• Middle School Art Exploratory

    This course offers students the opportunity to explore basic arts techniques and theory in a variety of media. Students will develop their art skills, learn new studio habits, grow as artists, develop critical thinking skills, expand their creativity, and experiment with art-making using both 2D and 3D media. Students will learn about the nature of creativity, the elements of art, basic art history, art and technology, and art careers and community.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Visual Arts.

  • Family & Consumer Sciences Exploratory II

    This course helps students develop essential knowledge and skills to lead better lives, be career-ready, build strong families, and make meaningful contributions to their communities. Note: Completer sequences and certifications do not apply. 

    This CTE course aligns with Virginia’s required student tasks and competencies for Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II.

  • Career Investigations

    This course allows students to explore career options and begin investigating career opportunities. Students assess their roles in society, identify their roles as workers, analyze their personal assets, complete a basic exploration of career clusters, select career pathways or occupations for further study, and create an Academic and Career Plan based on their academic and career interests. This course also helps students identify and demonstrate the workplace skills that employers desire in their future employees. 

    This CTE course aligns with Virginia’s required student tasks and competencies for Career Investigations.

  • Agriscience Exploration (Grade 7)

    In this course, students explore science as it relates to agriculture and develop an understanding of human relations, communication, the importance of agriculture to the economy, and key scientific terms related to the field of agriculture. Note: Completer sequences and certifications do not apply.

    This CTE course aligns with Virginia’s required student tasks and competencies for Agriscience Exploration.

  • Trigonometry

    Trigonometry focuses on the relationships of angles on a coordinate graph. Students will identify and use connections between right triangle ratios, trigonometric functions, and circular functions. This course will provide the needed material to finish preparing a student to continue in upper-level mathematics courses like Pre-Calculus and Calculus.

    Note: Students planning on enrolling in an Algebra course past Algebra II may not need to enroll in this course, as the same content is often covered. Consult a local school counselor and check course descriptions at the local school before enrolling in this course.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Trigonometry.

  • Personal Finance

    Personal Finance is a challenging, engaging course that presents concepts to help students interpret daily news and anticipate how financial decisions will impact their lives.

    Note: If taking this course, please note that the half-credit Economics course is also required to fully satisfy the graduation requirement for Economics and Personal Finance.

    This half-credit course covers the Personal Finance portion of the Virginia Standards of Learning for Economics and Personal Finance (EPF.10–EPF.18).

    Quality Matters Certification

    Each semester of this course has met Quality Matters Review Standards.

    Note: The version of this course offered during Summer Session has been modified from the QM-certified version to adjust for summer pacing.

  • AP Macroeconomics

    AP Macroeconomics is a college-level course that focuses on how the whole economy behaves, including regional, national, and global markets. Much of what students will study in AP Macroeconomics is the theory of economics and the effects of economic decisions made in these markets.

    Please note that this is a 0.5 credit course. Students generally combine this course with AP Microeconomics to earn a full credit toward graduation. This course does not satisfy the Virginia graduation requirement that all students take an Economics and Personal Finance course.

    This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Macroeconomics.

  • Digital Economy Skills

    The modern atmosphere in which students will launch their careers after high school is an increasingly connected world that operates primarily in online, high-tech environments. This “digital economy” requires graduates to utilize a variety of professional, technological, and creative skills.

    Aligned with Virginia’s Digital Learning Integration Standards of Learning, the Digital Economy Skills course guides students in understanding and developing the skills they need to navigate the digital economy successfully. As students complete projects in the course, they learn and engage in skills that apply to the seven categories below:

    • Empowered Learner
    • Digital Citizen
    • Knowledge Constructor
    • Innovative Designer
    • Computational Thinker
    • Creative Communicator
    • Global Collaborator

    Five of the seven skill sets above also correlate with the competencies (or “5 Cs”) of the Virginia Department of Education’s Profile of a Virginia Graduate, as seen below:

    Profile of a Virginia Graduate CompetencyDigital Learning Integration SOLs Skill Set (Content Strand)
    Critical ThinkingComputational Thinker
    Creative ThinkingInnovative Designer
    CollaborationGlobal Collaborator
    CommunicationCreative Communicator
    CitizenshipDigital Citizen

    In particular, students develop their digital economy skills with an entrepreneurial focus as they work in teams to help an organization or small business establish a strong digital presence. Instructors work closely with students as they interact with entrepreneurs and other professionals.

  • Middle School Computer Science, Grade 6

    This course builds on the concepts of computer science developed in prior grade levels. Students will develop programming skills within the framework of computer science principles. Programmable computing tools will be used to facilitate design, analysis, and implementation of computer programs. Students will explore and create computer programs while expanding their logical reasoning and problem solving skills.

    This course is specifically designed for sixth-grade students.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for the Middle School Computer Science Elective.