The Middle School schedule features an array of enrichment classes known as “electives”. The National Middle School Association recommends, as best practice, an exploratory experience for adolescents so that they may experiment with a variety of disciplines as they grow and learn about who they are. A student may choose one elective each semester. Electives such as band, chorus, Fine Art, Director’s Cut, Debate, Sports Science, Literary Genre’s are extensions of “core” classes and contribute to a well-rounded educational experience. All electives are subject to change.
Study Skills: Students learn strategies on how to deal with the stresses of middle school. Setting goals, organizing school materials, and learning techniques are all implemented within the curriculum.
STEAM: Students will complete various hands on learning activities which utilize the scientific method to promote real world problem solving skills.
Introduction to American Sign Language: Students are introduced to the Deaf culture and signing. The purpose of the class to help students become aware of deaf culture and to learn how to use basic signs to communicate in sign language. Students will learn how to greet, count, and sign their name in sign language. Students will learn how to ask questions, describe family and themselves in sign language.
Middle School Intramurals: This course allows students to exercise and work on competitive game skills without the pressure of competing against other teams. We work on skills associated, but not limited to soccer, volleyball, basketball, and ultimate frisbee.
Screen Writing: Students will learn the full process of putting together short film projects. They will write, act out, direct, and edit short skits. Projects include commercials, short comedies, and dramas.
Fine Arts: The Art Elective class is an extension to the regular middle school art curriculum. Students are afforded the opportunity to explore art media in greater depth in a more intimate setting. Past projects include: painting a sports mural, sewing a pillow, constructing a doll house with furnishings, as well as painting pictures of Disney and Sesame Street characters, that were donated to a children’s hospital.