What Are Academies and Electives?

All Middle School students, as well as fourth graders, take academies. Academies take place on Friday afternoons and are led by teachers, parents, and administrators. They are shaped by student interests and encourage groups of children and adults to explore and work together. Academies inspire creativity, collaboration, and Design Thinking.

Seventh- and eighth-grade students choose two electives per semester in such areas as performing arts, visual arts, writing, math, and technology. Teachers lead electives, set unique learning goals, and evaluate students on their performance.  

Both electives and academies offer students an abundance of choices spanning math, science, technology, art, sports, drama, singing, writing, music, humanities, and even crafts and games! 

Previous Middle School Academies

Previous Middle School Electives