Spring View Middle School

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTIONtitle

Spring View Middle School is structured in core academic teams called academies. All academies have rigorous expectations in the core curricular areas of language arts, mathematics, social science and science. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of the California Common Core State Standards. More specific information about content standards can be found on the California Dept. of Education website .

Teachers in every academy are prepared to meet the needs of all students, including GATE, high achieving, struggling, and students with special needs.  Identified GATE students will be placed in the same academy unless otherwise requested by parents.

MATHEMATICS COURSE CONTENT

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MATHEMATICS COURSE CONTENT
  • Ratios and proportional relationships
  • The number system
  • Expressions and equations
  • Geometry
  • Statistics and probability
  • Mathematical practices

TOOLS FOR MATHEMATICS AND
SCIENCE
  • Scientific calculator
  • Computer
  • Compass and protractor
  • Metric ruler
ADVANCED MATHEMATICS (BY PLACEMENT TEST)

Accelerated Math 7 is the first mathematics
course of the accelerated pathway offered by
Rocklin Unified School District. Accelerated
Math 7 consists of all seventh grade standards
in addition to a portion of the eighth grade
standards. Integrated I (a high school class)
is the next course offered in the advanced path-
way in 8th grade, which will cover the remaining
eighth grade standards in addition to all of the
Integrated I standards.
 
LANGUAGE ARTS COURSE CONTENT

LANGUAGE ARTS COURSE CONTENTtitle

Reading
  • Key ideas and details
  • Craft and structure
  • Integration of knowledge and ideas
  • Text complexity
Writing
  • Text types and purposes
  • Production and distribution of writing
  • Research to build & present knowledge
  • Range of writing
Speaking & Listening
  • Comprehension and collaboration
  • Presentation of knowledge and ideas
Language
  • Conventions of  standard English
  • Knowledge of language
  • Vocabulary acquisition and use
SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE CONTENT

SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE CONTENTtitle

 World History
  • Fall of Roman Empire
  • Islam
  • Middle Ages in Asia, Africa, and Europe
  • Renaissance
  • Reformation
  • Scientific revolution
  • Age of Exploration
  • Age of Enlightenment
SKILLS
  • Reading text, articles, and primary sources of Information
  • Chronological and spatial thinking
  • Cooperative learning
SCIENCE COURSE CONTENT

SCIENCE COURSE CONTENTtitle

California’s Next Generation Science Standards are covered by investigating life science phenomena, asking questions and modeling student thinking.
 
COURSE SCIENCE PRACTICES/CONCEPTS
  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Using mathematics and computational thinking
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
  • Patterns, cause/effect, scale/proportion/quantity, system/system models, energy/matter, structure/function, stability/change
Transition to 8th grade

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Mrs. Sneed and Mrs. Hoekstra will present information to 7th grade students regarding selecting elective classes for next year, high school graduation requirements and information about Naviance.  To view the PowerPoint click here
This is a great way to talk with your student about the importance of 8th grade.