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summer algebra 1| 2018
All incoming Algebra 1 students

If you will be taking Algebra 1 next year at BioTECH, it is CRITICAL that you work through the Summer Algebra 1 Readiness Packet this summer:

The Algebra 1 Readiness resources are designed to address and build on the prerequisite skills necessary to be successful in Algebra 1. 

The Algebra 1 Readiness Student Packet will be available on the Student Portal and it consists of sample lessons, practice problems, and an online instructional component through Edgenuity.  Instructions on accessing the Algebra 1 Readiness resources can be found at the following link; Accessing the Student Algebra I Readiness Packet.  In addition, to facilitate the seamless Edgenuity technology component, all current 7th and 8th grade students will have the Edgenuity Algebra I Readiness Course automatically assigned in their portal no later than Monday, May 21, 2018 for interested students.  

To access the Edgenuity FSA-Algebra 1 Readiness Course component, students should follow the directions found at the following link:  Accessing the Edgenuity FSA-Algebra 1 Readiness Resources

The Algebra 1 Readiness Student Packet Answer Key will only be available on the Parent Portal as part of the Algebra 1 Readiness Parent Packet, instructions on accessing the parent packet can be found at Accessing the Parent Algebra I Readiness Packet.

Statewide, the passing rate for the Algebra 1 EOC is approximately 31%!  A passing score on this test is a graduation requirement! 

Parents it is CRITICAL that you monitor your child’s progress through the Readiness Packet on the student portal/parent portal this summer!  We need your cooperation to ensure your child’s success!

The Algebra 1 resources will be available on the Student and Parent portals by May 21, 2018 and the Edgenuity FSA-Algebra 1 Readiness Course will only be available May 21, 2018 through August 15, 2018.

All 11th & 12th Grade Students
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Food Explorer
by Daniel Stone

The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes—
and thousands more—to the American plate.

In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater.

Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta. Fairchild’s finds weren’t just limited to food: From Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that revolutionized an industry, and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America’s capital. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. But his culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.

All Pre-AP 10th Grade & AP Literature Students
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The Stranger
by Albert Camus

Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production. When a young Algerian named Meursault kills a man, his subsequent imprisonment and trial are puzzling and absurd. The apparently amoral Meursault, who puts little stock in ideas like love and God, seems to be on trial less for his murderous actions, and more for what the authorities believe is his deficient character. This remarkable translation by Matthew Ward has been considered the definitive English version since its original publication. It unlocks the prose as no other English version has, allowing the listener to soak up the richness of Camus' ideas.