Middle School Electives

 Middle school students attend two electives each semester. All students (6-8) will take Health/Physical Education for one semester. 

Elective Descriptions:

Art: Students will do a variety of projects to learn different art techniques and skills.

Band: Students will learn to read music and play an instrument.

Chorus: Students will learn to read music and practice vocal techniques. 

Books to Film: Students will compare and contrast  the “movie” and “book” version of a story. They will analyze and discuss the connections between how a story is presented in written format vs. movie format. 

Computer Science: Students will learn the basics of HTML, how to write a web page, programming in javascript and how to program a simple circuit board.

Computer Skills: Students will learn basic computer science principles such as how to navigate a computer, type, and use various computer applications.

Creative Writing: Students will discover how imagery, character development, dialogue, and other strategies can help improve their writing skill and imagination.

Dance:  Students will learn fundamental techniques for many different styles of dance. The students will also learn about the history of dance and explore basic choreography. Emphasis will be placed on technique, movement skills, knowledge, history, and aesthetics of each dance style, while also learning components of health-related fitness.

Horticulture: Students will learn about native fruits and vegetables, plant growth, and the five main branches of horticulture.  

Life Skills: Students will learn important and practical life skills through various activities such as sewing/crafting, public speaking, career exploration, budgeting, and time management.  

Mythology and Folklore: 

Spanish: Students will learn Spanish through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. 

STEM: Students will learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts through hands on activities.  

Speech and Drama (Theater Arts): Students will developtheir public speaking skills and increase self-confidence through dialogue, pantomime, improvisation, speech, diction, and role play. They will also learn about the basic concepts of technical theatre including stagecraft, lighting, and sound.  

*Math Challenge/Reading Challenge – These classes provide additional academic support in the specified content area. Students are placed in these classes based on teacher or administrator recommendation.  

MTSS and Curriculum Assistance classes are also assigned by administration.