Distance learning recommenced for PVSchools students on Monday, November 23.
The following classes are required for all 8th Graders. Full course descriptions can be read in the Mountain Trail Curriculum Guide from your counselor.
8th Grade Science - Students use the inquiry process to study the history and nature of science, and personal and social perspectives in science. Students will study the properties and changes in matter, motion and forces, species adaptations, energy and electricity, and heredity. Disease and drug prevention units are included.
Honors Science - Same as traditional 8th Grade Science, but with accelerated and more in-depth study.
8th Grade Social Studies - The Core Knowledge® curriculum covers the US History during the second half of the 20th century. Studies include WW2, Civil Rights Era, Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War, and main events and changes of the US during the decades of 1950s to current times. Eighth-grade students also learn about Civics, how we gained our independence, the creation of the US Constitution, and how our government works. Entwined with the history is the geography of the Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, the US, Central America and the Caribbean.
Honors Social Studies - Same as traditional 8th Grade Social Studies, but with accelerated and more in-depth study.
All students must participate in at least one semester of PE in grades 7 & 8. Various activities relating to particular fitness aspects as well as specific sports. Students work cooperatively, as well as individually, to develop their own fitness levels and to learn specific rules and skills involved with each sport presented. Team work, safety, and sportsmanship are emphasized throughout the course. PE uniforms can be purchased from the MTMS PTSO.
Below are the elective choices for 8th grade. Each class is one semester unless otherwise noted. See the curriculum guide for descriptions.
Applied Tech II
Intro to Computer Science
Explore Computer Science
Culinary Arts II
Concert Choir (Full Year)
Cadet Band (Intermediate - Full Year)
Concert Band (Advanced - Full Year - by audition only)
Lead (7 Habits)
Newspaper / Digital Media
Piano (Full Year)
Strings (Full Year)
Mandarin Chinese 1-2 (Full Year)
Mandarin Chinese 3-4 (Full Year)
Spanish 1-2 (Full Year)
Boys/Girls PE (Full Year)
All student aide assignments are dependent on availability and need (one semester course):
Boulder Creek Teacher Aide
Nurse Aide (Alt. Choice Only)
Office/Student Resource Aide (Alt. Choice Only)
Teacher Aide (Alt. Choice Only)