Welcome to 7th Grade!
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    Please take a look at all of our course options for 7th graders below! 


  • 7th Grade Math Offerings


    Please talk with your current math teacher to determine what math class you will be taking.


    Math

    5480MA (in-seat) Math 7

    Grade 7 mathematics is aligned with the Missouri Learning Standards with the focus of instructional time spent in four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.


    5485MA (in-seat) Advanced Math 7

    The 7th grade Advanced math course is accelerated and covers the second half of the 7th grade standards as well as the 8th grade Pre-Algebra standards. Like Advanced Math 6, students should expect daily, challenging out-of-class assignments and a fast pace through the curriculum. Students successfully completing this course will be prepared to take Algebra 1 Honors in the eighth grade.

    Addendum: Mathematics course acceleration
    In addition to the course offerings described in this booklet, there is also the opportunity for extremely high achieving students to skip Advanced Math 7 and enroll in Algebra 1 Honors in 7th grade. The decision to place a student in Algebra 1 Honors in 7th grade is based on the following indicators

    • An IAAT (Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test) score of 95 or above
    • Teacher recommendation
    • A MAP score of Advanced
    • Strong interest and desire to learn mathematics
    • Resilience and strong work habits
    • Those students wanting to be considered for Algebra 1 Honors in 7th grade need to notify their teacher in February and the teacher will make arrangements for the IAAT to be given. Please also consider the progression of classes through high school as you make your decisions. Questions? Contact Lisa Nieder, 6-12 mathematics coordinator, lnieder@cpsk12.org or 214-3920.
      • Please be advised that students who take a different than typical math class for their grade level may have a conflict with other elective choices.

     


  • 7th Grade Elective Offerings


    Please note that not all electives can be offered virtually.


    Semester-Long Elective Offerings

    8102FAA (in-seat) Artistic Journeys (7th Grade Course)

    This daily, semester course will allow each student to experience art from different times and places. Students will use the work of historical and contemporary artists as an inspiration and beginning point to creating their own art. The course will give students time to experiment and discover “who” they are as an artist. Students will use a variety of approaches to build artistic skills.

    8202FATH (in-seat) Theatrical Arts (7th Grade Course)

    This daily, semester course will introduce students to a variety of speech and theatre topics. Students will sharpen personal communication skills by preparing, presenting, and evaluating performance-based activities. Improvisation skills, group communication and problem solving will also be explored through games and activities. Students will be invited to display their learned skills through a variety of performance options such as, but not limited to: storytelling, prose, duet acting, and a variety of other events. Emphasis will be placed on in class performance and creative projects that will enhance student’s knowledge and appreciation of the theater and oral interpretation.

    7107PA (in-seat) 7th Grade Computers
    Emphasis: Career Readiness & Money Management

    Want to know what the future holds for you and how to reach your goals? How are you going to earn and manage money to take care of yourself and your family?
    This semester-long course will provide you with the opportunity to expand your creative computer abilities while investigating potential careers and basic money management topics. Improve your keyboarding, word processing, presentation, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, Internet research, cybersafety, and digital media skills and map out a path to a successful future.

    7106PA (in-seat) Inventions and Innovations (7th Grade Course)

    This course is taught daily for one semester and focuses on Design and Modeling. Design and Modeling (DM) provides students with opportunities to apply the design process to creatively solve problems. Students learn to sketch, model, and print design ideas using 3-D modeling software. Utilizing 3-D printers and power tools, students can actually build what they design. Students work together to identify design requirements, research topics, and develop solutions.

    7304PA (in-seat) 7th Grade Family and Consumer Sciences

    This is a daily, one semester course that will help seventh grade students expand their knowledge of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students will have the opportunity to build healthy relationships, continue developing cooking skills, and further their sewing skills through the construction of various projects.

    Year-Long Elective Offerings

    WORLD LANGUAGES

    Students who successfully complete a level 2 language course will have met the World Language admission requirement of the University of Missouri and some other four-year public colleges in Missouri. At MU and many other colleges, students who have completed four levels of a World Language in high school are at an advantage with many post- secondary institutions. They may be exempt from the 3-semester language requirement of many degree programs. Students must check with the college they plan to attend about advanced credit policies. World Language courses are NOT required for high school graduation.
    The Seal of BiLiteracy is an award given to students who can demonstrate proficiency in two languages by graduation. To reach this level of proficiency in a language other than English, students generally need to complete a language study through level 4.
    Language acquisition is a process that builds on previous knowledge. It takes disciplined study habits over a long period of time to learn another language. DAILY HOMEWORK, CLASS PARTICIPATION AND CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE are essential for success in any World Languages class. Throughout the year, teachers will be assessing student proficiency of the essential curriculum in order to help the student determine the course in which he/she should enroll the following year.
    Students who would like to begin the study of Latin, German, Japanese or Mandarin Chinese will be able to take these classes beginning in 9th grade at the high schools.

    FRENCH

    3105WL (in-seat) French 1A (7th grade)

    1A is the beginning language course offered in 7th grade. Students will develop skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as how to study and learn a language. Students will learn pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammatical structures through a variety of activities. The geography, customs, traditions, and culture of the French-speaking world are introduced. Students satisfactorily completing the 1A course in 7th grade will enroll in 1B in 8th grade.

    SPANISH

    3605WL (in-seat) Spanish 1A (7th grade)

    1A is the beginning language course offered in 7th grade. Students will develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, as well as how to study and learn a language. Students will learn pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammatical structures through a variety of activities. The geography, customs, traditions, and culture of the Spanish- speaking world are introduced. Students satisfactorily completing the 1A course in 7th grade will enroll in 1B in 8th grade.

    FINE ARTS

    8302FAMB (in-seat) Intermediate Band (7th Grade Course)

    This is a year-long, daily course, typically taken by seventh graders. Intermediate Band is a musical experience that provides students with 2nd year training on woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. The primary focus is on the development and expansion of musical skills that lead to rewarding performance experiences. In addition to large group ensembles, individual growth and achievement are encouraged through new opportunities such as solo and ensemble contests, Honor Bands, and a heightened emphasis on music technology.

    8402FAMS (in-seat) Intermediate Orchestra (7th Grade Course)

    This is a year-long, daily course, typically taken by seventh graders. Intermediate Orchestra is a musical experience that provides students with 2nd year training on string instruments. The primary focus is on the development and expansion of musical skills that lead to rewarding performance experiences. In addition to large group ensembles, individual growth and
    achievement are encouraged through new opportunities such as solo and ensemble contests, Honors Orchestra, and a heightened emphasis on music technology.

    8502FAMV (in-seat) Choir (7th Grade Course)

    This daily, year-long course will allow students/singers to study a variety of music from different styles, time periods and cultures. Through classroom activities, daily singing and a minimum of two public after school or evening performances a year, students further develop their creativity, knowledge of elements of music, proper vocal technique, music history and music reading/theory skills **This course may be taken for one semester if desired, but students should complete the first semester if only one semester is taken.

    Unique Programs

    1631EL (in-seat) AVID
    7th Grade AVID Elective Class (Application and Interview Required)

    Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a year- long course academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, motivational activities, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading to support their academic growth.
    The seventh-grade AVID Elective course builds upon the components of the AVID philosophy. Students will refine short- and long-term goals, and as a result, begin to understand the value in taking charge of their actions. Students will start working on intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, as well as formal and informal speech. Students will complete self-evaluations and peer evaluations, related to reading, writing, organization, and speaking. In broadening their writing practice, students will begin considering audience, purpose, and form in their writing. Students will take an active role in their learning, understanding the roles of all members in assignments and collaborative lessons. They will expand their knowledge bases of note-taking, in relation to studying and test preparation. Students will be exposed to different field trips, guest speakers, and research, to increase their knowledge of college and career options.