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7th Grade

7th Grade Course Descriptions: 2019-2020 School Year

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

CCA: College and Career Awareness
(8050) Year

College and Career Awareness offers exploration and preparation in college and career pathways focusing on jobs that are high skill and high demand, as well as satisfying and financially rewarding. The students will be active learners through hands on activities which are exploratory in nature and fun in design. This course will help students identify their interests, traits, skills and assist students as they Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR). Lab fee required.

Exploring business and marketing
(8582) Semester

Students learn about the Stock Market and play, as a team, making trades in a simulation game that corresponds with the actual stock market. They learn about economic principles, business types, accounting and marketing, employment and budgeting. Students explore the world of business by creating a business and marketing plan for a team business. They create advertisements, business cards, logos, flyers and packaging for their business. At the end of the term, they sell their products to other students during lunch. Lab fee required.

creative coding
(8674) Semester

Have you ever wondered how mobile apps are created? Students learn and apply computational thinking and technical knowledge and skills to create mobile apps. Students also acquire and apply skills pertaining to the design process, problem solving, persistence, collaboration, and communication. Go beyond being an app consumer and become an app creator. Lab fee required.

Fine Arts

BAND

Beginning Band (Level 1) - brass
(1645) Year

This class is for students with little or no experience. Students will learn the basics of how to play an instrument. Brass instruments include tuba, trumpet, french horn, etc.  Students begin with summer band, which starts two weeks before school begins in the fall and runs weekdays in the morning. Students will perform for parents at the end of each term. Home practice is expected and required. With input and information from the instructor, students will choose the instrument they wish to play. Class Fee Required.

Beginning Band (Level 1) - woodwinds
(1646) Year

This class is for students with little or no experience. Students will learn the basics of how to play an instrument. Woodwind instruments include saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, etc.  Students begin with summer band, which starts two weeks before school begins in the fall and runs weekdays in the morning. Students will perform for parents at the end of each term. Home practice is expected and required. With input and information from the instructor, students will choose the instrument they wish to play. Class Fee Required.

Beginning Band (Level 1) - Percussion
(1647) Year

This class prepares percussion players in concert percussion techniques. Snare drum, mallet percussion and tympani will be the core focus. Students will perform for parents at the end of each term. Space is limited to 8-10 beginning students. Pre-requisite: Teacher Approval/Pre-test placement. Class Fee Required.

intermediate Band
(1740) Year

Intermediate playing techniques will be stressed with emphasis on playing harmony and twelve basic scales. Students will perform for parents at the end of each term. Home practice is required. Prerequisite: Beginning Band or teacher approval. Class Fee Required.


CHOIR

beginning choir 1 - girls
(1625) Year 

Find and develop your singing voice, build your confidence and have fun. Performances are part of the class. Taking the Music Exploration Class is highly encouraged if you have no prior music reading experience. Shirt Fee and Class Fee required.

beginning choir 1 - boys
(1626) Year

Find and develop your singing voice, build your confidence and have fun. Performances are part of the class. Taking the Music Exploration Class is highly encouraged if you have no prior music reading experience. Shirt Fee and Class Fee required.

Both choir classes are available for 1/2 year - 1st Semester ONLY


ORCHESTRA

Beginning Orchestra (Level 1)
(1660) Year

This class is for beginning string players who have taken Elementary Strings. Students who have not taken Elementary Strings should contact Mr. Kemp at rkemp@dsdmail.net before enrolling. The class covers basic one- and two-octave scales, shifting, and vibrato. Basic music theory and music vocabulary are taught as well. Students will play basic orchestra literature that will include some solo and ensemble music. Students will take part in required public performances. Home practice is required. Class Fee required.


MUSIC

Music Exploration
(1600) Semester

You will discover the music elements and how cultural, historical and modern-day musicians use them in many varied and unusual ways. You might discover the musician in yourself through creating your own music. Class Fee required.


THEATRE

THEATRE 1
(4230) Semester

Students explore the fundamentals of acting with the utilization of exercises and games, through which the students develop ensemble and individual performance skills. Students are introduced to basic theatrical terminology; basic elements and principles of theatrical performance; and the process of auditioning. Students are required to attend at least one live theatrical presentation.

STAGE CREW
(4275) YEAR

The course is an exploration of the duties of stage technicians and their contribution to the total aesthetic effect of a dramatic production. Topics covered will include scene shop organization; painting and construction techniques; equipment use and maintenance; principles and application of sound and lighting; costume and makeup application; theater safety; the function of technical stage personnel in production work; and dramaturgy. Student Acceptance by Application Only – application available on counseling website. Email kelhowell@dsdmail.net for more details.


VISUAL ARTS

Art Foundations 1
(1100) Semester

This introductory course offers instruction in various art media and the basic principles of art. Each student will have the opportunity to develop a general knowledge and understanding of basic art terms, styles, skills, and techniques through the creation of art. Required course for all other art classes. Class Fee required.

Art Foundations 2
(1102) Semester

This course is designed to provide an additional enhancement of artistic issues from Art Foundations 1. There is a continuing emphasis on Studio production as the application of the elements and principles of art are used to assist the student in expressing him/herself. Students will also discuss the role of artists in society by continued exploration of art history and art criticism.   Pre-requisite Art Foundations 1. Class Fee required.


 

Language Arts

English 7
(4070) Year

In English 7, students will learn the communication skills that will be essential for achieving success in their future endeavors. In this age of communication, the foundational English skills of reading comprehension, writing, and speaking/listening will be crucial to obtaining the careers of the future. English 7 will introduce these skills to students and teach them methods to enhance these skills. Students will regularly read literature (fiction and nonfiction) and analyze different points of views that authors present. They will sharpen their abilities to develop clear claims in writing, and back these claims up with evidence and reasoning. They will also sharpen their abilities to communicate and collaborate with peers in a respectful and professional way.

English 7 Honors
(4073) Year

Honors English is set in place for students who excel in reading, writing and verbal communication. While this course is available to all students, we highly recommend that parents analyze their students’ reading Lexile levels and Sage scores before enrolling them in this class. Contrary to popular belief, Honors English is not a regular English class that requires students to complete more reading, writing, and classwork. While students in Honors English 7 will learn the same essential communication skills that they would in English 7, they will be required to read more complicated texts, develop claims for complex questions, and act as independent learners as they will take some ownership over their learning.

Creative writing 1
(4146) semester

In this class, students will explore different forms of creative expression in writing. Students will work in many writing mediums, including fictional stories of all genres and sizes, creative nonfiction essays and memoirs and poetry. Students will work to find a voice and style comfortable for their expression while learning tools of the trade that the professionals use.

Creative writing 2
(4147) semester

Students in this class will be given the freedom and guidance to work in the genres of their interest (novel writing, poetry collections, personal essays, etc.) to create a longer work or a collection of short pieces. Students will explore options for publication. Students will utilize peer and teacher feedback to continually shape and improve their writing. 
Prerequisite: Creative Writing I.

speech 1 
(4200) semester

Speech 1 is designed to help students speak comfortably in public, make and defend arguments with skill, and develop research and presentation skills. Students will develop a foundation in the art of rhetoric and the principles of effective public speaking and learn about the U.S. legal system. Competition Speech & Debate events and Mock Trial will be introduced. Grade will be based on participation and in-class competitions.

Mathematics

Grade 7 Mathematics
(5110) Year

Grade 7 Mathematics instruction will focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with 2- and 3-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. Lab fee required.

Grade 7 Mathematics Honors
(5111) Year

The Grade 7 Mathematics Honors Course will cover the four critical areas listed in the Grade 7 Mathematics Course.  Concepts will be explored to a greater depth with increased use of contextual situations.  This course will have increased rigor and advanced content that will challenge the minds of high-ability students.  Lab fee required.

Grade 7 Mathematics Accelerated
(5122) Year

Students will be given the option to enroll in this course, based on test scores. A letter was sent to those students who qualify. This course will cover the four critical areas listed in the Grade 7 Mathematics Course as well as the Grade 8 Math curriculum. Concepts will be explored to a greater depth. This course will have increased rigor and advanced content that will challenge the minds of high ability students. Students taking this course must be highly motivated, responsible, and willing to accept a challenge. Students choosing this program will complete Math 7, Math 8, Sec. Math I and Sec. Math II in 3 years. This will prepare them to take AP Calculus in 11th grade at the high school. It is a VERY rigorous program. Students should LOVE math and be able to pick up on the concepts quickly. Students should also be prepared for homework daily and should have good organizational skills. Lab fee required.

MISC Electives

Student government
(2300) year

Student Government is a program designed to teach leadership, cooperation, and other social skills. It is a class run mostly by the student leaders under the direction of an advisor. Student Government plans and directs school activities and two assemblies during the year. They are also responsible for promoting school spirit, sponsoring a school-wide service project, and implementing other activities as assigned by the administration. Admission is by election and/or application only.

study skills
(2400) Semester

Study Skills is a class in which students learn skills to help them be successful in school. The skills covered in this class are goal-setting, organization, communication, listening, reading comprehension, note taking, memorization strategies, and test taking. Students will be required to fill out a planner daily and will learn to monitor their own grades throughout each term.

National academic league (nal)
(2836) semester

NAL is a competitive quiz bowl and presentation team. Student tryouts are in October with practices in November and December with games (both home and away against teams in the south end of the district) in January and February. Additional games may be held in March for National Championship games.

Semester 1 - NAL

This class is for students who are interested in trying out for the team. Students will have fun learning the rules of the game, competing against each other in practice games, and learning/reviewing English, Math, History, Science, and Geography concepts. Students will hone their memorization and public speaking skills and prepare for tryouts. Acceptance by Application Only - See Mr. Rohwer in room 2111 for more details.

 

semester 2 - advanced nal

This class is by invitation only and will be reserved for students who were selected to be on the team. Students will prepare and practice for upcoming games and will participate in a variety of team-building activities. Student Acceptance by Application Only - See Mr. Rohwer in room 2111 for more details.

hope squad
(7860) year

In HOPE Squad students will be trained in QPR suicide prevention and go through other training modules to be able to recognize the signs of depression and suicide and know what to do to help the students of Centennial Junior High. They plan activities to help promote kindness throughout the school as well as bring awareness to the topics of depression and suicide. Students in this class are nominated by their peers and must receive teacher permission to sign up for the class.

Physical Education

Beginning Fitness 7
(7600) Semester or year

This course is designed to help students develop a positive lifetime attitude regarding physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Emphasis will be on developing motor skills, sport-specific skills and knowledge, lifetime activity and lifetime skills, attitudes, responsible personal and social behavior, and overall fitness. Uniforms are required and can be purchase through your myDSD account or in the Main Office.

 

Science

Science 7
(3300) Year

Science 7 is a foundation course which emphasizes basic science concepts with real-life applications. The theme is structure. The topics include: nature of science, matter, density, Earth's structure, structure of living things, genetics and classification. Although this course focuses on the life sciences, physical and earth science topics that deal with the structure and organization of the natural world have been included to help students recognize the integrated nature of science. (Students desiring an Honors experience in Science may additionally take STEM Exploration as an elective class.) Lab fee required.

STEM Exploration
(3450) semester

STEM Exploration is a semester program providing junior high students with challenging opportunities to learn science, be a part of active and collaborative learning environments, and receive encouragement to pursue science-related careers. Our STEM Exploration class consists of a series of individual and group activities where students create, design, problem-solve, build projects, perform experiments, but most of all, have a positive and fun science experience. Class may not be repeated. Lab fee required.

Social Studies

Utah Studies
(6100) Semester

Students will be introduced to the significant events, people, diverse cultures, and issues that have influenced Utah's social and cultural development.  The course will also focus on historical, political, economic and geographical factors.

Utah Studies honors
(6103) Year

This course is designed to prepare students for future A.P. social studies classes, through primary source analysis with an emphasis on writing strategies used in the social studies. Students will be introduced to the significant events, people, diverse cultures, and issues that have influenced Utah’s social and cultural development. The course will focus on the study of Utah through historical, political, economic, and geographical factors.

current issues
(6215) semester

This course will allow students to develop awareness while examining current issues on local, national, and international levels. Students will learn skills such as analyzing sources, surveying, interviewing, developing presentations, speaking, reading articles, argumentative writing, service activities and working in groups. They will study issues and current events in many areas including civics, history, politics, economics, environment, demographics, and education, as well as school and community issues such as bullying, stress, homework, and respecting diversity.

Special Education

Resource

Classes are offered with more structured curriculum that supports core standards and specialized instruction is proved based on individual students' needs.  Emphasis is placed on assisting each student to improve skills in core curriculum areas.  Resource Education teachers, in collaboration with Administrators and Counselors, arrange student schedules are per the current IEP and as per available services that address current IEP goals.  Only those students who qualify for Special Education Resource services take Resource classes.

Functional Skills

The Functional Skills class is for students in special education who qualify for more concentrated one-on-one and small group instruction. The class is geared toward teaching skills necessary for functioning independently in typical day-to-day activities and to prepare students for both community and work experiences at the high school level. Students receive specialized instruction in either some or all of the following areas depending on the services for which they qualify: language arts, math, science, social studies, and social skills.

World Languages

 

spanish 1
(4620) year

Spanish 1 provides students with the opportunity to develop basic comprehension, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Class time is spent learning the language with much of the class being taught in Spanish and an emphasis on speaking. Cultural experiences will be based on contemporary daily life with some exposure to the historical background of Spanish-speaking countries.

8th Grade

8th Grade Course Descriptions: 2019 -2020 School Year

Assistants

Office Assistant
(2212) Semester

This semester offering is for students desiring practical experiences in office routine.  Students will be selected based on academic achievement, attendance and citizenship.  Students may be assigned to the Main Office or the Counseling Center.  Grading is Pass/Fail.  Office approval, application and minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Teacher Assistant
(2214) Semester

This semester offering is for students desiring practical experience in daily classroom teacher activities.  Students should talk with the teacher for whom they would like to work during 7th grade's third term.  Teacher approval is needed.  The teacher will complete the request form and give it to the counselors.  Grading is Pass/Fail.

counseling Office Assistant
(2218) Semester

This semester offering is for students desiring practical experiences in office routine.  Students will be selected based on academic achievement, attendance, citizenship and teacher recommendations.  Students may be assigned to the Main Office or the Counseling Center.  Grading is Pass/Fail.  Office approval, application and minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Media center Assistant
(2230) Semester

Students will be assisting the Librarian in the operation of the Library Media Center.  Students will learn skills in library management and maintenance, library computer programs, book selection and book processing.  They will also learn to operate a variety of equipment and will complete a self-paced independent study curriculum.  Students must be able to follow directions.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 with satisfactory citizenship.  Application required.

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

FACS Exploration a (INTERIOR dESIGN & sEWING)
(8404) Semester

This course provides students the opportunity to learn essential life skills.  It allows students to develop skills in interior design, clothing construction and style, textiles, consumerism, free enterprise and job-related tasks.  FACS Exploration A may be taken in conjunction with FACS Exploration B.  Lab fee required.

FACS Exploration B (food & child care)
(8404) Semester

This course provides students the opportunity to learn essential life skills.  It allows students to develop skills in nutrition, childcare, family relationships, personal responsibility, consumerism, free enterprise and job-related tasks.  FACS Exploration B may be taken in conjunction with FACS Exploration A.  Lab fee required.

Digital Literacy 
(8517) Semester

Computers and electronic devices are everywhere.  Let Digital Literacy teach you more about how they work and how they can make your life easier.  Learn about cloud computing including Office 365 and apps like OneNote, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access.  Learn to record and edit audio and video, hot to edit photos and the basics of web design.  Learn skills that will benefit you for life.  $10 Lab fee.

Exploring business and marketing
(8582) semester

Students learn about the Stock Market and play as a team to make trades in a simulation game that corresponds with the actual Stock Market.  They learn about economic principles, business types, accounting and marketing, employment and budgeting.  Students explore the world of business by creating a business and marketing plan for a team business.  They create advertisements, business cards, logos, flyers and packaging for their business.  At the end of the term, they sell their products to other students during lunch.  Lab fee required.

Exploring Technology 1
(8601) Semester

This is a good class to take if you enjoyed the Technology portion of CTE Introduction.  The focus is to learn how to design and create projects using hand drawing and computer modeling.  Students will learn the science behind technology by designing simple machines.  The students will learn to use some of the shop equipment to make simple projects.  Topics include design and modeling using Inventor software, electronics with an introduction to robotics, manufacturing, construction and energy exploration.  Lab fee required.

creative coding
(8674) Semester

Have you ever wondered how mobile apps are created?  Students learn and apply computational thinking and technical knowledge and skills to create mobile apps.  Students also acquire and apply skills pertaining to the design process, problem solving, persistence, collaboration, and communication.  Go beyond being an app consumer and become an app creator.  Lab fee required.

Fine Arts

BAND

intermediate band
(1740) Year

Intermediate playing techniques will be stressed with emphasis on playing harmony and twelve basic scales.  Students will perform for parents at the end of each term.  Home practice is required.  Prerequisite: Beginning Band or teacher approval.

intermediate band
(1740) Year

All percussionists who have successfully completed the beginning percussion class should register for this course. Continuing instruction on drums, mallets, timpani, auxiliary percussion, and drum set. Students pay a $95.00 district use fee to use school instruments.  Prerequisite: Successful completion of Percussion 1 or audition.

Jazz Band
(1747) Year

Jazz Band is a class designed for students who want to explore music more fully. Emphasis will be placed on listening skills, music theory, jazz scales, jazz articulations, and improvisation. Students will have performances throughout the year and will play at other special events. Students enrolled in Jazz Band must also be enrolled in another full-year music class. Auditon or teacher approval required.


CHOIR

BEGINNING CHOIR 1 - GIRLS
(1625) Year OR 1ST SEMESTER

Find and develop your singing voice, build your confidence and have fun. Performances are part of the class. Taking the Music Exploration Class is highly encouraged if you have no prior music reading experience. Shirt fee and $5.00 class fee.  Students who did not take choir as a 7TH Grader- Take 1st semester then move to Mixed Choir 2nd semester.

BEGINNING CHOIR 1 - boys
(1626) Year OR 1ST SEMESTER

Find and develop your singing voice, build your confidence and have fun. Performances are part of the class. Taking the Music Exploration Class is highly encouraged if you have no prior music reading experience. Shirt fee and $5.00 class fee.  Students who did not take choir as a 7TH Grader- Take 1st semester then move to Mixed Choir 2nd semester.

mixed CHOIR
(1720) Year

Mixed choir will develop your vocal and music reading skills and build confidence.  Challenge yourself to singing in 3 and 4-part harmonies. Choir Level one or music exploration required, or 3 levels of piano completed with the understanding of basic music symbols and theory concepts. $10.00 class fee and shirt fee.


ORCHESTRA

concert Orchestra (Level 2)
(1760) Year

This class is for advanced junior high string players and focuses on intonation, upper positions, rhythm, harmony, balance and phrasing.  This is a performance-oriented class with required performances at District orchestra and solo & ensemble festivals.  Home practice is required.


MUSIC

music exploration
(1600) semester

You will discover the music elements and how cultural, historical and modern-day musicians use them in many varied and unusual ways. You might discover the musician in yourself through creating your own music. $5.00 class fee required.


THEATER

tHEATER 1
(4230) semester

Students explore the fundamentals of acting with the utilization of exercises and games, through which the students develop ensemble and individual performance skills. Students are introduced to basic theatrical terminology; basic elements and principles of theatrical performance; and the process of auditioning. Students are required to attend at least one live theatrical presentation. Class fee of $10.00 is required.

tHEATER 2
(4235) semester

This course will continue to study theater as an art form, constructing meaning in works of theater art, and continued skill development of theater techniques. This is a performance class, with poems, monologues, scene work, and theater critiques. Students are required to attend at least one live theatrical presentation.  Prerequisite: passing grade in Theater 1. Class fee of $10.00 is required.

stage crew
(4275) year

The course is an exploration of the duties of stage technicians and their contribution to the total aesthetic effect of a dramatic production.  Topics covered will include scene shop organization; painting and construction techniques; equipment use and maintenance; principles and application of sound and lighting; costume and makeup application; theater safety; the function of technical stage personnel in production work; and dramaturgy.  Student Acceptance by Application Only - See Ms. Howell in room 1104 for more details.  Applications are available on the Counselor webpage.


VISUAL ARTS

Art Foundations I
(1100) Semester

This introductory course offers instruction in various art media and the basic principles of art.  Each student will have the opportunity to develop a general knowledge and understanding of basic art terms, styles, skills, and techniques through the creation of art. Required course for all other art classes.  Fee $10.00

ART FOUNDATIONS 2
(1102) Semester

This course is designed to provide an additional enhancement of artistic issues from Art Foundations 1.  There is a continuing emphasis on Studio production as the application of the elements and principles of art are used to assist the student in expressing him/herself.   Students will also discuss the role of artists in society by continued exploration of art history and art criticism.   Prerequisite Art Foundations 1.  Fee $10.00

ADVANCED ART 3D
(1105) Semester

This course is designed to provide an enhanced experience with the artistic issues of Foundation I through 3-dimensional Mediums.  The media in this course may include traditional ceramic clay and glazes, sculptural materials, and assemblages.  There is a continuing emphasis on studio production as the application of the elements and principles of art are used to assist the student in expressing him/herself through the production of 3D works of art.  Prerequisite Art Foundations 1.  Fee $10.00

Health

Health 1
(7100) Semester

Health Education provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for practicing lifelong, health-enhancing behaviors.  Students will learn that they are responsible for their personal well-being and that building a solid foundation of health literacy and decision-making skills can contribute to a variety of health choices for self and others that will be of value throughout life.

Language Arts

English 8
(4080) Year

In this class, we foster the appreciation of language arts in students through the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, with an emphasis in the following area: utilizing evidence and elaboration, as they pertain to argumentative and informative writing; reading for multiple purposes, which will include the exploration of Holocaust literature, i.e. The Diary of Anne Frank; and practicing speaking an listening skills through class discussions, peer feedback groups, and in-class presentations.

English 8 Honors
(4083) Year

Eighth grade Honors English classes will develop many of the same skills outlined in the standard eighth grade curriculum; however honors curriculum usually moves at a faster pace, delves deeper into each concept, and maintains higher expectations for student work. Though Honors English is a self-selected class, the most successful students tend to possess the following attributes: have an appreciation and enjoyment for the language arts, and a desire to be challenged; self- motivated and self- sufficient; have a Lexile score of 1000 or higher; and receive a 3 or higher on their most recent ELA Sage test.

creative writing 1
(4146) semester

In this class, students will explore different forms of creative expression in writing.  Students will work in many writing mediums, including fictional stories of all genres and sizes, creative nonfiction essays and memoirs, and poetry.  Students will work to find a voice and style comfortable for their expression while learning tools of the trade used by the professionals.

creative writing 2
(4147) semester

Students in this class will be given the freedom and guidance to work in the genres of their interest (novel writing, poetry collections, personal essays, etc.) to create a longer work or a collection of short pieces.  Students will explore options for publication.  Students will utilize peer and teacher feedback to continually shape and improve their writing.  Prerequisite:  Creative Writing 1.

speech 1
(4200) semester

Speech & Debate I is designed to help students speak comfortably in public, make and defend arguments with skill, and develop research and presentation skills. Students will develop a foundation in the art of rhetoric and the principles of effective public speaking and learn about the U.S. legal system. Competition Speech & Debate events and Mock Trial will be introduced. Grade will be based on participation and in-class competitions.

Mathematics

Grade 8 Mathematics
(5120) Year

Instruction will focus on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling and association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and (3) analyzing 2- and 3-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean theorem. Lab fee required.

Grade 8 Mathematics Honors
(5121) Year

This course will cover the three critical areas listed in the Grade 8 Mathematics course, as well as extra topics and concepts that would interest an advanced middle school student.  Concepts covering fairness and apportionment, voting methods, sets, and graphing beyond the coordinate plane will be explored in greater depth with increased use of contextual situations.  This course will have increased rigor and advanced content that will challenge the minds of high-ability students. Lab fee required.

Secondary Math 1 Honors
(5131) Year

Secondary Math I concepts will be explored in greater depth with increased use of contextual situations.  In addition, it will include concepts dealing with vectors and quantities of vectors, and matrix operations and their applications.  This course will include elements that will prepare students to take calculus in high school.  This course will have increased rigor and advanced content that will challenge the minds of high ability students. Online option is available.  Lab fee required.

MISC Electives

Peer Tutor - FUNCTIONAL SKILLS
(2252) Semester

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about teaching careers, accepting others, and to gain a better understanding of people with disabilities.  Daily participation points are given for working with your peers with disabilities, either in the Special Education classroom, or assisting them in a mainstream elective class.  Three papers are required for the course: an intro paper, research paper, and exit paper.  No previous experience is required.  This is a very rewarding class! (no N’s, U’s, F’s, 2.0+, and good attendance required)

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
(2300) YEAR

Student Government is a program designed to teach leadership, cooperation, and other social skills. It is a class run mostly by the student leaders under the direction of two advisors. Student Government plans and directs school activities and two assemblies during the year. They are also responsible for promoting school spirit, sponsoring a school-wide service project, and implementing other activities as assigned by the administration. Admission is by election and/or application only.

STUDY HALL
(2406) Semester

This class is an opportunity for students to have extra time and support to complete their homework assignments from their other classes. Grading will be based on classroom preparedness and participation. Students who are self-starters will find this class to be particularly rewarding.

Physical Education

FITNESS 8
(7650) Semester

Students must take 0.5 credits of P.E. during either 7th and/or 8th grade, NOT BOTH years) This course is designed to help students develop positive lifetime attitudes regarding physical activity and healthy lifestyles.  Emphasis will be on developing individual and team sport related skills and knowledge, responsible personal and social behavior, and the applications of those skills in game play settings.  Uniforms are required and available for purchase in the Main Office. Students may take this course for a full year.

 

Science

Science 8
(3330) Year

This course introduces students to how matter and energy interact in the physical world, how energy is stored and transferred in physical systems, how life systems store and transfer matter and energy, and interactions with natural systems and resources. Because the course focuses on physical, earth and life sciences, students gain a clearer picture of relationships in the natural world. The science curriculum focuses on integration of three distinct dimensions: Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), and Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). These standards emphasize that science is not just a series of isolated facts. This hands-on course allows students to explore areas of interest. Lab fee required.

stem eXPLORATIONS
(3450) SEMESTER

Science Exploration is a semester program providing junior high students with challenging opportunities to learn science, be a part of active and collaborative learning environments, and receive encouragement to pursue science-related careers. Our Science Exploration class consists of a series of individual and group activities where students create, design, problem-solve, build projects, perform experiments, but most of all, have a positive and fun science experience. Class may not be repeated. Lab fee required.

HACKING STEM
(3450) SEMESTER

This STEM focused class utilizes many different technologies and has students engage in meaningful data analytics.  If you are looking for some real relevant STEM experiences for your student, this is it.  This class will get kids wondering about the world, making sense of how things work, and solving some hard problems in a collaborative creative environment. Class may not be repeated. Lab fee required.

Social Studies

U.S. History 1
(6120) Year

U.S. History is a course which encourages students to explore America’s heritage from its beginnings to Reconstruction.  Emphasis will be placed upon the social and cultural backgrounds of Americans as well as economic and geographic factors, particularly during the 1800’s. 

U.S. History Honors
(6123) Year

This course is designed to prepare students for future AP social studies classes.  Students will explore our nation’s history from its beginnings to the Reconstruction era. Students will become proficient in analyzing and interpreting various primary and secondary sources and will use Document Based Questions to write six essays throughout the year.  Students will also learn how to conduct their own research on historic and current issues.

CURRENT ISSUES
(6215) SEMESTER

This course will allow students to develop awareness while examining current issues on local, national, and international levels.  Students will learn skills such as analyzing sources, surveying, interviewing, developing presentations, speaking, reading articles, argumentative writing, service activities and working in groups.  They will study issues and current events in many areas including civics, history, politics, economics, environment, demographics, and education, as well as school and community issues such as bullying, stress, homework, and respecting diversity.

Special Education

Resource

Classes are offered with more structured curriculum that supports core standards, and specialized instruction is provided based on individual students’ needs. Emphasis is placed on assisting each student to improve skills in core curriculum areas. Resource Education teachers, in collaboration with administrators and counselors, arrange student schedules as per the current IEP and as per available services that address current IEP goals. Only those students who qualify for Special Education Resource services take Resource classes.

Functional Skills

The Functional Skills class is for students in special education who qualify for more concentrated one-on-one and small group instruction. The class is geared toward teaching skills necessary for functioning independently in typical day-to-day activities and to prepare students for both community and work experiences at the high school level. Students receive specialized instruction in either some or all of the following areas depending on the services for which they qualify: language arts, math, science, social studies, and social skills.

World Languages

Spanish 1
(4620) year

Spanish 1 provides students with the opportunity to develop basic comprehension, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Class time is spent learning the language with much of the class being taught in Spanish and an emphasis on speaking. Cultural experiences will be based on contemporary daily life with some exposure to the historical background of Spanish-speaking countries.

spanish 2
(4630) Year

Spanish 2 is a continuation of Spanish 1 with emphasis on continued development of oral communication skills.  There will also be further experience with reading and writing.  Cultural experiences will be based on contemporary daily life with some exposure to the historical background of Spanish-speaking countries.

9th Grade

9th Grade Course Descriptions: 2019-2020 School Year

Assistants

Office Assistant
(2212) Semester

This semester offering is for students desiring practical experiences in office routine.  Students will be selected based on academic achievement, attendance and citizenship.  Students may be assigned to the Main Office or the Counseling Center.  Grading is Pass/Fail.  Office approval, application and minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Teacher Assistant
(2214) Semester

This semester offering is for students desiring practical experience in daily classroom teacher activities.  Students should talk with the teacher for whom they would like to work during 7th grade's third term.  Teacher approval is needed.  The teacher will complete the request form and give it to the counselors.  Grading is Pass/Fail.

counseling Office Assistant
(2218) Semester

This semester offering is for students desiring practical experiences in office routine.  Students will be selected based on academic achievement, attendance, citizenship and teacher recommendations.  Students may be assigned to the Main Office or the Counseling Center.  Grading is Pass/Fail.  Office approval, application and minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Media center Assistant
(2230) Semester

Students will be assisting the Librarian in the operation of the Library Media Center.  Students will learn skills in library management and maintenance, library computer programs, book selection and book processing.  They will also learn to operate a variety of equipment and will complete a self-paced independent study curriculum.  Students must be able to follow directions.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 with satisfactory citizenship.  Application required.

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 1
(8406) Semester

This course provides students with an understanding of the aspects of human growth and development. Parenting skills are developed as positive guidance techniques and child-related issues are studied. Learning activities, observation techniques, and lab experiences in working with young children may be included.  Required $10 lab fee which covers lab supplies.

FOOD/NUTRITION 1
(8421) Semester

This course is designed to focus on the science of food and nutrition for a healthy lifestyle. Students participate in many hands-on experiences with food safety and sanitation, culinary technology, food selection/preparation skills, meal management, and dietary analysis. Students will have the opportunity to earn a Skills Certificate, providing them a career “jump-start” in the industry, as well as the opportunity to obtain a ServSafe food handler permit.  Required $15 lab which covers ingredients, kitchen, and lab supplies.

APPAREL DESIGN & PRODUCTIONS 
(8475) Semester

This course introduces students to basic apparel design and construction skills. Students will sew apparel and accessories projects along with identifying design and career opportunities in apparel design and production industry. Students will be able to earn a Skills Certificate providing them a career “jump-start” in the industry.  Required $10 lab fee which covers a pattern and various lab supplies; students will provide project fabric.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 1
(8604) Semester

In this course, you will be introduced to the world of engineering. Students will discuss the academic and career paths open and learn basic concepts of engineering design. This course includes several design projects which emphasize the fundamentals of graphics as a language for communication in all engineering fields. Students in engineering teams apply research, technology, science, mathematical concepts and skills to design, test, and analyze engineering projects. Required $10 lab fee.

GREEN ARCHITECTURE
(8607) Semester

This course provides an alternative approach to construction and building. The "green" architect attempts to safeguard air, water, and earth by choosing eco-friendly building materials and construction practices. In this class, you’ll have hands on opportunities while working individually and in group settings. Required $10 lab fee

EXPLORING COMPUTER SCIENCE (DIGITAL STUDIES CREDIT)
(8680) Semester

Exploring Computer Science was designed by both the University of California, and the University of Oregon in conjunction with industry giants like Facebook and Google. It takes the concepts of computer science and breaks them down into easy to understand lessons. Students will learn to do such things as computer problem solving with Legos and design flow with candy bars.  The best part is students get Digital Studies credit from this class, have fun, and will look forward to coming to class every day. Required $10 lab fee.

Fine Arts

BAND

JAZZ Band
(1840) Year

Jazz Band is a class designed for students who want to explore music more fully. Emphasis will be placed on listening skills, music theory, jazz scales, jazz articulations, and improvisation. Students will have performances throughout the year and will play at other special events. Students enrolled in Jazz Band must also be enrolled in another full-year music class.

BAND 3 ADVANCED
(1840) Year

Brass, Woodwind or Percussion. Advanced playing techniques will be stressed; high level of commitment due to the many public performances is required.  9th grade students who have taken beginning band and intermediate band will be allowed to register. Prerequisite: Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Audition or Teacher Approval

ADVANCED PERCUSSION
(1847) Year

All percussionists who have successfully completed the intermediate percussion class should register for this course, which offers continuing instruction on drums, mallets, timpani, and auxiliary percussion. Students pay a $95.00 district use fee to use school instruments.  A high level of commitment due to many public performances is required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intermediate Percussion.


CHOIR

CHOIR 2/3 - MIXED (NON-AUDITION)
(1720) Year

Mixed choir will develop your vocal and music reading skills and build confidence.  Challenge yourself to singing in 3 and 4-part harmonies. Students must have had Choir Level one, music exploration or completed 3 levels of piano to ensure understanding of basic music symbols and theory concepts. Required $10 class fee as well as a shirt fee (TBD). 

CHOIR 3 - ROLLING THUNDER
(1820) Year

This course is an auditioned choir for primarily 9th grade students who have demonstrated ability in choral performance while continuing to work towards mastery in the areas of tone production, proper diction and musical interpretation. Music reading ability as well as applications/auditions are required.  Emphasis is on reading 3-4-part mixed score (SATB). Two semesters of choir or three years of piano instruction are required.  There are several performances each term. As representatives of CJH, students are expected to maintain good grades and citizenship.  Required $10 class fee as well as the purchase of required uniform (approximately $75).


ORCHESTRA

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
(1760) YEAR

This class is for advanced junior high string players and focuses on intonation, upper positions, rhythm, harmony, balance and phrasing.  This is a performance-oriented class with required performances at District orchestra and solo & ensemble festivals.  Home practice is required.


THEATER

tHEATER 1
(4230) semester

Students explore the fundamentals of acting with the utilization of exercises and games, through which the students develop ensemble and individual performance skills. Students are introduced to basic theatrical terminology; basic elements and principles of theatrical performance; and the process of auditioning. Students are required to attend at least one live theatrical presentation. Class fee of $10.00 is required.

tHEATER 2
(4235) semester

This course will continue to study theater as an art form, constructing meaning in works of theater art, and continued skill development of theater techniques. This is a performance class, with poems, monologues, scene work, and theater critiques. Students are required to attend at least one live theatrical presentation.  Prerequisite: passing grade in Theater 1. Class fee of $10.00 is required.

stage crew
(4275) year

The course is an exploration of the duties of stage technicians and their contribution to the total aesthetic effect of a dramatic production.  Topics covered will include scene shop organization; painting and construction techniques; equipment use and maintenance; principles and application of sound and lighting; costume and makeup application; theater safety; the function of technical stage personnel in production work; and dramaturgy.  Student Acceptance by Application Only - See Ms. Howell in room 1104 for more details.  


VISUAL ARTS

ART FOUNDATION 1
(1190) Semester

This introductory course offers instruction in various art media and the basic principles of art.  Each student will have the opportunity to develop a general knowledge and understanding of basic art terms, styles, skills, and techniques through the creation of art.  Required $10 fee.  For 9th graders who didn’t take Art as a 7th/8th grader.

art 3D Design
(1130) Semester

This course provides an enhanced experience with the artistic issues of Foundation I through 3-dimensional art media.  The media in this course may include traditional ceramic clay and glazes, traditional sculptural materials, and assemblages. Students should be familiar with basic hand building and wheel throwing techniques and will have the choice between them for projects. There is a continuing emphasis on studio production as the application of the elements and principles of art are used to assist the student in expressing self through the production of 3D works. Required $15 fee. Prerequisite Foundation Art I And Foundation 2.

photography 1
(1160) Semester

Photography I is an introduction to the art and technology of still photography.  Students will be introduced to digital cameras and will learn to edit their photographs using computer software. Required $15 fee.  Students should have access to a digital camera.  Prerequisite Foundation Art I.

painting 1
(1200) Semester

This course is centered on using color to define form and create textural illusions using paint.  A variety of paint types will be used as works of art are created on canvas and papers. Required $15 fee. Pre-requisite Foundation Art I.

commercial art 1
(1220) Semester

This beginning course offers an overview of the Principles of Design used in advertising, illustration, and concept art. We will complete projects in both traditional media and digital media. Projects will include visual storytelling, t-shirt design and printing, concept art, and product design. Required $15 lab fee. Pre-requisite Foundation Art I.

drawing 
(1230) Semester

Drawing will focus on rendering from life, master works, and imagination.  This course is designed to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving through studio production. Required $10 lab fee. Pre-requisite Foundation Art I.

Language Arts

English 9
(4090) Year

English 9 will help students begin to master the communication skills necessary to succeed in high school and beyond.  The course focuses on the traits of effective, academic argumentative and informative writing including but not limited to: structure, development, academic vocabulary, and technique.  Students will also learn to evaluate increasingly challenging literature including novels, poetry, and plays.  Independent reading (outside of class) is required. Students are expected to bring a book of their own choosing to class each day.

English 9 Honors
(4093) Year

This course will focus on the same standards and objectives as English 9, however, students will move faster, due to more rigor; will be held to higher standards, showing competency and proficiency in all assignments; be self-motivated and self-directed in task/project completions, managing their own time.  Students can expect rapid movement through course materials resulting in expanded literature and writing opportunities.

creative writing 1
(4146) semester

In this class, students will explore different forms of creative expression in writing.  Students will work in many writing mediums, including fictional stories of all genres and sizes, creative nonfiction essays and memoirs, and poetry.  Students will work to find a voice and style comfortable for their expression while learning tools of the trade used by the professionals.

creative writing 2
(4147) semester

Students in this class will be given the freedom and guidance to work in the genres of their interest (novel writing, poetry collections, personal essays, etc.) to create a longer work or a collection of short pieces.  Students will explore options for publication.  Students will utilize peer and teacher feedback to continually shape and improve their writing.  Prerequisite:  Creative Writing 1.

speech 1
(4200) semester

Speech & Debate I is designed to help students speak comfortably in public, make and defend arguments with skill, and develop research and presentation skills. Students will develop a foundation in the art of rhetoric and the principles of effective public speaking and learn about the U.S. legal system. Competition Speech & Debate events and Mock Trial will be introduced. Grade will be based on participation and in-class competitions.

Mathematics

SECONDARY MATH 1
(5130) Year

This class will focus on developing a solid understanding of mathematical functions and sequences deepening and extending understanding of linear relationships and connecting that understanding to exponential functions. This class builds on prior experiences with data to develop formal methods of data analysis.  Students will use properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge.  Algebraic and geometric ideas will be tied together.

SECONDARY MATH 1 HONORS
(5131) Year

Mathematical concepts will be explored in greater depth with increased use of contextual situations.  In addition, it will include concepts dealing with vectors and quantities of vectors, as well as matrix operations and their applications.  This course will include elements that will prepare students to take calculus in high school.  This course will have increased rigor and advanced content that will challenge the minds of high ability students. Online option available.

SECONDARY MATH 2 HONORS
(5141) Year

Concepts will be explored in greater depth with increased use of contextual situations. In addition, students will study complex numbers and their operations on the complex plane, solve systems of equations, prove and apply trigonometric identities, express conic sections algebraically, and solve problems using volume measurements. This course will include elements that will prepare students to take Calculus in high school. This course will have increased rigor and advanced content that will challenge the minds of high ability students. Prerequisite: Secondary Mathematics 1 Honors proficiency.

MISC Electives

Released Time (Seminary)
(810) Year

Released Time is an opportunity for the student to be released, with parent permission, from the school for one period for religious or other unique educational pursuits.  Released Time does not generate academic credit towards graduation.

beginning guitar
(1670) Semester

This class is for beginning guitar students with little or no experience. It will focus on beginning guitar techniques such as playing simple melodies and chords. Students will be asked to sing as they strum the guitarRequirements: must have their own guitar.  Required $5 class fee.

peer tutor - functional skills
(2252) Semester

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about teaching careers, accepting others, and to gain a better understanding of people with disabilities.  Daily participation points are given for working with peers with disabilities in either a Special Education classroom, or as the student assists in a mainstream elective class.  Three papers are required for the course: an intro paper, research paper, and exit paper.  No previous experience is required.  This is a very rewarding class! (no N’s, U’s, F’s, 2.0+, and good attendance required).

student government
(2300) year

Student Government is a program designed to teach leadership, cooperation, and other social skills. It is a class run mostly by the student leaders under the direction of an advisor. Student Government plans and directs school activities and two assemblies during the year. They are also responsible for promoting school spirit, sponsoring a school-wide service project, and implementing other activities as assigned by the administration. Admission is by election and/or application only.

study hall
(2406) semester

This class is an opportunity for students to have extra time and support to complete their homework assignments from their other classes. Grading will be based on classroom preparedness and participation. Students who are self-starters will find this class to be particularly rewarding.

Physical Education

pe 9
(7700) Semester

This course focuses on a variety of team sports, games, and individual sports with emphasis on leadership, courtesy, respect, responsibility, and sportsmanship.  This course also provides instruction aimed at improving and maintaining physical fitness and continuing team sports participation.  PE uniform is required and available for purchase in the Main Office.  Summer PE may be taken the summer before 9th grade to meet this requirement (fee).

GET FIT
(7715) Semester

This course is for individuals who want to improve their level of physical fitness. Students will learn about the components of fitness and their importance to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  This class will include activities that will work on cardiovascular fitness, and include low impact weight training, strength and circuit training exercises

STRENGTH TRAINING
(7785) Semester

This elective course is designed to introduce students to an "overall" conditioning program to improve flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and cardiovascular endurance implemented into a daily class routine. The routine established in class should begin to be reflected and integrated into the students’ daily life to support and improve overall fitness and athletic performance.

Science

Earth Science
(3400) Year

Students who take this class will earn one unit of high school Earth Science credit through fieldwork, lab experiences, investigational research, and problem-solving techniques.  This class prepares students for further study in physics, chemistry, astronomy and biological sciences.  Through observation, measurement, and problem-solving, students will develop an awareness of the earth’s systems and local environmental problems as well as appreciation for the physical laws that govern our solar system.

Hacking Stem
(3444) semester

This STEM focused class utilizes many different technologies and has students engage in meaningful data analytics.  If you are looking for some real relevant STEM experiences for your student, this is it.  This class will get kids wondering about the world, making sense of how things work, and solving some hard problems in a collaborative creative environment. Class may not be repeated. Lab fee required.

BIOLOGY HONORS
(3523) Year

Students who take this class will earn one unit of Biology credit through laboratory experiences, investigational research field work, and problem-solving techniques.  This class focuses on the structure of cells and DNA, and how these structures affect the function of living things; how genetic information carried in DNA is passed from parent to offspring; the evolution of species over time through processes of natural selection; and ecological interactions between living things and their environment, and how this leads to extinction of some species. This class offers rigorous experiences for high ability learners and is tailored to students who are wanting to go deeper and move faster. Some students naturally can maintain this level, and some have to work hard for it, but the bar high in order to create a class designed for high ability learners.  Must be enrolled in Secondary Mathematics I Honors to take Biology limited enrollment; rubric may be used for qualifications.

Social Studies

World Geography
(6200) Year OR SEMESTER

Students will be introduced to the inter-relationships between our physical and cultural worlds.  The course will explore how geography influences human behavior and the role it plays in the economic, political, social, cultural and historic development of a country.  Basic geographical skills will be emphasized including map reading and making, vocabulary, interpretations of geographical charts and diagrams, and a study of the major graphical regions of the world.  First semester covers physical geography, the Americas, Europe, and northern Eurasia.  2nd semester covers the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands.  One semester of Geography is required for graduation; full year is strongly recommended for college-bound students.

AP Human Geography
(6204) Year

The purpose of the AP course in Human Geography is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. AP Geography is a rigorous year- long course that focuses on preparing students to take and pass the AP Human Geography test to earn college credit. AP test offered at the end of the year; not required.

CURRENT ISSUES
(6215) SEMESTER

This course will allow students to develop awareness while examining current issues on local, national, and international levels.  Students will learn skills such as analyzing sources, surveying, interviewing, developing presentations, speaking, reading articles, argumentative writing, service activities and working in groups.  Students will study issues and current events in many areas including civics, history, politics, economics, environment, demographics, and education, as well as school and community issues such as bullying, stress, homework, and respecting diversity.

Special Education

Resource

Classes are offered with more structured curriculum that supports core standards, and specialized instruction is provided based on individual students’ needs. Emphasis is placed on assisting each student to improve skills in core curriculum areas. Resource Education teachers, in collaboration with administrators and counselors, arrange student schedules as per the current IEP and as per available services that address current IEP goals. Only those students who qualify for Special Education Resource services take Resource classes.

Functional Skills

The Functional Skills class is for students in special education who qualify for more concentrated one-on-one and small group instruction. The class is geared toward teaching skills necessary for functioning independently in typical day-to-day activities and to prepare students for both community and work experiences at the high school level. Students receive specialized instruction in either some or all of the following areas depending on the services for which they qualify: language arts, math, science, social studies, and social skills.

World Languages

SPANISH 1
(4620) Year

Spanish 1 provides students with the opportunity to develop basic comprehension, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Class time is spent learning the language with much of the class being taught in Spanish and an emphasis on speaking. Cultural experiences will be based on contemporary daily life with some exposure to the historical background of Spanish-speaking countries.

SPANISH 2
(4630) Year

Spanish 2 is a continuation of Spanish 1 with emphasis on continued development of oral communication skills.  There will also be further experience with reading and writing.  Cultural experiences will be based on contemporary daily life with some exposure to the historical background of Spanish-speaking countries.

SPANISH 3
(4640) Year

Spanish 3 is a continuation of Spanish 2.  More emphasis will be placed on writing skills and grammar, including the use of past tenses.   Speaking Spanish in class will continue, as well as the study of culture – especially the culture of Spain.

SPANISH 3 HONORS
(4641) Year

Spanish 3 Honors is a continuation of Spanish 2 or Spanish 3. This class requires teacher approval because it will move at a more accelerated pace than Spanish 3. The main emphasis is still on conversational Spanish, but students will also work on writing and grammar skills including the use of various verb tenses.

Applications/Forms

Class Applications/Audition Forms

Class/Club Application/Audition Due Date
Rolling Thunder Audition Form  
Counseling Center Assistant Application March 25th
Office Assistant Application March 25th
Yearbook  Application  
Media Center Assistant Application March 15th
NAL Class Application  

 

 

High School Information

Graduation Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements

Davis School District requires that students meet three graduation requirements:
 
  1. Students must complete all academic credit requirements for a minimum of 27 credits.  To accrue credit in any class, the student must achieve a passing grade (D- or better).
  2. Students must complete specific classes to graduate (see document links below).
  3. Students must earn 27 citizenship credits.  Any citizenship grade of "U" must be made up before graduation.

Feeder High Schools

325 South Main Street
Kaysville, Utah  84037
801-402-8800
 
548 West Glovers Lane
Farmington, Utah  84025
801-402-9050
 
440 Wasatch Drive
Layton, Utah 84041
801-402-4800
 
2750 N. University Park Boulevard
Layton, Utah  84041
801-402-5920
 
 

New Student Registration

Welcome to Centennial Junior High School!
 

Call 801-402-0100 to schedule an appointment with our registrar and counselor to register your new or transferring student. If your student is a Foster Child, a Ward of the State or in the custody of DCFS or DYC you must first meet with the District Case Management Team. They can be reached at 801-402-0496.

The following items are required by the Davis School District and CJH before registering for school and we CAN NOT register your student without these items:

  • Birth Certificate*
  • Picture ID (Driver's license or passport)
  • Immunization Record- All shots must be up to date
  • Proof of Residency in CJH boundaries**
  • Transcripts of past grades/report cards
  • Copy of IEP (Individual Education Plan) if student has received special education services

It is helpful for the registration process if you also have:

  • Check-out papers from the last school attended, with the school's complete address and phone number


*PARENTS: You must have legal guardianship (from a court of law, signed by a judge) of your student in order to register him or her in school. If you do not, please process through the Student Services Department at the District Office first. The Student Services Director is Brad Christensen at 801-402-5160.

**Examples of a document that could be used as "Proof of Residency" are: water bill, gas bill, power bill, contract to build or rent an apartment with your name and new address on it. P.O. boxes are not acceptable. If you are using a utility bill as proof of residency, you must bring two separate bills; i.e. cable bill and a power bill.  We must have this information for the auditor.