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7th/8th Grade Elective Registration

Please refer to the application elective page for more information on additional elective options not available on the Parent Portal. 

Students will make their Elective Choices using both the Parent Portal and a paper form.  The paper form is required in addition to the Portal.

Each student will be able to choose their first choice plus an alternative elective on the portal.  The paper elective form will allow students to make four choices and be used as a back-up for the portal choices.  Your 1st choice and alternate choice on the portal should be the same as your 1st and 2nd choices on your paper copy.  The portal choices will override the paper choices if they are not the same so please choose carefully.

 

Course descriptions can be found by clicking here.  You will also find the most recent School Curriculum Guide using this link.  Elective choices to be used for the Portal are as follows:

 

ELECTIVE COURSES OPTIONS FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR ARE SHOWN BELOW.

 

Incoming/Rising 7th Grade (7th only)

  • Spanish 1A #8901 – a full year course; the 1st of a two year sequence.  English grade of ‘B’ is highly recommended (7th grade only)

Incoming/Rising 8th Grade (8th only)

  • Spanish 1B #8871 – a full year course; the 2nd of a two year sequence.  English grade of ‘B’ is highly recommended (8th grade only) must have taken Spanish 1A.

  • Spanish 1 #1693 – a full year course; this is a high school level course.  English grade of ‘B’ is highly recommended (8th grade only)

  • Home Arts Advanced #6382 - a full year course in Home Arts; no prior home arts course required but Home Arts in 7th grade is recommended.  NOTE: There is limited availability for this course and is only open to 8th graders.

Incoming/Rising 7th/8th Grades

Year-long Courses

  • Band #9410  - a beginning band course for students who have are new to band or changing instruments.  

  • Advanced Band or Concert Band #6821– a full year course requiring a minimum of one year of instrumental experience or teacher approval

  • Concert Orchestra – a full year course requiring a minimum of one year of instrumental experience by audition only.  Please enroll in Advanced Orchestra #6311; qualified orchestra students will be placed into this elective after audition results.

  • String Ensemble - a full year course requiring a minimum of one year of instrumental experience by audition only.  Please enroll in Advanced Orchestra #6311; qualified orchestra students will be placed into this elective after audition results .

  • Mixed Choir or Concert Choir #6362 – a full year course, no prior choir experience required.

  • Vocal Ensemble - a full year course requiring a minimum of one year previous choir experience by audition only or teacher approval.  Please enroll in Concert choir #6362; qualified choir students will be placed into this elective after audition results.

  • Drama/Musical Theatre #9091 Performance based year-long groups participating in both school and community events. Acting based course that may include: pantomime, improvisation, Reader’s Theatre; creating and performance of skits and plays; learning about different genres of media and dramatic arts puppetry: learning about related careers including behind the scenes. Productions may include musical theatre productions. No prior experience required.

  • Career Technical Investigation #M9253 – a full year course in computer applications and technology processes.  Preference will be given to students who have not previously taken this course.

Semester Courses

  • Home Arts #1953– a semester course which will rotate with a different semester elective during the school year.  May not be taken twice in the same school year.

  • Digital Photography  #8243 - a semester course which will rotate with a different semester elective during the school year.  May not be taken twice in the same school year. Note: This class has limited availability.

  • Technology Processes #1913 - a semester course which will rotate with a different semester elective during the school year. May not be taken twice in the same school year. Alternatively, students should sign up for the Career Technical Investigation Lab course if they desire a year-long technology course.

  • Robotics #1057 -a semester course which will rotate with a different semester elective during the school year.  May not be taken twice in the same school year.  Students will be introduced to coding and manipulating a pre-built robotic device.

  • Art  #8233 - a semester course which will rotate with a different semester elective during the school year.  May not be taken twice in the same school year.  This course is not currently offered on elective forms/portal registration due to current lack of staff availability - may only be offered to 6th graders in the Exploratory Wheel in 2018-19. If interested in this elective however, please email your academic advisor in case it becomes available over the summer months for 7th/8th graders.

NOTE:  Course offerings will be dependent on staffing and student enrollment and may be subject to change.  Low enrollment in specific courses may result in cancellation and we will use student's remaining choices for placement purposes. 

Entering Course Requests on Parent Portal

Middle School parents will enter their student’s course requests through their Parent Portal Accounts.  The window for registration will open on February 27, 2018 and close on March 8th.

 

Click here to find instructions on entering Elective Course Requests for Middle School on the Parent Portal:

 

Middle School Elective Choices   

 

Instructions are also illustrated on the district portal page here.

 

7th and 8th graders need to choose 1 elective and 1 alternate. 8th graders requesting a zero period must choose 2 electives of which one must be zero period and 2 alternates. Once you select your 1st choice there will be an option to 'select alternate' next to this choice.  This will be your '2nd choice' if you are not choosing a zero period.  If you are an 8th grader desiring to take two electives with a zero period (8th graders only), you will choose two electives of which one must be 'zero period' .  Your 2nd choice elective should be your alternate for the zero period elective. You may then place your 3rd choice as the alternate for your 2nd elective.  

 

Please contact your Academic Advisor for any questions regarding courses and the date range in which you are allowed to add/change your course requests.