Academics & Electives

Our core academic programs provide students with a strong and rich curriculum that will prepare them well for the rigors of high school.  If your student is accelerated, we offer Algebra to qualified 7th graders, geometry for 8th graders and advanced English for both grade levels.  Geometry is a sophomore equivalent course in high school.  If students want to get a head start in a foreign language, we offer a two year Spanish program that will send them to high school ready to take second year Spanish as a freshman.  In addition, if students want to take two electives, we offer a zero period PE class so students can take Spanish and Band as elective choices (as an example).  Students find our courses engaging and meaningful since many lessons are infused with technology, differentiated, focus on higher order thinking skills and made relevant to student’s lives.

REQUIRED COURSE OF STUDY

GRADE 7
English & Advanced English
World History
Mathematics (Common Core 7 & Common Core 8)
Physical Education
Life/Health Science
Elective Courses: One Year-Long Course

  • Spanish, French, Art, Drama, Video Technology & Production, Leadership, Band & Jazz Band, Maker Class.

GRADE 8
English & Advanced English
U.S. History
Mathematics (Common Core 8 &  Algebra)
Physical Education
Physical Science
Elective Courses: One Year-Long Course

  • Spanish, Advanced Art, Culinary, Advanced Drama, Video Technology & Production, Leadership, Band & Jazz Band, Maker Class.

Our elective programs are exceptional and offer students a choice of seven, one year courses.  Each course is taught by a certificated enthusiastic teacher who has a real passion for the subject.  Whether your student wants to perform on a stage, play in one of three bands, learn the secrets to creating great meals, explore video technology, tackle the mantle of leadership or create beautiful works of art; we have an elective program that will allow your middle school student to explore their passions.

Take a look at our School Quality Snapshot from the Department of Education

Homework Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 3:10 ­ 4:10 in the library.