Cambridge at North Marion Middle School
The Cambridge Checkpoint program is an advanced academic program sponsored by the Cambridge University in England. Students accepted in the Cambridge Checkpoint program are enrolled in rigorous curriculum preparing them to take a series of comprehensive examinations at the end of their 8th grade year. The program develops skills for success that would lead directly into the AICE program at North Marion High School and an Advanced International Certificate of Education through Cambridge University.
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The application process for the 2014-2015 school year has not begun. Stay tuned for further information after the holiday break.
Cambridge Checkpoint Admission Requirements
Applicants to North Marion Middle Cambridge Check Point Program must be student in good academic standing, with good attendance and an excellent discipline record.
A completed North Marion Middle School Cambridge Check Point Application is required. Students are required to come to NMMS and write an essay on one of three scheduled dates.
• FCAT SSS or Standardized Test Scores in Reading and Math–Levels 4 and/or 5.
• Previous Grades – A’s and B’s on previous report cards.
• Cannot have excessive absences in the past two years [more than 12 days for the year].
• Students should not have discipline records but absolutely--No level 2 or higher discipline referrals within the previous two years
• Students must be self-motivated and self-directed; and parent support is a must.
• County Magnet Fair will be held at MTI on January 23, 2014 5:00-7:00pm
• An Orientation meeting is scheduled for interested parents and students on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 6 PM in the North Marion High School Auditorium.
• Students who are most qualified will be accepted first.
• Cambridge Check Point Applications are reviewed using grades, scores, essay, and pertinent data, notifications are mailed in April regarding application status.
• Students are notified of tentative acceptance in April-May, subject to change based on the current year FCAT Data. Application status will be tentatively accepted, incomplete or not accepted.
• When final FCAT scores and school data become available, tentatively accepted applications are again reviewed with the new information and letters sent.
• Final acceptance notifications are mailed in late June. If you are not notified by June 30, feel free to call or email.
• There are limited openings each year in the North Marion Middle Cambridge Check Point Program.When all openings are filled, applications are still processed and qualified student names are added to a waiting list.
• As openings develop, students on the waiting list are offered enrollment.
Contact Dawn Mobley at 671-6035 ext. 56232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a currently successfully working in the Cambridge program, here at NMMS, you will automatically be invited back and students who are not successful will be removed from the program. Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 average with no less than a "C" in any Checkpoint class and score at least a 3 on the FCAT to remain in the program. A committee will begin reviewing current students' progress with recommendations for retention/removal to be determined. We will then begin processing new applications for the program. Final decisions will not be made until after the new FCAT scores are released.
Any questions or concerns should be directed to Mrs. Trapp at email@example.com.