• 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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  • 9th grade course requests are coming soon!

    Peachtree Ridge High School (PRHS) will release in the GCPS portal the eight courses your student will take during the fall and spring semesters. This is to allow you to review the courses and check for errors. Please review the registration information that was sent home in February from your child's teachers at Northbrook. These core and elective classes should appear on the course request. PRHS will provide a digital form to correct any errors in changes are needed due to input errors. Again, this will be available in the GCPS portal before the end of the semester. Please check the PRHS web page for directions. 

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  • Summer Health and Physical Education

    Peachtree Ridge High School

    May 26th-June 19th

    No class on Friday June 5th

    Summer School P.E. Time: 7:30am – 11:30am

    Summer School Health Time: 12:00pm – 3:30pm o

    Peachtree Ridge students must take both morning and afternoon sessions in order to receive credit for Health/PE. o There will be a 30-minute lunch break from 11:30am to 12:00pm between sessions. o Students must bring their own lunch and water for the day. o Students will also need to change clothes after P.E. for the afternoon health session. o Classes will be held at Peachtree Ridge High School. Meet in the Commons on the first day.

    Fee: $500 ($250 per session) Hull & Northbrook Middle School students register & pay fees for Summer School Health and P.E. at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/

    All others please remit payment by cash or check to PRHS Community School located in the front office of Peachtree Ridge. Checks should be made payable to “Peachtree Ridge High School”.

    2020 Summer Health and Physical Education

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  • Rising Ninth Grade Registration Information

    The following information is available to students and parents in eighth grade to aid in the high school registration process. 

    • The Peachtree Ridge Freshman Book CLICK HERE
    • Information about the various Language Arts options, including SPIRE, LEAP, College Prep, and Honors/Gifted CLICK HERE
    • Important dates for registration, including informational events at PRHS CLICK HERE
    • Northbrook Eighth Grade Parent meeting (from December 2019) information CLICK HERE
    • Peachtree Ridge High School Rising Ninth Grade Parent Night (from January 13, 2020)
      • Main Presentation about high school registration CLICK HERE
      • Presentation about Advanced Placement courses CLICK HERE
      • Presentation about the SPIRE program CLICK HERE
    • Informational videos on registration from Northbrook's eighth grade counselor, Gwen Danner
      • High School Information CLICK HERE
      • Completing the top half of the high school registation form for core classes CLICK HERE
      • Completing the bottom half of the high school registration form for elective courses CLICK HERE 
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  • Rising Ninth Grade Events and Timeline

    December 6, 2019 – Northbrook students receive “PRHS Freshman Books”
    • Students and parents may begin examining Peachtree Ridge High course offerings. Students should consider elective courses and research if SPIRE or LEAP are good fits.

    January 6 - 10, 2020 – Teacher Placement for Ninth Grade Core Subjects
    • Northbrook teachers will make placement recommendations for math, language arts, science, and social studies courses.

    January 13, 2020 – Parent Meeting for Rising Ninth Graders at Peachtree Ridge (6:00pm)
    • Peachtree Ridge is hosting a parent meeting at 6:00pm to provide information regarding registration, the different course offerings, and how the high school model work. The general information session begins at 6:00pm in the Peachtree Ridge Commons. Sessions will be available in Spanish and Korean (if needed). Immediately following the general presentation there will be breakout sessions on SPIRE/LEAP, AP courses, and math.

    January 14 – 28 - Northbrook Students Register for PRHS Classes
    • Copies of the ninth grade registration form will sent home on January 14. Students and parents will select elective courses. Selections are due to Northbrook by January 21.
    • Official registration forms will be sent home for final review on January 23 and are due back to Northbrook homeroom teachers by January 28.

    March 24, 2020 –Extracurricular Night at Peachtree Ridge (6:30pm)
    • Peachtree Ridge is hosting an event at 6:30pm to showcase the many clubs, activities, and sports students can participate in while attending PRHS.

    Date to be determined – Carnegie Unit Q & A Presentation
    • Northbrook staff will explain the “Carnegie Unit” concept as it relates to Algebra 1, Accelerated Algebra 1, Physical Science, Foundations of Engineering, and Spanish 1.

    These events have been cancelled - July 9, 2020 – Preview the Ridge (8:30am-12:00pm) & Lion Learning Institute (1:00-4:00pm)
    • Students are invited to attend Preview the Ridge summer orientation session to learn more about PRHS. The Lions’ Learning Institute is designed for students who plan to take AP courses. Registration is now open and can be accessed via MyPaymentsPlus under the section "School Events".

    August 1, 2020 – Walk the Ridge at Peachtree Ridge (10:00am-12:00pm)
    • Parents and students are invited to walk the building in order to alleviate fears about getting lost at Peachtree Ridge High. Students should bring their class schedule.

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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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  • Preview the Ridge - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 

    Mark your calendar and sign up now.  July 9, 2020 - 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 will be open from February to July 2020 on the PRHS websites. 

    Click here to register

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  • Lion's Learning Institute - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    The AP Lions Learning Institute for rising 9th graders who are registered for AP courses in the 2020-2021 school year will take place July 9 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, 2020
     

    Click here to register

     

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