• Biology

    2019-2020 Recommendation Requirements

    Criteria for the 2019 Biology class selection for rising 8th graders:

    • All A's and B's first semester
    • At least an 90% in science first semester.
    • Student is currently taking Accelerated 7th grade math or higher (due to the math requirements associated with taking Physics in 10th grade)
    • Recommendation of acceleration from science teacher (as this course accelerates a student's science track one academic year).

    A rubric is used to calculate a score for each eligible student. This rubric includes a scaled score for the following:

    • 1st semester math grade
    • 1st semester science grade
    • COGAT Quantitative Score
    • COGAT Verval Score
    • Reading ITBS NPR

    Based on the rubric, the top 20 students are invited to take the course, and all remaining seats are to be determined by a lottery for the remaining students who meet the score criteria.