Core Knowledge is a clear and sequential body of knowledge that builds each year beginning with What your Sixth Grader Needs to Know, What your Seventh Grader Needs to Know, What your Eighth Grader Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. Because we are a public school in Colorado, we have aligned CK with Colorado Academic Standards. The body of knowledge can be found in the Core Knowledge Sequence and the text Core Virtues by Mary Beth Klee.
In order to be a scientifically literate citizen and keep the students’ brains actively engaged, Middle School Science includes both hard copy and online textbooks and annotation, formal labs and formal lab write ups, STEM with simulations and modeling, and an online portal for students to access and turn in assignments. All Middle School Science students are members of the Technology Student Association and may choose the TSA elective to build and compete in any TSA event at the annual competition.