Language Arts 7 Honors (1.0) (7220A-semester 1, 7220B-semester 2)Prerequisite: Instructor approval, grades from previous year, and SRI (Reading) score for 1121-1700+. Testing for SRI reading score will be conducted in April by their teacher. Please encourage them to do their best. Application is required and available online. This class is based on the 7th grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards is designed for students who qualify for more advanced instruction, while still focusing on building concrete writing skills with a focus on sentence fluency and type, reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies of effective communication. We will be reading a variety of literature from historical fiction to non-fiction. We will be tying this class closely to Utah History and Science.
FINE ARTS ELECTIVESTheatre I (0.5) 7th (7530A-Semester 1, 7530B-Semester 2)Prerequisite: NoneThis class is designed as an introductory course for theatre. Students will learn the awesome skills of acting by studying Improvisation, Stage Combat, Musical Theatre, and Play Production. Intro to Stage Crew (0.5) 7th (8915B-2nd Semester)Prerequisite: NoneApplication required-See Mrs. ButlerThis class introduces students to Stage Crew; the art of technical theatre (lights,sounds, costumes, stage management, etc.). No after school hours are requiredfor this course. Art Foundations 1 (0.5) 7th (7540-Art1) Prerequisite: None $ 10 fee requiredProvides an overview of visual arts with an emphasis on studio production. Art History uses the K12 Art Through the Ages curriculum and examines the similarities and differences between artworks from around the world ranging from Antiquity to Contemporary Art. Art Foundations 1 provides an overview of visual arts while studying a broad variety of art tools and materials. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art related technology skills, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics. Orchestra (1.0) 7th, 8th, 9th (8510 – semester 1, 8510B semester 2)This course is for students who are interested in playing violin, viola, cello, and bass. Taking String Tech in Semester 1 is encouraged, but not required. 3 to 4 evening performances outside of class are part of this course. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required.$10 Fee Required
Woodwind Ensemble (Previously known as JAZZ BAND) (1.0) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7524A-semester 1, 7524B-semester 2) Prerequisite: Taking Woodwind Tech is highly encouraged before joining this ensemble or proof that the student has had at least 5 months of prior instruction on their chosen instrument.$10 Fee Required, Application RequiredThis course is for students who are interested in playing flute, clarinet, and saxophone as part of an ensemble. 3 to 4 evening performances outside of class are part of this course. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required.
Music Composition and Connections (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7521)Prerequisite: None$10 Fee RequiredThis course is for students who would like to learn how to notate music, both freehand and with notational software. Instruments are not required for this course. Students will learn the basics of piano and music theory and how to notate music for different instruments. Final project will be a “Composer’s Alive!” recital, where students’ works will be performed by live musicians.
Team Sports (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7720)This course is designed to teach sports which require group participation and cooperation. (This class cannot be substituted for Participation Skills and Techniques).
Aerobic Fitness (.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7727)Start your day with a cardio high! This fast paced class combines high and low impact exercises to really work your heart and lungs. This course is designed to help individuals become physically fit through continuous movement activities. ( ex. aerobic dance, step aerobics, kickboxing, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Push yourself to the next level! Beginning Dance 1 (0.5 or 1.0) 7th, 8th, and 9th (7728)This course offers basic dance techniques, fitness fundamentals, movement qualities, and rhythm with an emphasis on creativity, sequencing, and problem solving.
Yoga (0.5) 7th. 8th & 9th (7725)This class focuses on structural alignment, increase of strength and flexibility. It will deepen student’s awareness of breath and the role it has in generating energy and stamina in one’s mind and body. The course will also incorporate techniques for stress relief, and enhance one’s physical performance by teaching students how to connect breath, organ systems, physiology and anatomy all together.