8 - Course Breakdown

  • REQUIRED COURSES
    The following courses are required and each make up one period of a student’s seven-period schedule:

    • English/Language Arts 8
    • Math 8, Algebra, or Geometry (based on District placement criteria)
    • Science 8
    • Social Studies 8, or Gifted Social Studies (based on District placement criteria)
    • Physical Education/Health, Competitive PE/Health 8, or Lifetime Fitness/Heath 8

    ELECTIVE COURSES
    Students may choose from the following courses to complete their schedule.

    Fine Arts - Semester Courses

    • Art1
    • Art2
    • Art3

    Music - Full-Year Courses

    • 8th Grade Band
    • 8th Grade Choir
    • 8th Grade Orchestra

    Practical Arts - Semester Courses

    • Family and Consumer Science 1
    • Family and Consumer Science 2
    • Family and Consumer Science 3
    • Drama1
    • Drama2
    • Shop 1
    • Shop 2
    • Tech Ed 1
    • Tech Ed 2

    World Languages - Full-Year Courses
    These classes are high school level courses. ​Therefore,​ ​these classes are for students who are able to manage the pace and workload of high school courses.

    • French 1
    • German 1
    • Spanish 1
    • French 2
    • German 2
    • Spanish 2

    Algebra​ ​- Full-Year Course
    (Students who did not meet the placement criteria to enroll in Algebra may elect to take it in place of an elective course.)

    Study Skills - Semester Course

    OTHER COURSE OFFERINGS
    Students must qualify for these classes in order to be enrolled in these full-year courses.

    • GFA (Gifted Fine Arts)
    • Special Education