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8th Grade Courses and Electives

Required Courses

Category Course
English
English 8 AB
Social Science
United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict 8 AB
Mathematics

One of the following:

  • Algebra Readiness
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
Science
Science 8 AB
Physical Education

Elective Courses (students in the Modern Media and Communications Magnet)

Category Elective
Theater
 
 

Elective Courses (all other students)

Category Elective Requires the approval of
Art
 
 
 
 
General
 
 
 
 
 
 
Language
 
 
 
 
 
Spanish 2 (if you took Spanish 1 in 7th grade)
 
Music
Winds & Percussion (winds, brass, and percussion instruments)
 
Strings (strings only, no guitar)
 
 
Service
a specific teacher
 
 
Theater
 
Investigative Video Production (if you took Video Productoin in 7th grade)

Elective Sign-Ups

7th grade students going into 8th grade can discuss their elective choices when they meet with their counselor in the Spring of 7th grade. Before the start of school in the Fall, students (other than those in the Modern Media and Communications Magnet) can submit their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd elective choices for 8th grade using the Elective Preference Form available in your Schoology Class Group.

The counselors try to accommodate each student's preferences, although not everyone can have their first choice.