions on the letter and respond to Frost to secure placement. 

In 6th grade, standardized achievement test scores such as the CogAT, teacher recommendation, and classroom performance are used to determine who will be invited to participate in advanced classes.    

In 7th grade, students who have successfully completed an advanced class may be invited to
participate in a sequential advanced class in 8th grade.

If your student is new to Livonia Public Schools, they may need to take a test to determine placement if standardized test scores are not available.    

Links to Frost Scheduling Materials:

7th Grade Course Description Book \\staff\users$\cdeskovi\Personal\Scheduling\Course Description Book & Request Sheets\Gr 7 Course Descriptions Book 2017-18.pdf

7th Grade Course Selection Sheet \\staff\users$\cdeskovi\Personal\Scheduling\Course Description Book & Request Sheets\7th GR COURSE SELECTION SHEET 2017-18.pdf

8th Grade Course Description Book \\staff\users$\cdeskovi\Personal\Scheduling\Course Description Book & Request Sheets\Gr 8 Course Descriptions Book - 2017-18 (1).pdf

8th Grade Course Selection Sheet \\staff\users$\cdeskovi\Personal\Scheduling\Course Description Book & Request Sheets\8th GRADE COURSE SELECTION SHEET 2017-18.pdf

Scheduling 8th Graders for High School

Educational Development Plan (EDP)
An Educational Development Plan (EDP) is an ongoing record of a student's career development process. Students will start the rough draft of their EDP at school and then complete it at home.  Your student’s EDP is a flexible document that will be reviewed and adjusted as they go through high school.  Your student’s high school counselor will use the EDP as a tool to help your student schedule classes that fit their interests and career plan. 

The EDP will need both a parent and student signature before returning it to school.  When filling out the EDP please write the course name not the course number.  All four years of electives need to be completed.  The 9th grade year will be used for scheduling the upcoming year.  Please be sure to include 6 alternate electives for 9th grade in the space provided at the bottom of the EDP.  Subsequent years will be reviewed and updated each year during high school scheduling.  10th, 11th, and 12th grade selections are used for planning purposes only. 

Counselors are available throughout the school day to answer scheduling questions. Students can request to see their counselor by signing up for an appointment in the counseling office and they can email them with any questions as well.

Copy of EDP \\staff\users$\cdeskovi\Personal\EDP\2017-2018 EDP 9th Grade.doc

High School Student Academic Placement
All students will be placed into the standard 9th grade core academic classes unless they are contacted by Livonia Public Schools indicating an alternative placement.

A small group of students will be invited to participate in Accelerated classes for Geometry, World History, and/or Language Arts.  Standardized achievement test scores such as the CogAT, teacher recommendation, and classroom performance are used to determine who will be invited.  The final decision regarding high school placement is done by the high school department chair persons. 

Students currently enrolled in an 8th grade advanced are not guaranteed Accelerated placement for high school. High school students enrolled in Accelerated classes earn honor points.  Letters of invitation for Advanced Biology will also be sent.  Advanced Biology does NOT qualify as an Accelerated class; therefore honor points are not awarded. 

Invitation letters for Accelerated and Advanced classes are sent by the end of March.  The letter will have specific directions regarding how to respond along with specific response deadlines.  If you feel that your student did not receive a letter of invitation in error, contact the appropriate high school department chair regarding placement.  

If your student has an IEP, the IEP will be used to guide class placement along with test scores and classroom performance.  Placement will be discussed at your student’s high school transition meeting.  You will be contacted by your student’s Case Manager to schedule a high school transition meeting. 

High School Program of Studies

Churchill High School http://churchill.livoniapublicschools.org/academics/programs_of_study

Creative And Performing Arts http://churchill.livoniapublicschools.org/academics/c_a_p_a

Franklin High School http://livoniafranklin.weebly.com/uploads/3/0/7/9/30796813/fhs_programs_of_study_2017-18.pdf

International Baccalaureate Program http://franklin.livoniapublicschools.org/our_school/international_baccalaureate_program

Stevenson High School https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9oPLT0V8wM6U0RfNEMyYXVEUjg/view

Global Ed https://www.livoniapublicschools.org/programs/global_education

Livonia Career Technical Center (LCTC) http://lctc.livoniapublicschools.org/home