How to choose the right courses for your middle school student
Here’s a look at our recommended course path by grade level:
- Leadership 6
- Humanities 6
- Language Arts 6
- STEM 6/7
- 6th Grade Math
- Leadership 7
- Humanities 7
- Language Arts 7
- STEM 6/7
- 7th Grade Math
- Leadership 8
- Humanities 8
- Language Arts 8
- STEM 8
- Intro to HS Math
Middle School Course Selection Guidelines
- Most live courses are offered at multiple days/times. Select the sections that work best for your student.
- 6/7 STEM courses operate on a rotating two-year curriculum in which students complete the A/B courses one year and the C/D courses the next.
- Humanities and STEM courses are available in Classic and Honors. Students in these courses meet together in the same live class sessions but Honors courses are roughly 30% more challenging. Students have 28 calendar days from the first day of the semester to move from one version to another.
- Parents concerned that their child will be underwhelmed should enroll in an elective each semester. Parents concerned that their child will be overwhelmed should not enroll their child in any electives. If a student is failing a core course three weeks into a semester, their elective(s) will be automatically dropped.
- If your 6th or 7th grader is advanced in math or writing you may enroll them in a higher level math and/or writing course. If your 8th-grader is advanced, you may get permission from an academic counselor to enroll your child in a 9th-grade math and/or writing course. Middle school students who take high school math may receive high school math credit.
- Most middle school courses are offered exclusively in the “live” format. Math 6, 7, and 8, as well as some Electives, are available in the “self-paced” format.