8th Grade Core Program
Language Arts 8 Curriculum: NEW!
All students take Language Arts 8 and may have it in a block with social studies. Students learn skills to ensure they can read, write and interpret literature at an 8th grade level or higher. It is a creative class where Chromebooks are frequently used and projects are colorful and engaging.
Text-based materials: Inquiry by Design
Digital materials: Newsela Pro
Social Studies 8 Curriculum
All students take Social Studies 8 and may have it in a block with language arts. Using the TCI History Alive curriculum, It is a lively class where students enhance their literacy skills while learning fascinating facts and deliberating complex issues.
Science 8 Curriculum
All eighth graders take Science 8. The SEPUP curriculum is kits-based and is hands on and relevant. Eight grade science includes Earth & space science only this year. It will be integrated next year.
Math 8 Curriculum
There are two levels of Math 7 and 8, with the regular level called Common Core and the accelerated level called Compacted. Completion of Compacted Year 1 plus Compacted year 2 results in one credit of high school math and includes Algebra. RGMS will determine in grade 6 which students will be in which level of math, and they will continue in that track.