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8th Grade

The program follows the same school calendar as all other schools in the Iowa City Community School District. 8th grade students are required to take year-long courses in Language Arts, Math, American Studies, science, and PE. They are also required to take 12 week (one trimester) classes in personal development and Applied Technology. 8th grade students also have opportunities to take either French or Spanish and electives in art and business.

Classes meet synchronously in the mornings, while the afternoons are reserved for support and extended learning opportunities.

8th Grade Course Enrollment Requirements

Full Year







Language Arts

American Studies

Science 8

Mathematics (Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry)






Applied Technology OR
Industrial Technology

Personal Development 8

Physical Education


Spanish 1

Studio Art

Applied Technology

Industrial Technology

Computer Essentials

Intro to Computer Science

Writers' Workshop

Earth and Space Science

Onsite Band

Onsite Choir

Onsite Orchestra

Music Technology