Instructional programs in the middle schools have a dual focus:
Continue to develop students’ skills in literacy — reading and language — as well as writing and mathematics; and
Prepare students academically for higher education, while providing a firm foundation in helping them plan for a vocation, career and life’s goals.
In the middle schools (grades 6-8 at Roosevelt, Wilson and Toll; grades 7-8 at Rosemont), the district strives to provide guidance that is so important during the years when students are "caught in the middle" between childhood and becoming a young adult. Standard requirements are the following courses:
Sixth Grade — Math, science, english language arts, social studies, PE and one elective. (Elective choices at Roosevelt and Toll include AVID, music and exploratory wheel.)
Seventh Grade — English, mathematics, world history/social studies, life science, physical education and one elective. (Elective choices include art, instrumental and choral music, industrial arts, home arts, developmental reading, or foreign language).
Eighth Grade — English, mathematics, physical science, United States history/social studies, physical education and one elective. (Elective choices include art, instrumental and choral music, industrial arts, computer applications, home arts, developmental reading, or foreign language.)
Middle School students who require specialized academic support in language arts or mathematics have the opportunity to take additional classes to develop skills in these areas. The classes may be taken before or after the regular school day, or they may replace an elective class.