Art

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS A Taste of Animation Electives Art None

Prerequisites: None

This project-based course will offer a progressive set of lessons which will expose learners to basic video and animation processes that build on important principles of art. Learners will work independently while learning specific skills, as well as, enjoy a collaborative learning atmosphere with their classmates. Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate their understanding through the creation of short films. This course will introduce students to stop motion animation, videography, basic animation using GIMP, and the lost art of roto-scoping. Students enrolled in this course will explore video production processes while enjoying an original and energetic curriculum that will inspire patience, responsibility, organizational skills, collaboration and a workplace level discipline. Students will need a digital camera or cell phone that has video making capabilities and access to GIMP, a free online graphic design program that comes preloaded on school computers or can be safely loaded with instruction from your teacher.

Prerequisites: None

This project-based course will offer a progressive set of lessons which will expose learners to basic video and animation processes that build on important principles of art. Learners will work independently while learning specific skills, as well as, enjoy a collaborative learning atmosphere with their classmates. Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate their understanding through the creation of short films. This course will introduce students to stop motion animation, videography, basic animation using GIMP, and the lost art of roto-scoping. Students enrolled in this course will explore video production processes while enjoying an original and energetic curriculum that will inspire patience, responsibility, organizational skills, collaboration and a workplace level discipline. Students will need a digital camera or cell phone that has video making capabilities and access to GIMP, a free online graphic design program that comes preloaded on school computers or can be safely loaded with instruction from your teacher.

MS Art Around the World Electives Art Yes

Prerequisites: a list of materials will be available within the class

This course has been especially designed for iForward students in order to offer experiences that will help them better understand cultures throughout our world. This course allows students to work collaboratively with other learners that represent the diverse cultures that make up our incredible planet. Students who enroll in this class will learn skills in mutual respect while gaining a better understanding of other cultures and building respect for varied languages. Learners will gain a valuable awareness by enrolling in Art Around the World as it will enable them to develop a well-informed world view through producing arts and crafts from a variety of different cultures. This course is written for both middle school and high school students so that students at both levels of learning will succeed. Lessons will address similar standards but will allow several pathways for iForward students.

Prerequisites: a list of materials will be available within the class

This course has been especially designed for iForward students in order to offer experiences that will help them better understand cultures throughout our world. This course allows students to work collaboratively with other learners that represent the diverse cultures that make up our incredible planet. Students who enroll in this class will learn skills in mutual respect while gaining a better understanding of other cultures and building respect for varied languages. Learners will gain a valuable awareness by enrolling in Art Around the World as it will enable them to develop a well-informed world view through producing arts and crafts from a variety of different cultures. This course is written for both middle school and high school students so that students at both levels of learning will succeed. Lessons will address similar standards but will allow several pathways for iForward students.

MS Art is for Everyone Electives Art None

Prerequisites: None

Would you love to take an art course but feel that you may not be artistic enough? Well, this is the class for you! This exciting project based course helps students understand that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Students learn to accept the fact that the people we meet will often have a difference of opinion and that fact truly will enrich your life. When this course is completed you probably won’t be a famous artist. However, this course will offer you many opportunities for self-expression. You will increase your potential for creative thinking while you are exposed to a number of careers where art skills are valued. (there are a short list of materials that you might need inside the course. ) Students who enroll in this course will gain a deeper respect for all that is beautiful while understanding that there are countless careers, that you can choose from, where creative thinking and art talent are valued.

Prerequisites: None

Would you love to take an art course but feel that you may not be artistic enough? Well, this is the class for you! This exciting project based course helps students understand that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Students learn to accept the fact that the people we meet will often have a difference of opinion and that fact truly will enrich your life. When this course is completed you probably won’t be a famous artist. However, this course will offer you many opportunities for self-expression. You will increase your potential for creative thinking while you are exposed to a number of careers where art skills are valued. (there are a short list of materials that you might need inside the course. ) Students who enroll in this course will gain a deeper respect for all that is beautiful while understanding that there are countless careers, that you can choose from, where creative thinking and art talent are valued.

MS C2C Graphic Design Electives Art None

Prerequisites: None

Graphic Design is all around you from the old shirt you pulled out of your dresser this morning to the billboard that was just put up along the highway. In this course, you will become the artist that creates these designs! You will have the opportunity to combine both Art and Technology to communicate your own ideas! In this introductory course you will edit images, design logos, and even design a poster for your favorite band while learning to recognize the effects that design has on our society. Learn fundamental skills of graphic design while making choices that are sure to enhance other areas of your learning and your life. This course is written for both middle school and high school students so that students at both levels of learning will succeed. Lessons will address similar standards but will allow several pathways for iForward students.

Prerequisites: None

Graphic Design is all around you from the old shirt you pulled out of your dresser this morning to the billboard that was just put up along the highway. In this course, you will become the artist that creates these designs! You will have the opportunity to combine both Art and Technology to communicate your own ideas! In this introductory course you will edit images, design logos, and even design a poster for your favorite band while learning to recognize the effects that design has on our society. Learn fundamental skills of graphic design while making choices that are sure to enhance other areas of your learning and your life. This course is written for both middle school and high school students so that students at both levels of learning will succeed. Lessons will address similar standards but will allow several pathways for iForward students.

MS Cell Phone Photography Electives Art Yes

Prerequisites: Students will need a cell phone camera or an ipod or ipad camera for this course.

We carry our cell phones everywhere we go and most of them have a built in camera feature that allows us to take instant images of our life as it happens.. This class will explore the cell phone as an instant, and available, medium in the art of digital photography. Instruction will expose students to a whole new art form through their cell phone photography. Using cell phone camera as the equipment of choice ,along with photo editing programs, students will create unique images based on their everyday lives that will be presented as an artistic visual diary. Students’ skills will be fine-tuned with a better understanding of successful compositions in photographic design. Learners will apply new knowledge and skills to photo retouching and manipulation and using images shot with their personal cell phones. Become part of this emerging media in the area of photography. Enroll in, “ The Artistic Side of Cell Phone Photography!”

Prerequisites: Students will need a cell phone camera or an ipod or ipad camera for this course.

We carry our cell phones everywhere we go and most of them have a built in camera feature that allows us to take instant images of our life as it happens.. This class will explore the cell phone as an instant, and available, medium in the art of digital photography. Instruction will expose students to a whole new art form through their cell phone photography. Using cell phone camera as the equipment of choice ,along with photo editing programs, students will create unique images based on their everyday lives that will be presented as an artistic visual diary. Students’ skills will be fine-tuned with a better understanding of successful compositions in photographic design. Learners will apply new knowledge and skills to photo retouching and manipulation and using images shot with their personal cell phones. Become part of this emerging media in the area of photography. Enroll in, “ The Artistic Side of Cell Phone Photography!”

MS Digital Art and Design Electives Art None

Prerequisites: None

Digital art and design involves everything from advertising to animation to photography and more. In this course, you'll learn about the evolution of art; the basic principles of art and design; the role of art in politics and society; and how to actually create digital art and make it come alive.

Prerequisites: None

Digital art and design involves everything from advertising to animation to photography and more. In this course, you'll learn about the evolution of art; the basic principles of art and design; the role of art in politics and society; and how to actually create digital art and make it come alive.

MS Drawing and Besties Electives Art None

Prerequisites: None

This creative course is for both beginners and intermediate artists at the middle school and high school level of learning. Collaborative work, project based learning and individualized instruction will be the path to success for students who are enrolled in this exciting class. ‘Drawing Beasts and Besties’ will offer students the opportunity to develop the skills and the knowledge they need to draw a variety of different kinds of animals with confidence and skill. Course content will include understanding the anatomy of animal kingdom and learning techniques that support them in generating images of imaginary beasts (such as dragons) while improving their ability to render animals from nature and drawing our domesticated friends, the dog and the cat. Materials Needed: To succeed in this course students will need these materials: A sketch book, pencil, eraser, a cell phone (to take photos of their work in progress), colored pencils and a fine line black sharpie.

Prerequisites: None

This creative course is for both beginners and intermediate artists at the middle school and high school level of learning. Collaborative work, project based learning and individualized instruction will be the path to success for students who are enrolled in this exciting class. ‘Drawing Beasts and Besties’ will offer students the opportunity to develop the skills and the knowledge they need to draw a variety of different kinds of animals with confidence and skill. Course content will include understanding the anatomy of animal kingdom and learning techniques that support them in generating images of imaginary beasts (such as dragons) while improving their ability to render animals from nature and drawing our domesticated friends, the dog and the cat. Materials Needed: To succeed in this course students will need these materials: A sketch book, pencil, eraser, a cell phone (to take photos of their work in progress), colored pencils and a fine line black sharpie.

MS Independent Study Visual Arts Electives Art Yes

Prerequisites: Students who wish to enroll in this course will have to have successfully completed an art course with a grade of B or higher.

This is a unique independent stady art course that is set aside for students who have artistic talent and a deep interest in any area of the visual arts. Students who enroll in this course often have the high potential of going into a career in the area of visual arts in the future. Students who wish to enroll in this course will have to have successfully completed an art course with a grade of B or higher. This class will allow students to focus on an area of visual arts that they are passionate about. Learners in this course will design their own course by writing their own short and long term goals and meeting them independently with minimal guidance from their instructor. Students must be committed to daily live lessons! Learners will be highly organized and dedicated to the value of visual arts in their lives and will have to create a blog (or other social media format) where their work can be displayed and shared. Please contact your student guidance counselor to find out if you are a good candidate for this original course.

Prerequisites: Students who wish to enroll in this course will have to have successfully completed an art course with a grade of B or higher.

This is a unique independent stady art course that is set aside for students who have artistic talent and a deep interest in any area of the visual arts. Students who enroll in this course often have the high potential of going into a career in the area of visual arts in the future. Students who wish to enroll in this course will have to have successfully completed an art course with a grade of B or higher. This class will allow students to focus on an area of visual arts that they are passionate about. Learners in this course will design their own course by writing their own short and long term goals and meeting them independently with minimal guidance from their instructor. Students must be committed to daily live lessons! Learners will be highly organized and dedicated to the value of visual arts in their lives and will have to create a blog (or other social media format) where their work can be displayed and shared. Please contact your student guidance counselor to find out if you are a good candidate for this original course.

MS Orbit Your Artistic Imagination Electives Art None

Prerequisites: None

The mystery of space opens a whole new world to us earthlings and our artistic visions. Technology is unstoppable and we can only begin to imagine what the future of space travel has in store for human kind. Space exploration constantly feeds our imaginations and it is this concept that has inspired the idea for this course.
In this class artists will be able to push their imaginations to places our space program has yet to explore. Our students will use both traditional art techniques in addition to digital design to create imaginary planets and alien life while building on the scientific knowledge of space.
The unknown of space can offer endless solutions to artistic problems. I can’t wait to work with your creative minds!

Prerequisites: None

The mystery of space opens a whole new world to us earthlings and our artistic visions. Technology is unstoppable and we can only begin to imagine what the future of space travel has in store for human kind. Space exploration constantly feeds our imaginations and it is this concept that has inspired the idea for this course.
In this class artists will be able to push their imaginations to places our space program has yet to explore. Our students will use both traditional art techniques in addition to digital design to create imaginary planets and alien life while building on the scientific knowledge of space.
The unknown of space can offer endless solutions to artistic problems. I can’t wait to work with your creative minds!

MS Pencils and Paint Electives Art None

Prerequisites: None

Welcome to Pencils and Painting! This project based course allows students to step back away from technology and into the world of traditional drawing and painting techniques that have been used by artists for centuries. The course begins by allowing students the opportunity to push the boundaries of their own artistic ability while exploring the diverse capabilities of their drawing pencil. After completing the drawing module students will have the confidence they need to move forward and complete their artistic visions through the expressive use of color and acrylic painting techniques. Learners in this course will even touch on how to market and sell their artistic creations through the use of artist websites. Success in this course will require commitment and dedication along with a strong desire to create art! Material Needed: Students who enroll in this course must be prepared to purchase acrylic paint, three sizes of soft brushes, canvas, and a sketchpad.

Prerequisites: None

Welcome to Pencils and Painting! This project based course allows students to step back away from technology and into the world of traditional drawing and painting techniques that have been used by artists for centuries. The course begins by allowing students the opportunity to push the boundaries of their own artistic ability while exploring the diverse capabilities of their drawing pencil. After completing the drawing module students will have the confidence they need to move forward and complete their artistic visions through the expressive use of color and acrylic painting techniques. Learners in this course will even touch on how to market and sell their artistic creations through the use of artist websites. Success in this course will require commitment and dedication along with a strong desire to create art! Material Needed: Students who enroll in this course must be prepared to purchase acrylic paint, three sizes of soft brushes, canvas, and a sketchpad.

Business Education

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Business Keyboarding Electives Business Education None

Prerequisites: None

Students will use online software to gain typing speed and proper technique to increase typing speed. Typing exercises and typing games will be utilized to keep students interested and engaged in their lessons.

Prerequisites: None

Students will use online software to gain typing speed and proper technique to increase typing speed. Typing exercises and typing games will be utilized to keep students interested and engaged in their lessons.

Career and Vocational Education

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Choose Your Adventure- Hands On! Electives Career and Vocational Education None

Prerequisites: None

Are you ready to step away from the computer and learn through projects? Would you like to opportunity chose from over 100 activities to learn more about skills needed for possible future careers? You can choose from activities in many areas: biology, astronomy, cartoonist, dancer, jewelry designer, mechanic, make-up artist, musician, potter, physicist, transport engineer, veterinarian, and many, many more. If you have wanted to explore a new area or develop a skill, this class is for you. Step away from your computer for a little while and learn vocational skills through hands-on activities.

Prerequisites: None

Are you ready to step away from the computer and learn through projects? Would you like to opportunity chose from over 100 activities to learn more about skills needed for possible future careers? You can choose from activities in many areas: biology, astronomy, cartoonist, dancer, jewelry designer, mechanic, make-up artist, musician, potter, physicist, transport engineer, veterinarian, and many, many more. If you have wanted to explore a new area or develop a skill, this class is for you. Step away from your computer for a little while and learn vocational skills through hands-on activities.

Computer Science

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Amazon Future Engineer Electives Computer Science None

Prerequisites: None

Students will learn what computer science is and how to work collaboratively through pair programming. These initial activities will also teach students about persistence by developing a growth mindset, examine diversity in computer science and introduce Scratch as a tool. In the culminating project for this class, students will explore the Scratch interface, by completing a video game project.

Prerequisites: None

Students will learn what computer science is and how to work collaboratively through pair programming. These initial activities will also teach students about persistence by developing a growth mindset, examine diversity in computer science and introduce Scratch as a tool. In the culminating project for this class, students will explore the Scratch interface, by completing a video game project.

MS Coding Robots Electives Computer Science None

Prerequisites: None

Coding Robotics class is an individualized, self-paced, class where students can learn how to code without the pressure of class pacing. This class will power up kids' futures with a gamified coding platform that combines STEM, computer science, and critical life skills. Students will learn to code in a way that feels like gaming. All coding ability levels are welcome in this class as students will complete lessons that are matched to their skill level.

 

 

*This class can be taken up to 5 times

 

Prerequisites: None

Coding Robotics class is an individualized, self-paced, class where students can learn how to code without the pressure of class pacing. This class will power up kids' futures with a gamified coding platform that combines STEM, computer science, and critical life skills. Students will learn to code in a way that feels like gaming. All coding ability levels are welcome in this class as students will complete lessons that are matched to their skill level.

 

 

*This class can be taken up to 5 times

 

MS Game Design Electives Computer Science None

Prerequisites: None

We all love to play video games - but have you ever wanted to build your own? If you are interested in a career in technology but also want a creative outlet, Game Design might be the field for you. Learn how to build a game from the ground up in Middle School Game Design 1, an interactive and hands-on course that will teach you all the ins and outs of making your own game. You will learn the importance of game structure and discover what makes a game fun, challenging, and interesting to players just like you. You will also have the opportunity to explore the design and creative process involved in game creation, learn block-based programs, and experiment with character and story development.

Prerequisites: None

We all love to play video games - but have you ever wanted to build your own? If you are interested in a career in technology but also want a creative outlet, Game Design might be the field for you. Learn how to build a game from the ground up in Middle School Game Design 1, an interactive and hands-on course that will teach you all the ins and outs of making your own game. You will learn the importance of game structure and discover what makes a game fun, challenging, and interesting to players just like you. You will also have the opportunity to explore the design and creative process involved in game creation, learn block-based programs, and experiment with character and story development.

MS Introduction to Coding Electives Computer Science None

Prerequisites: None

In the Introduction to Coding course, students are taught how to program using the Blockly coding language. With Blockly, everything is done with little building blocks that snap together in an intuitive way. Each block represents a small piece of code that together make an entire program. Coding with blocks allows students to focus on the fundamental principles of coding without the challenging initial learning curve required for traditional programming languages. Students will be led through activities with incrementally more advanced building blocks. Each block is similar in structure to the syntax and style of real world programming languages. As students learn to program by snapping blocks together, they are laying a foundation for more advanced programming languages. Students will learn about conditional statements, loops, and functions.

Prerequisites: None

In the Introduction to Coding course, students are taught how to program using the Blockly coding language. With Blockly, everything is done with little building blocks that snap together in an intuitive way. Each block represents a small piece of code that together make an entire program. Coding with blocks allows students to focus on the fundamental principles of coding without the challenging initial learning curve required for traditional programming languages. Students will be led through activities with incrementally more advanced building blocks. Each block is similar in structure to the syntax and style of real world programming languages. As students learn to program by snapping blocks together, they are laying a foundation for more advanced programming languages. Students will learn about conditional statements, loops, and functions.

MS Minecraft: Education Edition Electives Computer Science None

Prerequisites: None

 

Minecraft: Education Edition is a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. Educators around the world use Minecraft: Education Edition to engage students across subjects and bring abstract concepts to life.

Prerequisites: None

 

Minecraft: Education Edition is a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. Educators around the world use Minecraft: Education Edition to engage students across subjects and bring abstract concepts to life.

Foreign Languages

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Spanish Electives Foreign Languages Yes

Prerequisites: For 8th Grade Students

Students begin their language-learning adventure in this middle school Spanish course. Students focus on four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit.

Prerequisites: For 8th Grade Students

Students begin their language-learning adventure in this middle school Spanish course. Students focus on four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit.

MS Spanish 1 Electives Foreign Languages None

Prerequisites: None

Students begin their language-learning adventure in this middle school Spanish course. Students focus on four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit.

Prerequisites: None

Students begin their language-learning adventure in this middle school Spanish course. Students focus on four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit.

MS Spanish 2 Electives Foreign Languages None

Prerequisites: None

Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture. Continue to develop your grammar and vocabulary skills to help build basic fluency and language proficiency while exploring more of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

Prerequisites: None

Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture. Continue to develop your grammar and vocabulary skills to help build basic fluency and language proficiency while exploring more of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

Health

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Exploring Health Science Electives Health None

Prerequisites: None

Where do healthcare workers spend their days? What do they really do? From cruise ships to sports arenas, you can find healthcare workers in many places that you might not expect. Explore this field, including what it would be like to work in a medical lab. Learn what it takes to keep you and your patients safe, and begin to learn about the human body and basic first-aid.

Prerequisites: None

Where do healthcare workers spend their days? What do they really do? From cruise ships to sports arenas, you can find healthcare workers in many places that you might not expect. Explore this field, including what it would be like to work in a medical lab. Learn what it takes to keep you and your patients safe, and begin to learn about the human body and basic first-aid.

Music

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Beginner Piano 1 & 2 Electives Music None

Prerequisites: None

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

Prerequisites: None

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

MS Exploratory Music Electives Music None

Prerequisites: None

Exploratory Music is an exploration of music and how it connects to our daily lives. Students will explore different types of music from different styles, genres, and cultures. Themed listening curriculum from iListen WI will provide a new listening experience each year, so students may take this class in each year of Middle School. Students will explore some basic classroom instruments, learn basic singing skills, learn basic music theory concepts and get a preview of available high school music courses that may interest them.

Prerequisites: None

Exploratory Music is an exploration of music and how it connects to our daily lives. Students will explore different types of music from different styles, genres, and cultures. Themed listening curriculum from iListen WI will provide a new listening experience each year, so students may take this class in each year of Middle School. Students will explore some basic classroom instruments, learn basic singing skills, learn basic music theory concepts and get a preview of available high school music courses that may interest them.

MS General Music 6, 7, 8 Electives Music None
MS Intermediate Piano 1 & 2 Electives Music Yes

Prerequisites: MS Beginning Piano 1 & 2

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

Prerequisites: MS Beginning Piano 1 & 2

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

MS Music: Ukelele 1 Electives Music None

Prerequisites: None

The ukulele is the perfect instrument for budding musicians who have never played a musical instrument, as well as experienced musicians who desire to expand their instrumental diversity. Ukulele 1 is an entry-level course for students wishing to develop knowledge of musical concepts, while also developing the technical skills necessary to play melodies and accompaniments on the ukulele. No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required.

Prerequisites: None

The ukulele is the perfect instrument for budding musicians who have never played a musical instrument, as well as experienced musicians who desire to expand their instrumental diversity. Ukulele 1 is an entry-level course for students wishing to develop knowledge of musical concepts, while also developing the technical skills necessary to play melodies and accompaniments on the ukulele. No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required.

MS Songwriting for Everyone Electives Music None

Prerequisites: None

This course will teach students how to write songs in various styles and genres, for various voices and instruments. We will explore the basic elements of song writing, as well as some varied approaches to the process. We will use computer recording and notating technology to record musical ideas. Students will receive basic music theory instruction as related to song writing, and each theory lesson will relate to a musical writing assignment. Students will practice using each technique discussed through creative song writing assignments, and, by the end of the course will write their very own full-length song to share with the class and the world. No previous playing or singing experience is required!

Prerequisites: None

This course will teach students how to write songs in various styles and genres, for various voices and instruments. We will explore the basic elements of song writing, as well as some varied approaches to the process. We will use computer recording and notating technology to record musical ideas. Students will receive basic music theory instruction as related to song writing, and each theory lesson will relate to a musical writing assignment. Students will practice using each technique discussed through creative song writing assignments, and, by the end of the course will write their very own full-length song to share with the class and the world. No previous playing or singing experience is required!

Other Classes

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Cooking Electives Other Classes Yes

Prerequisites: You will need an adult who is willing to supervise you in the kitchen to help monitor kitchen safety practices.

What is your favorite food? Have you had a chance to prepare it yourself? This class is for those students who have never cooked and for those who are up and coming chefs with lots of experience. We will learn safety in the kitchen and cooking and baking techniques. You will have the opportunity to create many delicious foods and try recipes of your choice. Complete your course schedule by enrolling in this tasty class.

Prerequisites: You will need an adult who is willing to supervise you in the kitchen to help monitor kitchen safety practices.

What is your favorite food? Have you had a chance to prepare it yourself? This class is for those students who have never cooked and for those who are up and coming chefs with lots of experience. We will learn safety in the kitchen and cooking and baking techniques. You will have the opportunity to create many delicious foods and try recipes of your choice. Complete your course schedule by enrolling in this tasty class.

MS Journalism- Tell Your Story Electives Other Classes None

Prerequisites: None

Are you someone who likes to get the story straight? Do you always want to know more? Who? What? When? Where? How? These are the details that make for a great story. Knowing how to find these key facts and then write them up in a way that makes it easy for others to read about it is the skill of a true journalist. In Middle School Journalism: Tell Your Story, you'll learn how to ask the right questions, look for the details, and find the story in any situation. You'll learn how to gather information effectively, organize ideas, format stories for media production, and edit your articles. Get ready to break that news!

Prerequisites: None

Are you someone who likes to get the story straight? Do you always want to know more? Who? What? When? Where? How? These are the details that make for a great story. Knowing how to find these key facts and then write them up in a way that makes it easy for others to read about it is the skill of a true journalist. In Middle School Journalism: Tell Your Story, you'll learn how to ask the right questions, look for the details, and find the story in any situation. You'll learn how to gather information effectively, organize ideas, format stories for media production, and edit your articles. Get ready to break that news!

MS Pet Care Electives Other Classes None

Prerequisites: None

This class teaches students how to take care of pets. Students will learn information about caring for pets and vocational skills for potential future careers. The individualized projects will make this class suitable for students of all ability levels. Students will showcase their creations to their classmates.

Prerequisites: None

This class teaches students how to take care of pets. Students will learn information about caring for pets and vocational skills for potential future careers. The individualized projects will make this class suitable for students of all ability levels. Students will showcase their creations to their classmates.

MS World Cultures & Languages Electives Other Classes None
MS Yearbook Electives Other Classes None

Prerequisites: None

Help your school create their yearbook and the senior PowerPoint that is played at graduation. We could use YOUR help to capture memories to last a lifetime.

Prerequisites: None

Help your school create their yearbook and the senior PowerPoint that is played at graduation. We could use YOUR help to capture memories to last a lifetime.

Physical Education

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Fitness Electives Physical Education None
MS Fitness Basics I Electives Physical Education None

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

MS Fitness Basics II Electives Physical Education None

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.