7th Grade Electives
Olympics of Science and MathStudents will learn to apply science and mathematics concepts and principles in innovative situations that enhance problem-solving skills. Students may have the opportunity to compete in local, regional, state, and national Science Olympiads.Project Lead the Way: Design and ModelingStudents will learn use solid modeling software, a sophisticated mathematical technique for representing solid objects, as part of the design process. Utilizing this design approach, students understand how design influences their lives. Students also learn sketching techniques and use descriptive geometry as a component of design, measurement, and computer modeling. Students brainstorm, research, develop ideas, create models, test and evaluate design ideas, and communicate solutions.
Students will learn drawing techniques using various media. They work with line, value, and basic perspective. In addition, students will learn to think and write critically about master work as well as their own.
Students will learn basic painting skills and concepts, and presents the painting process as a problem-solving exercise designed to promote fluency, flexibility, and elaboration. In addition, students will learn to think and write critically about master work as well as their own.
Students will learn to create their own work with a wide variety of media such as paper, wood, clay, plaster, paper mâché, or fabric. Students explore various cultures, art history and learn to think and write critically about master work as well as their own.
Visual Composition I
Students will engage in deep study of the elements and principles of art centered on the curriculum set forth in the North Carolina Essential Standards for Visual Art. Two and three-dimensional techniques will be taught using a variety of media. Students explore various cultures, art history and learn to think and write critically about master work as well as their own.
Students will learn to apply correct singing technique and various elements of musical expression through developmentally appropriate and historic vocal literature. Students learn how to use traditional notation in order to learn music, and to respond correctly to conductors’ gestures both in rehearsal and public performance. Students will study vocal music and its relationship to other cultures, eras and geographical locations.
Students will continue to apply correct singing technique, study vocal health issues and various elements of musical expression through developmentally appropriate and historic vocal literature. Students will use traditional notation in order to learn music, and to respond correctly to conductors’ gestures both in rehearsal and public performance. Students in this class may be asked to represent the school in public performances and should anticipate some after-school practices and evening performances.Students will learn the study of the Spanish language and culture and is the first part in the Spanish curriculum series for high school credit. Major topics include greetings, conversation questions, telling time, classroom objects, asking for help, the parts of the body, infinitive verbs, expressing likes and dislikes, definite and indefinite articles, adjectives, subject pronouns, the present tense of –ar verbs, and the plurals of nouns and articles. Students who successfully complete this course should continue the Spanish curriculum series for high school credit by taking Intermediate Spanish.Intermediate SpanishStudents will learn the study of the Spanish language and culture, refining grammatical and vocabulary topics. Major topics include foods, the present tense of –er and –ir verbs, the plurals of adjectives, the verb ser, the verb ir, question words, places, leisure activities, irregular verbs, possessive adjectives, family, celebrations, the restaurant, and personal descriptions. Students who successfully complete this course should continue the Spanish curriculum series for high school credit by taking Advanced Spanish.Dance IStudents will learn creative movement, improvisation, and choreography through basic modern dance. Students will participate in formal and informal performance activities. This is a PREREQUISITE for Dance II.Computer Skills Application I
Students will learn of instructional modules designed to allow students to learn the touch method of keyboarding, basic digital literacy and computer knowledge, and basic word processing and document formatting skills. This course is a prerequisite for Computer Skills and Applications II.
Computer Skills Application II
Students will learn of instructional modules designed to provide hands-on instruction in digital literacy and software applications. The software applications include word processing, presentation software, and spreadsheets. Prerequisite: Computer Skills and Apps. I.Exploring FACS: Nutrition and HospitalityStudents will learn to explore food service and hospitality. Students will have the opportunity to achieve the NC eFoodhandler certification as well as learn to understand the basics for food service, food safety, sanitation, culinary and hospitality. Students will also learn about proper nutrition, food choices, kitchen basics and nutritious meal planning/ preparation.Technological SystemsStudents will learn how technological systems work together to solve problems and capture opportunities. As technology becomes more integrated and systems become dependent upon each other, this course gives students a general background on the different types of systems, with specific concentration on the connections between these systems.To register for 7th grade, please visit the 7th Grade Elective Registration page.***Changes in school staff may result in the adjustment of courses offered.***