6th Advanced Math Information

January 2022

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 6th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 5th Grade

Voice Over Parent Presentation

Math Selection for Incoming Knox 7th Graders

8th Grade Credit By Exam (CBE) Testing Days

The test will be administered at Collins. We are offering two test sessions.


We encourage our 6th graders to take the test on Saturday as it will prevent our students from missing a half day of classroom instruction and it will allow us more room to test children in a socially distanced environment. The test is 3.5 hours in length and includes 65 questions. Students testing are often nervous and after the test sometimes find themselves overwhelmed at the complexity of the exam. A Saturday will provide multiple benefits to our students.


For those families unable to test on the Saturday we will offer a test administration during the school day.


Testing Dates: To sign up for a date click here


  • Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • 9 AM – 9:30 AM Pre-Administration 9:30 – 12:30 PM 3 hour test
  • Optional Wednesday, February 23, 2022
  • 8:30 – 9AM Pre-Administration 9 AM – 12 PM 3 hour test

Incoming 7th Grade Knox Knights Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events:


Thursday, January 13, 2022

6th Advanced Math Info for 7th Adv Math 6:30 p.m.

Friday, January 21, 2022

8th Math CBE Permission Slips Due to Math Teacher

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Knox staff visit with Collins students 1:35 -3:55 PM through PE

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Knox incoming 7th grade Parent Night - Slide Presentation w/Voice over sent via email to incoming 7th parents on this date

Monday, February 7, 2022

Knox Elective Night Virtual

Thursday, Feb. 17, at 6pm in the Knox cafeteria - MANDATORY Knox Cheer Tryout meeting -

  • ALL mandatory paperwork from the packet (plus a copy of the most current report card) will be due at this meeting. Cheer candidate and a parent must attend.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Collection of Student Registration sheets by Homeroom Teacher

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Knox staff meets with Collins to confirm computer entered course selections

March 7 - 10, 2022 - Knox Cheer Clinic and Tryouts at Knox JH. (Times will be included in the packet.)

March 10, 2022

Cheer Tryouts

Monday, March 21, 2022

Course verification available via PAC/SAC

March 23, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Parent Meeting

March 28 - April 2, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Tryout Clinic

April 2, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Tryouts

April 12, 2022

Knox Color Guard Parent Meeting

April 25 - 28, 2022

Knox Color Guard Tryout Clinic

April 28, 2022

Knox Color Guard Tryouts

TBA Knox Gingham Girl Parent Meeting (for those that made the team)

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Deadline for all Knox course requests changes

6th Grade Advanced Math – Important Information

Students currently in advanced math will automatically be placed in Pre- Algebra (equivalent to 8th grade math) at Knox Junior High. Students that are interested in advancing further from 6th Grade Advanced Math to 7th Grade Algebra 1 (equivalent to 9th grade math), by law, must first earn credit for 8th grade Math according to the state.


Students can earn this credit either by

1. Credit by Examination (Completed Parent Application Required) or

2. CISD Online Acceleration Initial Credit summer school program


Mrs. LeBlanc and the 6th grade math team will host an in person 6th grade advanced math parent informational meeting to discuss the selection of 7th grade math and beyond on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. During this meeting, we will share information to help your family make an informed decision about your child’s math track and what it means to sit for the credit by examination necessary to be considered for Algebra 1 in 7th grade.


The application for the Credit by Examination will be passed out to families at the conclusion of the parent meeting on 1/13/22. The completed form must be returned to your math teacher no later than Friday, January 21, 2022.


There may be many questions whether your advanced math student should consider Algebra 1 as a seventh grade student. This is an important discussion between a parent and their child. Your 6th grade math teacher will be unable to recommend students for math placement at Knox. A personalized letter will be given to advanced math students and will provide STAAR results, benchmark and math grades to give students and parents an opportunity to review data in an effort to further family discussion as to Algebra 1 readiness as a 7th grader. Attendance at the parent meeting on January 13th will also provide necessary information to guide your placement decision.


Thank You,

Shelli LeBlanc

Principal, Collins Intermediate

Data Review

Your child will receive a custom letter with their personal data included to assist in decision making for math in 7th grade. Below is a snap shot of what data will be provided.


Your child should bring this information home to you Wednesday, January 12th.

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