At ACS we include 8th grade students with our 9th – 12th grade students in our Secondary Department. We do this so that the 8th graders will have the opportunity both to learn about the necessary requirements for graduation before entering the 9th grade and also to start earning those graduation credits early whenever possible.
Students in the 8th grade will be taught their core subjects through classroom instruction. They will also take Computer and Spanish I-A classes. Those who are able will take High School classes and earn credits toward graduation.
THe following courses are offered:
English: English 8, English I, II, III, & IV, Etymology*, Word Building, American Literature*
Math: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Business Math*, Math Applications, Functional Math
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Unified Science, Astronomy (1/2 Credit), Life Science (1/2 Credit), Geology* (1/2 Credit)
Social Studies: Social Studies 8, US History, US Government, World History, World Geography*, The Constitution*, Collectivism* (1/2 Credit), Sociology* (1/2 Credit)
Computer: Intro to Programming/Computer Science Principles, Yearbook, Network Basics, Computer Science Discovery
Business: Basic General Business, Business Math
Fine Arts: Speech, Music Theory, Choir, Band, Drama, Art
Psychology: Human Temperament Studies, Inter-Personal Relations
Foreign Language: Spanish I-A, I-B, II, & III
General: Photo-Journalism, Ancient Mythology, New Testament, Child Development
PE: Physical Education, Health
Algebra I Pre-Algebra
Algebra II Algebra I & Geometry
Geometry Algebra I
Trigonometry Algebra II & Geometry
English II English I
English III English I & II
English IV English I, II, & III
Chemistry Algebra I & Physical Science
Social Studies None
Students through grade 8 who receive a failing grade in two (2) or more subjects will not be promoted to the next grade. If a student fails one (1) class, he or she may be permitted to go to the next grade; however, the failed course will have to be repeated along with the regular courses for the next grade. A student who has failed two (2) or more classes may be enrolled in local summer school classes. If the classes are passed, that student will be promoted to the next grade level. Proper documentation must be provided from the summer school program proving that the student has successfully completed the necessary courses.