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Placement Testing for Language and Math

Testing Dates

No reservation is necessary. Students only need to attend one test date. There is no extended time provided for either exam. Students should bring pencils for both exams and, for the Math Tests, a calculator (may not be TI 89 or higher or have a QWERTY keyboard). Jesuit will not provide calculators. All exam problems can be worked without a calculator.

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • Language: 9:00-10:15 am (Terry Center)
    • Mathematics: 10:30-Noon (Terry Center)
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    • Language: 9:00-10:15 am (Terry Center)
    • Mathematics: 10:30-Noon (Terry Center)

All placement test results will be reflected in the student schedule. Schedules will be mailed in mid-July. True to our goal of Cura Personalis, we are committed to meeting the academic needs of each individual student at Jesuit. Therefore, placement will be revisited on an ongoing basis during the school year to be sure that each student is in a class that offers him the best combination of challenge and success. All placement changes are teacher initiated and approved. No placement changes will be made until the first 6-week grade check.

Language Placement Testing

Each spring the Language Department uses a diagnostic assessment to appropriately place incoming students who have taken Spanish, French, Mandarin or Latin and wish to continue studying this same language at Jesuit. Students are required to complete 3 successive years of the same language beginning with freshman year. Please read the following information carefully.

Testing is required for:

  • students who have had any previous instruction, no matter how little or infrequent. If your son’s transcript reports a language class, he will NOT receive a schedule until he has completed a placement test.
  • students who speak the language (French, Spanish or Mandarin) in the home. If the student is taking the same language as he speaks at home, he needs to be evaluated, even if he has never taken a formal class.

Testing is not required for:
  • students with NO foreign language classes on their transcript that match the language they are choosing to study while at Jesuit.
  • students who elect to take a different language at Jesuit than their previous language experience. This includes, for example, a native speaker of Spanish enrolling in French, Mandarin or Latin.

The placement test has listening, reading, writing and grammar sections. Students should allow about 60 to 75 minutes for the test. Native speakers of the respective languages will have a longer writing section, so please allow about 75 to 90 minutes.

The majority of students will begin in a first year language class. You will know in which class he has been placed when he receives his freshman schedule.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Language Department co-chairs:

Seth Waits: swaits@jesuitcp.org 972-387-8700 x535
Jody Klickman: jklickman@jesuitcp.org 972-387-8700 x388

Math Placement Testing

At Jesuit we strive to match our incoming freshman with the mathematics class that provides both the greatest opportunity for success, as well as the appropriate level of challenge. Placement in mathematics classes is determined from several criteria including:

  • The math courses indicated on the student’s eighth grade transcript
  • ISEE scores, particularly a student’s math and quantitative scores. These can help determine honors level placement.
  • Jesuit’s Math Placement Test results
    • Algebra Skills Assessment - This test measures a student’s algebra aptitude and is required for all incoming 9th grade students. It will be a combination of multiple choice questions and open-ended/work-out problems. A listing of the topics being assessed can be found here.
    • Geometry Skills Assessment - This test is only for students who have already completed both a full-year Algebra and a full-year Geometry course. It is not common to take this test and would need to be taken in addition to the Algebra Skills Assessment mentioned above and cannot be taken on the same day.

A calculator may be used for some portions of Jesuit’s Math Placement Test. Jesuit adheres to the same calculator standard as the ACT exam. The calculator guidelines may be found here. It is each student’s responsibility to ensure he has an acceptable calculator. Jesuit will not provide calculators. All exam problems can be worked without a calculator.

Listed below are common scenarios that may help you to better understand math placement.

  • An incoming 9th grade student who has not completed an Algebra course in 8th grade or does not perform satisfactorily on Jesuit’s Algebra Skills Assessment will be placed in a level of Algebra 1. Typically this student will take a Geometry course in 10th grade and an Algebra 2 course in 11th grade.
  • An incoming 9th grade student who has completed an Algebra course in 8th grade and performs satisfactorily on Jesuit’s Algebra Skills Assessment will be placed in a level of Algebra 2. Typically this student will take a Geometry course in 10th grade and a Precalculus course in 11th grade.

Other placement scenarios are possible. Please use the contact information below if you have specific questions regarding math placement or mathematics at Jesuit.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Mathematics Department co-chairs:

Tricia Gerber: pgerber@jesuitcp.org 972-387-8700 x403
Andrew Dondis: adondis@jesuitcp.org 972-387-8700 x357

Summer School and Athletic Performance

Academic Course - Rhetoric and Civics

Jesuit will offer Rhetoric and Civics for-credit in the summer semester. The class is a one-semester class (0.5 credit). Tuition is $450.00 and payment is due at the time of enrollment. The class will meet for 3 hours per day (either 8-11am or 12-3pm) for three weeks (June 11- June 29). Students are given the chance to request a time/period at the time of enrollment. Schedules with period, teacher, and room will be emailed in late May.

This course is a graduation requirement that must be completed before the conclusion of the freshman year. Students not taking the course during the summer will take it during either the fall or spring semester.

There are some advantages to taking a summer class. It will reduce the course load during the academic year, potentially reducing homework loads and allowing more time for extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.). Summer school will not, however, reduce the minimum number of credits the student must take during the academic year. All freshmen are required to take 5.50 credits (exclusive of Physical Education) between the fall and the spring semester.

The Student/Parent Handbook for Summer School can be found at https://www.jesuitdallas.org/academics/summer-school . Students are expected to follow all behavioral policies contained therein. Below are several highlighted policies:

ABSENCES: We expect you to attend every class; however, we realize illness occurs. As a limitation, on the second absence we may withdraw you from the class. A student enrolled in the For-Credit summer semester will not receive credit if he is removed from the class due to excessive absences. Jesuit reserves the right to decide on these issues.

DRESS CODE: Shirt with a collar, long trousers other than jeans are appropriate. Shoes should be any type other than sneakers, work-type boots, or sandals. Socks are required. See the handbook for details on grooming expectations.

CONDUCT: Students are expected to respect the mission of the school and policies outlined in the Student/Parent Handbook.

LUNCH/SNACKS: Breakfast and lunch is available in the school cafeteria. Students may also bring food from home to eat in the cafeteria. Microwaves are available.

IPAD: Students enrolled in summer school will receive their Jesuit iPad prior to the first day of summer school. Technology and the use of the iPad will be incorporated into the Rhetoric and Civics curriculum, as such students are expected to bring their iPad to class fully charged every day. For more information see iPad Resources below.

Athletic Performance Camp

Jesuit will be offering a non-credit opportunity for summer training in physical fitness. This program/camp is optional for athletes and non-athletes. The options are listed below:

Dates/Cost

Half Camp ($155.00)

Students will learn the basic exercises and conditioning protocols that will be implemented during their freshmen year at Jesuit.
1. June 11 – 28: 9 - 10:30 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- OR -
2. July 9 - 26: 9 - 10:30 a.m. ONLY

Full Camp ($270.00)

During the first 3 weeks students will learn the basic exercises and conditioning protocols. The second 3 weeks will take a more advanced progression to the exercises taught during the June sessions. Please note in July we are offering only the 9:00am session.
1.June 11 - 28: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- AND -
2. July 9 - 26: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Register here for Summer School and Performance Camp.

Drivers Education

Click here to register and learn more about the opportunities for drivers education at Jesuit.

iPad Resources

Providing students with an individual iPad in a 1-to-1 environment creates an opportunity to enhance the learning experience and advance our school’s mission. Jesuit is able to teach and promote responsible use of today’s technologies so our students are better prepared to engage a technologically advanced world. Please visit https://www.jesuitdallas.org/students/resources for more information.

Medical/Health and Immunization Forms

Health and Immunization Forms
Health forms are completed by each student entering the Freshman class and transfer students. The form lists the student's history of immunizations and current physical condition. This form is kept on file at Jesuit for a period of ten (10) years after graduation. Texas state law requires that all students attending school must have current immunizations. Incomplete forms will be returned to the student. A report is generated each month to determine which students are not in compliance with the immunization requirements. Letters are then sent to the parent notifying them of the time they have to update a student's immunization record. Students who do not have Health forms on file by the end of the first day of school or do not return proof of immunizations by due dates will be asked to remain out of school until the verification of immunization is received. All students must turn in the original form mailed in their acceptance packet. For further information regarding Texas state immunization requirements, please refer to: Department of Immunizations Division

Medical Authorization Forms
Medical Release forms are sent to each student entering the Freshman class and Transfer students. Should a student require medical treatment while in the care of a Jesuit faculty or staff member, the form is readily available to verify the parents' permission to seek treatment. The form lists the student's last tetanus shot, physician's name and physician's address. The form must be signed by the parent and notarized. This form is kept on file at Jesuit until the student graduates. The form allows the student to participate in off-campus activities. Forms are due to the Records office with registration. Students who do not have Medical Release forms on file by the end of the first day of school will be asked to remain out of school until the completed document is received. All students must turn in the original pink document mailed to them in their acceptance packet.

Important Dates

March 23, 2018

Medical Release Form due to Registrar's Office
Complete on-line Enrollment: Course Selection, Financial Obligation Contract and Fee

April 25, 2018

New Student Barbeque (6:30 p.m.)

April 14, 2018

Placement Testing: Math and/or Language

April 21, 2018

Placement Testing: Math and/or Language

May 1, 2018

Summer School Registration Ends

May 29, 2018

iPad Distribution 7:00 PM (for those attending for-credit summer school)

June 6, 2018

iPad Distribution 7:00 PM (for those attending for-credit summer school)

June 11, 2018

Summer School Begins

June 15, 2018

Student Health Form due to Registrar's Office
Final Transcript Due

June 29, 2018

Summer School Ends

August 9, 2018

iPad Distribution 7:00 PM (for those who did not attend for-credit summer school)

August 14, 2018

iPad Distribution 7:00 PM (for those who did not attend for-credit summer school)

August 20, 2018

Freshman Orientation

August 21, 2018

Vos Parate Day

August 22, 2018

First Day of Class

New Student BBQ

Please join us Wednesday, April 25, as we welcome the freshman class and their parents. Mix & mingle with other new families. Meet administrators, teachers and parents. Learn more about various organizations on campus. Members of the class will get their first free Jesuit t-shirt! Click here for more details and to register today.

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Contacts

Records Office:

Diane Camara

Diane Camara

Assistant Principal of Academics

Benjamin Kirby

Benjamin Kirby

Summer School

Benjamin Kirby

Benjamin Kirby

School Counseling

Freshmen Counselors

Corey Marr

Corey Marr

Tim Host

Tim Host

Timothy Murphy

Timothy Murphy

Sophomore Counselors

Raul Ornelas

Raul Ornelas

David Williams

David Williams

Junior Counselors

Daniel Lingel

Daniel Lingel

Paul McDaniel

Paul McDaniel

Senior Counselors

Colin Hanley

Colin Hanley

John "Jack" Fitzsimmons

John "Jack" Fitzsimmons

Jack

Educational Technologist

Mark Batik

Mark Batik

Finance Office

Cathy Mullin

Cathy Mullin