High School Credit: There are attendance requirements for high school credit. If you miss more than 10% of these classes, you will not earn credit for completing the course, even if you're passing. https://www.houstonisd.org/attendance
How do we get our up-to-date contact information to the cluster? Complete the 8L student information form:
Do we need to buy a TI-83 Plus graphing calculator? No, but your child is probably going to want one, and the desire for one will only get stronger in the second semester.
How does my child get access to their Algebra textbook? Students in Algebra classes need to access their textbook via www.houstonisd.org/digitalresources. Once there, please download The “Anytime Access HOMEWORK HELPER” Algebra textbook in 4 units and SAVE them on your flashdrive/googledrive/onedrive.
How does my child get access to their 8th grade math textbook? Each child received one book to take home. Families that need an extra 8th grade Go Math are welcome to have one.
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How should we handle High School recommendations? High school recommendations: Please give any recommendation forms to your student’s teacher ASAP, preferably by Dec. 1, 2019. Teachers will likely have many recommendation forms to fill out. Giving teachers an ample amount of time to complete these forms is not only respectful, but also guarantees that everything will be turned in by the deadline. This is especially true of your child’s Math and English teacher, as private schools in the Houston area will require a recommendation from both (forms are due January 15).
Please read the forms carefully and provide all the required information: your student’s identifying information parent signature self-addressed & stamped envelope(s) Without these components, we are unable to complete the recommendation forms. Thank you!
Are those classes really high school classes? YES! Algebra, IPC, debate, foreign language (aka LOTE “Languages other than English”), and art are all high school credit. Your child will earn high school credit if they pass the class each semester (25% per six weeks, 25% semester final) and have met attendance requirements.
What is the high school attendance policy for credit? There are attendance requirements for high school credit. If you miss more than 10% of these classes, you will not earn credit for completing the course, even if you're passing. Tardies to class also impact attendance. https://www.houstonisd.org/attendance
What is this about an IBMYP Community Projects? Being at Lanier means taking part in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP). A requirement of the program is to design and implement a community service project during Year 3 (8th grade).
Students will work individually or in a group of no more than 3 to address a need in our community in a creative way. Students will be guided through the process by their study lab teacher and will be given specific deadlines. Plans of action will be developed in the classroom, but most of the work will need to be completed outside of school.
Following the provided guideline and timeline will lead all students to successful completion of the project. For more information or to access IB project forms, visit https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/134042