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Welcome!We Will Begin ShortlyMiddle School CurriculumNightEnsuring every Redhawk can SOAR

Middle School CurriculumNightEnsuring every Redhawk can SOAR

Welcomethth6 & 7 Grade FamiliesTopics Addressed Tonight School StructuresRequired CoursesMagnet Themes & ElectivesClubs and Athletic OpportunitiesDigital Course CardsWebsite and Social Media

Middle SchoolSchedule & Structure

InstructionalFramework

Core Content CoursesMathELAHistoryScience

Math Course ProgressionTraditional Math ARY8th GradeMath7th GradeAdv. Math6th GradeAdv. Math6th Grade YearELEMENTARY9th Grade Year8th Grade Year7th Grade Year5th GradeMathGeometryHonorsAlgebra I6thGrade YearAlgebra IHonors9th Grade Year8th Grade Year7th Grade YearAdvanced Math Pathway

Rigorous AcademicsAdvanced Coursework in ELA, Science, Math &HistoryInternational BaccalaureateProgramLand O Lakes High SchoolGulf High SchoolAP CapstoneProgramRiver Ridge High SchoolSunlake High SchoolJW Mitchell High School

Fine Arts Program PathwayElectives: Art, Theatre, Dance, BandRiver Ridge High SchoolF.A.M.E AcademyFine Arts & MusicalEntertainmentWendell KrinnTechnical High SchoolDigital Cinema

Students are introduced to the rigorand routine of the art productionprocess including: planning,producing, and reflecting on art. Withan emphasis on studio arts, studentsexplore a wide range of 2D and 3Dmedia, skills and techniques, as relatedto contemporary and historical artperspectives. Projects may include butnot be limited to: drawing, painting,printmaking, collage, mixed media,pottery, and sculpture. Studentsdevelop technical skills, foster theirexpressive abilities and employ the useof the elements of art throughout theproduction process.Visual Arts 1Semester Course

Students investigate a wide range ofmedia and techniques, from both anhistorical and contemporaryperspective, as they engage in the artmaking processes of creating twodimensional works, which may includedrawing, painting, printmaking, and/orcollage. Student artists reflect on theirown artwork and that of others throughcritical analysis to achieve artisticgoals related to craftsmanship,technique, and application of 21stcentury skills. Opportunities areprovided for creative decision-makingin the context of the structuralelements of art and the organizationalprinciples of design. This courseincorporates hands-on activities andconsumption of art materials.Exploring 2D ArtSemester Course

Students learn to translate their twodimensional skills into threedimensional forms through theexploration of natural, abstract, andsynthetic sculptural forms usingmaterials that may include, but are notlimited to, clay, plaster, and mixedmedia for creative expression. Thesestudent artists develop perceptual,creative, technical, and problem-solvingskills in a sculptural context as theydesign and produce works of art withpersonal expression. Students in M/JExploring Three-Dimensional Art focuson use of safety procedures for process,media, and techniques. This courseincorporates hands-on activities andconsumption of art materials.Exploring 3D ArtSemester Course

Students develop dance technique andmovement vocabulary in one or moredance forms. In the process, dancersdemonstrate use of class andperformance etiquette, analytical andproblem-solving skills, and studiopractices in a safe dance environment.Students may be required to attendand/or participate in rehearsals andperformances outside of the school dayto support, extend, and assess learningin the classroom. Students in this classmay need to obtain (e.g., borrow,purchase) appropriate footwear and/ordance attire from an outside source.Introduction toDance TechniquesSemester Course

Students learn the basics of theatrearts by exploring a character throughsuch activities as pantomime,improvisation and effective speakingusing articulation, projection andbreathing. Students also exploreelements of technical theatre byexploring the use of such elements ascostumes, props andscenery. Students practice writing forthe theatre and explore various theatreroles and functions. Publicperformances may serve as aculmination of specific instructionalgoals. Students may be required toattend and/or participate in rehearsalsand performances outside of the schoolday to support, extend and assesslearning in the classroom.Basic TheatreSemester Course

Students explore media and techniquesused to create a variety of 2-D artworksthrough developing skills in drawing,painting, printmaking, and collage.Students practice, sketch, andmanipulate the structural elements of art.Investigation of artworks from Westernand non-Western cultures provide ameans for students to expand theirunderstanding and appreciation of therole of art in global culture. Studentartists use an art criticism process toevaluate, explain, and measure artisticgrowth in personal or group works. Thiscourse incorporates hands-on activitiesand consumption of art materials.Studio Art IYearlong Course

Students develop dance technique andmovement vocabulary in two or moredance forms. In the process, dancersdemonstrate use of class andperformance etiquette, analytical andproblem-solving skills, and studiopractices in a safe dance environment.Students may be required to attendand/or participate in rehearsals andperformances outside the school day tosupport, extend, and assess learning inthe classroom. Students in this class mayneed to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase)appropriate footwear and/or dance attirefrom an outside source.Dance IYearlong Course

Students who have little or noexperience on violin, viola, cello, bass,or harp explore high-quality musicliterature written or transcribed forstring orchestra. Study includes thedevelopment of foundationalinstrumental ensemble techniques,performance skills, music literacy, andaesthetic awareness. Publicperformances may serve as aculmination of specific instructionalgoals. Students may be required toattend and/or participate in rehearsalsand performances outside the schoolday to support, extend, and assesslearning in the classroom. This coursemay also require students to obtain amusical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent,purchase) from an outside source.Orchestra IYearlong Course

Students with little or no instrumentalensemble experience developmusicianship and performance skillsas they study, rehearse, and performhigh-quality ensemble literature indiverse styles. Public performancesmay serve as a culmination of specificinstructional goals. Students may berequired to attend and/or participate inrehearsals and performances outsidethe school day to support, extend, andassess learning in the classroom. Thiscourse may also require students toobtain a musical instrument (e.g.,borrow, rent, purchase) from anoutside source. STEEL DRUMS willbe offered in our instrumentalensemble.InstrumentalEnsembleYearlong Course

Computer Science PathwayElectives: Computer Science DiscoveriesCoding FundamentalsComputer Science PrinciplesRiver Ridge High School Wendell Krinn Technical HSDigital MediaMultimedia DesignEngineering AcademyElectronics TechnologyComputer SystemsCommercial Arts TechnologyRoboticsCyber SecurityGulf High SchoolSunlake High SchoolCommunications Tech.GamingAerospace TechnologiesApplied Robotics

Students learn best when they areintrinsically motivated. This courseprioritizes learning experiences that areactive, relevant to students' lives, andprovide students authenticchoice. Students are encouraged to becurious, solve personally relevantproblems and to express themselvesthrough creation. Learning is aninherently social activity, so the courseis designed to interweave lessons withdiscussions, presentations, peerfeedback, and shared reflections. Asstudents proceed through the pathway,the structures increasingly shiftresponsibility to students to formulatetheir own questions, develop their ownsolutions, and critique their work.M/J ComputerScienceSemester Course

Students learn best when they areintrinsically motivated. This courseprioritizes learning experiences that areactive, relevant to students' lives, andprovide students authenticchoice. Students are encouraged to becurious, solve personally relevantproblems and to express themselvesthrough creation. Learning is aninherently social activity, so the courseis designed to interweave lessons withdiscussions, presentations, peerfeedback, and shared reflections. Asstudents proceed through the pathway,the structures increasingly shiftresponsibility to students to formulatetheir own questions, develop their ownsolutions, and critique their work.H/S ComputerScience DiscoveriesYearlong Course

Spanish 1 introduces students to thetarget language and its culture. Thestudent will develop communicativeskills in all 3 modes of communicationand cross-cultural understanding.Emphasis is placed on proficientcommunication in the language. Anintroduction to reading and writing isalso included as well as culture,connections, comparisons, andcommunities.H/S Spanish IYearlong Course

This course is designed for 6th and 7thgrade students and intended to be 18weeks in length. The purpose of thiscourse is to provide a foundation ofknowledge, skills, and values necessaryfor the development of a physically activelifestyle. The course content providesexposure to a variety of movementopportunities and experiences whichincludes, but is not limited to: FitnessActivities, Educational Gymnastics andDance, and Team Sports. The integrationof fitness concepts throughout the contentis critical to student success in this courseand in the development of a healthy andphysically active lifestyle.Comprehensive PEththGrades 6 /7Semester

This course is designed to providereciprocal academic and socialbenefits to students with disabilitiesand their peers withoutdisabilities. Students enrolled in thiscourse will learn and apply knowledgeand skilled practices in the areas ofacademic engagement,communication, social barriers,leadership, problem solving, and otherdisability-related topics such ashistorical perspectives, inclusion,Universal Design for Learning, personfirst language, presumed competence,social justice for minority populations,and media representation of diversepeople.H/S Peers &Partners LearningSemester

The purpose of this course is toenable students to developawareness of self and others.Emphasis will be on acquisition ofbasic skills for thoughtful planning,peer facilitation, effectivecommunication and makinghealthy choices.M/J PeerCounseling ISemester

The purpose of this course is to enablestudents to learn and use writing andlanguage skills for creative expression in avariety of literary forms. Emphasis will beon development of a personal writing style.writing for varied purposes and in variedgenres, including ,personal and dramaticnarratives, various poetic forms, plays andmultimedia productions, multi-genre andcreative nonfiction selections, digital writingplatforms.M/J CreativeWritingSemester

This course provides an introduction toservice-learning and civic responsibility.Academic, personal, and career skillsneeded for effective service-learningproject implementation will be taught andapplied through structured service projectsthat meet real school or community needs.Students will actively participate inmeaningful service-learning experiences ofat least 20 hours in duration.M/J EmergingLeadersSemester

The purpose of this course is to developstudents' beginning awareness,understanding, and application of languagearts as it applies to oral communicationconcepts and strategies in a variety ofgiven settings. Students will engage inlearning and practicing a variety of speechforms. They will also learn anddemonstrate appropriate formal andinformal public speaking techniques. Theywill develop research and writing skills tosupport their selected point of view. Ourstudents will be using digital resources toproduce their thoughts and engage in 21stcentury presentation techniques.M/J Speech andDebateSemester

The purpose of this course is to developstudents' beginning awareness,understanding, and application of languagearts as it applies to oral communicationconcepts and strategies in a variety ofgiven settings. Students will engage inlearning and practicing a variety of speechforms. They will also learn anddemonstrate appropriate formal andinformal public speaking techniques. Theywill develop research and writing skills tosupport their selected point of view. Ourstudents will be using digital resources toproduce their thoughts and engage in 21stcentury presentation techniques.M/J Journalism 1Semester

Course CardPlanning

PE Notes for 6th Grade All students in 6th grade mustenroll in a semester of M/JComprehensive PE 6/7 Opting out of this course willrequire students to take theembedded health course as astand-alone online for a semesterin our learning lab. District expectations require allstudents to have a credit in healtheducation. In Pasco County schoolsthis is offered in grade 6.

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