Middle School

Courses

Middle School Courses

Language Arts

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Foundational Language Arts Core Language Arts None

Prerequisites: None

Special Education English for students on an IEP. They will learn individualized skills personalized to their learning.

Prerequisites: None

Special Education English for students on an IEP. They will learn individualized skills personalized to their learning.

MS Language Arts I: Heroes, Helpers, and Hope Core Language Arts None

Prerequisites: None

Using a motif of Heroes, Helpers, and Hope, students in the Middle School Language Arts I course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively. The Middle School Language Arts I and the Middle School Language Arts II courses are not sequential and may be completed in either order.

Prerequisites: None

Using a motif of Heroes, Helpers, and Hope, students in the Middle School Language Arts I course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively. The Middle School Language Arts I and the Middle School Language Arts II courses are not sequential and may be completed in either order.

MS Language Arts II: Mystery, Monsters, and Mayhem Core Language Arts None

Prerequisites: None

Using a motif of Mystery, Monsters, and Mayhem, students in the Middle School Language Arts 6-7th grade course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively. The Middle School Language Arts I and the Middle School Language Arts II courses are not sequential and may be completed in either order.

Prerequisites: None

Using a motif of Mystery, Monsters, and Mayhem, students in the Middle School Language Arts 6-7th grade course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively. The Middle School Language Arts I and the Middle School Language Arts II courses are not sequential and may be completed in either order.

MS Language Arts III: Innovation, Imagination, Invention Core Language Arts None

Prerequisites: None

Using a motif of Innovation, Imagination, and Invention, students in the Middle School Language Arts III course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively.

Prerequisites: None

Using a motif of Innovation, Imagination, and Invention, students in the Middle School Language Arts III course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively.

MS Reading Lab Core Language Arts None

Prerequisites: None

For student who want a little more help in Language Arts.

Prerequisites: None

For student who want a little more help in Language Arts.

Math

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
High School Algebra Core Math None

Prerequisites: None

For very advanced students, there is the option to begin taking high school courses for credit if your teacher and the principal approve the request.

Prerequisites: None

For very advanced students, there is the option to begin taking high school courses for credit if your teacher and the principal approve the request.

MS Algebra Core Math None

Prerequisites: None

The Middle School Algebra course is designed for math proficient students that are ready to take an advanced track of mathematics education, preparing them for high school. Course topics include: Algebraic Expressions and Equations Proportions, Inequalities, and Absolute Values Introduction to Functions Linear Functions and Systems Exponential Properties and Functions Factoring Quadratic, Inverse, and Square Root Functions Statistical Analysis

Prerequisites: None

The Middle School Algebra course is designed for math proficient students that are ready to take an advanced track of mathematics education, preparing them for high school. Course topics include: Algebraic Expressions and Equations Proportions, Inequalities, and Absolute Values Introduction to Functions Linear Functions and Systems Exponential Properties and Functions Factoring Quadratic, Inverse, and Square Root Functions Statistical Analysis

MS Foundational Math Core Math None

Prerequisites: None

Special Education Math for students on an IEP.

Prerequisites: None

Special Education Math for students on an IEP.

MS Math 6th Grade Core Math None

Prerequisites: None

Grade 6 Math bridges the gap between elementary and middle school, differentiating the instruction so that struggling students are given the help and knowledge they need to master the concepts, while advanced students are able to accelerate at their own pace.

Prerequisites: None

Grade 6 Math bridges the gap between elementary and middle school, differentiating the instruction so that struggling students are given the help and knowledge they need to master the concepts, while advanced students are able to accelerate at their own pace.

MS Math 7th Grade Core Math None

Prerequisites: None

In the Grade 7 Math course, after a thorough review of basic operations, students learn how to solve real-world problems by applying basic concepts of Algebra and Geometry and by using proportional relationships. Students are also shown how to use statistical data to make inferences and how to use and evaluate probability models

Prerequisites: None

In the Grade 7 Math course, after a thorough review of basic operations, students learn how to solve real-world problems by applying basic concepts of Algebra and Geometry and by using proportional relationships. Students are also shown how to use statistical data to make inferences and how to use and evaluate probability models

MS Math 8th Grade Core Math None

Prerequisites: None

The 8th Grade Math course is designed to help students become High School ready by ensuring they have a firm understanding of middle school mathematical concepts. Course topics include: Algebraic Expressions with Integers Rational Numbers and Exponents Applying Irrational Numbers to Pythagorean Theorem Transformations Angles and Pairs of Lines Volume of Circular Solids Linear Functions Systems of Linear Functions Scatter Plots

Prerequisites: None

The 8th Grade Math course is designed to help students become High School ready by ensuring they have a firm understanding of middle school mathematical concepts. Course topics include: Algebraic Expressions with Integers Rational Numbers and Exponents Applying Irrational Numbers to Pythagorean Theorem Transformations Angles and Pairs of Lines Volume of Circular Solids Linear Functions Systems of Linear Functions Scatter Plots

MS Math Lab Core Math None

Prerequisites: None

For students who need a little additional help with math.

Prerequisites: None

For students who need a little additional help with math.

MS Pre Algebra Core Math None

Prerequisites: None

Pre-Algebra was developed to provide students with an introduction to algebraic concepts, including the basic principles, rules, and operations of working with expressions containing variables. It also provides a strong foundation in basic mathematical concepts to prepare them for Algebra. Course topics include: Whole Number Operations Order of Operations Fractions/Decimals/Percentages Basic Probabilities and Statistics Basic Geometry Integer Operations Basic Graphing Basic One- and Two-Step Equations

Prerequisites: None

Pre-Algebra was developed to provide students with an introduction to algebraic concepts, including the basic principles, rules, and operations of working with expressions containing variables. It also provides a strong foundation in basic mathematical concepts to prepare them for Algebra. Course topics include: Whole Number Operations Order of Operations Fractions/Decimals/Percentages Basic Probabilities and Statistics Basic Geometry Integer Operations Basic Graphing Basic One- and Two-Step Equations

Science

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Earth Science Core Science None

Prerequisites: None

The Earth Science course provides an opportunity to study the earth on which we live. The course investigates the earth's structure and composition, its changing surface and the role that energy plays in earth systems. It explores the earth's ecological resources and atmosphere, its water cycle and weather. It further discusses the earth's landmasses and its relationships with its neighbors in space. Along the way, students are shown how to use scientific thinking, investigations, tools, and technologies.

Prerequisites: None

The Earth Science course provides an opportunity to study the earth on which we live. The course investigates the earth's structure and composition, its changing surface and the role that energy plays in earth systems. It explores the earth's ecological resources and atmosphere, its water cycle and weather. It further discusses the earth's landmasses and its relationships with its neighbors in space. Along the way, students are shown how to use scientific thinking, investigations, tools, and technologies.

MS Life Science Core Science None

Prerequisites: None

In Life Science, students study living organisms, including plants, animals, and human beings. Beginning with a review of the basics of science, such as the scientific method, Ms. Pence goes on to explore life itself, beginning with cellular organization and discussing the organization of living things. Particular emphasis is placed on human biology.

Prerequisites: None

In Life Science, students study living organisms, including plants, animals, and human beings. Beginning with a review of the basics of science, such as the scientific method, Ms. Pence goes on to explore life itself, beginning with cellular organization and discussing the organization of living things. Particular emphasis is placed on human biology.

MS Physical Science Core Science None

Prerequisites: None

Matter can be defined as anything that takes up space and has mass. Energy can be defined as the ability to cause a change in matter. Physical Science is the study of matter and energy. Students in the Physical Science course study the basic components that matter is made of, as well as different forms of energy that make things move and change. Enlightening, on-screen demonstrations of the concepts being taught bring the science to life and enhance student understanding.

Prerequisites: None

Matter can be defined as anything that takes up space and has mass. Energy can be defined as the ability to cause a change in matter. Physical Science is the study of matter and energy. Students in the Physical Science course study the basic components that matter is made of, as well as different forms of energy that make things move and change. Enlightening, on-screen demonstrations of the concepts being taught bring the science to life and enhance student understanding.

Social Studies

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Social Studies 6 Core Social Studies None

Prerequisites: None

The first semester of Social Studies 6 introduces students to the beginnings of ancient civilization. We will trace the path of human origins in Africa and follow the path of migration around the Earth. This course will help students understand why we study history and the process in which we form conclusions about events in the past. Students will begin to learn about the major ancient civilization around the world and their cultures. Modern civilizations can trace their foundations to these ancient civilizations, and their cultures and histories teach us much about ourselves and the modern world in which we live. An emphasis will be placed on critical thinking and connecting themes in history to our modern world.

Prerequisites: None

The first semester of Social Studies 6 introduces students to the beginnings of ancient civilization. We will trace the path of human origins in Africa and follow the path of migration around the Earth. This course will help students understand why we study history and the process in which we form conclusions about events in the past. Students will begin to learn about the major ancient civilization around the world and their cultures. Modern civilizations can trace their foundations to these ancient civilizations, and their cultures and histories teach us much about ourselves and the modern world in which we live. An emphasis will be placed on critical thinking and connecting themes in history to our modern world.

MS Social Studies 7 Core Social Studies None

Prerequisites: None

This study of the history of the United States emphasizes how ideas, events, and philosophies have shaped the nation. Students will learn about America's past while mastering the skills of historical interpretation. Study begins with the earliest arrivals of people, this course uses the same skill development approach to guide students through U.S. history to the present.

Prerequisites: None

This study of the history of the United States emphasizes how ideas, events, and philosophies have shaped the nation. Students will learn about America's past while mastering the skills of historical interpretation. Study begins with the earliest arrivals of people, this course uses the same skill development approach to guide students through U.S. history to the present.

MS Social Studies 8 Core Social Studies None

Prerequisites: None

In this course students will understand the significance of government, law, and politics. They will examine the United States foundational documents and how they shaped the United States government. Students will examine the purposes and functions of federal and state government, law, and political systems. Learners will evaluate their role and civic responsibility to their families, communities, and country including voting and being a productive member of society. By the end students will have a deeper understanding of their civic responsibilities as well as the difference one individual can make in society.

Prerequisites: None

In this course students will understand the significance of government, law, and politics. They will examine the United States foundational documents and how they shaped the United States government. Students will examine the purposes and functions of federal and state government, law, and political systems. Learners will evaluate their role and civic responsibility to their families, communities, and country including voting and being a productive member of society. By the end students will have a deeper understanding of their civic responsibilities as well as the difference one individual can make in society.