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Elective Courses

Band (Directors) J. Detwiler and Mr. Farley


  1. Intermediate Band: Must have completed Band 6 or have director approval to enroll.
  2. Beginning Band: No musical experience is necessary and it's open to students in grades 6 and 7.
  1. Beginning/Intermediate Chorus: No musical experience necessary and it's open to students in grades 6 and 7.  If you would like to audition for a more selective ensemble, this will be an option at a later date.


  1. Life 101* This course will be 12 weeks in each of the following areas: Real World Math, Politics & Current Events, and Environmental Sciences.
  2. Introduction to Careers* This course will spend 12 weeks in each of the following areas: Synergistics (including building trades), Business, and Health Careers.
  3. Humanities* This course will spend 12 weeks in each of the following areas: Art, Foreign Cultures & Geography, and Journalism and Creative Writing.
  4. Technology* This course will spend 12 weeks in each of the following areas: Computer Coding, Keyboarding, and Robotics.

* Denotes that if a student takes this course in grade 6, they will not be able to re-enroll in it in grade 7.

Office Worker- 7th graders ONLY.  Students must have exemplary attendance and be trustworthy.  Limited positions available in the main office, counseling office, and library.

Yearbook- 7th graders ONLY.  Students are required to submit an application online.  Limited positions available.

8th grade Elective Courses:

Foreign Languages:
  1. Latin 1* HS credit (Counselor approval)
  2. French 1* HS credit (Counselor approval)
  3. Spanish 1* HS credit (Counselor approval)
Art 1* HS credit

Computer Applications *  Class is designed to  develop keyboarding skills and Microsoft Office PowerPoint Certification.

Yearbook* An application is required.  Students selected will work as a team to produce the 2016-17 yearbook.  Students must be dependable and willing to work hard to meet deadlines.

College Exploration- As an 8th grade student, it's a great time to begin learning about college options and expectations.  The course will cover everything from college research and admission requirements to dormitory life and college athletics.  Sean Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens will also be incorporated.

Basic Technical Drawing * This is a perfect class for students interested in architecture, construction, or engineering career fields.  Learn the CAD program.

Office Worker- Students selected as office workers will help run errands and perform office duties in the Main Office, Counseling Office, or Library.  (Limited number of positions available)

Bee Buddy- Students selected as Bee Buddies help our special needs students.  These students need to be kind, compassionate, sensitive to differences, and want to help fellow students.  An application is required and will be available at a later date.  (Limited number of positions available)

* Denotes a course offered for high school credit.