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Page 1
Planning Your Education - Grades 7/8
Online Registration
Promotion Criteria
Page 2
IGPs, Career Clusters and Personal Pathways to Success
Page 3
School Information
Page 5
Course Descriptions

Planning Your Education

Your school provides this course curriculum guide as a means of assisting students and parents in understanding and planning their course of study. Students are encouraged to carefully select related arts courses during the registration process. Your school's guidance counselors and teachers stand ready to assist them. Parents are invited and encouraged to actively participate by assisting their student.

Related arts classes are scheduled based upon student requests. However, due to schedule conflicts and changes in course offerings, the staff cannot guarantee that students will be scheduled for all courses they request. In addition, be aware that the school builds a master schedule and employs teachers based on students' requests; therefore, schedule changes will only be considered on a very limited basis.

Online Registration

Online Registration was implemented in 2004. It allows parents and students to request related arts courses for the next school year from home via the Internet. Families who do not have access to the Internet will be given opportunities to use school computers to register online. Parents and students should understand that requesting a related arts course through online registration does not guarantee that the student is placed in the course the next school year. Final placement in a course is dependent upon enrollment, scheduling feasibility, and teacher allocation. Schools will post the courses that they will be offering the next school year in a course curriculum guide which will be located on the school's website. Parents without Internet access at home will receive a printed copy of the course curriculum guide by request. The window for students to select related arts courses online is posted by the school on the school's website and in parent newsletters. Schools will provide instructions on accessing the online registration tool.

Promotion Criteria for Grades Six through Eight (GCS IHE / Rule 9/11/2006)

Criterion 1: Students in grades six through eight are expected to learn, at a minimum, curriculum standards in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, and meet attendance requirements.
Criterion 2: The student earned a minimum average grade of 70% in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies (if language arts is taught as a separate subject in grades 6-8, the English language arts grade will be determined by the mean of the yearly average of reading and language arts.)
End of Year Promotion Status
The following are summary designation and descriptors for end-of-year promotion status of students in grades six-eight.
Promoted – The student met all promotion criteria. The one exception is that students who fail a high school credit bearing course in middle school are promoted but must retake the course. Enrollment in these credit bearing courses will be determined by the district criteria as stated in the Master Catalog of Middle School Courses which is located in the Important Items section of the Infoweb.
Promoted - Summer School Required - The student failed to meet the criteria for one or two core academic areas, but successful performance in summer school for any deficient area was met.

IGPs, Career Clusters and Personal Pathways to Success

The South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) requires school districts to develop a curriculum organized around the career cluster system–16 career clusters, schools of study, and majors. In the organization of the district curriculum around the career cluster system, Greenville County Schools divided the 16 career clusters into five schools of study. These five schools of study include School of Arts, Media, & Communication; School of Business, Marketing & Information Systems; School of Engineering, Manufacturing & Environmental Sciences; School of Health Science; and School of Public and Human Services. Under each school of study a student will find related career clusters. The career clusters are then broken down into academic focus areas (majors) that students may choose based on interests and skills.

Personal Pathways to Success is the name given to this reorganization of the curriculum which is designed to help students take control of planning for their futures. Personal Pathways to Success provides the solid mix of academic and technical skills students need to compete in the global economy. It gives students a reason to achieve in school by connecting success in school with success in life. It maintains South Carolina's core academic requirements while opening up pathways to success for students no matter where they lead – to two-year colleges, four-year colleges or universities, the military, or directly into the workforce. Students, parents, and counselors work together to develop Individual Graduation Plans (IGP) that specify a student's cluster, academic focus (major), post-secondary goals, planned high school activities, and planned out-of-class activities. The Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) is a document that states the student's intentions related to courses that are taken during high school. The IGP is initiated in the 8th grade with the choice of a cluster area. When the IGP is updated in the 10th grade, the student will select an academic focus (major) within their cluster of choice. The courses that are taken are determined by the student's interests. It can be modified over time as interests and skills develop or change. The IGP is like a road map to the future: if the student stays on course, the student will reach the destination – graduation – with all the courses, skills and experience needed to take his education or career to the next level. Each year the student, parents/guardians, and counselors will review and update the plans for the coming year. Switching clusters or majors is okay -- as the high school years progress and the student learns more about his interests and skills there are bound to be changes in choice of coursework. It is just as important for a student to learn what he doesn't like as it is for him to learn what he does like. Just remember: This is a road map to the future.

The following link provides more information on Personal Pathways to Success: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/district/schools/eeda/index.asp

Guidelines for Choosing Courses: Rising 7th and 8th Graders (Current 6th and 7th)

All students are required to take English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education.  In addition, your child will choose two (2) or three(3) related arts/elective courses. At least one of the electives must be a visual or performing arts course. Visual and performing arts courses include Art, Band, Strings, Dance, Drama, Chorus and Music. Students choosing Band or Strings must provide their own instruments. Current teachers will use district criteria to assign Math and English levels.  We encourage you to use this opportunity to view the core classes recommended for your child. Please refer to the course descriptions in this catalog and contact your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns about these placements.

Eighth grade students recommended for Common Core Algebra I Honors, Common Core English I Honors and/or Spanish I will earn one unit of high school credit for each course. Students choosing Keyboarding will earn .5 unit of high school credit.  As outlined in the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy, "a student who has taken a course for a Carnegie unit prior to his or her ninth-grade year may retake that course regardless of the grade he or she has earned.  In such a case, only the retake grade will be used in figuring the student's GPA, and only the retake attempt will show on the transcript. This rule will apply whether the retake grade is higher or lower than the grade the student previously earned."

Woodmont Middle School will be hosting a curriculum information night on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00pm for current 7th grade students who have been recommended for courses earning Carnegie units.  Students will be registering for elective courses online February 24-28 and a registration card will be sent home for parental review and approval.

WMS will be hosting a  Back to School Visit prior to the opening of school in August where your child will receive his or her schedule, visit classrooms, meet teachers, checkout textbooks and learn about extra curricular activites and release time. Information on the day and time of this visit will be posted on our school website at http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/wdmontm/.

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Related Arts Choices for Rising 7th  (Current 6th)

Performing and Visual Arts Courses


    Art 7
    Dance 7-1 
    Drama 7-1
    Drama 7-2 (will already be listed online per Ms. Gill) 
   
Music 7 
    Band 7 (will already be listed online per Mr. Bagwell)
    Strings 7 (will already be listed online per Ms. Sharer)
    Chorus 7 (will already be listed online per Ms. Manuel)

Technology Courses

    Family & Consumer Science 7
   Computer Technology 7

Language B Courses

    Spanish 7

Rising 7th grade students may select related arts courses by choosing one of the following options:

Option 1:
Choose three (3) semester related arts courses. At least one (1) must be from the list of visual or performing arts courses. Two alternative courses also need to be selected.

Option 2:
 Experienced Band or Strings students will automatically be re-enrolled if currently a student in the program in good standing.  Band 7 or Strings 7 will be listed on the student online screen. One (1) additional related arts semester course from any category should be chosen (see Mr. Bagwell or Ms. Sharer with questions regarding Band or Strings).  Two alternative courses also need to be selected.

Option 3: Students who tried out for and made advanced Chorus 7-2 or Drama 7-2 will have it listed on the student screen. These students will need to select two (2) additional semester related arts course from any category (see Ms. Manuel with questions regarding Chorus or Ms. Gill regarding Drama). Two alternative courses also need to be selected.
 

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 Related Arts Choices for Rising 8th (Current 7th)

Performing and Visual Arts Courses

    Art 8-1
    Art 8-2 (course will already be listed online per Ms. Hamby)
    Drama 8-1
    Drama 8-2 (course will already be listed online per Ms. Gill)
    Music 8
    Band 8 (course will already be listed online per Mr. Bagwell)
    Strings 8 (course will already be listed online per Ms.Sharer)
    Chorus 8-2 (course will already be listed online per Ms. Manual)
    

Technology Courses

    Family & Consumer Science 8
    Keyboarding (earns .5 high school credit)

Language B

    Spanish I (course will already be listed online per Ms. Torcatt and earns 1 high school credit)


Rising 8th grade students may select related arts courses by choosing one of the following options:

Option 1: Choose three (3) related arts courses. At least one (1) must be a visual or performing arts course. Two (2) alternative courses should also be selected.

Option 2: Experienced Band and Strings students will automatically be re-enrolled if currently a student in good standing.  Band 8 or Strings 8 will be listed on your student's online registration screen. One (1) additional related arts semester course from any catagory should be chosen (see Mr. Bagwell or Ms. Sharer with questions regarding Band or Strings).  Two (2) alternative courses should also be selected.

Option 3: Experienced Chorus students will automatically be re-enrolled if currently a student in good standing. Students will see Chorus 8-2 listed on the student online registration screen and will need to select two (2) additional related arts courses (see Ms. Manual with questions regarding Chorus).  Two (2) alternative courses should also be selected.

Option 4: Students recommended for Spanish I will have it already listed on the online registration screen. This course earns one (1) high school credit and is a year long course. Students who have been recommended for Spanish I should choose one additional semester related arts from the visual or performing arts electives listed above (see Ms. Torcatt with questions regarding Spanish I).  Two (2) alternative courses should also be selected.

Opion 5:  Students recommended for Art 8-2 or Drama 8-2 will have it already listed on the online registration screen.  Students who have been recommended should choose two additional semester related arts course from the electives listed above (see Ms. Hamby or Ms. Gill with questions regarding Art 8-2 or Drama 8-2). Two (2) alternative courses should also be selected..



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English and Mathematics Anticipated Course Progression Paths

English Studies 6    »    »    »    »   »    English Studies 7    »    »    »    »     »  English Studies 8 or Common Core English I Honors

English Gifted/Talented 6    »    »    »  English Gifted/Talented 7    »    »    »  Common Core English I Honors

Math 6    »    »    »    »    »    »    »    »  Math 7    »     »     »     »     »    »     »    Math 8

Math 7 for 6 Graders  »    »     »     »   Math 7/8    »    »    »    »     »    »     »    Common Core Algebra I Honors


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Woodmont Middle School Student IBMY Programme of Study


Go to http://www.ibo.org/myp/ for additional information

 

 

Year 1 (6th Grade)

Year 2 (7th Grade)

Year 3 (8th Grade)

Language A

English Gifted/Talented 6

English Studies 6

Language A

English Gifted/Talented 7

English Studies 7

Language A

Common Core English I Honors**

English Studies 8

Language B

Spanish 6

Language B

Spanish 7

Language B

Spanish I*

Mathematics

Math 6/7

Math 6

Mathematics

Math 7/8

Math 7

Mathematics

Common Core Algebra I Honors*

Math 8

Humanities

Social Studies 6

Humanities

Social Studies 7

Humanities

Social Studies 8

Science

Science 6

Science

Science 7

Science

Science 7

Technology
Computer Technology 6

Family & Consumer Science 6

Technology
Computer Technology 7

Family & Consumer Science 7

Technology
Keyboarding*

Family & Consumer Science 8

Arts**

    Visual: Art 6

Performing: Drama 6

                           Dance 6       
                   Chorus 6

                 Band 6

                   Strings 6

                  Music 6

Arts**

    Visual: Art 7

Performing: Drama 7
                    Dance 7

                    Chorus 7

                 Band 7

                   Strings 7

                  Music 7

Arts**

    Visual: Art 8

  Performing: Drama 8

                       Chorus 8

                    Band 8

                      Strings 8

                     Music 8

Health & Physical Education

PE/Health 6

Health & Physical Education

PE/Health 7

Health & Physical Education

PE/Health 8

*Carnegie unit/high school credit course

**Students must choose at least one course from each category each year (some exceptions may exist)

 

Special Education classes are assigned to qualified students per Individual Education Plan (IEP) and may replace an elective.

Course Descriptions

English
Title:
English Studies 7
20013100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is designed to meet the needs of those students whose reading and language arts skills are sufficient to allow them to read more difficult texts, analyze what they have read more deeply, and respond without difficulty to the text in writing. The students in this course do not require foundational instruction in reading strategies; however, they will continue to receive instruction in more sophisticated reading practices that prepare the student for literary analysis. All writing instruction, vocabulary development, and research opportunities will be in response to a text read. Students can expect instruction to move at an accelerated pace. PREREQUISITE: Students should meet one or more of the following criteria: Teacher recommendation; PASS score of Met in 5th grade; 6th grade MAP RIT scores of 217 - 240
Title:
English GT 7
20013200
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is designed to meet the needs of academically gifted and talented students who were identified through the standard measures implemented by The School District of Greenville County. The curriculum designed specifically for this course meets the guidelines set forth by the South Carolina State Department of Education as criteria for Gifted and Talented instruction. Students should expect to find the curriculum challenging in a number of ways: text complexity, analytical writing, problem solving, creative endeavors, and accelerated pace. PREREQUISITE: Identified as GTA (Gifted and Talented Academic)and a MAP RIT score >240
Title:
English Studies 8
20013800
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course is designed to meet the needs of those students whose reading and language arts skills are sufficient to allow them to read more difficult texts, analyze what they have read more deeply, and respond without difficulty to the text in writing. The students in this course do not require foundational instruction in reading strategies; however, they will continue to receive instruction in more sophisticated reading practices that prepare the student for literary analysis. All writing instruction, vocabulary development, and research opportunities will be in response to a text read. Students can expect instruction to move at an accelerated pace. PREREQUISITE: Students should meet one or more of the following criteria: Teacher recommendation; PASS score of Met in 6th grade; 7th grade MAP RIT scores of 220 - 244
Title:
Common Core English 1 Hon
302403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This is an honors-level course for academically gifted students who have the ability to pursue an accelerated English program. These students may be preparing for Advanced Placement English (college level courses) in high school; therefore, the coursework will reflect more rigor than English I CP. Note: This course carries Honors GPA weighting. PREREQUISITES: District Criteria
Math
Title:
Math 7
21100500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
The emphasis in this standards-based seventh-grade course is on algebraic thinking and on extending the understanding of the real number system to include integers, rational numbers, and irrational numbers. Students will investigate applications of number theory and will acquire skills in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers. Students will solve applied problems by using one-step equations and inequalities, percents, and proportional reasoning. Students will develop algebraic thinking by analyzing patterns to discover relationships, by representing information through symbolic, graphical, and tabular methods, and by identifying relationships that are linear. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the process standards of problem-solving, communication, reasoning, representations, and connections. PREREQUISITE: Math 6
Title:
Math 8
21100700
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This standards-based eighth grade course places strong emphasis on applications of the mathematical concepts and skills related to decimals, fractions, percents, and integers to solving a variety of real-world problems. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the concepts proportion and measurement and apply this knowledge in problem-solving situations. Students will further develop their algebraic thinking by investigating the merits and limitations of graphical, symbolic, tabular, and verbal representations of relationships. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the process standards of problem-solving, communication, reasoning, representations, and connections. PREREQUISITE: Math 7
Title:
Math 7/8
21102000
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7 - 8
This standards-based course places strong emphasis on applications of the mathematical concepts and skills related to decimals, fractions, percents, integers, rational and irrational numbers to solving a variety of real-world problems. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the concepts proportion and measurement and apply this knowledge in problem-solving situations. Students will further develop their algebraic thinking by investigating the merits and limitations of graphical, symbolic, tabular, and verbal representations of relationships. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the process standards of problem-solving, communication, reasoning, representations, and connections. PREREQUISITE: Must meet district criteria including Teacher recommendation
Title:
Common Core Alg 1 Hon
411402HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
Algebra 1 Honors students will study all of the topics included in CP Algebra 1. They will also study additional topics including step functions, transformations of absolute value functions, factoring quartic expressions in quadratic form, translating a quadratic function into vertex form, and sequences as functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and, along with content standards prescribe that students experience math as a coherent, useful, and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Math 6/7/8, or Math 7/8, or Math 8; District Criteria; Math Teacher Recommendation
Science
Title:
Science 7
22211300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
The focus of science in seventh grade is to provide students with inquiry based experiences that develop science concepts in the following areas: Cells and Heredity-structure and function of cells and heredity; Human Systems and Disease-functions and interconnections within the human body and breakdown of these functions due to disease; Ecology-the Biotic and Abiotic Environment-interactions and responses between biotic and abiotic components and organisms; and Chemical Nature of Matter-classifications, properties and changes in matter. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of previous grade or science course
Title:
Science 8
22513500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
The focus for science in eighth grade is to provide students with inquiry based experiences that develop science concepts in the following areas: Earth's Biologic History-Earth's biologic diversity over time; Structure and Process in Earth System-materials and processes that alter the structure of Earth; Astronomy-characteristics, structure, and motions of celestial bodies in the universe; Forces and Motion-effects of forces on the motion of an object; and, Waves-properties and behaviors of waves. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of previous grade or science course
Social Studies
Title:
Social Studies 7
23101300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Seventh grade social studies continues the study of world cultures with a focus on the changes that have occurred in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas from 1600 to the present. Students examine the history, geography, and continuing changes in political and economic ideas that have shaped the world in which we live today. Students also address the growing interaction among societies developing concurrently during this period, including the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and commodities. Instruction should emphasize the elements of social studies literacyvÄv=the tools, strategies, and perspectives necessary for understanding how history, geography, economics and government are interwoven. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of previous grade or course
Title:
SC/US History 8
23203500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
Eighth grade social studies focuses on the story of the history of South Carolina and the role that the state and its people have played in the development of the United States as a nation. Students learn about the state‚Äöv†vús development during colonial times and the growth of the American ideal which led to the break with England, the rising controversy about slavery, and the Civil War. The study of the rebuilding of South Carolina after the Civil War and the continuing struggle for civil rights and justice waged by the people of South Carolina allows students to see the progress that the state has made and to appreciate the contributions that its people have made to the nation as a whole. Students also learn about the major political, economic, and social changes in South Carolina through the twentieth century and to the present in the context of national and worldwide events. Instruction should emphasize the elements of social studies literacyvÄv=the tools, strategies, and perspectives necessary for understanding how history, geography, economics and government are interwoven in our state‚Äöv†vús history. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of previous grade or course
Arts
Title:
Art 7-1
25011600
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Students will develop creative-thinking and problem-solving skills as they observe the world around them. They will explore and produce artwork including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, arts, and crafts. A study of artists and their work will help students understand the techniques, skills, and diverse intentions of artists from many cultures and times. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Art 8-1
25014100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
Students will refine their ability to communicate visually, manage a wide range of tools and materials, and achieve quality, style, and craftsmanship in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and crafts. Students will have opportunities for evaluating and critiquing their own and other students‚Äöv†vú artwork as wall as studying artists and analyzing their work. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Art 8-2
25014400
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
The purpose of this course is to teach students who have advanced art ability to achieve work at a higher level than the general art classes. The knowledge of the principles and elements of design will be studied in depth through vigorous exercises and research. Students will be involved in a variety of experiences with local artists and community arts organizations. PREREQUISITE: Previous art instruction with teacher recommendation
Title:
Drama 7-1
25213800
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course explores theater arts through the use of creative dramatics, diction, vocal expression, improvisation, dramatization, technical theatre, audience etiquette, and theatre appreciation. Performances will be an outgrowth of study. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Drama 7-2
25214100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Students will study scripted scenes for young actors, classic films, and historical theater. Through improvisation and characterization activities, students will explore methods of presentation for live theater. Students enrolled in this course are required to participate in one main-stage showcase. PREREQUISITE: Prior drama instruction with teacher recommendation
Title:
Drama 8-1
25214400
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course explores theater arts through the use of creative dramatics, diction, vocal expression, improvisation, dramatization, technical theatre, audience etiquette, and theatre appreciation. Performances will be an outgrowth of study. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Drama 8-2
25214700
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
Students will strengthen their skills in the field of acting through an intense study of acting and improvisation. Students will learn techniques for auditions, directing and producing. Students are required to participate in two main-stage productions and one main-stage showcase. PREREQUISITE: Prior drama instruction with teacher recommendation
Title:
Dance 7-1
25253800
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop fundamental knowledge in dance, to recognize choreographic processes, enhance aesthetic awareness, and make connections between dance and other subjects. Students will participate in technical exercises, improvisation, and dance composition, and will study early and contemporary modern dancers. Performances will be an outgrowth of study. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Band 7
25311300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is a continuation of Band 6 for brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Intermediate-level middle school literature will be studied. The curriculum includes the development of fundamental skills, concepts, composition, cooperative learning, music as it relates to history and culture, and band techniques. The class will include an expectation for the purchase or rental of an instrument and individual practice at home. Concert performances will be an outgrowth of the study of musical concepts. PREREQUISITE: Band 6 or permission of instructor
Title:
Band 8
25313500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course is a continuation of Band 7 for brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Advanced-level middle school literature will be studied. The curriculum includes the development of fundamental skills, concepts, composition, cooperative learning, music as it relates to history and culture, and band techniques. The class will include an expectation for the purchase or rental of an instrument and individual practice at home. Concert performances will be an outgrowth of the study of musical concepts. PREREQUISITE: Band 7 or permission of instructor
Title:
Chorus 7-2
25414100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This is the study of music written for soprano, alto and baritone voices. Students will continue to develop the elements of music as they are exposed to more advanced part-singing. This course will emphasize the development of musical sound and vocal technique, comprehensive musicianship and vocal independence. Students will perform in various school and community settings. PREREQUISITE: Prior choral experience with teacher recommendation
Title:
Chorus 8-2
25414700
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This choral music class will focus on the development of good singing techniques as well as sight-reading. Students will have opportunities to participate in district music clinics and perform in choral concerts and school showcases throughout PREREQUISITE: Chorus 7 with teacher recommendation
Title:
Strings 7
25511300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is a continuation of Strings 6 for violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Intermediate-level middle school literature will be studied. The curriculum includes the development of fundamental skills, concepts, composition, cooperative learning, music as it relates to history and culture, and strings techniques. The class will include an expectation for the purchase or rental of an instrument and individual practice at home. Concert performances will be an outgrowth of the study of musical concepts. PREREQUISITE: Strings 6 or permission of instructor
Title:
Strings 8
25513500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course is a continuation of Strings 7 for violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Advanced-level middle school literature will be studied. The curriculum includes the development of fundamental skills, concepts, composition, cooperative learning, music as it relates to history and culture, and strings techniques. The class will include an expectation for the purchase or rental of an instrument and individual practice at home. Concert performances will be an outgrowth of the study of musical concepts. PREREQUISITE: Strings 7 or permission of instructor
Title:
Music 7
25611300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This is a course providing students with the opportunity to explore musical concepts and further their understanding of music through listening, singing, playing instruments, and engaging in creative activities. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Music 8
25613500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This is a course providing students with the opportunity to explore musical concepts and further their understanding of music through listening, singing, playing instruments, and engaging in creative activities. PREREQUISITE: None
Foreign Language
Title:
Spanish 7 Beginner Level
26501300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Aligned with the district's vision, philosophy, and goals for world language education, this beginner course introduces students to the second language through high-quality learning experiences. Not only do students gain an understanding of what it means to learn a new language, they also experience progress over time and are likely to be motivated to continue language study. Students learn enough language to ensure that they will not be total beginners when they take another course in the same language. The goal of this course is to develop some language competence. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Spanish 1 CP
365107CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: None
Physical Education
Title:
PE / Health 7
24403700
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Enrollment in this course fulfills the regulation that all students will complete one quarter of physical education each year in grades 6 vÄv? 8 and all students will complete one quarter of health each year in grades 6 - 8. The content of the course will consist of both health and PE standards-based instruction. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
PE / Health 8
24403900
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
Enrollment in this course fulfills the regulation that all students will complete one quarter of physical education each year in grades 6 vÄv? 8 and all students will complete one quarter of health each year in grades 6 - 8. The content of the course will consist of both health and PE standards-based instruction. PREREQUISITE: None
Career and Tech
Title:
Family And Consumer 7
28581300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
None
Title:
Family And Consumer 8
28583500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course focuses on the changes and challenges faced by young teens today. Topics include family relationships, goal setting, money management, home repairs, early childhood development, textile products, eating disorders and careers. PREREQUISITE: None
Miscellaneous
Title:
Computer Tech 7
27011300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course provides the student an opportunity to work with word processing, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. PREREQUISITE: Keyboarding