• Student Goals: 

    • Practice time management and organizational skills.
    • Facilitate the development of research and 21st century skills.
    • Work in groups during hands-on science labs.
    • Solve rigorous math problems in teams. 
    • Participate in differentiated lessons to help all learners find success.
    • Show learning through various assessment styles. 
  • Math 8

    Our mathematics curriculum is CPM, College Preparatory Math. CPM teaches strategies to help students learn and retain mathematical thinking. Teaching strategies rely on the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and are based solidly on methodological research in teaching mathematics. The research-based principles that guide the course are: 

    • Students should engage in problem-based lessons structured around a core idea. 
    • Guided by the teacher, students should interact in groups to foster mathematical discourse. 
    • Practice with concepts and procedures should be spaced over time; that is, mastery occurs at different times for students.

    Mathematical Concepts include: 

    • The Number System (Real Numbers) 
    • Expressions and Equations (including one and two variables)
    • Functions (linear and non-linear)
    • Geometry (triangles, congruence, symmetry, volume and surface area)
    • Statistics and Probability (scatter plots and data analysis)

     

     

     

  • Science

    Our science curriculum is SEPUP, Science Education for the Public Understanding Program. SEPUP creates an innovative science curriculum for use in 6-12 education. Issue oriented science forms the core of SEPUP's curriculum materials. Every unit uses personal and societal issues to provide thematic continuity for student investigations and observations. The topics covered in 7th grade science include: 

    • Energy Transfer
    • Earth in Space
    • Weather and Atmosphere
    • Earth's Water
    • Ecology