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Pine Lake Middle School Course Descriptions

CORE CLASSES

Core classes are designed to support and challenge students. Students are required to take a full-year of Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science at each grade level. Advanced and accelerated options are available to students in Language Arts, Math and Science and placement in these courses is done using an informed self-select model.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED CLASSES

  • Homeroom
  • Health and PE – Seventh and Eighth grade students are required to take one trimester of Health and two trimesters of PE each year. Sixth graders take one trimester of Health and one trimester of PE. Eighth grade students may be eligible to take Independent Health and PE 8 outside of their school day

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CLASSES – IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE

Effective 2019-20, high school level credit courses (Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, Spanish 1) taken in middle school will automatically be added to the student’s transcript. This is in accordance with District Regulation 2410Unless a student and family request otherwise, a student who has successfully completed high school courses before attending high school will be given high school credit, which will apply toward fulfilling high school graduation requirements, if adequate documentation establishes either of the following:

  1. The course was taken with high school students, the academic level of the course exceeds the requirements for 7th and 8th grade classes, and the student successfully passed by completing the same course requirements and examinations as the high school students enrolled in the class; or
  2. The academic level of the course exceeds the requirements for 7th and 8th grade classes and the course would qualify for high school credit, because the course is similar or equivalent to a course offered at a District high school.

Students who have successfully completed high school level courses under the above circumstances will not be required to take an additional competency examination or perform any other additional assignment to receive credit.

For courses taken at District schools, high school credit will be given automatically and will appear on the student’s high school transcript unless the student and family request otherwise. Students and their families will be given an opportunity before the end of the 11th grade to remove such credits entirely from the student’s transcript, or to have the courses transcribed only for credit toward graduation and not included in the student’s high school grade point average calculation. Please note that once these credits have been removed or designated as only for graduation, no further changes will be permitted.

A student who would like credit for courses taken outside of District schools should consult with their counselor to submit appropriate documentation utilizing form 2410F2. Such documentation can be submitted to add the credit at any time before the end of the 11th grade. Requests are generally made during the junior credit evaluation. Please note that once these credits are added to a student’s high school transcript, they cannot be removed and no further changes will be permitted.

Elective Videos

6th Grade Electives

Please note that all elective classes are subject to change and are dependent on staffing and the number of requests.

7th Grade Electives

Please note that all elective classes are subject to change and are dependent on staffing and the number of requests.

8th Grade Electives

Please note that all elective classes are subject to change and are dependent on staffing and the number of requests.