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The eighth grade curriculum continues the emphasis of hands-on activities and authentic problem-solving experiences introduced in the sixth and seventh grades. Some examples include lab-oriented math and science courses; research papers, required modern languages, an eighth grade ethics course that focuses on the Holocaust, and a trip to Washington D.C. Art and music classes, which include history and theory as well as studio production, make extensive use of technology.
Bridges to Algebra
Honors Algebra I
Math classes meet each day for 45 minutes, all four quarters.
Foreign Language 8
Language classes meet every day for 45 minutes, all four quarters.
Theater / Exploration
Exploration (Two Quarters)
Theater (Two Quarters)
Theater and Exploration classes meet for 90 minutes twice per week for two quarters.
Physical Science (Two Quarters)
Science classes meet every day for 90 minutes for two quarters.
English classes meet two days for 90 minutes and one day for 45 minutes per week, all four quarters.
Ethics and Civics - Social Studies 8
Ethics: Holocaust Studies (One Quarter)
Civics (One Quarter)
Social Studies classes meet every day for 90 minutes, all four quarters.
Intermediate Band. Intermediate Orchestra, Intermediate Choir
Painting & Printmaking, Photoshop, Design in our World
Photography, Geometric Design, Dance
Students must participate in Arts Electives. Arts Electives meets three times a week for 40 minutes per class all four quarters.
The Middle School years are a time of significant development for students with respect to physical, mental, social, and emotional changes. Our Wellness Program emphasizes making responsible health decisions and provides information and opportunities for mature discussion on a wide range of current health topics and issues. The course is offered to all Middle School students. Wellness meets once a week for 45 minutes per period for two quarters.