Curriculum & Course Guide


Elm Middle School provides rigorous, standards-based instruction in a variety of academic subjects. We invite you to learn more about our course offerings by visiting the sections below.

All of our ELA and math courses are aligned with the Common Core Standards. Our other courses are aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards. In addition, our technology courses are aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education Standards.

Do you have general questions about Elm's curricular programming and course offerings? If so, please contact Dr. Kimberly Ontiveros, the District's Director for Curriculum & Instruction.


Elm Core Curriculum


English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies are the four subjects that make up our core curriculum. Accelerated course options are available in ELA, math and science.


ENGLISH


► Language Arts 6
► Language Arts 7
► Language Arts 8
► English 9 Honors*

*Students will receive high school credit if enrolled in an accelerated course.

MATH


► Mathematics 6
► Mathematics 7
► Mathematics 8
► Core Plus Math I (CPMI)*

*Students will receive high school credit if enrolled in an accelerated course.


SCIENCE


► Science 6
► Science 7
► Science 8
► Honors Biology*

*Students will receive high school credit if enrolled in an accelerated course.

SOCIAL STUDIES


► Ancient Civilizations
► United States History
► Civics**

**All students will receive high school credit upon completion of this course.


Elm Courses


See the sections below for descriptions of the courses offered at Elm during 2020-21.

Please note that "Career Studies" courses are 30-minute, 12-week-long pass/fail classes that expose students to multiple career pathways.

Students take one career study class each trimester, or three per year. The goal is for students to gain a wide exposure to possible career fields in 6th and 7th grade, and then to begin narrowing their focus in 8th grade.