- Career and Technical Education (CTE)
- Fine Arts
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Social Studies
- World Languages
- Other Electives
- Selection Process Classes
Required Career and Technology Education Classes:
COLLEGE AND CAREER AWARENESS (7050-Full Year): 7th Grade Required class. This College and Career Readiness course is a full-year, integrated, exploratory program taught in 3 trimester rotations. The purpose is to allow students to be involved in project-based activities that explore high-demand, high-skill, personally satisfying and financially rewarding careers, while using technology and developing essential workplace skills. Students will identify their own interests and abilities and will begin to make college and career goals. They will participate in hands-on, project-based learning in business, engineering/tech, and family and consumer sciences. Fee $12
DIGITAL LITERACY (7537 - Semester): 8th Grade Required class - Digital Literacy is foundational to the digital world. It provides students with a broad understanding of key software applications, computing fundamentals, and living online. Students will have the opportunities to use technology to develop skills that promote creativity, critical thinking, productivity, and collaboration in the classroom and day-to-day life. The class standards align with national and international benchmarks to ensure that students will be prepared to transition successfully to the 9-12 grade digital studies courses. Class Fee: $7.00
KEYBOARDING I (7552-Semester): 7th Grade. Highly Recommended Course for students who type less than 25 w.p.m. In the beginning semester of Keyboarding 1, the student will master touch operation on a computer keyboard. Correct fingering by touch and good techniques will receive primary emphasis; speed and accuracy will be given secondary emphasis. The fourth-row numbers and symbols and 10-key pad will also be taught. The student will use basic word processing functions on a variety of document types. Fee $6
CREATIVE CODING 1 (7743-Semester): 7th and 8th Grade. Prerequisite for Creative Coding 2. Creative Coding 1 is an exciting introductory computer science course that teaches students basic structure, elements, and logic of computer games. Students will explore basic app design and creation. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers on many exciting projects and fun learning activities. Fee $6
CREATIVE CODING 2 (7743-Semester): 8th Grade. Prerequisite Creative Coding 1. In Creative Coding 2 students will learn important concepts in programming language with focus on creativity and problem solving. Students will have the opportunity to look at HTML, CSS, and Java Script. Students will learn computational, logical and critical thinking skills that will help give them direction in an expanding field. Built upon the coding foundations students will work in Code to Success during the semester. Fee $6.
ROBOTICS (7743-Semester) 7th, 8th and 9th Grade. By application. This is a beginning course in robotics. We will be utilizing Vex Robotics robots & software. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This course will involve students in the development, building and programming of a VEX Robotics. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems and binary number systems. Student teams will compete with their robots in district and state robotic events. Students are selected by application. Class fees $20.00
EXPLORING COMPUTER SCIENCE (7760- Semester): 9th Grade .5 Digital Studies Credit. Exploring Computer Science is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. The course focuses on the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational thinking practices of algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today's students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as artificial intelligence, web development, programming and physical computing. Class Fee $6.00
FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE (FCS) EXPLORATION (7403 - Semester): 8th Grade. This course provides dynamic, hands-on activities with lots of opportunity for collaboration, teamwork, creativity, and cooperative skills essential to the modern workplace. Students participate in activities and build skills related to food and nutrition, interior design, clothing construction, early childhood education, business planning, consumerism, and job-related tasks. Along the way, students may find pathways they want to pursue more in-depth in 9-12th grade and beyond. Fee $15
SEWING (7433 - Semester): 9th Grade, .5 CTE High School Credit. This is an introductory-level sewing course. Subjects include sewing tools and equipment, basic clothing construction techniques, safety procedures, and how to read and follow patterns. Projects include sample book, zipper bag, pajama pants, and the possibility of additional. As students complete each class project their skills will increase as they practice the invaluable art of sewing. Sewing materials/supplies provided unless a personal choice project is wanted. State Skills Test Required. Class Fees Apply ($15)
- FOOD AND NUTRITION (7460 - Semester): 9th Grade, .5 CTE High School Credit. This exciting course is designed for students who are interested in understanding the principles of nutrition and ways the body uses food. Attention is given to the selection and preparation of food as well as personal health and well-being. Lab work offers students hands-on experience in food safety, and in the preparation of a variety of recipes and techniques. Upon taking this course students will be prepared to take their food handlers permit test. This course strengthens comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. State Skills Test Required. Class Fees Apply ($20)
- INTERIOR DESIGN (7445 - Semester): 9th Grade, .5 CTE or Fine Art High School Credit. This course enables students to explore their creativity in the field of interior design. Identification of the elements and principles of design are emphasized, and color explored. Other topics included are furniture arrangement basics, floor plan evaluation, area planning and careers. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course. State Skills Test Required. Class Fee Applies ($20)
- EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY (7810 - Semester): 8th Grade. Exploring Tech is a hands-on course where students will study the basic ideas of manufacturing, construction, assembling, welding, and the introductory use of both hand and power tools. Students will learn safety and how to use many tools in the woods and metal shop. They will have opportunities to build projects like boomerangs, toolboxes, model vehicles, and more. Class fee is in addition to regular registration fees -$20.
- CONSTRUCTION (7823- Semester): 9th Grade. .5 CTE Credit. Construction Tech is a hands-on course with an emphasis in wood working. The use of both hand and power tools will be covered, as well as industry standards, construction models (which include model footings, model framing walls, land plots, and individual project choice selection). In addition, students will have a better understanding of marketable skills, career opportunities, and options to consider after high school. Class fee is in addition to regular registration fees -$20.
- MANUFACTURING (7825 - Semester): 9th Grade. .5 CTE Credit. In Manufacturing Tech, students will learn welding and other basic metalworking skills through hands-on, project-based assignments that lead to student development in proper tool use, assembling, and turning metal into usable products. In addition, students will understand basic materials, their usage, and applications, and how to use them in a variety of ways. Class fee is in addition to regular registration fees -$20.
- DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (7696 - Semester): 9th Grade .5 CTE Credit. Use of digital imagery, students will learn about techniques, terms, composition, color, printing and more. Fee $20
ENGLISH 7 (4000- Full Year): The main emphasis is on reading and writing, both nonfiction and creative. The class also includes grammar, spelling, and public speaking. Students read short stories, biographies, and novels in class and out of class.
ENGLISH HONOR 7 (4005-Full Year): The curriculum in an honors class is the same as in a regular class. The difference is that students who have registered for honors have made that choice because of a high level of interest in the subject and a strong desire to be challenged. Therefore, Honors English students move more rapidly through curriculum, and students are expected to show more initiative and ability to work independently in comparison to students in regular English classes.
ENGLISH 8 (4030- Full Year): This class continues to build skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students work with a various types of literature. They learn sentence and paragraph development, including grammar, spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Students also lean the composing process of prewriting, drafting, revising and editing.
ENGLISH HONORS 8 (4035 - Full Year): This class goes into greater depth to build skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students work with a various types of literature. They learn sentence and paragraph development, including grammar, spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Students have an extra emphasis on learning the composing process of prewriting, drafting, revising and editing.
ENGLISH 9 (4055 - Full Year): This class continues the development of skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students study a variety of literature. Shakespeare is introduced. Students improve their vocabulary and library skills. Writing is still emphasized, including the research paper.
ENGLISH HONORS 9 (4060 - Full Year):
ENRICHED READING (4230-Semester) 7th, 8th and 9th grades: Enrichment Reading involves extensive reading using a variety of materials including anthologies, novels, study guides, and other teacher-generated materials. Reading skills emphasized: decoding, comprehension, summarizing, paraphrasing, vocabulary and related study skills.
READ 180 (4225-Year) 7th grade only. This course will be required for students who need help with basic reading skills as identified by academic testing data. Emphasis is placed on decoding, vocabulary, syntactic understanding and comprehension skills and strategies. The objective of this course is to enable students to read grade-level materials and texts fluently. A research-based reading program – Read 180 – will be used to help students acquire these skills.
Creative Writing 1 (4335-Semester) 7th, 8th and 9th grades: Students will focus on the art of storytelling, for both fiction and non-fiction, in several genres. Principles of plot structure, characterization, voice, dialogue, description, and point of view will be studied and practiced, with the end goal of producing polished prose, poetry, and dramatic writing. At the end of the course students should have the basic skill need to take ideas and turn them into written work. This course is designed for the student who enjoys writing, composing, and is look to improve their ability to bring their ideas to life on paper. This course is not designed to remediate basic skills in grammar and spelling.
Creative Writing 2 (4340-Semester) 8th and 9th grades: Prerequisite Creative Writing 1
BAND 1 BRASS (2204-Year), BAND 1 WOODWIND FLUTE (2205-Year), BAND 1 WOODWIND CLARINET (2205-Year) BAND 1 PERCUSSION (2206-Year) Tryout Required): Beginning Band is open to all students. No musical training or experience is required. With the guidance of Mr. Wolf students will choose an appropriate instrument and then learn to successfully play the instrument throughout the school year. The band performs at four concerts throughout the school year. Fee $10
BAND 2 BRASS CONCERT (2211- Full Year), BAND 2 WOODWIND CONCERT (2212 0 Full Year): Concert Band (aka Intermediate Band) is mostly made up of second year players. The class is intended for students who wish to pursue playing an instrument beyond the beginning level. The band performs at four concerts throughout the school year as well as 1-2 adjudicated festivals. Fee $10
BAND 3 SYMPHONIC BAND (2220 - Full Year): The Symphonic Band (aka advance band) is the premier performing group of Farmington Junior High. The band has consistently been considered one of the top junior bands in the country. Symphonic Band is an audition only group made up of the best players in the school. The band performs both locally and nationally at concerts, competitions, and festivals. The class is intended for only the most serious music student who wishes to perform at the highest level possible. Auditions for Symphonic Band are held at the end of each school year. Fee$10
BAND 3 PERCUSSION (2224 - Full Year): 8th and 9th Grade. This class is by audition. Prerequisite Band 1 Percussion.
BAND 3 JAZZ BAND (2225 - Full Year): Jazz ensemble is an audition only ensemble made up of students who have at least one year of musical training on their instrument. The band performs at school concerts, jazz festivals, and competitions. Auditions for Jazz Ensemble are held at the beginning of each school year.
ORCHESTRA 1 (2405-Year): 7th Grade. This Orchestra class is a continuing level 1 string class in which the following instruments are taught in a group setting: violin, viola, cello, and bass. This class is a YEAR-LONG COMMITMENT. Students entering this class are usually 7th Graders who have taken 6th Grade Beginning Orchestra. Students who desire to enter this class as beginners (having no 6th grade orchestra or other previous experience) will need to contact the Orchestra teacher to know what course of action should be taken to ensure that they can get easily caught up and be successful. Fee $10
ORCHESTRA 2 (2406 - Full Year) 8th and 9th Grade. This class reinforces and expands upon the concepts learned in Beginning Orchestra. Emphasis will be placed on developing bowing techniques, finger patterns, musical notation, and interpretation of musical signs. Festivals and solo experiences are introduced at this level. The full orchestra experience is introduced during the fourth term. Fee $10
GENERAL MUSIC (2316-Semester): 7th Grade. General Music is open to any and all students who want to learn more about how music works. Students will learn how to read/perform music, explore different musical styles, be introduced to basic music theory, and understand why music plays such an important role in our everyday lives.
CHOIR 1 SOPRANO/ALTO (2304-Semester) 7th, 8th and 9th Grade, CHOIR TENOR/BASS (2305-Semester) 7th, 8th and 9th Grade: In this class students will learn the basics of unison, 2-part, and 3-part singing and music fundamentals. They will perform at several concerts during the year. Students also learn to listen and understand musical styles, how to read music and understand music theory. Fee $10
CHOIR 1 MIXED (2301-Semester) Prerequisite Choir 1 S/A or T/B. 7th Grade: Beginning vocal training. Emphases in pitch accuracy, reading music notation, interpretation of musical symbols, tone, proper dictation, and musical interpretation. Fee $10
CHOIR 2 MIXED (2307 - Full Year or Semester): 8th and 9th Grade. Prerequisite Choir 1 S/A or T/B. 7th Grade: Beginning vocal training. Emphases in pitch accuracy, reading music notation, interpretation of musical symbols, tone, proper dictation, and musical interpretation. Fee $10
CHOIR 3 CONCERT CHOIR (2310 - Full Year): 8th and 9th Grade. By audition only. In this class, singers will perform more advanced literature and will continue their learning of 3-part, and 4-part singing and music fundamentals. They will perform at several concerts during the year and will compete at district festivals.
ART FOUNDATIONS 1A (2101-Semester): 7th Grade. This class is designed to provide an overview of the visual arts, covering a broad variety of art media and techniques. The emphasis is on studio production, focusing on the elements and principles of art and design. Development of creativity and artistic confidence is the primary focus in this class. Students will get to experience projects involving (but not limited to) graphite, colored pencil, ink, chalk pastels, oil pastels, collage, watercolor, polymer clay, scratchboard, and printmaking. Higher level thinking skills and visual perception will be developed. We will also introduce art criticism and aesthetics. Fee $10
ART FOUNDATIONS 1B (2101-Semester): 7th Grade. Prerequisite Art 1A. This class continues with techniques learned in Art 1A. Students will be able to practice skills learned and explore more media and techniques. Fee $10
- ART 2-D (2102 - Semester): 8th Grade. This course is designed to provide an overview and introduction to Visual Arts through studying a variety of art media and techniques. The emphasis is on studio production, focusing on the elements and principles of art and design. Development of creativity and artistic confidence is the primary focus in this class. Students will get to experience projects involving (but not limited to) graphite, colored pencil, ink, chalk pastels, oil pastels, collage, watercolor, acrylic, polymer clay, wire, scratchboard, and printmaking. Higher level thinking skills and visual perception will be developed. For students planning on continuing their artistic career throughout high school, a focus will be made on developing an impressive portfolio, and encouragement in entering various art contests. Fee $10
- ART 3-D (2104 - Semester): 8th Grade. This course provides an overview and introduction to fine crafts, their media, and the cultures they represent. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher level thinking, art-related technology skill, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics. Fee $15
- ART FOUNDATIONS 2 2D(2105 - Semester): 9th Grade. This course is designed to provide an overview and introduction to Visual Arts through studying a variety of art media and techniques. The emphasis is on studio production, focusing on the elements and principles of art and design. Development of creativity and artistic confidence is the primary focus in this class. Students will get to experience projects involving (but not limited to) graphite, colored pencil, ink, chalk pastels, oil pastels, collage, watercolor, acrylic, polymer clay, wire, scratchboard, and printmaking. Higher level thinking skills and visual perception will be developed. For students planning on continuing their artistic career throughout high school, a focus will be made on developing an impressive portfolio, and encouragement in entering various art contests. Fee $10
ART FOUNDATIONS ADVANCED 2D(2106 - Year) 9th Grade. Prerequisite: Art 2D and a teacher review of student portfolio for approval (Please contact the school). This class continues the development of skills and concepts introduced in previous Art Foundations classes. The focus is still on studio production, but students will be introduced to more advanced skills, techniques, and art medium. Continued emphasis will be placed on the principles of perspective, color theory and use of higher-level thinking and visual perception. For students planning on continuing their artistic career throughout high school, a focus will be made on developing an impressive portfolio, and encouragement in entering various art contests. Fee $10
- 3D DESIGN (2118 - Semester): 9th Grade. This class introduces fine crafts while focusing on three-dimensional art and the more physical aspects of studio art. A variety of media is introduced, including scratch board, glass etching, linocut relief printing, craft ceramics, and cultural crafts such as origami and kirigami and Native American dream catchers. A primary emphasis will be on role of craftsmanship in art. Fee $15
- ADVANCED 3D ART (Semester) 9th Grade Prerequisite 3D Design. By teacher approval only. Students will continue to work on skills and technique begun in 3D Design. They may also explore areas they didn't have time for in previous class. Fee $15
Healthy Lifestyles: No uniform is required
PE 7 (1020-Semester): Students learn to develop lifetime attitudes regarding physical activity and healthy lifestyles. They will improve flexibility, strength, agility, balance, speed and endurance. They will develop skills in volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag football, softball, and other team sports. Emphasis placed on courtesy, respect and sportsmanship.
PE 8 (1021 - Semester): Designed to help students develop lifetime attitudes regarding physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Students will improve flexibility, strength, agility, balance, speed and endurance. They will continue to develop skills in volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag football, softball, and other team sports.
P.E. SKILLS AND TECHNIQUE 9 (1022 - Semester): Develops skills and techniques in a variety of sports, games and alternative fitness activities with an emphasis on individual sports. Emphasis is also placed on leadership, courtesy, respect, sportsmanship, and physical fitness.
HEALTH EDUCATION (1000 - Semester): Required 8th Grade class. Designed to develop skills needed to improve the quality of life by helping students to cope with and solve problems. Students will develop skills and apply strategies for a healthy self by examining the importance of understanding and managing mental health issues, proper nutrition, and human development. Students will also demonstrate appropriate communication skills and acknowledge the importance of building healthy relationships, as well as formulating action plans for emergency situations and evaluating the effects of substance abuse.
LIFETIME ACTIVITIES (1040-Semester): 7th, 8th and 9th Grades. Prerequisite 1st semester PE class for the students current grade. Students may not have a "N" of "U" citizenship as the result of behavior to be in this class. Students participate in a wide variety of athletic activities. Emphasis will be placed on sportsmanship and activities they could participate in throughout their life. Students may travel to other venues to participate in sports (i.e. bowling) a small fee would be charged for transportation and use of venue. A grade of "B" of better in 1st semester PE is preferred.
BEGINNING DANCE (1041-Semester): 7th, 8th and 9th Grade. Beginning Dance will be a combined curriculum of modern, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and ballet techniques. This class will focus on utilizing improvisation, floor work, technique, alignment, musicality, flexibility, and composition as we explore dance as a form of art and expression. This form of art will be discovered through time, space, and energy concepts and will meet the state standards for Dance in Education and Individual Lifetime Activities.
7th GRADE MATH (5000-Full Year): The Grade 7 Mathematics instruction will focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale-drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
7th GRADE MATH HONORS (5000-Full Year): Students will be able to complete honors concepts online during 7th grade math in addition to the regular 7th grade curriculum. Students wanting Honors sign up for Math 7 & Honors. The extra Grade 7 Mathematics Honor curriculum will cover the four critical areas listed in the Grade 7 Mathematics Course, plus ancient number systems, use of different bases, codes, and patterns in nature, art, and mathematics that would interest an advanced middle school student. Concepts will be explored to a greater depth with increased use of contextual situations.
7th AND 8th GRADE ACCELERATED MATH (5110-Full Year): Student wanting to take this class must turn in a portfolio or take the CogAT to receive district approval. Student complete two years of math in one year. The first of the year they do a quick overview of 7th grade honors math and then move onto 8th grade honors math. The site to sign up to do a portfolio is not yet open for the 2020 -2021 school year, when it does a link will be provided here.
8th GRADE MATH (5100 - Full Year): This course builds on the linear underpinnings of 7th grade and begins to build a foundational understanding of functions. Additionally, students begin working with bivariate data and linear systems, and analyze two and three dimensional figures by working with distance, angle, similarity congruence, and the Pythagorean Theorem.
- 8th GRADE MATH HONORS (5100 - Full Year): This curriculum includes a study of fairness and apportionment, including how apportionment applies in the U.S. political system, voting theory and voting methods, graph theory, including Euler and Hamiltonian Circuits used to analyze efficiency of delivery routes and creation of three-dimensional objects on two-dimensional spaces, and the use of sets an set notation. This material can be completed in Math 8 class. Students who want to do the Honors sign up for Math 8 & Honors.
SECONDARY MATH I (5200 - Full Year): This course begins to formalize and extend the mathematics learned in the 6 – 8 grades. A deep analysis of linear and exponential functions, along with descriptive statistics, congruence, proof, and connecting geometry and algebra through coordinates is included in this course.
- SECONDARY MATH I HONORS (5205 - Full Year): 8th Graders on the Accelerated Math Track and 9th Grade. This course covers all of the Secondary I content, but begins to add traditional Pre-calculus content, enabling students who complete the honors sequence in grades 9-11 to enter AP Calculus as seniors. Additional Pre-calculus content in this course includes a study of vectors and matrices. Taking an Honors Math is self select, you don't have to apply or test in.
- SECONDARY MATH II HONORS (5305 - Full Year): This is for 9th grade accelerated math students who are prepared to build on all concepts in Secondary Math 1 Honors. This course covers quadratics, trigonometry, probability and Geometry. It also adds traditional Pre-Calculus content, enabling students who complete the honors sequence to enter into AP Calculus. Additional precalculus contents includes the complex number system and deriving conic equations.
MATH LAB (5905-Year) 7th, 8th and 9th Grade. Students in Math Lab class review math concepts from previous years and are retaught concepts that currently are being taught in their Math class.
7th GRADE INTEGRATED SCIENCE (6000-Full Year): This Science Class is a year- long course where students will focus on Forces and their Interaction with Matter, Changes to Earth Over Time, The Structure and Function of Life, Reproduction and Inheritance, and Changes in Species Over Time. It will be important for students to take notes in a Composition Notebook and complete all assignments. Assignments may be required to be submitted online thorough Canvas. Taking good notes and performing well on assignments will allow students to perform well on their tests which comprise 90% of their grade. Tests can be retaken only if all notes and assignments have been completed. Fee $10
7th GRADE INTEGRATED SCIENCE STEM (6000-FULL YEAR) Students who want to do this class must have strong math skills. This Science Class will cover the same material as the regular science class but with a STEM focus. Fee $10
7th GRADE INTEGRATED SCIENCE HONORS (6000-FULL YEAR): Students who want to do the Honors curriculum will sign up for Science 7 & Honors. Student will need to complete additional Honors materials. Fee $10
8th GRADE INTEGRATED SCIENCE (6100 - Full Year): Physical, earth and life science content are integrated in a curriculum that will focus on change. Students will value and use science as a process of obtaining knowledge based on observable evidence. Students will develop an understanding of change as a general science concept common to all content areas. Fee $10
8th GRADE INTEGRATED SCIENCE HONORS (6100 - Full Year): If students are interested in receiving honors designation, a student will need to complete additional material. Students who want to do the Honors curriculum will sign up for Science 8 & Honors. This extra work will be completed in the 8th Grade Science class. Any interested students need to let the instructor know. Fee $10
EARTH SYSTEMS (6300 - Full Year) This class meets the general science requirements for ninth grade. Most 9th grade students enroll in this course that explores Earth, geological change, and the interaction of atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. This course builds upon students’ experience with integrated science in grades seven and eight and is the springboard for success in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Two primary goals associated with the understanding of how systems interact are: (1) use science as a process of obtaining knowledge based on observable evidence, and (2) students’ curiosity will be sustained as they develop the abilities associated with scientific inquiry. Fee $10
- AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (6330 - Full Year): 9th Grade. The goal of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, and concepts required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems, and to examine solutions for resolving or preventing them, and to help the students prepare for and pass the AP Environmental Science Test to earn college credit.
- BIOLOGY (6200 - Full Year): 9th Grade. This class does not have a prerequisite class but it does requires higher math skills and puts you on a path for more difficult classes in the future. Biology is the study of life! The goal of this course is to explore the patterns, processes, relationships, and the environments of living organisms. It is a rigorous subject in which students will analyze data on matter and energy; investigate stability and change of ecosystems; examine the structures and functions of living organisms; explore heredity, DNA, and protein synthesis; and investigate how genetic variation can lead to diversity and explain evolution by natural selection. Students will also develop science and engineering practices while focusing on crosscutting concepts that will prepare them for exploring different fields of science and engineering in higher education.
HACKING STEM 1: (6600-Semester) Hacking STEM is an advanced learning class designed for all students. Student learn collaboratively utilizing the STEM model of learning which focuses on crosscutting concepts and science and engineering practices. Students acquire twenty-first century tools which helps them design, engineer, and construct their own solutions to real world problems and questions. Students are encouraged to “hack” (build) components for use in their projects. Fee
UTAH STUDIES (4500-Semester): 7th Grade. Utah Studies introduces the Social Sciences in junior high. It will include the study of the physical and human geography, economics, history, and government of Utah.
UTAH STUDIES HONORS (4500-Semester): 7th Grade. If students are interested in receiving honors designation, they can do an extra project. The project will be completed within the Utah Studies course. Any interested students need to let the instructor they would like to do the honors curriculum.
UNITED STATES HISTORY (4510 - Full Year): 8th Grade required class. United States History covers the events and issues from the Age of Exploration through Reconstruction and the Westward Movement, with emphasis on the period from 1700-1900. A major focus is the growth of the U.S. as a strong and free nation under Constitutional law. Social and economic developments in U.S. history are also emphasized along with student responsibility to the law.
HONORS UNITED STATES HISTORY (4514 - Full Year): 8th Grade. In the honors US history class, we cover the same time period as regular history, but in greater depth. We will likely do some of the same types of writing the students will see on future AP tests.
WORLD GEOGRAPHY (4520 - Semester or Full Year): 9th Grade. The longer geography course offers depth and complexity in exploring how the spatial perspective of geography is used to better understand the complex current world in which we live. The full year course is recommended for most 9th grade students because the extended time offers better preparation for the UBSCT, SAT, ACT, and IBST tests required for high school graduation and university placement. After comprehensively reviewing how Earth’s systems interrelate to form the landscape of human development, the course studies all of Earth’s physical and political regions through a variety of geographic themes.
AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (4590 - Full Year): 9th Grade. The purpose of the AP course in Human Geography is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. AP Human Geography is a rigorous year long course that focuses on preparing students to take and pass the AP Human Geography test to earn college credit. APHG exams cost $95 and are ordered and paid for in the first semester of the course.
Social Studies Electives:
WE THE PEOPLE (4615-Semester): 7th, 8th, 9th Grade. “We the People…introduces middle school students to the study of constitutional government in the United States. It is designed to help middle school students understand the most important ideas of our constitutional system and how they were developed. It is intended to provide students with knowledge about how the Constitution came into existence, why it took the form it did, and how it has functioned for [more than 200] years. By gaining such an understanding, students will be preparing themselves for the responsibilities of citizenship.”
The course is divided into 6 units. We will spend roughly the first term analyzing each one of the units as a class. Then the students will be divided into teams of 4-6 people each to specialize in the content of one of the units. A state competition will be held the first or second week of February. Each school is only allowed to take one team from each unit, so sometime before the end of the semester, we will have a school competition to determine which teams will participate in the state competition. Those teams will be doing some work after school between the end of the semester and the time of the competition in order to be prepared.
CURRENT ISSUES (4531 - Semester): 8th and 9th grades. This class will explore various current issues facing the world, nation, and our state today. We will begin by examining the media and how they present the news to the public. We will touch on the First Amendment and the roll of the media in a democracy. We will learn to detect bias and explore journalistic ethics. Students will gain a greater understanding of the complexities of world problems and work together to formulate solutions. Guest speakers will be invited to further enlighten students on relevant issues surrounding them. There will be research, writing and oral presentations to the class for the benefit and learning of all.
WORLD LANGUAGE SURVEY (3790-Year): 7th Grade. Students experience a new language each term. They explore language basics and cultural details for Spanish, French, Latin/Greek. Fee $10
SPANISH I (3110 - Full Year): 8th and 9th Grade. Level 1 is an introductory course for students with little or no previous study of Spanish. The course focuses on all four-language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students who demonstrate Novice-Mid proficiency, it means that students will be able to create a sentence, at the end of Level 1 should continue to the level 2 course the following school year. Fee $10
SPANISH II (3120 - Full Year): 9th Grade. This course gives students the opportunity to expand their acquired language skills through comprehensible input. The course focuses on all four-language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students who demonstrate Novice-High proficiency, it means that students will be able to create a sentence with details, at the end of Level 2 should continue to the level 3 course the following school year. Fee $10
FRENCH I (3210 - Full Year): 8th and 9th Grade. Level 1 is an introductory course for students with little or no previous study of French. The course focuses on all four-language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students who demonstrate Novice-Mid proficiency, it means that students will be able to create a sentence, at the end of Level 1 should continue to the level 2 course the following school year. Fee $10
FRENCH II (3220 - Full Year): 9th Grade. This course gives students the opportunity to expand their acquired language skills through comprehensible input. The course focuses on all four-language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students who demonstrate Novice-High proficiency, it means that students will be able to create a sentence with details, at the end of Level 2 should continue to the level 3 course the following school year. Fee $10
HONORS SPANISH 3 DLI (3132 - Full Year): 7th Grade. Dual Language Immersion continuation courses for students who participated in the Spanish Immersion Program at the elementary school level. This course builds on previously acquired language skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural knowledge in Spanish. Structure and vocabulary are taught using authentic texts. Student proficiency will increase through the study of the AP Spanish themes. Activities in this class include; writing essays, emails, summaries, etc., presentational and interpersonal speaking, interpretive practice through authentic media. Fee $10
HONORS SPANISH 4 DLI (3142 - Full Year): 8th Grade Dual Language Immersion continuation course. This course builds on previously acquired language skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural knowledge in Spanish. Structure and vocabulary are taught using authentic texts. Student proficiency will increase through the study of the AP Spanish themes. Activities in this class include; writing essays, emails, summaries, etc., presentational and interpersonal speaking, interpretive practice through authentic media. Fee $10
HONORS SPANISH 5 DLI AP (3170 - Full Year): 9th Grade Dual Language Immersion continuation courses. This course covers topics in the fields of beauty and aesthetics, contemporary life, families and communities, global challenges, personal and public identities and science technology. Students will learn about different Spanish speaking cultures, celebrations, products, perspectives and practices. Students prepare for the AP test given in May. Fee $10
DLI SPANISH CULTURE AND MEDIA (3135-Semester) 7th Grade, 8th Grade and 9th Grade. Only DLI students can take this course. Through highly engaging activities, students will compare individual and collective perspectives about the Hispanic world. In this highly recommended class, students will increase their language proficiency in preparation for the AP Spanish test. Each year different material is covered the 4 different versions include: A: Ancient civilizations (BC to 1492 before America was discovered), B: Discovery and conquest of America, (1492 to 1779), C: Independence and becoming states (1780-1830) and D: Globalization (1830 to present days) Students can take it each year and not repeat material. Fee $10
SUMMIT AIDE (211 - Semester): 8th Grade. Students will help in 7th grade classrooms where Summit is used. Students will assist as a teacher helper working with students in use of the Summit program. Students must have a strong grasp of Summit. Students will need a teacher recommendation for this class.
TEACHER ASSISTANT (211 - Semester): 9th Grade. Students assist teachers with classroom needs. Students learn to work and are responsible for a variety of tasks. Students are responsible for finding the teacher they want to TA for and getting permission.
PEER TUTOR (213 - Semester): 8th and 9th Grade. This course involves working directly with students with severe disabilities. Peer tutors are taught how to provide support and adaptation in general education classes for students with disabilities. They also learn how to effectively teach basic education concepts by working one-on-one with disabled students in our classroom. Duties vary according to subject. In addition, they gain a positive attitude toward persons with disabilities. Peer tutors are instructed on a variety of teaching skills and instructional techniques and learn basic behavior management techniques. They are also trained how to demonstrate school and community-wide teaching and advocacy along with the development of friendships and inclusion in the school environment. Peer tutors receive a letter grade for their work.
- OFFICE ASSISTANT (2100 - Semester): 9th Grade. Students work at the counter in the office answering the telephone and helping at the attendance window under the direction of the main office.
- RELEASED TIME (850 - Full Year): 9th Grade. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Seminary Students are released from public school. Other groups that have established a program and have district consent may also have students released. No credit is given toward high school graduation.
- HOME RELEASE (600-Semester of Full Year) 7th, 8th and 9th Grade. Parents who would like to have their students not attend school for a period may have them released from school. Students do not get credit for Home Release. See counselors for more information.
Selection Classes: (Requires tryout or selection)
DANCE COMPANY (2606 - Full Year): 7th, 8th and 9th Grade: by audition Dance Company will be a combined curriculum of modern, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and ballet techniques. This class will focus on utilizing improvisation, floor work, technique, alignment, musicality, flexibility, and composition as we explore dance as a form of art and expression. This form of art will be discovered through time, space, and energy concepts and will meet the state standards for Dance in Education and Individual Lifetime Activities..
STUDENT GOVERNMENT (220 - Full Year): 7th, 8th and 9th Grade. Student Government: Student government officers are elected by the student body the previous spring. They are responsible for planning and leading a variety of activities during the school year, including assemblies, dances and hosting visiting teams and guests.
YEARBOOK/SCHOOL NEWSPAPER (4360-Year): 7th, 8th and 9th Grade. Students are responsible for creating the yearbook and school newspaper. Students apply for this class in the spring.
CHEERLEADING (221 - Full Year): 8th and 9th Grade. Cheerleaders help build school spirit by cheering at pep assemblies and home/away games as well as providing service to the school and community. Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum GPA to audition and maintain a 2.5 to retain eligibility. TRYOUTS REQUIRED.
- New Student
- 2021-2022 Registration
- 2021 - 2022 Courses Request/Registration Card
- Teacher Aide Request Application
- Summit Aide Application
- Office Aide Application
- Class Supply List
- Robotics Application
- Yearbook / School Newspaper Application
- 7th Grade Registration Frequently Asked Questions
- Video for 8th Grade Course Selection
- Video for 9th Grade Course Selection
- 2021-2022 Registration Information Presentation
Welcome to Farmington Junior High School
New students/parents may call for an appointment at 801-402-6907.
Registration for 6th grade students is done in the spring of each year with the elementary schools that feed into Farmington Junior High, the following is only for students new to the area and/or Farmington Junior.
The following information is needed to register your student:
- New Student Checklist NewStudentCheckList.docx
- Proof of Immunizations - Students must have the necessary immunizations when they register for school. According to State law, no child will be allowed to enter school unless the immunization requirements are met. Certain exemptions may apply on an individual basis. Beginning July 1, 2018 all students claiming exemption must complete an online course through the state. The web address is www.imunize-utah.org. To attend the 7th grade, a student must have written proof of receiving the following immunizations:
- 5 doses of DTP/DTaP/DT
- 1 dose Tdap booster (before 7th grade)
- 4 doses of Polio
- 2 doses of MMR (Measles/Mump/Rubella)
- 3 doses of Hepatitis B
- 2 doses of Hepatitis A
- 2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox) or a history of disease
- 1 dose Meningococcal (meningitis) before 7th grade
- Proof of Residency within our school boundaries. ProofofResidency.docx
- Proof of Guardianship, child's birth certificate, guardians current and valid picture ID. ProofofGuardianship.docx
- Release of Records Form RecordsRelease.docx
- Student Information Form StudentInformationForm.pdf
- Health Care Form HealthCarePlan.docx
- Housing Information SIQFormEnglish20-21_Printable1.pdf
- Course Requests:
- School Lunch - Click here for more information https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/departments/nutrition-services/2018-19-nutrition-connection
School Fee Waver Form Link - https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/eeffe4f1-5291-498e-9bf8-c8f3a92921ba Spanish Fee Waiver Form https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/aeb21867-5c5d-4817-a822-e2c50e527551
2021-2022 School Registration
February 9th and 10th, 2021 Counselors will get out 9th grade registration/course request materials to current 8th grade students in their Science classes.
February 17th and 18th, 2021 Counselors will get out 8th grade registration/course request materials to current 7th grade students in their CCA classes.
February 25th - Counselors will be available from 3:30 - 7:00 to answer registration/course request questions and accept completed class request papers.
February 26th - Course request papers are due by 3:30. Students who don't turn in a Course Request paper will have their classes selected for them. Counselors will be available to answer questions from 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Incoming 7th Graders:
The week of March 1, 2021 Counselors will visit Elementary schools that feed into Farmington Junior High and deliver Registration/Course Request materials.
March 11, 2021 - Incoming students will be invited to return filled out Course Request materials to the school between 3:30 - 7:00, Counselors will be available to answer question. Counselors will also be available from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on the 12th also.
March 12 - Course request papers are due by 3:30. Students who don't turn in a Course Request paper will have their classes selected for them. Counselors will be available to answer questions from 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Immunizations: List of immunizations that are needed to enter 7th grade
All incoming 7th grade students and new students need a copy of their current immunizations to turn into the school.
Seventh Grade Frequently Asked Questions - Questions are mainly about 7th grade classes Link: FrequentlyAskedQuestions.pdf
I Have a Question - General questions about school Link: IHaveaQuestion.pdf
Athletics and Clubs Link: /fs/pages/2203
Bell Schedule Link: /fs/pages/2184
Maps of the school: Come on into the Main Office or Counseling Center and you can get a map of the school
Locker number and combinations are found on myDSD by going to "Academics" then "Reports" then "Year Schedule/Locker Information"
Required Registration Fees can be paid after August 1st.
Click "Payments" option found at the top of the screen. Select "Pay Lunch/Fees". Click on the "Fees/Fines Owed" tab. Click "Add" and it will load to your cart. Please look through the "Optional Fees" tab as well to pay for PTA memberships, PE Clothing and a yearbook. Proceed to checkout. It is always a good idea to print the receipt for your records.
There are three different times throughout the school year when you will need to pay fees.... (an email will be sent to the parent/guardian email on file as a reminder that fees are due.)
1. In the summer for required registration fees
2. Approximately 2 weeks after school starts for First Semester class fees
3. In January for Second Semester class fees
Fee Waiver - must be applied for each new school year. Fee Waiver Form Return completed form (with documentation) to FJH Main Office. Link for fee waiver in English - https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/eeffe4f1-5291-498e-9bf8-c8f3a92921ba and fee waiver in Spanish https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/aeb21867-5c5d-4817-a822-e2c50e527551 See below for Free and Reduced Lunch, it is a separate form.
Payments for school lunch is done on-line through your myDSD account, or you can send a check with your child to be paid in the cafeteria.
To apply for Free and Reduced lunch. Forms must be filled out online through myDSD or on the school website. https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/departments/nutrition-services/free-reduced-price-school-meals
A free/reduced lunch application does not cover or qualify for the waiver of school fees. You MUST fill out a Fee Waiver application for school fees.
You can pay for your membership in PTA with the on-line fees.
Supply Lists for Students
Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt - All students will be reading this book in their English Class this year.
Most Teachers - Classes using computers need personal ear buds of headphones
2” Ring Binder will be used to the 7th grade “Husky Binder”, you are able to get your own, a few will be supplied to students as needed.
A. Anderson English
7th Grade Honors: "Husky Binder", multiple pencils, blue or black ink lens, a red pen for correcting, Clean-edge loose leaf lined paper (no spiral notebookpaper!), reading book from home, county library or school library, small set of colored pencils and a small hand sharpener, Composition notebook, Ear Buds
L. Anderson Math
"Husky Binder", multiple pencils, a red pen for correcting, highlighter or colored pencil for notes, clean-edge loose leaf lined paper (no spiral notebook paper!), small hand sharpener, compass, Scientific calculator, ear buds
Bate US History
3 ring binder with loose leaf lined paper OR a composition notebook and a basic pocket folder. At least 2 pencils
Bowler College and Career Awareness, Exploring Technology, Into. To Manufacturing and Construction
College and Career Awareness: Notebook/Folder, paper, pen or pencil
Exploring Technology: Pen or pencil, safety glasses are required, but are part of class fee
Into. to Manufacturing and Construction: Pen or pencil
Coray CCA and FACS Exploration
CCA: Pen or pencil and paper or notebook. Students will be asked to bring a used clothing item to "upcycle" during the trimester. Class fee will pay for other class supplies.
FACS Exploration: Pen or pencil and paper or notebook. Students will be asked to bring a used clothing item to "upcycle" during the semester. If they complete required class projects and continue with optional projects, they will be required to bring supplies for optional projects. Class fee will pay for other class supplies.
Dennis US History
Glue Stick, pen to use for correcting (not blue or black)
Graphing calculator (TI-84 preferred), compass and ruler
9th grade: Paper, pencils, colored pen for correcting work (any readable color besides black and blue), compass, protractor, ruler, and graphing calculator (TI-84 preferred)
7th grade: Paper, pencils, colored pen for correcting work (any readable color besides black and blue), compass, protractor, ruler, and scientific calculator
Freeman Applied Classes
7th Graders - "Husky Binder" supplied by the school
8th and 9th graders 3 ring binder - 1.5 inch8 tab divider set - 2 pocket College ruled lined paper, pencil with eraser with pouch, 3 highlighters (yellow, green and red/pink), For home storage of completed school work: a multiple pocket expanding file with at least 7 pockets
Composition notebook, Binder, 8 count colored pencils with pencil sharpener, 2 standard pencils
Harris Choir/General Music
General Music: 2 pencils, white or black 1 inch 3-ring binder (no bigger), Spiral bound notebook 3-whole punched
All Choirs: 2 pencils, a folder to hold music
Henderson US History
US History: Tab for History in a three-ring binder, loose-leaf paper, pencil or pen every day, Optional: a few colored pencils, small sharpener
Study Skills: Tab for Study Skills in a three-ring binder, pencil or pen every day, Reading book
Johnson English and Study Skills
7th Grade English: Husky binder with a folder for each class, multiple pencils and a red pencil or pen for correcting, clean-edge, loose leaf, lined paper (no spiral notebook paper), reading book from home, county library, or school library (reading on electronic device is not allowed), Composition notebook, earbuds or headphones, a personal copy of the novel Okay for Now, by Gary D. Schmidt
Study Skills: Husky binder with a folder for Study Skills (7th graders), A folder in a 3 ring binder for Study Skills (8th and 9th graders), Multiple pencils, Textbooks and assignments needing to be completed, a reading book from home or the library (reading on electronic device is not allowed)
Pencils, 3 ring binder with lined paper and graph paper, TI-30XS or TI-36x PRO calculator (graphing calculator will be needed for 9th grade math TI-84 is preferred), colored pen for correcting assignments (any color except blue or black)
Beginning Dance: Spiral Notebook, folder, pencil or pen. Dance leggings/tights/yoga pants and t-shirts (no belly shirts) for each class.
Pate Business Digital Lit.
A folder with pockets or a section in a shared 3-ringed binder, a pen or pencil, lined paper, earbuds or headphones (optional), a classroom set of headphones will be available, $6.00 class fee
Color pencil, Composition notebook, Folder or binder, Personal headphones/ear buds
Composition notebook, small ruler, two pencils, colored pencils and sharpener, 'Post-it' notes (small)
3 ring binder with lined paper and graph paper, Graphing calculator is helpful but not required, scientific calculator is required, ruler, compass and protractor, Dry erase marker
1" 3 ring binder, 5 - 6 dividers (pocket dividers are great, but not required), pencils (mechanical is best, but not required), Pen (black or blue), Highlighter (any color), something to read, earbuds
Silva Orchestra I (7th Grade): 2 Pencils, Spiral Bound Book of Music Staff Paper, Method Book: “Fingerboard Geography” STRING CLASS book by: Barbara Barber, Scale Book: “Essentials for Strings”, Well-made Student Level instrument (make sure it has been looked over and adjusted by a string instrument professional: re-strung if needed, bow re-haired if needed, etc.), MAKE SURE your instrument has FINE TUNERS for ease of learning to tune! Make sure you have your stringed instrument supplies: shoulder rest, rock stop, rosin, mute, soft cleaning cloth.
Orchestra II: 2 Pencils, Spiral Bound Notebook of Music Staff Paper, Method Book “Essential Technique Book 3” (Green Book), Scale Book “Essentials for Strings”, Have your instrument looked over and adjusted if necessary by a stringed instrument professional, make sure you take care of all string replacements and bow re-hairs, etc. , Make sure you have your stringed instrument supplies: shoulder rest, rosin, rock stop, mute, soft cleaning cloth.
Taylor Utah Studies
Colored pencils and pencil sharpener
Davis School District provides enrollment options that meet the diverse needs and interests of district students. One such option is policy on Open Enrollment and Boundary Variances.
Open enrollment boundary variances provide parents a choice of schools to attend within the public school system that is not limited by school or district boundaries.
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