Middle School Course Sequence
This model represents the ideal. We acknowledge that all students develop at different rates. Some students may not be ready to begin language study in Grade 6, although it is advised. Also, the math track allows for differentiation for the need of the student. Admission to the high school program, however, requires that students have completed Year One of Language B and Algebra 1 to enter a high school IB program. Students are also strongly encouraged to have had World History and Geography 1 and Earth Science before high school in order to be eligible for the Advanced Studies Diploma given by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Finally, Mandarin Chinese has been added as a Language B option for sixth graders in 2011-12.
*Electives may include, depending on the site, beginning band, intermediate band, advanced band, chorus, art, creative writing workshop, journalism, drama, independent living, word processing/personal typing, or technology/synergistic.