Beacon Park 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will attend 6 class periods over the course of their school day; each class period will last just over 50 minutes. Wednesdays will be shortened days, and students will be released early for staff to attend professional development and meetings.
Students will take their four core classes, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Since we only need to have the students participate in Physical Education for 100 minutes a week, the students will take a ‘blended PE/Elective Course’ that allows them to do PE two days a week and participate in an elective three days a week. This option allows every student to experience electives during the same time period they are scheduled for PE and also take a year long elective.
The following is a description of our courses in three sections; the core classes, the year long electives, and the trimester electives.