Elementary School Curriculum
Primary teachers (K-2) have the important job of teaching students to read. The main focus in grades K-2 is reading and math. Teachers are using short formative assessments to monitor student progress and Response to Intervention (RtI) within each grade level. Special classes for grades K-2 students include music, art and physical education.
The intermediate grades (3-5) consist of four teachers per grade level. Each teacher is responsible for a core subject area of reading/language arts, math, and science/social studies. Students have three 80-minute periods per area. Student progress is monitored by the use of short formative assessments and tracked on OASIS. Special classes include music, art and P.E. Some 5th grade students have band instead of music.
Middle School Curriculum
Grade 6 consists of a 3-person teacher team, structuring the school day around the core subjects of math, language arts, science, and social studies. Math and language arts receive the most attention during the school day. Special area classes for 6th graders include art, music, physical education, and band.
Grades 7 and 8 provide equal time in an 8 period schedule to the core subjects: math, English, reading, science, and social studies. Special area subjects for 7th grade include art, music, band, and physical education. Eighth grade specials include health, band, physical education, and vocational education.
High School Curriculum
Eastern High School provides a curriculum selection that puts our students on a path to graduation, meeting state standards and local expectations. In recent years, options have increased to include the following in each subject area:
English – English I, II, III, and IV, and AP English*
Math – Algebra I and II, Geometry, College Credit Plus Algebra & Trigonometry**, College Credit Plus Statistics**, College Credit Plus Calculus**, and Math 4
Science – Biology I, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Anatomy, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Integrated Science, and AP Biology*
Social Studies – American History, Government, Psychology, World History, World Geography, Economics, AP U.S. History*, AP Government*, and AP Psychology*
Physical Education – PE, Advanced PE, and Health
Art – Art I, II, and III
Computers – Personal Finance, Computer Applications I, II, III, and IV
Music – Marching and Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Chorus
Foreign Language – American Sign Language I, II, III, and IV
Vocational Education – Vocational Agriculture, Park Management, Bioenergy, Forestry, and Agricultural Business
* Advanced Placement (AP) courses offer college credit to students who pass an AP exam at the end of the school year.
** College Credit Plus courses offer college credit to qualifying students.