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Language & Enrichment

WORLD LANGUAGES & ENRICHMENT

Students who score proficient or advanced in ELA and Math are enrolled in a daily enrichment block in addition to all other courses. The enrichment block is designed to address deeper critical thinking skills and advanced coursework.

Students have the opportunity to learn a World Language through PowerspeaK¹², a division of Middlebury Interactive Languages. Students can take Spanish, French, Chinese, German, or Latin.

In addition, all students participate in grade-level science labs and mathematics work, and there is in-depth geography study which culminates in the participation in the National Geography Bee. The following are specific grade-level topics covered during the year:

6th Grade: Fantasy Football Mathematics, Murder Mystery Math, Romeo and Juliet, and Greek Reader's Theater.

7th Grade: Journalism/School Newspaper, Fantasy Football Mathematics, Hip Hop and the Classics, Poetry Slam, and Computer Programming and Animation.

8th Grade: Advanced Mathematics, Career Passports, Public Speaking, Poetry Slam, Resume Writing, and High School Exploration.