Starting in Grade 3, students begin the Robotics program where they learn :
- basic mechanics
- build projects
- logic blocks
- EV3 robots
- Team & Individual Projects
Pathway Program (5 – 8):
The Program includes one of the three pathways with a 4 year track. The pathway courses will be available on an A/B day rotation. On the day of the pathway course, students will report to that class for all four 9 weeks of the school year. On the opposite days, students will still be in a random 9 week rotation of the traditional specials’ courses.
Foreign Language Pathway
Students enrolled in this pathway will participate in an accelerated curriculum to earn a Carnegie unit of high school credit. By the end of the eighth grade year, students will have completed the ninth grade course and be eligible to take the next level Spanish course. To earn the high school credit, students must demonstrate successful performance in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade courses. * The credit program is expected to begin with the rising 5th grade students.
Students previously enrolled in band have been automatically enrolled in the performing arts pathway. The band and drama instruction will emphasize students’ abilities to participate in productions for the school community and other regional competitions.
CTAE (ANIMATION AND DIGITAL MEDIA/ELECTRIC AND SOLAR ENERGY) PATHWAY
Animation and Digital Media: Students enrolled in this pathway will take the animation course during the first semester of each year. The instruction will include storyboarding, Pixel Art, 2D and 3D animation. Students will gain the ability to apply storytelling and creativity to produce their own narratives.
Electric and Solar Energy: This course is offered during the second semester of each school year as a component to the environmental science curriculum. Students will learn about sustainable and green techniques through studies in electrical theory and photovoltaic systems.