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Enriched Changes for 2018-2019

posted Apr 20, 2018, 12:26 PM by Jeremy Brush

April 20, 2018

Parkview Junior High School and the CUSD #20 Board of Education recently revamped their enriched program for mathematics, reading, and writing at the junior high level.

Currently, enriched courses are offered for these subjects during the 6th grade year. Placement in these courses is based on previous state exams (PARCC score) or teacher recommendation. We will no longer be offering enriched courses to our 6th and 7th grade students but will continue to have enriched courses for our 8th grade students.

The curriculum at the junior high level is different than at the elementary level. By holding off on enriched courses until their 8th grade year, we can allow our students to transition better into the junior high curriculum the first two years at Parkview. We can then better place our students in correct courses that will prepare them for their future.

At the end of the 7th grade year, students will take a comprehensive exam for math, reading, and writing. This will cover a wide range of topics from the 7th grade year. As a 1st year with no cut off scores, we will look at putting in the top 5% of scores into 8th grade enriched courses.

While this is a change in our former policy, both the Parkview Junior High Leadership Team and the CUSD #20 Board of Education believe it will be a good change for our students. This will allow us to place students in challenging courses based on their academic successes.


Jeremy Brush, Principal,

Parkview Junior High School