Middle School Courses Guide

Agriculture, Environmental Studies and Natural Resources

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
EL04
Agriscience Exploration




EL07
Agriculture Mechanics and Plant Science






Art

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
EL40
Art 6




EL15
Art 7/8




EL33 Art with Computer      
EL16 Art 8        

English/Language Arts

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
E100
Language Arts




EL29
Forensics




E105 Language Arts  

 
E110 Language Arts        
E116 English for Speakers of Other Languages 6        
E117 English for Speakers of Other Languages 7        
E118 English for Speakers of Other Languages 8        
MC01 Reading/Writing Workshop (Level 1)
       
MC03 Reading/Writing Workshop (Level 2)        
MC05 Reading/Writing Workshop (Level 3)        
MC07 Reading/Writing Workshop (Level 1)        
MC09 Reading/Writing Workshop (Level 2)     • 
 
MC11 Reading/Writing Workshop (Level 3)        

Exploratory

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
EL01
Exploratory




Family and Consumer Sciences

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
EL02
Teen Living



EL03
Life Management Skills





Gifted

Academically gifted students are encouraged to enroll in the most challenging courses available to them. Talented students in art and music are encouraged to enroll in elective courses in their talent area. Gifted Seminars are provided to extend and enrich the curriculum offerings. Student Goals and Outcomes, cluster grouping, and acceleration options help teachers provide appropriately differentiated instructional programs.

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
EL08
Gifted Seminar


EL09 Gifted Seminar    

Health and Physical Education

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
P600
Health and Physical Education




P601
Health and Physical Education




P602 Health and Physical Education  

 

History and Social Science

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
H400
U.S. History I




H401
U.S. History II



H402 Civics and Economics  

 

Information Technology and Communications

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
EL33 Art with Computer



EL13 Keyboarding



EL14 Digital Applications    
EL31 Computer Solutions  
M208/M200
EL32 Make it Your Business    
EL05 Pre-Engineering 7 & 8      
EL06 Pre-Engineering 8        

Mathematics

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
M200
Mathematics 6




M203
Mathematics 7


M200
MC02 Mathematics Workshop

   
MC04 Mathematics Workshop  

 
MC06 Mathematics Workshop        
MC08 Mathematics Workshop        
MC10 Mathematics Workshop        
MC12 Mathematics Workshop        
M204 Mathematics 7/8  
M200
M208 Mathematics 8     M203
M260 Algebra I     M208
M263 Geometry       M260

Performing Arts

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
EL12
Theater Arts




EL17
Theater Arts




EL18 Theater Arts  

 
EL20 Beginning Band    
EL21 Band 2     EL20
EL22 Band 3     EL20
EL23 Beginning Chorus        
EL24 Chorus 2     EL23
EL25 Chorus 3     EL23
EL26 Beginning Strings    
EL28 String Ensemble     EL26

Science

The science courses offered at Hanover County Public Schools are designed to guide students toward scientific literacy. The scope of scientific knowledge is built from the elementary through the secondary level using a specific sequence of skills. Each grade level and/or course offers unique learning experiences in life science, physical science, earth science, and scientific investigation, reasoning and logic. By exploring concepts within the laboratory, with computers, or by using group investigation, students are able to develop critical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills. Emphasis is placed on the skills necessary to examine alternative scientific explanations, actively conduct controlled experiments within laboratory safety guidelines, analyze and communicate information, and acquire and use scientific literature. Students will be encouraged to share their ideas, use the language of science, and discuss problem-solving techniques. Students in the seventh and eighth grade middle school scienc s will be encouraged to submit their research projects to the Metro Richmond Science Fair and/or the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS).

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
S302
Science




S301
Life Science




S305 Environmental Science    
S303 Physical Science        
EL45 Applied STEM Investigation    

World Languages*

Availability of any world language class is dependent upon sufficient enrollment and the necessary staffing. Students may choose to begin language courses in middle school or high school. All classes cover curriculum over a full academic year, and upon successful completion of a course, the student receives a Carnegie unit of credit. Students in world language classes take common division-wide quarterly assessments.

Course # Course Title Grade Level Year Semester Credit Prereq.
Course No.
6 7 8
F100
World Language Exploration



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F570
Latin I

1
F571 Latin II     1 F570
F572 Latin III       1 F571
F590 Spanish I   1  
F591 Spanish II     1 F590
F592 Spanish III       1 F591
F550 French I   1  
F551 French II     1 F550
F552 French III       1 F551
F560 German I   1  
F561 German II     1 F560
F562 German III       1 F561

*Students interested in pursuing the International Baccalaureate degree program in high school must enroll in Level I of a language no later than 7th grade.

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