• practices Council on Tuesdays as a means of learning to listen and talk through story telling.
8th Grade Culmination:
School year 2016-17 Eighth Grade Advancement Requirements
There are new requirements of all graduating High School students in LAUSD. They must pass all their classes with a C or better. In order for middle school students to be prepared to meet the challenge of increased expectations and requirements of High School graduation and to help all students meet their academic responsibility in 8th grade, the staff at International Studies Learning Center Middle School has changed our academic expectations and culmination requirements.
Middle School Culmination Requirements :
All 8th grade students can only receive:
(Final report cards that count on student’s record):
* The 8th grade teacher/counselor/administration committee meets to decide each student’s situation and completion of requirements.
* Students will be allowed to pick up their certificate on a later date after all requirements are cleared.
Before Council - Review the Four Intentions:
1. Listen from the Heart
Review Confidentiality: No personal stories outside of Council.
Invite group to discuss possible prompt ideas or offer group some choices.
Ask the group “Are we ready to go into council?” (If "yes," then proceed.)
-Round 1- Possible Prompts-
Round 2 - Possible Prompts -
Witness Round: (if time)
for more information: Council
6th - Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
7th - Maus: A Survivors Tale by Art Spiegelman
8th - Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
National tests have shown that independent reading at home is a key ingredient for improving a student's language skills!
International Studies Learning Center: Phone 323.568.3115
Mr. Forfar's informational website
for students,parents,and teachers.