Welcome to Eighth Grade!
Meet Your Eighth Grade Academic Team!
First Row (L-R) Dr. Keith Thompson, Dr. Uzoma Egbuonu, Elise Westmoreland, Jeff Parr, Tricia McIlwain, Dr. Brooks Baggett
Second Row (L-R) Delbra Crenshaw, Edwamda Jackson, Cynthia Keyes, Larry Herron, Tommy Edwards
Third Row (L-R) Felix Tutt, Laura McLaughlin, Danielle Tuthill, Stacie Humphreys, Gwendolyn Danner, Bill Barrett
Fourth Row (L-R) Jeffrey Borck, Dr. Ron Gay, Douglas Curtright
Eighth Grade Announcements
AP Human Geography and AP Human Geography / AP Environmental Science Summer Assignment
Students are welcome to contact the following teachers over the summer if they have questions about the assignment:
Andy Pasarilla (email@example.com) - APHG teacher
Amy Wildey (firstname.lastname@example.org) - APHG teacher & APHG / APES Combo teacher
Janna McCrary (email@example.com) - APES teacher & APHG / APES Combo teacher
On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Peachtree Ridge High will host a parent meeting at 6:00pm. The focus of this meeting will be to discuss Carnegie Units for credit towards high school courses. At Northbrook, eighth graders can take a number of courses that can earn high school credit.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, the information on Carnegie Units is available using this link
These courses include:
Algebra 1 or Accelerated Algebra 1 (but not Intro to Algebra)
Physical Science (if taught by Curtright, Henry, or Tuthill; but not Jackson)
Foundations of Engineering (this is the embedded course in our science class, not Mr. Bosmia's Connection class)
Year-long Spanish (this is a two-year course, not a semester Connections class)
Northbrook will send home a letter on May 2 with information about Carnegie credits. Please take this information with you to the meeting that evening so you can get more information about whether or not to accept a Carnegie credit. In the meantime, here is some information about Carnegie credits:
1. Carnegie units are the credits awards to students for successful completion of high school courses. Gwinnett County students must earn 23 Carnegie units of credit in order to graduate from high school. Eighth grade students can earn Carnegie units of credit after successful completion of approved high school level courses while in middle school.
2. Parents will be required to sign the Carnegie Unit Credit Decision form at the end of the school year indicating whether the grade for the course(s) taken will be counted for middle school credit or as a Carnegie unit towards high school graduation. Students may not earn 1/2 Carnegie credit for courses.
3. If a Milestone End of Course assessment is mandated by the State of Georgia, the student will be required to participate in the assessment to earn the Carnegie credit.
4. Both semester grades (not yearly average) will be used to determine credit earned. If the student successfully passes both semesters, a “P” will be placed on the transcript to indicate that the course was passed and not a numeric grade. A “P” will equal 1.0 unit of credit earned.
5. Courses that earn a high school Carnegie credit in middle school will not be used in the grade point average (GPA) calculation for high school, which determines class rank, valedictorian, honor graduate, etc.
6. Courses that earn a high school Carnegie credit in middle school will not be used in GPA calculations for the HOPE scholarship according to current Georgia Student Finance Commission rules for HOPE.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Brooks Baggett, Eighth Grade Assistant Principal, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW for Northbrook Parents!
Do you want to learn more about the Peachtree Ridge Cluster options, PRHS Career Pathways and key topics pertaining to your student's middle and high school years? Check out the Student/Parent Advisement Videos ready for you to watch.
Go to the Northbrook Website Home page, click on the Parent Tab, and then Parent Advisement Lessons.
If you have any further questions about the information presented, please contact Gwen Danner at 678-407-7139.
Preview the Ridge
Mark your calendar and sign up now. July 18, 2019 - Preview the Ridge from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Preview the Ridge will help students to become more comfortable and confident about being at PRHS.
Students will: Learn about transition to high school and the Peachtree Ridge Freshman Academy, take a tour of PRHS, learn about graduation requirements, discuss time management and study skills, have Q & A time with upperclassmen and have time to meet other future Lions!
Registration is open Feb. 1 - July 6, 2019. Register for Preview the Ridge on the Northbrook or PRHS websites, or
Lion's Learning Institute
The AP Lions Learning Institute for rising 9th graders who are registered for AP courses in the 2019-20 school year will take place Friday, July 18th from 1pm to 3:30pm at Peachtree Ridge High School. Students who are attending Preview the Ridge in the morning should bring a lunch to eat between the two events.
This is a chance for students who are taking AP Human Geography or AP Human/AP Environmental Science to hear from our AP Teachers about the skills and strategies that will help to make them successful during the course of their high school career. We will also have current students available to answer questions and time for students to get any help they need on their Summer Reading Assignments.Please register by July 1, 2018