• Grades 6-8 Middle School Electives

    • AVID
      • AVID is a regularly scheduled elective class that prepares students with academic potential for success in college. AVID students are expected to maintain at least a "C" average in scholarship and citizenship, to study a minimum of two hours per night, and to enroll in college preparatory classes. The AVID student's goal is to enroll in a four-year university.
      • The AVID program has three areas of focus:
        1. Students receive academic instruction in writing and in the following skills - note taking, studying, test taking and organization;
        2. Students receive academic support from college tutors through collaborative groups and peer counseling;
        3. Students are motivated to pursue academic excellence through cultural and college field trips, classroom guest speakers, and AVID team building.
      • PLUS
        • Student leaders are trained in class to facilitate a series of PLUS activities that engage students in conversations and community building. These pro-social bonding moments create dialogue between pockets of students on a campus, which help build stronger understanding, respect, and empathy towards one another. Students in the PLUS class become role models for other students, and lead cultural change for the entire school.
      • PLTW
        • PLTW Gateway provides an engineering curriculum for middle school students that challenges, inspires, and offers schools variety and flexibility. Students get rigorous and relevant experiences through activity-, project-, and problem-based learning. They use industry-leading technology to solve problems while gaining skills in communication, collaboration, critical-thinking, and creativity. Students use structured approaches, like the engineering design process to become problem solvers. They discover that trying different approaches and solutions is an essential part of the learning process.

    Extracurricular Activities & Program Offerings

    • Skills USA
    • PLTW
    • Robotic
    • Sports