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Middle School Course Placement Criteria

Please see the attached link for all grade level English, Social Science, Science, and Math placement guidelines for all district middle schools.

 

Math Course Placement Criteria

Accelerated Placement Criteria

Social Science Department

Barca, Susie Teacher
Bushkin, Annette Teacher
Fallman, Megan Teacher
Jindra, Kimberly Teacher
Link, Tim Teacher
McCusker, Shelly Teacher
McDermott, Kimberly Teacher
Orgeron, Dennis Teacher
Wanders, Michelle Teacher

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Course Descriptions

Social Science 6

 

A one year course of study  is integrated with the English program and emphasizes ancient civilizations and culture from early man to ancient Rome.   Literature, research skills, geography and writing are taught with historical themes.  Students use a broad range of reading, writing, critical thinking, technological and research skills in their study of the social sciences.

 

Social Science 7

 

This is a one year course of study covering world history from 500 A.D. to 1789.  It begins with the fall of Ancient Rome, and covers the growth of Islam.  African states in the middle ages and early modern period, civilizations of the Americas, and medieval China, Japan and Europe.  The course of study continues with Europe during the Renaissance, Reformation, and Scientific Revolution and culminates with the Age of Exploration and the enlightenment.  Students use a broad range of reading, writing, critical thinking, technological and research skills in their study of the social sciences.

 

Social Science 8

 

A one year course of study concentrating on a survey of United States History from the colonial time period through 1877; basic understanding of American government through its Constitution; an in depth study of the Civil War, as well as contemporary issues in the world.  Students use a broad range of reading, writing, critical thinking, technological and research skills in their study of the social sciences.

 

Social Science Accelerated (See Placement Criteria)

Grades 6, 7, 8

 

The Accelerated curricula integrate basic skills and extend the District curriculum in humanities while adhering to State frameworks.  These programs foster intellectual curiosity and encourage independent thinking and research.  Open ended projects, thematic activities, and individualized assignments, as well as a variety of approaches are incorporated to enhance the basic frameworks.

HISTORY TEXTBOOKs

To log in to your online history textbook you will use the following user name and password (the user name and password must be all lowercase):

6th Grade

User Name lfms6

Password science6

7th Grade:

User Name lfms7

Password science7

8th Grade:

User Name lfms8

Password science8

 

Clink the link to access the online textbooks:

Social Science Textbooks

 

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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