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Thank you for your interest in our new magnet program. This program enables students to enter high school with up to 5 high school credits!
We are excited to offer the following high school credit courses:
World History - Mrs. C Cook
Spanish (Part 1) - Mr. K Hamilton
English I - Mr. J Reinsvold
Math I - Ms. J Thomas
Earth and Environmental Science - Ms. J Wilkerson
Spanish (Part 2) - Mr. K Hamilton
Students who earn credits in these courses will start high school ahead of the game. This will allow them to take higher-level courses once they are in high school. All students who currently reside in the Knox attendance zone will remain at the school. Students who reside in Rowan County, but outside of the Knox attendance zone will be able to apply to attend Knox Center for Accelerated Studies.
- How many courses are available for high school credit?
- Can 6th grade students enroll in high school credit courses?
- Do students have to take all 5 high school credit courses?
- If I have two children in middle school and one gets accepted what happens to the other child if they are not accepted?
- Is transportation provided for students?
- How will attending this program impact future admission at Early College if we choose to apply to go there for high school?
- What magnet options are available in high school?
- Will these earned high school credits be transferrable if we move to another district?
- Does everyone have to apply to be in the program?
- How were teachers selected to teach the high school courses?
- What kind of end of year testing will my child have to take?
- Is there after school-care available?
We will offer 5 high school credit courses. World History and Spanish 1 Part A will be offered in 7th grade and English 1, Math 1, Earth and Environmental Science will be offered in the 8th grade. Students will need to take Spanish 1 Part A in the 7th grade and Spanish 1 Part B in the 8th grade in order to receive 1 high school credit. The only exception is that for the 2016-2017 school year only 8th grade students will be able to earn the entire high school credit in one year at Knox.
No, the amount of high school courses your child takes is up to you and your child. It is important to remember that these are high school courses and they will be challenging and rigorous. We can help guide that decision if you would like but ultimately it is up to the family to decide how many high school credit courses they take.
We are currently working with Early College to answer this question thoroughly. Completing the Knox Center for Accelerated Studies program will certainly not negatively impact enrollment at Early College. It is our hope it will give them an advantage, as they will already have up to 5 high school credits.
If your child is in a high school credit class (except Spanish) they will have to take the grade level end of year test as well as the end of year test for the high school class. For example, if your child takes Earth and Environmental Science they will be required to take the 8th grade science End of Grade test as well as the Earth and Environmental Science N.C. Final Exam.