Eighth Grade Course of Study

English

  • A compilation of various literary pieces
  • Writing paragraphs
  • Expressive, creative, persuasive writing
  • Grammar Skills
  • Exposition
  • Writing a report

United States History

  • American Democracy
  • Civil Rights and Liberties
  • Economic Development
  • The individual and family life
  • Cultural Diversity
  • U.S. role in world affairs

Algebra

  • Variables
  • Working with Real Numbers
  • Solving algebraic equations
  • Factoring polynomials
  • Functions
  • Linear equations
  • Inequalities
  • Rational and irrational numbers
  • Quadratic Functions

Geometry

  • Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Parallel lines and planes
  • Congruent & right triangles
  • Quadrilaterals & Circles
  • Inequalities in geometry
  • Similar polygons
  • Constructions and Loci
  • Area of plane figures & solids

Physical Science

  • Motion & forces
  • Work and machines
  • Energy and power
  • Waves & sound
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • The solar system
  • Magnetism
  • Electric charges and current
  • Matter
  • The periodic table
  • Chemical reactions
  • Atoms and bonding

Spanish B

  • Conjugating verbs
  • Articles and adjectives
  • Direct compliments
  • Common phrases
  • Focuses on communication

Computers

  • Students are exposed to basic computer programming
  • Students create interactive computer games

Creative Expressions

  • Student run drama department where the students put on two productions
  • A semester long course that works to refine writing skills, heightening creative expressions and developing public speaking skills

Physical Education

  • Exercise and fitness
  • Team sports
  • Swimming

Manners

  • Secular ethics and violence reduction program
  • Classroom manners, respecting elders, eating manners, the golden rule, honesty, appropriate language, temper control, sportsmanship

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