English 

7th Grade English focuses the scholar's attention on reading comprehension, writing skills, expanded vocabulary and the creative writing processes.  Scholars will write a number of short essays following fiction and some nonfiction readings. Assigned writings will be structurally based off of the Schaffer Method. Scholars conduct research, prepare outlines, prepare rough drafts and submit final drafts of work. Such writings will allow scholars to give attention to detail on spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary choice, and creativity. Overall, scholars will develop more complex vocabulary, along with the ability to write clear and concise works, while comprehending the written word. 

Honors English

Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation

 

Honors English is a course for scholars who demonstrate advanced skills. In order to prepare scholars to read and write critically about literature and nonfiction text, scholars closely read challenging, complex texts while continuing the development of providing evidence to support their claims. Honors English focuses on scholars recognizing and writing about an author’s use of language.

Math

7th Grade Math scholars represent and compare real numbers, solve problems with rational numbers including the order of operations and exponents, represent and solve linear equations and inequalities, use linear functions to explain real-world and mathematical situations and use proportional reasoning to solve problems. Scholars determine the surface area and volume of cylinders and prisms, calculate the area of circles and composite figures, calculate experimental probability and make predictions and describe data using measures of central tendency, scatter plots, circle graphs and histograms.  

Honors Math

Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation

 

Honors Math scholars develop an understanding of integer exponents, proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations, pairs of simultaneous linear equations, functions, and the Pythagorean Theorem.   Scholars learn how to calculate surface areas and volumes of various common shapes.  In addition, scholars learn how to set up and solve basic algebraic equations, calculate the slope of a line, and utilize basic data analysis methods.

Geography

7th Grade Geography expands scholar’s focus on world geography which includes the interrelated components of skills and content knowledge, both of which are necessary to being a geographically informed citizen. Scholars will use geographic knowledge as a tool for understanding the concepts of economics and the impact of recent history on contemporary events. Scholars will focus on spatial patterns of human and physical characteristics of the world and its peoples, and will explore how these patterns form, change over time and relate to one another in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Honors Geography

Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation

Honors Geography is designed to prepare scholars for future Advanced Placement classes in high school.  Scholars will pursue a more in-depth study of world geography, economics and contemporary events. This includes studies in the Eastern Hemisphere.

 

Science

7th Grade Science continues to build the scholars knowledge of a variety of general science concepts in Earth Science, Life Science and Physical Science. Scholars have the opportunity to explore topics within each of these general sciences utilizing PITSCO labs. This is an innovative method of scientific, self-paced and interactive discovery.  In physical science scholars explore matter, atoms and how they  bond together, different types of energy and heat. Scholars explore natural and synthetic resources and their impact on society.  In life science scholars will learn about the relationship between stimuli and responses of our nervous system and energy related to photosynthesis. Additionally, in Earth Science scholars explore weather and climate patterns and global warming patterns.

Honors Science

Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation

 

Honors science is designed to prepare scholars for future Advanced Placement classes in high school.  Scholars will continue using PITSCO labs to study physical, life and earth science.

Technology

7th grade Technology scholars learn how to conduct themselves as digital citizens by learning and practicing proper online etiquette. Scholars explore the world with the use of technology. Scholars work through a series of projects that teach them research method strategies while exploring technology. Scholars apply technological knowledge and process to real-world experiences, work individually and in teams to solve problems, design, develop and utilize technological systems, and complete open-ended, problem-based design activities. The scholars consistently work and master typing skills.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107

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