Dear middle school students and parents:

Please find below the elective classes offered for 1st semester. All classes are first come first serve. Make sure to read the descriptions and limitations below, as some classes are limited to certain grade levels, or they require a full year commitment. If you are interested in FLL Robotics (Lego Robotics), please check your email for information on Lego Robotics. Middle school electives will be offered during 8th period everyday.

Based on teacher feedback and last year’s grades, students may be enrolled in specific electives.

In order to sign up for an elective class, make sure to click on the elective class name below, fill out the Google form and submit. There is no need to select more than one elective. If you get a message saying “Class is full,” then select another elective.

Elective selections will be closed on Monday, August 14, 2017, at 12pm (noon). Elective class change requests may be considered based on availability, until Friday, August 25.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ELECTIVE CLASSES  

Math Foundations (Mr. DeFronzo, 8th grade students only)

This is an extra support for those 8th grade students who have struggled to complete math assignments. Half of the class will be spent working on math homework assignments, the other half will be spent practicing math skills using online resources.  This class won't cover new material, nor will there be any additional homework from this class.

History of Rock ‘N Roll (Ms. Musick, semester long)

This course is designed for students to explore and experience the history of Rock ‘n Roll. It will focus on Drums, Guitar, and their impact on society and culture. Students will analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for performance. They will develop techniques and concepts to refine artistic work, and express meaning through the presentation of musical works. No pre-requisite course is required.

Scientific Research (Mrs. Kablan, yearlong)

In this yearlong class, students will learn the basic principles of scientific method, background research and data analysis. They will prepare a project to participate in various Science Fair competitions.

English Foundations (Mr. Post, 7th and 8th grade only, semester long)

This is an extra support for those 7th- and 8th-grade students who have struggled to master principles and concepts of English Language Arts. Class sessions will review concepts and offer additional opportunities to practice reading, writing, language, speaking, and listening skills. The class will not cover new material, and there will not be any additional homework from this class.

Advanced Math (Mr. Gul, semester long)

This elective is open to all middle school students. It is a math elective based on problem solving. With this elective, students will have a chance to challenge themselves. The teacher will solve MathCounts and AMC 8 (American Mathematics Competition)  problems during the course. Students will use either "Art of Problem Solving" or "Khan Academy" websites. They will set up goals to improve their math skills during the semester.

Study Table (Mr. Harlow, semester long)

This class is for students to work on homework, get help from their teacher and complete or lessen schoolwork at the school. Great for students who may need extra class time to work on assignments.

Study Table (Mrs. Taylor, semester long)

This class is for students to work on homework, get help from their teacher and complete or lessen schoolwork at the school. Great for students who may need extra class time to work on assignments.

Study Table (Mrs. Walloch, semester long)

This class is for students to work on homework, get help from their teacher and complete or lessen schoolwork at the school. Great for students who may need extra class time to work on assignments.

Feel free to contact Mr. Kablan for any questions: halis.kablan@beehiveacademy.org.

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