FAIRVIEW PARK CITY SCHOOLS

Course Offerings

GRADE 6 

Courses Scheduled for All:

Operation Advantage
Science
Social Studies

Math Options: 

Math 6
Advanced Math 6*

Language Arts Options:

Language Arts 6
Advanced Language Arts 6*

Music Options:  (must pick at least one)

Band 6 (prerequisite Band 5)

Choir 6

Orchestra 6 (prerequisite Orchestra 5)

Broadway Bound

Elective Course:  (if you picked 2 music pick 2 electives, if you picked 1 music pick 4 electives)

Asian Exploration

Speech and Debate

Creative Writing

STEAM

PE and Art (classes are linked / must take both)

Students serviced through IEP’s: scheduling is done in conjunction with IEP.  

One music course is mandatory in grade 6.  Study Hall is not an option in middle school.

*Advanced courses are determined by a combination of the follow:

Achievement Test Scores /  Individual Class Grade(s) / Class Effort / Preparation for Increased Rigor and Pace

The number of elective courses offered will depend upon teacher availability.

6th Grade Elective Course Descriptions

Art 6: This exploratory course actively involves students in four units of study: drawing, painting, color theory, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design and sculpture. The activities will introduce and reinforce the basic elements of art (line, shape, form, color, space, texture and value) and the principals of design.

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 – This is an exciting fun filled class for those destined for the stage!  Singing and dancing will be the central focus.  Learn new songs and choreography as well.

Creative Writing:  This course is designed to give students the opportunity to think and write creatively. The goal is to encourage students to love writing and to guide them as they hone their craft. It is through writing that life becomes more meaningful. Writing can clarify, heal, excite, encourage, remind, inspire, and make the world a better place. This class is the beginning for students to be a poet, a freelance writer, a storyteller, an essayist, a nonfiction writer, or whatever they choose to become as a writer. There will be many options presented to students. If you make the effort to write in this class you are assured a very good grade. This class is about exploring the different writing genres.

Physical Education: 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.

Speech and Debate: This class will develop and improve public speaking, argumentative, and critical­ thinking skills in communication settings. Student will be able to connect real life ideas with different interactive ELA standards. Students will prepare and deliver speeches and participate in several of in­ class debates and forums on current topics. Techniques will be taught to control speech anxiety, and structure and organize information to present to a variety of audiences. As such, the fundamentals of physical and vocal delivery skills, use of language and gesturing, as well as listening skills will be learned. Students will learn the necessary skills to critique, analyze and question speeches and debates delivered by others.

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.

A Note about Schedule Changes:

Once course selections are made, schedule changes are discouraged due to staffing assignments and class size. In some instances, a legitimate educational reason may exist to request a change. Please contact Nora Walsh prior to June 30, 2017 if you have questions about any type of schedule change.

GRADE 7

Courses Scheduled for All:

Science 7
Social Studies 7
Lunch

Math Options: 

Math 7
Advanced Math 7*

Language Arts Options:

Language Arts 7
Advanced Language Arts 7*

Music Options:

Band 7 (prerequisite Band 6)
Choir 7
Orchestra 7 (prerequisite Orchestra 6)

Elective Course:

APP Design
Asian Exploration
Automation and Robotics
Design and Modeling
Medical Detectives
Health/PE and Art (must take both linked together)

Although music is not mandatory students must fill 8 periods with classes. Study Hall is not an option in middle school.

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

The number of elective courses offered will depend upon teacher availability.

*Advanced courses are determined by a combination of the following:

Achievement Test Scores /  Individual Class Grade(s) / Class Effort / Preparation for Increased Rigor and Pace

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR NEW 7th GRADE COURSES:

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.

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.

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.

Design and 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.

Medical Detectives

Students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they analyze genetic testing results to diagnose disease and study DNA evidence found at a “crime scene.” They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, investigate how to measure and interpret vital signs, and learn how the systems of the human body work together to maintain health.

GRADE 8 

Language Arts Options

Language Arts 8
Advanced Language Arts 8*

Math Options

Math 8
Advanced Math 8 (HS Credit course)*

Science Options

Science 8
Advanced Science 8*

Social Studies

Social Studies 8
Advanced Social Studies 8*

World Languages

French 1* (HS credit course)
Spanish 1* (HS credit course)

Music Options:

Band 7/8 (prerequisite Band 7/8)

Choir 7/8

Orchestra 7/8 (prerequisite Orchestra 7/8)

Elective Courses:

APP Design
Asian Exploration
Automation and Robotics
Design and Modeling
Medical Detectives
Health/PE and Art (must take both/linked together)

 

Study Hall is not an option in middle school. Although music is not mandatory you must fill 8 periods with classes.

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

*HS credit courses will be part of your high school credit transcript and part of HS GPA.

*Advanced courses and World Languages are determined by a combination of the following:

Achievement Test Scores /  Individual Class Grade(s) / Class Effort / Preparation for Increased Rigor and Pace

The number of elective courses offered will depend upon teacher availability.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR NEW 8th GRADE COURSES:

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.

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.

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.

Design and 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.

Medical Detectives

Students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they analyze genetic testing results to diagnose disease and study DNA evidence found at a “crime scene.” They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, investigate how to measure and interpret vital signs, and learn how the systems of the human body work together to maintain health.

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
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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