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8th Grade Course Selection

 

 

Groton Middle School Scheduling

The Groton Middle School schedule is a variation of block scheduling. Students are scheduled for four blocks per day, rotating every other day (A Day and B Day).
  • Most classes are a full block (84 minutes) in length, however, there are some classes that are periods, and are shorter (42 minutes) in length. Student schedules will be designed to accommodate both types of classes for a total of eight (8) credits. 

A full list of these classes can be found in the GMS Course Catalogue.

 

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For Current 7th Graders Rising to 8th Grade

 


 

8th Grade: 8 Total Credits Needed During the 2021 - 2022 School year

 

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Required Courses

Language Arts Full Year Block 1 Credit
Math Full Year Block 1 Credit
Socia Studies Full Year Block 1 Credit
Science Full Year Block 1 Credit
PE  Semester Block .5 Credit
Health Semester Period .25 Credit
Spanish 1 or French 1* Semester Period 1 Credit
  Total Required 5.75 Credit

 

* IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS CONTINUE WITH THE SAME WORLD LANGUAGE FROM 7th GRADE TO 8th GRADE.

Choose ONE STEM Courses

App Creator (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Automation and Robotics (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Flight and Space (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Energy and the Environment (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Green Artchitecture (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Broadcasting (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Multimedia I (Semester Period) .25 Credit
Multimedia II* (Semester Block) .5 Credit

          *Prerequisite: Multimedia I                  

                                                               

Choose one Fine Arts Course 

Symphonic Band (Year Block) 1 Credit
Orchestra (Year Block) 1 Credit
Chorus (Year Block) 1 Credit
Chorus Sem (Semester) .5 Credit
World Drumming (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Guitar (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Music Technology (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Art 8 - Advanced Art* (Semester Block)  .5 Credit

         *Prerequisite: Art 7- Intermediate Art 

Electives 

Strive for Success (Semester Period) .25 Credit
It's Not Magice. It's Science (Semester Period) .25 Credit
Debate (Semester Period) .25 Credit
Multimedia 1 (Semester Period) .25 Credit
Multimedia 2 (Semester Block) 

.5 Credit

Broadcasting (Semester Block) .50 Credit
Theater (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Musical Theater (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Chorus - Year (Year Block) 1 Credit
Chorus (Semester) Semester Block .5 Credit
App Creator (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Automation and Robotics (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Green Architecture (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Flight and Space (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Energy and the Environment (Semester Block) .5 Credit
World Drumming (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Guitar (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Music Technology (Semester Block) .5 Credit
Art 8 - Advanced Art* (Semester Block) * Prerequisite: Art 7 Intermediate Art .5 Credit
Dance (Semester Block) 1 Credit

 

 

 


 

8th Grade Required Courses

Sample 8th Grade Student Schedule