Middle School Curriculum Overview
All students in the Middle School take a core selection of courses. All students take Math, Science, and Humanities. In addition to these courses, all students take a World Language, Health and Wellness, and Physical Education.
In the Spring of each year, Middle School students select their electives for the following year. Students enroll in the core subjects as well as a maximum of two encore classes per semester. The MS Principal and Counselor present students with their options and help answer questions and make selections as students and parents decide on which courses they would like to take.
Grade 6 students all take a semester of Drama, Art, or Educational Technology. Grade 6 students also choose either Band or Choir as a year-long elective. In Grades 7 and 8, students may select Band, Choir, Drama, and Art as year-long electives. Grade 7 & 8 students also have choices to take semester-long Art, Drama, or Design Technology.
Encore classes are offered so students may experience and understand the importance of learning through a variety of mediums. To learn more about the specific electives offered in the Middle School, please see the course description handbook, which is posted on the website and updated each Spring, or see the Principal or Counselor.
Middle school students are required to take a World Language course. Currently, Spanish, French, Arabic as a Native Language (ANL), and Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL) are offered. Once a world language has been chosen, it must be taken throughout the student's middle school years. Students from Arab countries are required by the U.A.E. Ministry of Education to enroll in Arabic as a foreign or native language. New or additional world languages may be taken once the student has entered high school.