Full Year

  • Japanese I

    This course establishes the foundation of the Japanese language, including the Japanese language writing systems of hiragana, katakana, and some kanji. Students will learn functional grammar, vocabulary, phrases, and cultural concepts that apply to various practical real-life situations. The course also promotes understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture and society. This course aligns with the Virginia […]

  • Spanish for Heritage or Fluent Speakers

    Students in this course will learn about grammar, culture, literature, and art in a fully immersive Spanish course. They will compare and contrast current and past events relative to their own lives and cultures. Through discussions and projects, students will interact with other heritage or fluent speakers. This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of […]

  • Sustainability & Renewable Technologies

    Students in this course explore issues that affect global citizens in the areas of economics, culture, and the environment. The course introduces students to the historic, economic, political, environmental, and cultural issues that impact the global community and its future. Students will address issues affecting the health of the environment and explore solutions offered by […]

  • Visual Arts (Grade 8)

    This course gives students an opportunity to explore the arts through the application of skill and media development while considering perspectives of artists and careers in the arts. Students will develop critical thinking skills as they embark on their own journey of engaging with 2D and 3D media. As students expand their own creativity and […]

  • Visual Arts (Grade 7)

    This course is designed to stimulate the creativity and personal development of students by working in an interactive art studio. The students work with a variety of art media, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. The proper use of art tools and care of materials are explained and demonstrated. Art creation, art history, critical analysis, collaboration, and […]

  • General Music (Grade 8)

    This course aims to broaden a student’s horizons concerning the music of various times, places, and cultures. Through the use of hands-on activities and active listening experiences, students will obtain knowledge of basic musical concepts such as pitch, rhythm, melody, form, dynamics, and musical notation, eventually enabling the student to spend time creating music in […]

  • General Music (Grade 7)

    This course aims to develop student’s skills in the creative process of music. In addition to gaining hands-on experience in music theory activities that include rhythm, melody, notation, scales, improvisation, composition, and arrangement, students will learn the functions and connections of music to communities, cultures, arts, and technology. Students will engage in multiple modes of […]

  • General Music I

    In this course, students will investigate the role of music in their lives and in the world through listening, discussing, writing, and performing. Students will discover the various aspects of music notation, the history of Western music, music from various cultures, and different career paths in the music industry. Students will also investigate the ethics […]

  • Physical Science 8

    Physical Science 8 emphasizes the nature and structure of matter and the characteristics of energy. Areas of study include the periodic table; physical and chemical changes; nuclear reactions; temperature and heat; sound; light; electricity and magnetism; and work, force, and motion. Research and experimentation and the manipulation of variables to validate conclusions will also be […]

  • Life Science 7

    Life Science 7 emphasizes studying change, life cycles, patterns, and relationships. Students gain an understanding of these principles through the study of cellular organization; the classification of organisms; the relationship among organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems; and change due to the transmission of genetic information from generation to generation. Students will continue to build scientific reasoning, […]