Elective Courses

Our Approach

student taking photos for an elective course

Elective courses, like our online middle school photography class, allow students to develop their interests and skills.

In the middle school program all core subjects are combined into three main programs, Leadership, Humanities, and STEM. Math is included as part of the STEM program. In addition to these core subjects, we offer electives that help students gain skills or knowledge in other areas they might find helpful as they approach their high school years.

To learn more about any of the electives we offer, click on the elective name to read specific details about the course framework for each course and guiding questions that are covered within the course.

Which electives should my student take?

We typically recommend that students enrolled for the first time in a full load of classes select no more than one elective for their first semester. This allows students to find the right school/extracurricular/life balance without experiencing significant overwhelm. If you are considering enrolling your student in more than one elective or are trying to decide which elective your student should take, contact us and we’ll be happy to help you find the best enrollment option for your student.

Courses Recommended Grade Credit Delivery Format Versions Prerequisites
Free Summer Learning Resources 6th, 7th, 8th 0 Self-paced Classic None
Intro to Theater A 6th, 7th, 8th 0.5 Live None
Intro to Theater B 6th, 7th, 8th 0.5 Live None - This course is a continuation of Intro to Theater A, but can also be taken as a stand alone course.
Middle School Photography A 6th, 7th, 8th 0.5 Live/Self-paced - Class meets 1st Monday of each month Classic None
Middle School Photography B 6th, 7th, 8th 0.5 Live/Self-paced - Class meets 1st Monday of each month Classic Middle School Photography A
Middle School Second Language 6th, 7th, 8th 0.5 Live / Self-Paced None
Middle School Study Skills 6th, 7th, 8th 0.5 Offered via short summer block None
Middle School Typing 6th, 7th, 8th 0.5 Self-Paced Classic None
Second Language 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th (Freshman), 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior) 0.5 Live None