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 technology, music, art and physical education.
The intermediate grades (3-5) consist of three to 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 technology, music, art and P.E. Some 5th grade students have band instead of music.
Middle School Curriculum
Grade 6 consists of a three-person teacher team, structuring the school day around the core subjects of math, language arts, science, and social studies. Math and language arts are each taught for a block (two periods) and a third block is devoted to science and social studies. Special area classes for 6th graders include technology (keyboarding and Google applications), art, music, health and physical education, and band.
Grades 7 and 8 utilize a nine-period schedule devoting a two-period block to both math and language arts, as well as a period for both science, and social studies. Special area subjects for 7th grade include technology (coding), art, music, band, and health/physical education. 8th grade special area subjects include technology (keyboarding and computer applications), band, health/physical education, and vocational agriculture education.
High School Curriculum
Eastern High School also utilizes a nine-period schedule and provides a curriculum selection that puts our students on a pathway to graduation, meeting state standards and local board expectations. In recent years, options have increased to include the following in each subject area:
Business & Technology – Coding I, Coding II, Web Design, Personal Finance, and Digital Photography
Foreign Language – American Sign Language I, II, III, and IV
Language Arts – English I, II, III, and IV, AP English*, and Creative Writing/Contemporary Literature
Mathematics – Algebra I and II, Geometry, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Dual Credit Algebra & Trigonometry**, Dual Credit Statistics**, Dual Credit Calculus**, and Applied Math
Music Education – Marching and Concert Band, Jazz Band, and General Music/Chorus
Physical & Health Education – Health, Physical Education (P.E.), and Advanced P.E.
Science – Biology I, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Anatomy, Earth Science, Integrated Science, AP Biology*, and Zoology
Social Studies – American History, Government, Psychology, World History, World Geography, Economics, Current Events, AP U.S. History*, AP Government*, and AP Psychology*
Visual Arts – Art I, II, III, and IV, Yearbook, and Digital Photography
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.
** Dual Credit (DC) courses offer college credit to qualifying students.