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Page 1
Planning Your Education - Grades 7/8
Online Registration
Promotion Criteria
IGPs, Career Clusters and Personal Pathways to Success
Page 2
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. 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, Seven, and Eight

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 60% 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.
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 six schools of study. These six schools of study include School of Arts, Communication and Information Technology; Business, Marketing and Management; Environmental and Agricultural Systems; Health Science; Human Resources and Services; and Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering Systems. 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. Students will utilize Naviance, a comprehensive college and career readiness tool, to help them align their strengths and interests to their career goals. 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.

Mission Statement

The STEAM Middle School will provide a continuous pathway of education through opportunities that create STEAM-literate graduates ready to accept the challenges of the curriculum at high school, advanced education, and the needs of tomorrow’s workforce.  Innovation is the key to discovering the solutions to the challenges facing the world today and in the future.

Vision Statement

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Education seeks to transform the typical teacher-centered classroom by encouraging a transdisciplinary curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and an experience that requires each student to actively engage in a situation in order to find its solution.  The STEAM curriculum permeates every facet of the school environment-from the moment the student steps onto the campus until he/she advances to high school and the post-secondary world.

 

Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School Registration

Rising 7th and 8th Graders

 

Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School is a project-based learning, STEAM middle school with multiple opportunities for success.  Please make sure to take your time and select courses, through the registration process, that interest you and meet your academic needs.

 

Academic course placement in English and Math classes are determined by teacher recommendations based on district set criteria for each of these classes.  The sixth & seventh grade teachers are responsible for completing recommendations for their students.  Once recommendations are made for individual students, they will have limited choices available based on those recommendations.  It is the parents’ responsibility to review all academic course recommendations for accuracy and to assist the children in the registration process.  Any parent that has concerns with the academic recommendations is encouraged to contact the current teacher/s during the designated registration window.  The academic placement is finalized at the close of the registration process.

 

Related Arts courses are selected based on requests, enrollment, teacher allocations and class size, as well as the limited number of students enrolled.   Due to these restrictions, students may not be enrolled in the requested choices.  As students rank their related arts courses, they should choose the courses that interest them the most, while keeping in mind there are no guarantees for course selections.

 

The administration, faculty and staff at Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School are excited for our returning class of rising seventh graders.  While there are many challenges, it is our goal to make this promotion, a positive one, full of amazing opportunities.  Parents, begin preparing your child by setting new goals, addressing changes that are inevitable and fostering a love of learning in this innovative school.

 Important Dates:

 

2/18     Curriculum Night – Curriculum Night offers parents and students the opportunity to learn about the school, the innovative approach to learning, available courses and the registration process.

 

 2/12         Recommendations are required for English & Math.

 

 2/22-2/25           7/8 Grade Registration

Academic Course Placement Policy

 

Students are recommended for the academic courses by the current teachers using district mandated criteria.  The Greenville County School District develops course placement criteria based on students’ grades and standardized test scores.  The goal is for all students to achieve success. Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School has a seven (7) period schedule.  Students will attend seven periods each day.  There are four core courses and a physical education/health course requirement for all students.  STEAM class is required for 6th grade students. Based on standardized test results, some students may be required to take an additional reading, math or both course/s.  The number of related arts courses is dependent on each individual student.  Related arts courses should be ranked and decisions will be made based on need and availability.

 

 

Seventh Grade

English – 1 required

English GT 7

English Studies 7

 

Math – 1 required

Math 7

Math 7/8

 

Science – required

Science 7

 

Social Studies – required

Social Studies 7

 

Physical Education/Health – required

Physical Education/Health (S)

 

Academic-

TV Production 7 (S)

Spanish Beginner 7 (S)

 

Arts

Band 7th Brass

Band 7th Woodwinds

Singers Chorus

Strings 7

Art 7 (S)

Art 7 Film & Prop Making (S)—shows as Exploratory on registration documents

Piano Keyboarding 7 (S)

Theatre 

 

Career and Technical

GTT 7 Design Model (S)

GTT 7 Green Architecture (S)

Video Gaming (S)

Robotics (S)

 

 

All students at the completion of the registration process should have a total of 7 classes.

 

Eighth Grade

English- 1 required

English 1 Hon: High School Credit

English Studies 8

 

Math- 1 required

Geometry: High School Credit

Algebra 1: High School Credit

Math 8

 

Science- required

Science 8

 

Social Studies- required

SC/ US History

 

PE/Health required

PE/ Health 8 (S)

 

Academic

Video Production 8

Spanish 1: High School Credit

 

Arts

Band 1: High School Credit

Orchestra 1: High School Credit

Chorus 1: High School Credit

Piano 8 (S)

Guitar 8 (S)

Art 8 Beginning (S)

Art 1: High School Credit

Theatre

 

Career & Technical

Video Gaming (S)

Robotics (S)

GTT 8 Auto Robotics

Fundamentals of Computing (S): High School Credit VIRTUAL


 

For your Related Arts, you will select your classes in one of the two ways: 1 yearlong & 1 semester class OR 3 semester classes

 

 

Course Descriptions

English
Title:
English Studies 7th
20013100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
English Studies 7 is designed to prepare students for College and Career readiness as required by the South Carolina State Standards. The curriculum exposes students to a variety of genres, both literary and informational. Placement recommendations: Successful completion of grade 6
Title:
English GT 7th
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).
Title:
English Studies 8th
20013800
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
English Studies 8 is designed to prepare students for College and Career readiness as required by the South Carolina State Standards. The curriculum exposes students to a variety of genres, both literary and informational. Placement recommendations: Successful completion of grade 7
Title:
Reading Assistance 7th
20241300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course offers students remediation and additional assistance in reading skills in support of on grade level instruction in the regular Language Arts and/or Literature classroom. PREREQUISITE: Guidance Placement
Title:
Reading Assistance 8th
20243500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course offers students remediation and additional assistance in reading skills in support of on grade level instruction in the regular Language Arts and/or Literature classroom. PREREQUISITE: Guidance Placement
Title:
Yearbook 8th
20994100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
The main purpose of this class is to produce the yearbook for the school. In fulfilling this goal, many skills are introduced and/or developed. Organization, self-motivation, precise writing, and time management are major elements of this class. Computer skills, photography skills, and interpersonal skills are also key in the production of the yearbook. Students do not need to come into this class with these skills fully developed, but they do need to have the desire to develop them. PREREQUISITE: Teacher Recommendation and application process
Title:
English 1 Hon
302403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
English 1 Honors is a 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: High level of performance in reading and writing skills, ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for language arts, and/or teacher recommendation. All GTA identified students should enroll in the GT or Honors level course
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 SCCCR mathematical 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 SCCCR mathematical 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 SCCCR mathematical process standards of problem-solving, communication, reasoning, representations, and connections. PREREQUISITE: Must meet district criteria including Teacher recommendation
Title:
Algebra 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 SCCCR mathematical process 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
Title:
Geometry Hon
412202HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Geometry Honors students study all of the topics included in CP Geometry. Honors students will study additional topics including truth tables, triangle centers, Euler's line, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, and Cavalieri's Principle. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1; 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 literacy, 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'sdevelopment 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 literacy, the tools, strategies, and perspectives necessary for understanding how history, geography, economics and government are interwoven in our state'shistory. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of previous grade or course
Arts
Title:
Art 7th Beginning
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 8th Beginning
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' artwork as wall as studying artists and analyzing their work. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Theatre 7th Beginning
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:
Theatre 8th Beginning
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:
Band 7th Brass
25312600
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is a continuation of Band 6 for trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba. 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 Brass or permission of the instructor
Title:
Band 7th Woodwinds
25312700
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is a continuation of Band 6 for Woodwind 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 Woodwinds or permission of the instructor
Title:
Guitar 8th
2539A100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course is a continuation of Guitar 7. The curriculum includes the development of fundamental skills, concepts, composition, cooperative learning, music as it relates to history and culture, and string techniques. The class will include an expectation of 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: Guitar 7 or permission of the instructor
Title:
Strings 7th
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:
Singers Chorus
25993000
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
6 - 8
This course is for students with advanced vocal talents. Students study either early music literature, vocal jazz, or popular music. They learn the elements of music, proper tone quality production, music reading, and vocal flexibility as it relates to style. The direction and emphasis of the course are determined by the instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor approval
Title:
Piano Keyboarding 8th
25994900
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This class is an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of piano keyboarding. Students will learn the skill of reading music and will work on eye-hand coordination. Simple musical compositions will be practiced and performed. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Piano Keyboarding 7th
25999300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This class is an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of piano keyboarding. Students will learn the skill of reading music and will work on eye-hand coordination. Simple musical compositions will be practiced and performed. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Art 1
350101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This introductory course provides students with problem-solving experiences in two and three-dimensional media, stressing design elements (line, shape, form, value, color, space, and texture), and design principles, (proportion, emphasis, harmony/unity, balance, rhythm/movement, contrast repetition/ pattern, and variety). Emphasis is on the development of basic skills. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 1
353102CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course emphasizes basic musicianship and performance techniques on individual woodwind brass and percussion instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique breath control tone quality range and proper posture. Students participate in small and large ensembles in which quality traditional and contemporary literature reinforce important musical concepts. The major emphasis of this course is on traditional concert literature. Students will have the opportunity to perform as soloists and members of ensembles. PREREQUISITE: Participation in the middle school program or private study and teacher recommendation
Title:
Chorus 1
354101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students will have the opportunity to audition for advanced choral classes after completing Chorus 1. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Orchestra/strings 1
355101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course is a supplementary experience for students with superior musical talents. This course emphasizes basic musicianship on individual strings or orchestra instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique, tone quality, range, and proper posture. Students receive concentrated instruction in performance techniques and have the opportunity to apply them through solo performance and chamber ensemble participation. PREREQUISITE: Participation in the middle school program or private study and teacher recommendation
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:
7 - 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 7th
2460A100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Enrollment in this course fulfills the state law requiring 9 weeks of health education every year for all students in grades 6 - 8. Course content focuses on teaching students the information and the skills needed to become health literate, maintain and improve personal health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors as outlined in the SC Health and Safety Curriculum Standards. The course also focuses on evaluating, advocating, and coordinating valid resources and services to meet the needs of students, families, and communities. Course content areas include Personal Health and Wellness, Nutritional Choices, Mental Health, Preventing Injuries, Family Living, and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
PE/Health 8th
2460A200
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
Enrollment in this course fulfills the state law requiring 9 weeks of health education every year for all students in grades 6 - 8. Course content focuses on teaching students the information and the skills needed to become health literate, maintain and improve personal health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors as outlined in the SC Health and Safety Curriculum Standards. The course also focuses on evaluating, advocating, and coordinating valid resources and services to meet the needs of students, families, and communities. Course content areas include Personal Health and Wellness, Nutritional Choices, Mental Health, Preventing Injuries, Family Living, and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. PREREQUISITE: None
Career and Technology
Title:
GTT7 Design & Modeling
27800000
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This unit uses solid modeling (a very sophisticated mathematical technique for representing solid objects) to introduce students to the design process. Utilizing this design approach, students understand how solid modeling has influenced their lives. Students also learn sketching techniques, and use descriptive geometry as a component of design, measurement, and computer modeling. Using design briefs or abstracts, students create models and documentation to solve problems.
Title:
GTT8 Automation & Robotics
27811000
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
Students trace the history and development of automation and robotics. They learn about structures, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students acquire knowledge and skills in engineering problem solving and explore requirements for careers in engineering.
Title:
GTT7 Green Architecture
27880000
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
In this unit, students learn how to apply green concepts to the fields of architecture and construction. They explore dimensioning, measuring, and architectural sustainability and apply what they have learned to design affordable housing units using Autodesk’s® 3D architectural design software.
Title:
Fundamentals of Computing
502305CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course of study is designed to allow students to explore a variety of computer science topics, such as web design, human computer interactions, programming, and problem solving. Optional topics include mobile applications, robotics, and digital animation. Students will develop critical thinking, logic, and problem solving skills relevant to today's technology.
Miscellaneous
Title:
Television Prod 7th
25991300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
In this course, students study journalism in a television broadcast setting. Study includes review of principles of journalism, writing, camera technique, research and interviewing, culminating in regular production of actual programming for in-school television and community viewing. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Video Production 8th-1
25991500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
In this course, students study journalism in a television broadcast setting. Study includes review of principles of journalism, writing, camera technique, research and interviewing, culminating in regular production of actual programming for in-school television and community viewing. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Robotics - 7th
27013900
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Students trace the history and development of automation and robotics. They learn about structures, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. PREREQUISITE: none
Title:
Robotics
27014100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
6 - 8
Students trace the history and development of automation and robotics. They learn about structures, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Exploratory 7
27019200
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course provides students with the opportunity to explore and learn information and skills that will enhance their academic and personal lives in middle school. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
ESOL 7th
27991900
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas, as well as help in the preparation for middle school formal tests. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: Guidance Placement
Title:
ESOL 8th
27994400
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas, as well as help in the preparation for middle school formal tests. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: Guidance Placement
Title:
Video Gaming
27999700
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7 - 8