Jr. High Course Requirements

Grade 7 and 8

  • 2 units of English, Science, Math and Social Studies
  • 1 unit of Technology
  • .75 units of Family and Consumer Science (at DCS this meets the Career and Occupational Education requirement)
  • .5 units of Physical Education per year
  • .5 units of Health
  • .5 units of Visual Arts
  • .5 units of Music

Library and informational skills 1 period per week may be contained within another course. This course should be co-taught with a Library Media Specialist and the classroom teacher to integrate instruction.

  • Language Other Than English (LOTE) is optional but 2 units are required at DCS
  • Career Development and Occupational Education may be contained within another course (Family and Consumer Science)

Sample 7th Grade schedule:

  • Period 1 Math 7 or Math 8
  • Period 2 Science 7 or Science 8
  • Period 3 English 7
  • Period 4 Social Studies 7
  • Period 5 Lunch
  • Period 6 Tech/Art
  • Period 7 Music/PE
  • Period 8 Spanish 1A
  • Period 9 Fam Con/S.Hall/Band/Choir

Sample 8th Grade schedule:

  • Period 1 Math 8 or ALG I
  • Period 2 Science 8 or Earth Science
  • Period 3 English 8
  • Period 4 Social Studies 8
  • Period 5 Lunch
  • Period 6 Tech/Science Lab/Fam Con
  • Period 7 Health8/PE
  • Period 8 Spanish 1B
  • Period 9 Band/Choir

*Band and Choir are Electives

*RtI – Students scoring a level 1 or 2 on the State Assessments or who are experiencing difficulty in Math/English may be assigned to RtI for 1-4 periods/day.