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Curriculum

Common Core

The new curriculum standards are called the "Common Core State Standards".  These standards describe what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level.  

We believe that the new Common Core Standards will better prepare our students for the 21st century.  There is a strong emphasis on deeper levels of thinking, communications skills, real world application, and the integration of technology skills.  

Period-based Schedule

The function of a middle school in any system is to provide a transition between elementary and high school.  Keeping that in mind, Maywood DaVinci offers a transition plan to help students move from self-contained classes to a period-based schedule.  

In 7th grade, students have the following daily instructional classes:

  • Humanities (English & History): A three period block
  • Math: One or two periods (depending on need)
  • Science: One period
  • Physical Education: One period
  • Elective (Mandatory or Selected): One period

In 8th grade, students attend the following classes:

  • English/Language Arts: Two periods
  • Math: One or two periods (depending on need)
  • Science: One period
  • History: One period
  • Physical Education: One period
  • Elective (Mandatory or Selected): One period.