- Career and Technical Education (CTE)
- Fine Arts
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Social Studies
- World Languages
- Other Electives
- Selection Process Classes
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
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 4 quarter 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 and more. 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
WORD PROCESSING (7575-Semester): 7th Grade. Highly Recommended Course for students who type less than 25 w.p.m. Students 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 Intro to Python. 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
INTRO TO PYTHON (7775-Semester): 8th Grade. Prerequisite Creative Coding 1. Python is a language with simple syntax, and a powerful set of libraries. it is an interpreted language, with a rich programming environment, including a robust debugger and profiler. While it is easy for beginners to learn, it is widely used in many scientific areas for data exploration. This course is an introduction to the Python programming language for students without prior programming experience. Creative Coding 1 is a prerequisite. Fee $6.
ROBOTICS (6609-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 (7430 - 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.
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):
LITERATURE SURVEY (4145-Semester) 7th, 8th 9th grades: In this class you will read classic literature, engage in discussion, and analyze the text and author’s writing style. Students should be comfortable reading and analyzing complex text. The class will focus on writer such as Shakespeare and teach the reading, writing, and discussion skills required to analyze high-quality literature.
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 our band teachers 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 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- Full 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
Music Exploration (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 1 TENOR/BASS (2305-Semester) 7th, 8th and 9th Grade: S/A and T/B choir is open to all students. No musical training or experience is required. In this class students will learn the basics of unison, 2-part, and 3-part singing. This choir will perform at several concerts during the year, listen to and perform many musical styles, learn how to read music, and will come to understand the basics of music theory. Fee $10
CHOIR 1 MIXED (2301-Semester) Prerequisite Choir 1 S/A or T/B 7th Grade: This half year class is offered in the Spring and should be taken after taking the S/A or T/B choir. In this class, students will continue learning basic music fundamentals, perform at multiple concerts, and will build off what they learned in their 1st semester of choir. Fee $10
CHOIR 2 MIXED CHORALE (2307 – Full Year or Semester): 8th and 9th Grade: This class is made up of second year choir students. In this class, students will build off what they learned in the previous year and will experience higher levels of choral singing. They will explore new musical styles, perform at multiple concerts throughout the year, continue reading music, and will refine their vocal technique. Fee $10
CHOIR 2 S/A CADENCE - (2308 - Semester) 8th and 9th Grade: This choir is by audition for Soprano and Alto singers.
CHOIR 3 CONCERT CHOIR (2310 - Full Year): 8th and 9th Grade. Concert Choir, or the advanced choir, is the premier choir group at Farmington Junior High. Concert Choir is an audition only group. This choir performs several times a year at multiple community events and festivals. This class is intended for students who are very serious about perusing an advanced singing experience and are willing to perform at a very high level. Auditions for this class will be held at the end of March. Fee $10 + a uniform fee.
- ART FOUNDATIONS 1A (2101-Semester): Grades 7-9. Prerequisite to all other art classes. 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 2D and 3D materials. Higher level thinking skills and visual perception will be developed. We will also introduce art criticism and aesthetics. Fee $15
- ART FOUNDATIONS 1B (2101-Semester): Grade 7 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 $15
- ART 2D (2102 - Semester): Grade 8 Prerequisite Art 1A. This course is designed to provide an overview and introduction to Visual Arts through studying a variety of art media and techniques, with an emphasis on drawing and painting. 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 complete longer, more focused projects. 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 $15
- 3D Design 1 (2118 - Semester): Prerequisite Art 1A. This course provides an overview and introduction to three-dimensional art through the medium of clay. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher level thinking, expand on the creative process, and introduce the elements and principles of visual expression. Students will develop the visual vocabulary, technical skills, and critical thinking necessary to engage in creative problem solving. Fee $15
- 3D DESIGN 2 (2119 - Semester): 9th Grade Prerequisite Art 1A. This is an intermediate level class working with the mediums of clay and glass. With an emphasis on studio production and craftsmanship, this course is designed to develop higher level thinking. Students will create artwork that reflects their own ideas and skills and what they’ve learned. Fee $15
- ART FOUNDATIONS 2 (2105 - Semester): 9th Grade. Prerequisite Art 1A 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 a variety of mediums. 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 $20
- ART FOUNDATIONS 2 ADVANCED (2106 - Year) 9th Grade. Prerequisite: Art Foundations 1. 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 mediums. Continued emphasis will be placed on higher-level thinking and visual perception including more involvement with project proposals. 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 $20
- Photography (2121 - Semester): 9th Grade .5 Art Credit. Use of digital imagery, students will learn about techniques, terms, composition, color, printing and more. Fee $20
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.
BEGINNING DANCE (2601-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.
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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. If desired 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.
7th AND 8th GRADE ACCELERATED MATH (5110-Full Year): Student wanting to take this class must turn in a portfolio or take the CogAT test 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. Further information is listed below under Accelerated Math Letter for New 7th Graders.
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 (5205 - 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 and set notation.
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 Summit Platform 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. Students will need a separate Composition Notebook (no spiral bound or loose paper in binders) just for this class to keep important notes in, is easy and light to take to and from school for study, along with a pencil, and their student issued laptop fully charged and updated ready to go for class work. Fee $10
8th GRADE INTEGRATED SCIENCE (6100 – Full Year): This science course is a year-long Summit Platform course that explores the constant interaction of matter and energy in nature. Emphasis includes how substances store and transfer energy and how matter and energy cycle through Earth’s ecosystems. Students will value and use science and engineering practices to obtain knowledge based on observable evidence. Fee $10
EARTH SCIENCE (6300 - Full Year) Earth Science meets the general science requirements for ninth grade. Most 9th grade students enroll in this integrated course that explores 1) Earth, Solar Systems, and Galaxies, 2) Earth's Atmospheric Processes, 3) The Hydrosphere, 4) Earth's Internal Structures & Tectonic Plates, 5) Earth Science and Its impact on Society . 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 hands on, project-based learning of science and engineering concepts and practices. Students use technology to research and explore real phenomena. They design, engineer, and "Hack" solutions to real world situations. Students also investigate various STEM occupations by performing tasks of STEM professionals.
HACKING STEM 1 - Minecraft Edition: (6600-Semester) 7th and 8th Grade. By application only. I Hacking STEM Minecraft Edition students learn and research real phenomena. They learn the design-process by designing and engineering models, and solutions to real world situations. Students use the Minecraft platform to bring their conceptualizations to life. *Note to students and parents, this class is not about playing Minecraft, it is about using the Minecraft platform to learn STEM concepts and practices. Students should plan on half their time in class work, and half their time in Minecraft.
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-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.
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. At the competition, the students are required to give a group speech and then answer follow-up questions, so this class has a lot of writing and a lot of public speaking preparation.
CURRENT ISSUES and CIVICS (4523 and 4531 - Semester): 8th - Civics and 9th grade Current Issues. 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.
NATIONAL ACADEMIC LEAGUE (408 - Semester ) 7, 8, 9 grades. In this class, we will focus on learning content that will be helpful in National Academic League (NAL) competitions. The class focuses on learning content from Math, English, Literature, Science, History, Geography, and Current Events, as well as presentation skills. This class will prepare interested students for the NAL competition, but all are welcome. In NAL competitions, students answer questions on a variety of topics covered in curriculum from 7th grade through 9th grade. There is also one quarter devoted to a group presentation. The team will be selected in October and competitions have been run at various times over the years from November through February. Students who take this class are not required or guaranteed to be on the team, and taking the class is not a requirement to be on the team. Team practices will still be after school one or two days a week starting a few weeks before the competitions start until the time they end.
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 application is available in the counseling center.
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 Application is available in the counseling center.
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 Process Classes
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.
- Summer Online Classes
- 2023-2024 Course Request Cards
- Online Course Request Instructions
- Accelerated Math Information for new 7th Graders
- Information on Tryout/Application Classes
- New Student
- Summit Aide Application
- Teacher Aide Request Application
- 7th Grade Registration Frequently Asked Questions
- Boundary Permit
- Fee Schedule
- MIddle School Course Requirements and High School Graduation Requirements
Summer Online Classes
Registration for summer courses is now open! For more information on online summer classes please visit Davis Connects website: davisconnect7-12.davis.k12.ut.us.
2023-2024 Course Request Cards
Online Course Request Instructions
Select the this link for instructions for inputting your Course Requests
Online Course Request Instructions
Accelerated Math Information for new 7th Graders
CogAT testing sessions will be available throughout the 2023 summer for students interested in pursuing accelerated math in junior high. If you would like to schedule an appointment to take the test, please complete the Accelerated Math Form and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
For more Accelerated Math Information Please see the following letter: Accelerated Math Letter for New 7th Graders 2023-2024 School Year
Information on Tryout/Application Classes
Yearbook/Newspaper Application - Open March 6 - April 7 , 2023 - QRCodeforFarmingtonJuniorHighNewspaper_YearbookApplication1.png
Robotics Application - 2023-2024 Robotics Class Application
Hacking STEM Minecraft Edition - Add Name to list in FJH Counseling Center
Dance Company - Tryouts - May 10th & 11th from 6-8am in the FJH gym
Welcome to Farmington Junior High School
New students/parents may call for an appointment at 801-402-6908.
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
- 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
- To attend the 7th grade, a student must have written proof of receiving the following immunizations:
- Proof of Residency within our school boundaries
- Proof of Guardianship, child's birth certificate, guardians current and valid picture ID. ProofofGuardianship.docx
- Release of Records Form RecordsRelease2_1.pdf
- 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
Summit Aide Application
Teacher Aide Request Application
7th Grade Registration Frequently Asked Questions
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 Permits.
Open enrollment boundary permits provide parents a choice of schools to attend within the public school system that is not limited by school or district boundaries.
The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for the selection and transfer of students among district schools and enrollment or re-enrollment after attending a charter school, in accordance with state law, administrative rule, and School Board policy.
Please refer the Davis School District website for information on how and when to apply for a Boundary Permit: https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/departments/student-family-resources/boundary-variances
To ensure that no student is denied the opportunity to participate in programs, courses, or activities because of the inability to pay you can find information on fee waivers and qualifications refer to our district website: https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/parents-family/school-fees.