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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!

8th Grade Courses and Electives

Required Courses
English 8 AB

Mathematics: one of the following:

  • Algebra Readiness
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
United States History 8 AB
Science 8 AB
Physical Education


Elective Sign-up
7th graders going into 8th grade

You can use our online form to

sign up for 8th grade electives

Elective Courses
Category Elective Requires the approval of
Art Art  
  Advanced Art Ms. Goldin
  Design Craft  
Chorus Chorus  
  Advanced Chorus Mrs. Chi
General English Language Development Intervention  
  Logic Mr. Kravets
  Stage Crew Mr. Kravets
  Video Production (Theatre & Media) Ms. Clark
  Yearbook Ms. Goldberg
Instrumental Music Beginning Winds Ms. Jones
  Beginning 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. Medved


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.