Students will learn algebra standards through a variety of methods including activities, projects, group work and individual exploration. Upon successful completion, students will receive a year of high school credit for this course.
This class provides additional time and support to go deeper into the algebraic concepts introduced in the core algebra class. Through the use of computers, hands-on activities and peer-tutoring, students will master algebraic concepts.
n Physical Education we promote three main areas: health, fitness/conditioning, and skill development for team sports. All areas will display life skills with behaviors that demonstrate respect, fairness and integrity. While several team sports will be introduced, students will also be educated on how to achieve wellness concepts beyond our classroom. Our goal is to give each student, regardless of their skill level, an opportunity to participate in various types of physical activities. Students will use reading, writing, and technology skills by participating in a research project on topics related to fitness, health, wellness or sports.
Eighth grade Core integrates the study of U.S. History with the study of literature and writing. History units include Colonial Heritage, Launching a New Nation, Divergent Paths of the American People 1800-1850, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and The Rise of Industrial America. In English curriculum, students read and discuss novels, short stories, poetry, and essays. Analytical, personal, and creative writing assignments, as well as vocabulary and grammar instruction, are central to the curriculum. Assignments that integrate technology and require imagination, critical thinking, and both individual and cooperative learning are the foundation of the Core class.
This is a course for students who have completed Algebra in the seventh grade. Students will learn geometry standards through a variety of methods including investigations, projects, group work and individual exploration. Upon successful completion, students will receive a year of high school credit for this course.
Eighth grade Physical Science continues to develop the laboratory skills learned in 7th grade. The class builds a foundation for Chemistry, Physics, and Earth science. A hands-on / investigation approach is used.
This class is for students that have mastered the fundamentals of Spanish I. Spanish II allows students to expand their vocabulary and learn how to talk about past events. They learn to order food in a restaurant, barter, complete a professional menu, and write about their own childhood. Students should be prepared for a more rigorous, yet rewarding experience. Upon successful completion, students will receive a year of high school credit for this course.