FAIRVIEW PARK CITY SCHOOLS

Course Offerings

GRADE 6 

Courses scheduled for all students (full year):

Science

Social Studies

Math or Advanced Math*

Language Arts or Advanced Language Arts*

Operation Advantage

STEAM

*Some good general guidelines to consider for success in advanced courses are:

  • MAP scores at 85 percentile +
  • Regular attendance
  • Grades at 80% + 
  • Ohio State Test scores are Advanced or Accelerated 

If you have any questions regarding placement, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

 

Music Options:  (must pick at least one – please use scheduling form to make your choice)

If this is your student’s first year with a choral or instrumental music class, please reach out to the music teachers for readiness and support.

Band

Choir

Orchestra

Broadway Bound

Music Appreciation (semester course)

 

Elective Courses: Must pick at least one – please use scheduling form to make your choice. Students will be enrolled in a combination of semester electives.

(All are semester courses)

Asian Exploration

PE/Health

Art

 

Students serviced through IEPs will be scheduled in conjunction with IEP needs.  

 

Course Descriptions: 

Art: An introductory art course that teaches students to apply artistic and reasoning skills to imagine, create, reflect and discuss artwork in conventional and innovative ways.  Art class makes relevant connections between contemporary art and the lives of students.  Students will use their computer, as well as classroom art supplies to explore art making techniques.  Art class observes Ohio’s Visual Art standards which can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.

Asian Exploration: Asian Exploration is a historical and cultural exploration of Asia.  Students will develop a keener understanding of how Asia have evolved, as well as how people currently live in this area of the world.  Cultural traditions, education, food and religions will be discussed.

Broadway Bound: Do you love musicals and theatre and want to know more about this art form? Broadway Bound is a study of musical theatre in America.  Students will participate in class activities such as acting, improvisation, singing and dancing.  In addition, students will be introduced to many behind the scenes aspects of what it takes to put on and run a Broadway musical. There is no performance requirement for this class outside of class time.

Choir: The Lewis F. Mayer Middle School Choirs are open to all middle school students. Members of each choir are introduced to basic vocal skills and techniques for performing in a choral ensemble. Music selections will consist of a variety of 2 and 3-part music. Students are given opportunities to perform at higher levels as skills improve. There will be a concentration on sight singing and music reading skills. During the fourth quarter, the Choirs will incorporate the element of movement with choreography as well as Pop and Broadway vocal techniques. Evening concerts are required.

Operation Advantage: Operation Advantage (OA) is a course that truly places students at the center of their learning. Built around the Fairview Advantage skills of collaborate, communicate, and create, students work together to acquire and sharpen soft skills such as: goal setting, making plans to accomplish goals, gathering evidence and taking notes in a reflective, organized manner, and preparing for assessments. In addition to the academic skills focused on in class, the students will also gain insight and learn strategies to cope with stress and anxiety, as well as training in compassion, empathy, anti-bullying/cyberbullying, and the importance of being kind to others. OA, as it is affectionately called, is genuinely about preparing and helping the students to be successful in all aspects of their lives.

Music Appreciation: Music Appreciation is the study of music from the medieval period to present day including popular music, world music, music technology, and music business. Melody, rhythm, form, and texture will be covered to develop perceptive listening. This all-inclusive music course will provide students with a broader view of music opportunities in the Western and global world with an in-depth look at various popular artists that shaped popular music through the 20th century. There is no prerequisite. Neither an ability to read music nor any other background in music is required.

Physical Education/Health: Physical Education is organized to include group games, individual and team sports activities. Motor skill development, lower game skills, and promotion of positive socialization will be the major objectives. The instructional program in sports may include soccer, swimming, volleyball, basketball, softball, and tennis.

STEAM: In this course, students will have opportunities to explore their own interests while developing knowledge and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. They will apply a design  process and use fabrication equipment like 3D printers to create solutions to problems. What they learn in this course will contribute to their overall academic success.

 

GRADE 7

Courses Scheduled for All Students:

Social Studies

Science or Advanced Science* 

Math or Advanced Math* 

Language Arts or Advanced Language Arts*

Operation Advantage

Project Lead The Way  (9 weeks of App Creators and 9 weeks of Design & Modeling)

 

 *Some good general guidelines to consider for success in advanced courses are:

  • MAP scores at 85 percentile +
  • Regular attendance
  • Grades at 80% + 
  • Ohio State Test scores are Advanced or Accelerated 

If you have any questions regarding placement, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

 

Music Options (Must pick at least one – please use scheduling form to make your choice)

Band 

Choir 

Orchestra 

Broadway Bound

Music Appreciation (one semester)

 

Elective Courses:

Rank your choices based on preference. We aim to schedule students’ 1st choice!

TED-Ed: Analysis

Asian Exploration

PE/Health

Art

Students serviced through IEPs – scheduling is done in conjunction with IEP services.

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR  7th GRADE COURSES:

 

Asian Exploration

Asian Exploration is a historical and cultural exploration of Asia.  Students will develop a keener understanding of how Asia have evolved, as well as how people currently live in this area of the world.  Cultural traditions, education, food and religions will be discussed.

Music Appreciation: Music Appreciation is the study of music from the medieval period to present day including popular music, world music, music technology, and music business. Melody, rhythm, form, and texture will be covered to develop perceptive listening. This all-inclusive music course will provide students with a broader view of music opportunities in the Western and global world with an in-depth look at various popular artists that shaped popular music through the 20th century. There is no prerequisite. Neither an ability to read music nor any other background in music is required.

App Creators: This unit will expose students to computer science as a means of computationally analyzing and developing solutions to authentic problems through mobile app development, and will convey the positive impact of the application of computer science to other disciplines and to society.

Art: An introductory art course that teaches students to apply artistic and reasoning skills to imagine, create, reflect and discuss artwork in conventional and innovative ways.  Art class makes relevant connections between contemporary art and the lives of students.  Students will use their computer, as well as classroom art supplies to explore art making techniques.  Art class observes Ohio’s Visual Art standards which can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.

Broadway Bound: Do you love musicals and theatre and want to know more about this art form? Broadway Bound is a study of musical theatre in America.  Students will participate in class activities such as acting, improvisation, singing and dancing.  In addition, students will be introduced to many behind the scenes aspects of what it takes to put on and run a Broadway musical. There is no performance requirement for this class outside of class time.

Choir: The Lewis F. Mayer Middle School Choirs are open to all middle school students. Members of each choir are introduced to basic vocal skills and techniques for performing in a choral ensemble. Music selections will consist of a variety of 2 and 3-part music. Students are given opportunities to perform at higher levels as skills improve. There will be a concentration on sight singing and music reading skills. During the fourth quarter, the Choirs will incorporate the element of movement with choreography as well as Pop and Broadway vocal techniques. Evening concerts are required.

Design & Modeling: Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy.

TED-Ed: Students work to discover, explore, and present ideas in the form of a short TED-style talk. Students work through a series of explorations to help refine their literacy and presentation skills.

GRADE 8 

 

Courses scheduled for all students:

Language Arts  or Advanced Language Arts*

Math, Advanced Math* or EOC Math  (HS Credit course)*

Science or Advanced Science *

Social Studies  or Advanced Social Studies *

Operation Advantage 

Project Lead the Way 8:  Medical Detectives and Automation & Robotics (9 weeks each).

 

*Some good general guidelines to consider for success in advanced courses and world language courses are:

  • MAP scores at 85 percentile +
  • Regular attendance
  • Grades at 80% + 
  • Ohio State Test scores are Advanced or Accelerated 

If you have any questions regarding placement, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

 

 

Music Options:

Band 

Choir 

Orchestra 

Music Appreciation (semester class)

 

Elective Courses:

French I* (HS credit course – limited availability)

Spanish I* (HS credit course – limited availability)

PE/Health 

Art  

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR 8th GRADE COURSES:

Automation and Robotics: Students learn about the history and impact of automation and robotics as they explore mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Using the VEX Robotics® platform, students apply what they know to design and program traffic lights, robotic arms, and more.

Art: An introductory art course that teaches students to apply artistic and reasoning skills to imagine, create, reflect and discuss artwork in conventional and innovative ways.  Art class makes relevant connections between contemporary art and the lives of students.  Students will use their computer, as well as classroom art supplies to explore art making techniques.  Art class observes Ohio’s Visual Art standards which can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.

Asian Exploration: Asian Exploration is a historical and cultural exploration of Asia.  Students will develop a keener understanding of how Asia have evolved, as well as how people currently live in this area of the world.  Cultural traditions, education, food and religions will be discussed.

Broadway Bound: Do you love musicals and theatre and want to know more about this art form? Broadway Bound is a study of musical theatre in America.  Students will participate in class activities such as acting, improvisation, singing and dancing.  In addition, students will be introduced to many behind the scenes aspects of what it takes to put on and run a Broadway musical. There is no performance requirement for this class outside of class time.

Choir: The Lewis F. Mayer Middle School Choirs are open to all middle school students. Members of each choir are introduced to basic vocal skills and techniques for performing in a choral ensemble. Music selections will consist of a variety of 2 and 3-part music. Students are given opportunities to perform at higher levels as skills improve. There will be a concentration on sight singing and music reading skills. During the fourth quarter, the Choirs will incorporate the element of movement with choreography as well as Pop and Broadway vocal techniques. Evening concerts are required.

Medical Detectives: Students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they collect and analyze medical data to diagnose disease. They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, measure and interpret vital signs, examine nervous system structure and function, investigate disease outbreaks, and explore how a breakdown within the human body can lead to dysfunction.

Music Appreciation: Music Appreciation is the study of music from the medieval period to present day including popular music, world music, music technology, and music business. Melody, rhythm, form, and texture will be covered to develop perceptive listening. This all-inclusive music course will provide students with a broader view of music opportunities in the Western and global world with an in-depth look at various popular artists that shaped popular music through the 20th century. There is no prerequisite. Neither an ability to read music nor any other background in music is required.

Operation Advantage 8: OA8 is a psychology course that limits psychological theory and emphasises practical psychological insights that help middle school students navigate challenging social, educational, and economic issues. Through discussions, allegories, and experiences, OA8 promotes the free thinking skills needed to navigate high school’s upcoming personal and organizational dilemmas. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities

6th Grade Band
7th & 8th Grade Band
Trash Can Band
Broadway Bound
Book Club
Builder’s Club
6th Grade Choir
7th & 8th Grade Choir
Math Club
6th Grade Orchestra
7th & 8th Grade Orchestra
Girls Who Code Club
Power of the Pen/PenOhio
Middle School Ambassadors
Robotics
Stagecrafters
Student Council
Synchronettes
7th & 8th Grade Football
7th & 8th Grade Football Cheerleaders
7th Grade Volleyball
8th Grade Volleyball
7th & 8th Grade Cross Country
Wrestling
7th Grade Boys Basketball
8th Grade Boys Basketball
7th Grade Girls Basketball
8th Grade Girls Basketball
7th & 8th Grade Basketball Cheerleaders
7th Grade Softball
8th Grade Softball
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