Course Outlines

ELA:

This is a required English course designed to assist the student in developing the most essential life-skills for college/career readiness that he/she will ever use – critical thinking in reading and writing. Students will work on  various styles and types of writing while using The Six Traits to enhance overall writing skills.  Students will be expected to read and demonstrate their understanding of various forms of writing as well as write effectively for a variety of purposes, audiences, and forms using critical and creative thinking skills.  Unit themes are constructed to enhance analysis and critical reading skills to promote life-long learning.   Components of writing, spelling, vocabulary development, and grammar skills are ongoing throughout the year.  This course also applies research and documentation skills in all areas of learning.  The Common Core Standards will be implemented this year for middle school.  

Math:

7th: Mathematical practices and modeling with mathematics are embedded into standards for Math 7. Instructional time and learning focuses on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

8th: The standards fall into the general areas of:  the number system, expressions and equations, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability.  There are 8 mathematical practices used when learning the standards.  

Study Skills:

Students will work on organizational skills, social skills, and homework.   

Standards:

Standards for all classes can be reviewed by visiting the Arizona Department of Education webpage (www.azed.gov) and click on the “Standards and Assessments” tab.