7th Grade Course Registration 2019-20
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Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Students
Language Arts (1.0)
Language Arts 7 – (1.0) (7200A-semester 1, 7200B-semester 2)
This class is based on the 7th grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards and is focused 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.

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.

Language Arts Required. Please Select Below. *
Utah Studies (1.0)
Utah Studies (1.0) (7410A-semester 1, 7410B-semester 2)
This course is designed to help students understand Utah’s history, particularly emphasizing the periods of time in Utah from statehood to the present. Students will review the interaction between Utah’s geography and its inhabitants, the formative contributions of Native Americans, explorers, and Utah pioneers, the relationships between government and the people of Utah, the many opportunities people have to make a living in Utah, the diverse nature of Utah’s people and cultures, and the impact of contemporary events on the land and people of Utah.
Utah Studies Required. Please Select Below *
Math (1.0)
7th Grade Mathematics (1.0) (7110-semester 1, 7110B-semester 2)
In 7th Grade Mathematics students will focus on developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships; developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

7th Grade Mathematics Honors (1.0) (7121-semester 1, 7121B-semester 2)
In 7th Grade Mathematics Honors students will focus on developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships; developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and drawing inferences about populations based on samples. The Honors course includes extra depth and additional topics such as codes, patterns, number bases, and number systems.

8th Grade Mathematics Honors (1.0) (8130A-semester 1, 8130B-semester2)
Prerequisite: 7th Grade Mathematics; In 8th Grade Mathematics Honors students will focus on formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and analyzing two- and three dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. The Honors course includes extra depth and additional topics such as 3-D graphing and graph theory, fair division and apportionment, sets, and voting theory.

Secondary Math I Honors (9130 – semester 1, 9130B – semester 2)
The fundamental purpose of Mathematics I Honors (9th grade level math) is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Mathematics 1 Honors uses properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Secondary Math I Honors covers additional concepts in more depth and at a faster pace then the Secondary Math I course.
Math Course Required - Please Choose One *
Science (1.0)
Integrated Science 7 (1.0) (7300A-semester 1, 7300B-semester 2)
7th grade integrated science is an introduction to the Life, Physical and Earth Sciences. This year in science will allow students to first explore gravitational, electro-magnetic forces as well as Newton’s Laws of Motion. An exploration of the geology of the Earth including the plate tectonics, the fossil record and the rock cycle will follow. The last part of the year will be spent delving into the life sciences including but not limited to the study of cells, body systems, adaptations, evolution and even includes a frog dissection! Come explore the wonderful world around us in 7th grade Integrated Science!

Integrated Science 7 Required. Please select below. *
Physical Education (0.5)
Fitness 7 (0.5) (7700-semester 1, 7700B-semester 2)
This is a physical education course with emphasis on skill development, basic knowledge, and participation in a variety of games, sports, and fitness conditioning.
Fitness 7 required. Please select your class below. *
CTE College & Career Awareness (1.0)
College and Career Awareness 1-4 (1.0) (7610A-semester 1, 7610B-semester 2)
Utah’s exploratory Career and Technical Education Core Curriculum requirement for middle/junior high school. The purpose of this program is to allow students to be involved in activity-centered lessons that utilize technology, develop beginning skills, and explore careers.
College & Career Awareness Required. Please select below. *
Keyboarding-Required unless student demonstrates over 35 WPM. (0.5) (8610)
In this beginning semester keyboarding course, the student will master touch operation on a computer keyboard. Correct fingering by touch operation and good techniques will receive primary emphasis; speed and accuracy will be given secondary emphasis. The student will learn to format simple reports, personal and business letters, and tables. The acquisition of business communication skills will be integrated throughout the course.
Keyboarding *
Fine Art Middle School Requirement: The state of Utah requires that your student must take (1.0) Credits of Fine Art total for 7-8th grade. If your student chooses not to take any fine art classes for 7th grade, they will need to take a full year (1.0 credits) of fine art classes in 8th grade. I understand the fine arts requirement for middle school. *
Phoenix Pride is Required
PHOENIX PRIDE – Leadership/Homeroom (.25) (PH)
Students will earn elective credit for this course. It covers character education and leadership. Some of the curriculum that may be used: Leader in Me, Love and Logic, Second Step. This is a required course here at ELA. Students will have the same pride teacher from 7-9th grade. Students cannot choose their pride teacher.

Pride is Required Please Select Below *
Optional Electives Offered for 7th Grade
Creative Coding (0.5) 7th (8605)
Creative coding is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem-solving, and fun. We will start by exploring computer science as a way humans try to solve problems. We will then learn to create using the programming languages that power the internet as well as those that power games and animations.

World Languages (0.5) 7th & 8th
This course is designed to allow 7th and 8th grade students to have exposure to a variety of world languages, including Spanish, Italian, French, and German. Through this multilingual experience, students will recognize similarities and differences in spoken language, learn basic expressions, vocabulary, and become more aware of world history and its impact on language. Through these experiences students will be able to identify which languages they may be
interested in studying further at either ELA or at the High School level.

ELA News & Elementary Yearbook (0.5) 7th, 8th, and 9th
This course will have two components: First, students will learn basic journalism skills such as note-taking, planning, interviewing, and editing, etc. They will also learn team building and leadership skills while collaborating on the Elementary Yearbook. Graphic Design skills will be taught in order to create a visually strong presentation of our school’s memories. Second, students will learn basic broadcast journalism skills, including script writing, video production, studio lighting, and basic video editing, etc. They will use these skills to create the weekly school news video, The Phoenix Feed.

FINE ARTS ELECTIVES
Theatre I (0.5) 7th (7530A-Semester 1, 7530B-Semester 2)
Prerequisite: None
$ fee required
This 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: None
Application required-See Mrs. Butler
$ fee required
This class introduces students to Stage Crew; the art of technical theatre (lights,
sounds, costumes, stage management, etc.). No after school hours are required
for this course.

Drawing 1 (0.5)
$ fee required
This class will provide students with a basic art skills and techniques across a variety of drawing media. It will also provide art experiences that will develop visual competence, expertise of skills in two- dimensional art in value and in color, and awareness of historical art movements.

Drawing 2 (0.5)
$ fee required
Prerequisite: Drawing 1 required or permission from professor with advanced portfolio review.
This class will build upon the roots of Drawing I. You will push the creative and technical components of making a drawing with emphasis on line, form, space, composition, value, color, time, and design. You will widen your understanding of different mediums and begin to understand how they might be introduced into your own personal work. Drawing projects, class projects, class critiques, daily drawing and one on one direction.

Painting 1 (0.5)
$ fee required
This class is a basic studio course in the media and techniques of painting. Activity will emphasize the study of color, structure, creativity and aesthetic values in general. A command of techniques and materials, both traditional and experimental, will be taught.

Painting 2 (0.5)
$ fee required
Prerequisite: Painting 1 required or permission from professor with advanced portfolio review.
In this class, students will receive more advanced assignments with increasing emphasis on the expressive possibilities of the medium.

Beginning Orchestra (0.5) 7th, 8th, 9th (8510A–semester 1)
Prerequisite: None
$ Fee Required
This course is for students who are interested in playing the violin, viola, cello, and bass. There are two evening performances (October and December) outside of class that are part of this course. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required.

Advanced Orchestra (0.5) 7th, 8th, 9th (semester 2 only)
$ fee required
This course is for students who are interested in playing the violin, viola, cello, and bass and have had Beginning Orchestra or can pass a playing test with the instructor. There are two evening performances (March & May) outside of class that are part of this course. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required.

Wind Ensemble (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7524A-semester 1)
Prerequisite: None
$ Fee Required
This course is for students who are interested in playing flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone or baritone/euphonium as part of an ensemble. Two evening performances (October & December) 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.

Ukulele (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th ( -semester 1)
$ fee required
*Students must provide or rent own instrument.
This course is for students who are interested in playing ukulele--both chords and fingerstyle. Singing while playing will be encouraged. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required. This is a great class where you can play songs in a fun environment to help you relax from the stresses of the day. Come and learn one of the most accessible and popular instruments out there!

Music Composition and Connections (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7521)
Prerequisite: None
$ fee required
This course is for students who would like to learn how to notate music, both freehand and 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. The final project will be a “Composer’s Alive!” recital, where students’ works will be performed by live musicians.

Boys Choir I (0.5 or 1.0) 7th, 8th, 9th (7510MA-Semester 1, 7510MB-Semester 2)
Prerequisite: None
$ fee required
Don’t miss out on BOYS CHOIR! This class will be packed with energy and FUN! Yes, choir is FUN! We will sing songs from all over the world, from Bach to Rock! We will build powerful, amazing, healthy voices that can’t be stopped! You will not have another class like it!

Girls Choir I (0.5 or 1.0) 7th, 8th, 9th (7510FA-Semester 1, 7510FB-Semester 2)
Prerequisite: None
$ fee required
Girls just wanna have fun? YES! We do! ELA’s all girls choir is an amazing opportunity for ELA girls to kick it up a notch! We will work to create amazing, strong, healthy voices and great musicianship! You are not going to want to miss signing up for this class!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
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).

Total Body Strength and Conditioning (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7727)
This class is a total body aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high-intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance, and clear your mind before you start your busy day! This class includes circuit training and stretching for a complete workout. All levels are welcome!

Weight Training (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7726)
This course is designed as an introduction to proper weightlifting techniques and includes the development of individual programs that develop body tone, muscle strength, and physical conditioning.

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 introduces foundational yoga postures, teaches you how to breathe, and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. This class will help you relax the physical body while helping to quiet the mind and calm the nervous system. Leave relaxed, content, and ready to take on the day! Open to students of all levels.

Beginning Tumbling Class (0.5) 7th, 8th, and 9th
This class focuses on providing the skills necessary for beginning tumbling. Students will spend time working on strength and tumbling drills that will help them get one step closer to better tumbling for classes and try-outs. Beginner tumbling will work on strengthening handstands, cartwheels, bridges, and rolls, as well as drills for round offs, and walkovers. There will be no instruction on apparatuses (vault, bars, beam, or floor).

Self Defense (0.5) 7th, 8th & 9th
The Taekwondo program of martial arts will provide students with not only the most effective method of weaponless self-defense, but will also introduce them to an intricate art form, and Olympic Sports, and a means of maintaining physical fitness. The purpose of training in martial arts is to develop coordination between the mind, body, and spirit. The martial art drills and learning activities in this class integrate aerobic stamina and physical strength with concentration skills. What you will learn in this course will help you in every aspect of your life.


Please Select Your Elective Choice Preference #1-8 with #1 Being Most Desired. This form must be submitted by March 8th. Honors applications and a parent signed confirmation page needs to be turned in to their 6th-grade teacher by ................
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#1- I understand that an e-mail confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address provided above that my student and I have filled out this form. *
#2- Guardian needs to sign a hard copy of the "7th Grade Course Request Form" that was sent home during class. I understand a hard copy signature reaffirms that I am agreeing with my student's course selections, and not all courses are guaranteed. *
#3- The signed "7th-grade course request form" needs to be returned to my student's 6th-grade teacher by April 22. Course sign-ups will be first come first serve. If my student turns in the signature on the 7th-grade course request form late, they may not receive their top course selections. New students return the 7th-grade course request form to Mrs. Drachman the front office. *
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