Junior High Course Sequence
Students will complete a two-year cycle of course that meet the requirements of the State of Michigan and serve as a strong foundation for high school. Because some students will enter the Junior High Program as seventh graders and some as eighth graders, the curriculum will incorporate Michigan State Standards throughout both years. Courses will be organized around themes that connect all content areas and effectively cover the content expectations for Michigan and reflect the skills needed for high school and college success. In the case of science and mathematics, students who successfully complete the two year cycle will have met the requirement for HS Earth Science and for HS Algebra. Students who did not receive both years will still have had the necessary exposure to all content in all areas to be successful upon entering high school.
The Junior High Program will also include a strong Advisory program and Portfolio course to meet multiple aims. The Advisory program will help create community among the cohort of students, develop social and emotional learning and character education as well as develop academic skills needed for success in junior high and high school. Portfolio unifies studies under a thematic focus, to conduct career explorations and to practice communication and collaboration and to meet many technology and art expectations through the construction and presentation of the actual portfolio piece.
A typical schedule for a KWHS Junior High Student is integrated and thematic; content rotates over a two year cycle, pulling from both 7th and 8th grade Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. Students who did not receive both years will still have had the necessary exposure to all content in all areas to be successful upon entering high school.
Typical Course Schedule
English (integrated with Social Studies)
Social Studies (integrated with English)
Various Electives, which can include: