8th Grade Program PlanningWelcome to the 8th Grade Program Planning Page! Here we have resources, timelines, and other critical information that will assist you as you navigate through choices when selecting courses for your 9th Grade Year.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your School Counselor.The 2021-22 Program of Studies is available online by clicking MS Program of Studies for SY 2021-22Please refer to the Program of Studies Guide for clarification of course requirements.
Timeline of Important Dates for 8th to 9th Grade Program Planning
Week of Jan. 19
Begin review/testing reading recs for Reg./Special Ed.
Thurs. Jan. 28
Thurs., Jan. 28
Program planning assembly/electives presentations
Virtual Resource periods 4 and 5
District Email sent to parents re: choosing electives
Thurs. Jan 28
Meeting for 8th grade PEN students
Virtual after PP assembly- TBD
Mon. Feb. 1
Counselors/Admin/Science teachers guide students through selecting electives through portal
Virtual in Science classes
Feb. 4 - Feb. 16
Teachers document course recommendations in IC
Tues., Feb. 23
Course Verifications posted on Parent Portal
Tues, March 2
Electronic Course Verification due
Subject: Changes to Honors 9 Social Studies
Please note the change below highlighted in green.
United States History will cover the content of American history between 1890 and the present. Topics will follow those in Academic United States History.
This course is designed for students who have demonstrated proficiency in social studies content and skills as well as language arts skills. Students will be expected to complete significantly more reading, informative and persuasive writing, and research projects than in the standard course. Some of the educational materials will be on a higher level than those used in the standard course and the course moves at a faster pace than the academic.
Prerequisite: Advanced Social Studies 8 and Advanced English 8, A or B or teacher recommendation; Academic Social Studies 8 and Academic English, A or A- or teacher recommendation.