Curriculum

CTE: Mrs. Gribble primarily uses Canvas for her class.

  • 8th grade focuses on more advanced materials that will prepare students for a variety of high school classes and the work force. 8th grade curriculum includes presentations, advanced internet searches, research papers, and a glimpse into personal finance. 

Science: Mr. Richards also uses Canvas in his class, videos, notes, tests and other class materials can be found there. 

  • 8th grade curriculum includes:
    • Earth Systems
    • Structures and Processes
    • Energy Conservation and Transfer
    • Ecosystems
    • Molecular Biology
    • Agents of Disease
    • Biotechnology
    • Evolution
    • Earth History
    • Matter: Properties and Changes

NC Science Standard Course of Study can be found here: NCSOS Science

English Language Arts: Ms. Graham also uses Canvas in her class. 

8th grade ELA curriculum covers four main standards: 

  • Reading (Informational and Literary)
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Language

Math: Mrs. Speir teaches both Pre-Algebra and Math I.

The following units are covered in her standard 8th grade Pre-Algebra class: 

  • The Number System
  • Expressions & Equations
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Statistics & Probability

Students who meet JCPS standards will receive high school credit for this course. The following is covered in the Math I class: 

  • Number System
  • Algebra
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Statistics & Probability

Social Studies/Reading: Mrs. Farmer uses Canvas in her class for assignments and other materials. 

  • Apply historical thinking to understand the creation and development of North Carolina and the United States.
  • Understand the ways in which conflict, compromise and negotiation have shaped North Carolina and the United States.
  • Understand the factors that contribute to change and continuity in North Carolina and the United States.
  • Understand the geographic factors that influenced North Carolina and the United States.
  • Understand the economic activities of North Carolina and the United States.
  • Analyze how democratic ideals shaped government in North Carolina and the United States.
  • Understand the role that citizen participation plays in societal change.
  • Understand how different cultures influenced North Carolina and the United States.