Skyview Middle School Electives

  • Communications


    Communications - Sixth Grade (Quarter), Seventh & Eighth Grade (Semester) - In this class you will have fun while learning to develop your presentation skills. You will learn to present as an individual and also in a group. You will present at least two presentations by yourself and several presentations with groups and partners.
     
    Broadcasting I - Seventh Grade (Semester) - This class is an introduction to creating and producing news through video. Students will learn the basics of storytelling and news production. Topics include an introduction to the technology needed for video production, interview skills, advertising concepts, and composition and camera movements. Students should be highly creative, motivated and must work well with a team. Students must submit an application with teacher recommendations and be accepted in order to take this class.

    Media Production - Eighth Grade (Year) - This course gives students a more advanced look into the world of film production. Students will explore technical film elements such as composition and camera movements, sound design, lighting and editing as well as story and theme for both narrative and non-fiction films. Students will also study various film history topics through viewings of full-length films from different time periods and genres. Successful completion of Broadcasting I is highly encouraged.

    Broadcasting II - Eighth Grade (Semester) - This class will focus on the weekly production of a televised news broadcast. Students will be asked to create group projects that demonstrate the ability to tell a story or provide information using video. Topics include composition and camera movements, audio equipment, interview skills, video editing, music creation and voiceover recording. Students should be highly creative, motivated and must work well with a team. Students must submit an application with teacher recommendations and be accepted in order to take this class. Successful completion of Broadcasting I is highly encouraged.

    Family & Consumer Studies


    Family and Consumer Studies - Sixth Grade (Quarter) - The sixth grade family and consumer science course is designed to provide students with basic constructs, skills, and competencies essential to a positive quality of life. Students will explore the roles they will assume as teenagers and acquired skilled needed in life. Students will learn the importance of grooming and having a positive self esteem. Also included will be units on basic food and nutrition, an introduction to cooking, and basic sewing techniques.

    Family and Consumer Studies - Seventh Grade (Quarter) - The seventh grade family and consumer science course is designed to provide students with basic constructs, skills, and competencies essential to a positive quality of life. Students will explore the roles they will assume as teenagers and acquired skills needed in life. Students explore techniques in babysitting (child care and development), family living, nutrition and wellness, and clothing and textiles.

    Family and Consumer Studies - Eighth Grade (Quarter) - The Eighth grade family and consumer science course is designed to provide students with basic constructs, skills, and competencies essential to a positive quality of life. Students will explore the roles they will assume as teenagers and acquired skills needed in life. Students explore interior design, consumer education, nutrition and wellness, and clothing and textiles.

    Gateway to Technology


    Science of Technology - Sixth Grade (Quarter) - This unit traces how science has affected technology throughout history. Students learn about the mechanics of motion, the conversion of energy, and the use of science to improve communication.

    Design and Modeling - Seventh Grade (Semester) - This unit uses solid modeling, which is a very sophisticated mathematical technique for representing solid objects, to introduce students to the design process. Using this approach, students understand how solid modeling has influenced their lives. Students also learn sketching techniques and use descriptive geometry as a component of design, measurement, and computer modeling. Using design briefs or abstracts, students create models and documentation to solve problems.

    Automation & Robotics - Eighth Grade (Semester) - Students trace the history and development of automation and robotics. They learn about structures, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students acquire knowledge and skills in engineering problem solving and explore requirements for careers in engineering.

Electives Overview

  • Electives are required for graduation. In addition to the core curriculum subjects, students may choose electives in business and marketing, consumer and family studies, health science, information technology, trades or technical sciences, and other special courses offered by schools. Academic electives include any English, math, science, social studies or fine arts classes taken in excess of the stated requirements.