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(formerly referred to as Student Learning Plan "SLP")Parent signature required!
During this period of distance learning, we encourage you to take this time to work with your child to explore college and career options. In middle and high school, your child will work with his or her teachers and school counselor to discover his or her personal strengths and interests, create goals to help achieve success, plan for courses that meet high school graduation requirements, and prepare for life after high school. The development of the Academic and Career Plan (ACP) starts in middle school and is updated regularly throughout high school as each student’s academic, personal, and career goals evolve.
Please have your child log into his or her ACP in Family Connection and, with your child, explore the following information:
- strengths and career surveys
- resume builder
- draft course plans for high school
If you have a Blackboard Parent Vue account, you can log into your account and together you and your child can view his or her plan. Click here for step by step directions for all activities. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires that the student’s parent or guardian review this plan. Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, use this Google form to complete the verification. The completion of this form will serve as your signature. This must be completed by Friday, July 10, 2020. For more information about your child’s ACP, visit the ACP website. If you have questions, please contact your child’s counselor.Summer 2020 Continuity of Learning
For summer 2020, FCPS is encouraging all students to practice their English and math skills over the summer. All FCPS students will be receiving workbooks containing English and math practice opportunities. These materials will also be available on Blackboard 24/7. Completion of these materials is optional and voluntary. However, we encourage all of our students to take advantage of these materials. More details are forthcoming. For a preview, please visit the FCPS website at: https://www.fcps.edu/node/41017Summer VIP Program
VIP Camp is going virtual this summer! The After School Specialists from all FCPS middle schools are hosting an exciting virtual summer camp in partnership with Neighborhood and Community Services. Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in the Rachel Carson, Herndon, Hughes, Cooper and Longfellow pyramids are invited to join our camp. The camp will run from 9am to 3pm Mondays through Thursdays from June 29th to July 30th. Our camp will consist of a mixture of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-guided/recorded) activities, and include program offerings in the areas of art, basketball, cooking, drama, fitness, STEAM, and much more! There is no cost associated with this camp, but we are requesting that all campers be registered by Wednesday, June 24th so we can be efficient in our planning and staffing. Please visit the RCMS website to register your student. https://carsonms.fcps.edu/
FCPS Summer Online Courses
Middle and high school students who meet the course prerequisites can take one online course. Students who have completed a high school math course may take an online campus math class. Middle school students who expunged a high school math course or those wanting to recover a course credit may take the course again. Students need to have a computer and make sure their computer is ready for the online course. Students will not be able to take online courses using tablets and smartphones. Parents or guardians should ask their child’s counselor to make sure the course aligns with the student’s plan.
Feel free to click on this link here for more information regarding FCPS Summer Online Courses.Expunging High School Credits
High school credit courses taken in grades 7 and 8 become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the calculation of the high school Grade Point Average (GPA) and weighted as such. Virginia state and FCPS regulations permit parents/guardians of a middle school student who has completed a high school credit course to have that course expunged from the student’s record. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ieRrgysfux9NDsYM_sBYNqCIPO18lGFX/view?usp=sharing
The request to remove a course from the transcript must be made in writing to the middle or high school that the student will attend the following year and prior to the end of the first nine weeks of the school year.
See Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School Form. If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please contact your child’s middle school counselor no later than June 13, 2020. After this date, please contact your child’s high school counselor.Student Intention Form for 2020-21 School Year To be completed by:
Rising 8th grade families who will NOT attend RCMS next year
Rising 9th grade families who will NOT attend their FCPS boundary high school next year
Please complete the student Intention Form 2020-2021 if your student is transferring to:
- Another FCPS school other than Carson Middle or your boundary HS
- A private school in Virginia or out of Virginia
- Another Virginia public school division outside FCPS
- Another state public school outside of Virginia
- Out of the United States
A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable. Student ID Number may be left blank. Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to our Student Services Registrar via email at email@example.com . Feel free to contact Mrs. Lloyd if you have any questions.Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....
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