• Welcome to Eighth Grade!

  • Eighth Grade Team

    Front Row L-R  Dr. Brooks Baggett, Dr. Uzoma Egbuonu, Tricia McIlwain, Tommy Edwards, Gwen Danner, Dr. Keith Thompson

    Second Row L-R Marsha James, Cynthia Keyes, Laura McLaughlin, Jeff Parr, Stacie Humphreys, Danielle Tuthill, Sydney Henry

    Third Row L-R Edwanda Jackson, Delbra Crenshaw, Rachel Millard, Jeffrey Borock, Dr. Ron Gay, Dr. Felix Tutt

Eighth Grade Announcements

  • Carnegie Unit Information 

    Update (5/14/2020) - Due to COVID-19, the Carnegie form is now available in pdf form for download. The form needs to be submitted to Northbrook by June 1, 2020.  

    Gwinnett County eighth graders who are enrolled in high school Carnegie courses will be able to elect to take credit for these courses towards their high school transcripts. Information about Carnegie units is found below.

    • Please be sure to watch our video on Carnegie units as you consider your decision to accept or to decline a Carnegie creditLINK 

    • Please be sure to watch our video from our Zoom meeting on Carnegie units - LINK

    • Carnegie Unit Credit Decision Form is available here - LINK 

     

    Information about Gwinnett County Carnegie Units: 

    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.

    2. Northbrook eighth grade students may earn Carnegie units for passing any of the following approved high school level courses while in middle school. Students in eighth grade at Northbrook Middle School may earn one Carnegie unit for passing each of the approved courses listed below: 

    To confirm that your child is enrolled in a Carnegie-eligible course, check the course number of the class in the eClass portal by clicking on the grades app. Once you open a gradebook, the course number will appear in the top left corner of the page.

    • Algebra I
      • Course numbers 27.0990002 or 27.2990002
      • Taught by Keyes or McLaughlin
      • Note: Courses 27.0230072, 27.8230072, 27.9230072 do not count towards Carnegie credit
      • Counseling Tip - Be sure to reference your copy of the ninth grade registration form.
        • If you are currently in Algebra 1 and are moving on to Geometry in high school, it would be a good idea to accept the Carnegie credit. Algebra 1 will count as one of your four required math courses towards graduation. 
        • If you are recommended to take Algebra 1 again in high school, you should NOT accept the Carnegie credit. Accepting the credit will force you to move to Geometry despite the teacher recommendation to retake Algebra 1. If you accept the credit, you cannot go back to Algebra 1 in high school. 
        • The decision is yours, please talk to your math teacher for advice or help.

    • Accelerated Algebra I
      • Course numbers 27.0994002 or 27.2994002
      • Taught by Keyes
      • Counseling Tip - If you are moving to Geometry or Accelerated Geometry, you would be recommended to take the Carnegie credit. The decision is yours, please talk to your math teacher for advice or help.

    • Physical Science (HS Course/EOC)
      • Course numbers 40.0110002, 40.2110002, or 40.9110002
      • Taught by Henry, Millard, or Tuthill
      • Note: Course number 40.8170072 does not count towards Carnegie credit
      • Counseling Tip - You would be recommended to take the Carnegie credit for Physical Science. This will count as one of the four required science credits needed for graduation. GCPS high schools do not offer Physical Science, so you are unable take the course again even if you decline the credit. The decision is yours, please talk to your science teacher for advice or help.

    • Foundations of Engineering/Technology
      • Course number 21.4250002
      • Taught by Henry, Millard, or Tuthill - embedded with Physical Science (EOC) course
      • Note: Connections courses 21.0230001 or 21.0230002 do not count towards Carnegie credit
      • Counseling Tip - You would be recommended to take the Carnegie credit for Foundations of Engineering. This will count as one of the six elective credits needed for graduation. The decision is yours, please talk to your science teacher for advice or help.

    • Spanish I
      • Course number 60.0710002
      • Taught by Alvarez
      • Note: Connections course 60.0840081 does not count towards Carnegie credit.
      • Counseling Tip - Be sure to reference your copy of the ninth grade registration form.
        • If you are recommended to move to Spanish II and feel confident in your knowledge of Spanish 1, it would be a good idea to accept the Carnegie credit. 
        • If you feel that your knowledge of Spanish 1 limited, you may want to retake Spanish 1 in high school. If so, you may want to decline the Carnegie credit. If you accept the credit, you cannot go back to Spanish 1 in high school. 
        • The decision is yours, please talk to your Spanish teacher for advice or help.

    3. Parents will be required to complete the Carnegie Unit Credit Decision form by June 1, 2020 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.

    • The Carnegie Unit Decision Form must be returned regardless of the decision. Upon submission of this form, this decision is finalized. If no form is returned, the student will not receive the Carnegie unit credit for high school.

    • On the form, you will have the option to mark I DO or I DO NOT request Carnegie Unit credit for each of the applicable courses that your child took this year.

    • If you select I DO, you are requesting that your child receive a Carnegie Unit for the selected course. Your child will be unable to take this course again in high school.

    • If you select I DO NOT, you are requesting that your child not receive Carnegie Unit for the selected course. Your child may be required to take this class again in high school in order to meet graduation requirements.

    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 and not a grade. A 'P' will equal 1.0 unit of credit earned. Students may not earn 1/2 Carnegie credit for courses.

    5. Courses that earn high school Carnegie credit in middle school will not be used in 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.

    Carnegie Unit Credit Decision Forms are due to Northbrook Middle School no later than June 1, 2020. Carnegie forms can be submitted in one of three ways for your convenience:

    1. PREFERRED METHOD - Email the Carnegie Unit Credit Decision Form – Parents may email a completed form directly to the school. Email to brooks.baggett@gcpsk12.org

    2. Complete a hard copy at Northbrook Middle – Copies of the Carnegie form will be available in the Northbrook lobby. Parents may complete a form and leave it in the submission box. Our lobby is accessible Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm until the deadline on June 1, 2020. 

    3. Upload the Carnegie Unit Credit Decision Form into the Parent Portal – Parents may upload the form into the GCPS Parent Portal. Our staff will receive a notification when forms are submitted. Directions to load the Carnegie form into the Parent Portal can be viewed here - LINK

    If you have any questions, please contact Brooks Baggett at 678.407.7137 or brooks.baggett@gcpsk12.org

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  • Peachtree Ridge Cluster options, PRHS Career Pathways 

    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?  To see the Student/Parent Advisement Videos, CLICK HERE. If you have any further questions about the information presented, please contact Gwen Danner at 678-407-7139.

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