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Deciding which elective to take?
Talk to your counselor!

Going Far!

Palms 8th graders can take a trip to the East Coast!

Learn more about Eighth Grade.

8th Grade Courses and Electives

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Required Courses
Category Course
English English 8 AB
Social Science United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict 8 AB

One of the following:

  • Algebra Readiness
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
Science Science 8 AB
Physical Education 8th Grade Physical Education
Elective Courses
Category Elective Requires the approval of
Art Art  
  Advanced Art Ms. Goldin
  Design Craft  
Choral Music Choir  
  Advanced Choir Mrs. Chi
General Ballet Folklórico Mrs. Santana
  English Language Development Intervention  
  Introduction to Computers  
  Stage Crew Mr. Kravets
  Video Production (Theatre & Media) Ms. Clark
  Yearbook Ms. Goldberg
Instrumental Music Winds & Percussion Ms. Jones
  Strings Ms. Jones
  Band Ms. Jones and audition
  Orchestra Ms. Jones and audition
Service Teacher Assistant a specific teacher
  Office Service your Counselor
  Leadership Mr. Nicholson
Elective Sign-Ups

Students can indicate their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd elective choices when they meet with their counselor in the Spring of 7th grade. The counselors will try to accommodate each student's preferences, although not everyone can have their first choice.