Middle School - Science
Our middle school science programs are all research-based and aligned with Washington State Learning Standards.
Grade 6 - Earth Science
Earth Science units of study include:
- Earth History & Geology
- Earth Systems Interactions
- Weather and Climate
- Natural Resources and Human Impacts
- The Earth and Solar System
Grade 7 / 8 - Life & Physical Science
Each year of our two years of rotating curriculum integrates life and physical science focused on local and place-based driving questions. The two years of curriculum are organized in the following units:
Year 1: (2019-2020)
How do organisms survive and adapt to the Puget Sound Ecosystem?
How can we design creative solutions to ensure survival of Puget Sound Organisms?
- Structure and Function
- Force and Motion
- Growth and Development
- Inheritance and Variation of Traits
- Changes in Organisms over Time
Year 2: (2020-2021)
How can changes in Puget Sound ecosystems affect interacting relationships among organisms?
How can we design creative solutions to sustain our changing community?
- Matter and Its Interactions
- Energy Transfer
- Waves and Information Transfer
Middle School ELA Curriculum
Studysync by McGraw Hill Publishing
The middle school ELA curriculum is Studysync. It contains four units united by a single theme and essential question. Multi-faceted exploration allows for the development of deep content knowledge and provides students the opportunity to apply learning across wide range of texts. They also build specific vocabulary and engage in writing activities across the curriculum.
Middle School - Social Studies
Common Core State Standards in Social Studies: These national standards define what students should know and do by the end of the school year. They provide teachers guidance in facilitating instruction that is focused, rigorous and cohesive from grade to grade.
Washington State (OSPI) has downloadable Unit Outlines organized by grade level. Visit their website to download the unit outlines.