Elementary

Science

4th Grade Science

Science and Engineering Practices:

  • Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering).
  • Developing and using models.
  • Planning and carrying out investigations.
  • Analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Using mathematics, information and computer technology, and computational thinking.
  • Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering).
  • Engaging in argument from evidence.
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

5th Grade Science

Science and Engineering Practices:

  • Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering).
  • Developing and using models.
  • Planning and carrying out investigations.
  • Analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Using mathematics, information and computer technology, and computational thinking.
  • Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering).
  • Engaging in argument from evidence.
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

Social Studies

Kindergarten Social Studies

Living, Learning and Working Together: Kindergarten students will learn about themselves, their families, and the community. Students will be introduced to basic concepts related to history, geography, economics, and citizenship.

1st Grade Social Studies

Our Community and Beyond: First grade students will expand their knowledge of family and community through explorations in history, geography, and economics and learn about their role as a citizen in their home, school, and community.

2nd Grade Social Studies

Who We Are As Americans: Second grade students will investigate the impact of immigration over time in the United States, explore the geography of North America, and discover the foundations of American citizenship.

3rd Grade Social Studies

The United States Regions and Its Neighbors - The third grade Social Studies curriculum consists of the following content area strands: American History, Geography, Economics, and Civics. Third grade students will learn about North America and the Caribbean. They will focus on the regions of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands. Their study will include physical and cultural characteristics as they learn about our country and its neighbors.

4th Grade Social Studies

Florida Studies - The fourth grade Social Studies curriculum consists of the following content area strands: American History, Geography, Economics, and Civics. Fourth grade students will learn about Florida history focusing on exploration and colonization, growth, and the 20th Century and beyond. Students will study the important people, places, and events that helped shape Florida history.

5th Grade Social Studies

United States History - The fifth grade Social Studies curriculum consists of the following content area strands: American History, Geography, Economics, and Civics. Fifth grade students will study the development of our nation with emphasis on the people, places and events up to approximately 1850. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the initial inhabitation, exploration, colonization, and early national periods of American History. So that students can see clearly the relationship between cause and effect in history, students should also have the opportunity to understand how individuals and events of this period influenced later events in the development of our nation.

Middle

Electives

American Sign Language 1 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to enable students to begin to acquire proficiency in American Sign Language through a linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach. Emphasis is placed on the development of receptive and expressive signing skills and on the acquisition of applied grammar. Cross-cultural understanding and real-life applications will be emphasized.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

American Sign Language 2 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to enable students to reinforce the fundamental skills acquired by the students in American Sign Language 1. The course develops increased receptive and expressive skills as well as cultural awareness. Specific content to be covered is a continuation of skills acquired in American Sign Language 1 while communication remains the primary objective. The cultural survey of the target language is continued.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 2

Digital Discoveries in Society

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Drivers Education (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this classroom course is to introduce students to Florida driving laws/rules of the road and safe driving behavior. It will also provide an in-depth study of the contributing factors to vehicle crashes and their solutions. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:
•    Meaning and responsibilities of a Driver License
•    Laws that govern the operation of a motor vehicle
•    Knowledge of Florida’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws
•    Vehicle control and traffic procedures 
•    Knowledge of sharing the road with other types of vehicles and vulnerable road users 
•    Defensive driving strategies
•    Physical and mental factors that affect driving ability
•    Effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving performance

Offered: Grade 8 (for students 14.5 and older) (Permit Only)

Semester: Approximately one Semester

Platform: NSHA

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: Elective

Fitness Lifestyle Design (High School Credit)

Course Description: This course will cover the assessment of the health-related components of fitness and application of fitness concepts. Students will design, implement and self-evaluate an ongoing individualized personal wellness program. A minimum of three physical activity days each week is recommended so that students may monitor and measure individual fitness levels.

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Fundamentals of Coding

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: FLVS

M/J Business Keyboarding

Course Description: This course is designed to provide instruction in introductory keyboarding, introductory word processing, introductory electronic presentation, introductory computer hardware, interlocutory internet, and business applications skills. These competencies provide the skills necessary to ensure increased productivity and efficient utilization of equipment.

Offered: Grade 6, 7 & 8

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

M/J Career Research and Decision Making

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to reinforce the fundamental skills acquired previously by the students. This course develops increased listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as cultural awareness. The content will include an expansion of listening and oral skills. Reading and writing will receive more emphasis, while oral communication remains the primary objective. This course will continue the cultural survey of Spanish-speaking people.

Offered: Grade 6, 7 & 8

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity

M/J Comprehensive PE 6/7

Course Description: This course is designed for 6th and 7th grade students and intended to be 18 weeks in length. The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge, skills, and values necessary for the development of a physically active lifestyle. The course content provides exposure to a variety of movement opportunities and experiences which includes, but is not limited to: Fitness Activities, Educational Gymnastics and Dance, and Team Sports. The integration of fitness concepts throughout the content is critical to student success in this course and in the development of a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: FLVS

M/J Comprehensive PE 7/8

Course Description: This course is designed for 7th and 8th grade students and is intended to be 18 weeks in length. The purpose of this course is to build on previously acquired knowledge, skills, and values necessary for the implementation and maintenance of a physically active lifestyle. The course content provides exposure to a variety of movement opportunities and experiences which include, but is not limited to: Outdoor Pursuits/Aquatics, Individual/Dual Sports and Alternative/Extreme Sports. The integration of fitness concepts throughout the content is critical to student success in this course and in the development of a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: FLVS

M/J Creative Writing

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to enable students to learn and use writing and language skills for creative expression in a variety of literary forms.  Emphasis will be on the development of a personal writing style.

Important Note: This writing course should not be used in place of English Language Arts courses; writing courses are intended to be used to supplement further study in English Language Arts. 

Offered: Grade 6, 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

M/J Digital Citizenship

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop learning strategies, critical-thinking skills, and problem-solving skills to enhance their performance in academic and non-academic endeavors. The content should include, but not be limited to the following: strategies for acquiring, storing, and retrieving information, strategies for oral and written communication, critical thinking operations, processes, and enabling skills, problem-solving skills and strategies, and strategies for linking new information with prior knowledge.

Offered: Grade 6, 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity