7th Grade Core Subject Course Descriptions

1001050 M/J Language Arts 2, Advanced; Grade 7 – Year Long

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 7 students, using texts of high complexity, advanced integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students in the advanced course are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content.

2106020 Civics Advanced; Grade 7 - Year Long, State EOC

The primary content for the course pertains to principles, functions, and organization of government; the origins of the American political system; the roles, rights, responsibilities of United States citizens; & methods of active participation in our political system. The course is embedded with strong geographic & economic components to support civics education.

1205050 M/J Math 2 Adv, Pre-Algebra; Grade 6 or 7 - Year Long

In this Grade 7 Advanced Mathematics course, instructional time should focus on five critical area: (1) 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; (2) drawing inferences about populations based on samples; (3) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (4) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and (5) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

1200320Z Algebra I Honors; Grade 7 or 8 - Year Long.  1 Math Credit / Course Weight: 4.5     

Prerequisite(s): FSA Math Level 4 or Higher. An “A-B” average in M/J Math 2 Advanced, Math Prealgebra or M/J Math 3 Advanced is highly recommended for highest potential for academic success.

This course gives a rigorous in-depth study of algebra and algebraic concepts and processes that can be used to solve a variety of real-world mathematical problems. Topics will include the language of algebra, solving equations with one and two variables, polynomials, quadratics, exponents, statistics, factoring functions, and graphing. At the completion of this course, all students will take the state mandated EOC exam which counts 30% of the student’s final grade. Passing the Algebra 1 EOC is required for graduation.

2000020 Life Science Advanced; Grade 7 - Year Long

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. Laboratory investigations (both in class and virtual) will help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data. Topics to be discussed will include but is not limited to: Scientific method and experiment design, characteristics of living things, classifying living things, cells, mitosis and meiosis, genetics, change over time, human body systems, and ecology.

 

 

 

 

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