We’re excited to announce that middle school students now have an additional elective choice: Art. Middle school students take two electives, and the electives meet for shorter periods than other middle school classes.
A number of factors restrict enrollment in some electives, including classroom space and available equipment.
Because of these factors, rising seventh and eighth graders will indicate their first through fourth choices on the form parents will receive via email next week.
Elective opportunities for the 2018–2019 school year:
- Chorus (divided by gender so meets every other day; on alternate days, students will take Digital Literacy, Handbells, or SOAR©: Learning for Life)
- Digital Literacy
- Handbells ($25 per semester equipment fee when taken daily; $25 per year equipment fee when taken opposite chorus)
- Orchestra (by audition)
- SOAR©: Learning for Life
Music groups may be taken both years. Other courses are taken once; this includes Digital Literacy and SOAR (taking one of these courses opposite chorus precludes a student from taking the combined Digital Literacy & SOAR class).
For details about the courses above, please visit the course pages on BJA’s website. Questions? Please contact the academic office.