7TH Grade Team
7th GRADE BASIC EDUCATION
The 7th grade language arts classes encompass the study of grammar, word study, literature, and expository writing. Using the McDougal/Littell series, which is aligned not only with California state standards but also the districts standards and literacy goals, our students are provided with a well-balanced program.
The context of social studies for 7th grade includes history, geography, economics, and political systems. The ancient cultures of Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe and Meso-America provide the foundation for the impact of feudalism, belief systems, and social changes that have taken place and their effect on society today.
7TH GRADE MATHEMATICS
Math 7 is the general 7th grade math course. Students in Math 7/8 are placed based on previous enrollment in Math 6/7.
7TH GRADE SCIENCE
: Life Science covers the basics of life science, problem solving, the scientific method, cells, simple organisms, plants, animals, genetics, evolution, reproduction and sexually transmitted disease; the Too Good for Drugs program is continued.
7th Grade ELECTIVES FULL YEAR
ADVANCED & INTERMEDIATE BAND
Advanced and Intermediate Bands are open to 7th and 8th grade students through audition and teacher placement. Performances include daytime and evening concerts. Students are required to practice regularly. All bands require a commitment for the entire year.
Orchestra is designed for the stringed-instrument student (violin, viola, cello, bass) who desires to play in a performing organization based upon orchestral instruments. The group will play a variety of string music and will perform at evening concerts. Students are required to practice regularly. Orchestra is a year-long elective.
Chorus is open to all 7th & 8th grade students. This class meets daily. Concerts are held throughout the year.
This elective is for those wishing to help in the office, library, or classroom. Clerical jobs and errands will be performed. Grading is based on willingness to participate and ability to follow instructions. Teacher recommendations and counselor approval required. This class is a year-long commitment.
This course of study is developed as recommended by the California State Guidelines for Middle Schools. Exploratory cycles will offer students the opportunity to explore a variety of interests prior to entering high school. The cycles may include subjects such as drama, technology and Intro to Spanish.