The eighth grade core schedule includes English, Global Studies, Earth Science, and three levels of Math. In English we cover everything from short stories, poetry, and novels, to grammar and writing. Earth Science covers geology, astronomy, weather, and many other topics. In Global Studies students learn about the world and the cultural connections linking countries together. In Math we continue to build on basic math skills as well as work on algebra and geometry skills.
In addition to core classes, students participate in a career exploration program to help them start planning for high school and beyond. Emphasis is placed on strong study skills and accountability to prepare them for high school. Students are exposed to multiple technology applications through use of the iPad, Schoology and content-specific apps.