8 - Course Offerings

  • 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 8 (based on District placement criteria)
    • Physical Education/Health 8, Competitive PE/Health 8, or Lifetime Fitness/Health 8

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

    Fine Arts - Semester Courses

    • Art 1
    • Art 2
    • Art 3

    Music - Full-Year Courses

    • Drama 1
    • Drama 2
    • Beginning Band
    • Band 8
    • Choir
    • Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Orchestra (based on District placement criteria)

    Practical Arts - Semester Courses

    • Computer Science 1
    • Computer Science 2
    • Digital Multimedia Arts
    • Family and Consumer Science 1
    • Family and Consumer Science 2
    • Gateway to Engineering
    • Shop 1
    • Shop 2
    • Sustainability
    • Introduction to Robotics
    • Thrive Jr.

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

    Gifted Fine Arts
    Students who met district criteria for GFA may take this class as a semester or full-year elective.

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