Gradpoint Middle School Electives

Gradpoint Middle School Electives


Beginning Spanish:

In this course, students will learn basic Spanish phrases and vocabulary through interactive lessons that will include images, recordings and videos.



Who? What? When? Where? Journalism provides us with the answers to these questions for the events that affect our lives. In this course, students will learn how to gather information, organize ideas, format stories for different forms of news media, and edit their stories for publication. The course will also examine the historical development of journalism and the role of journalism in society.


Orientation to 2D Art

In this course, students will experience the creative processes used by all artists. They will learn how to analyze, interpret, and evaluate art. At the end of this course, each student will have a portfolio of work that demonstrates their own skill and creativity as an artist.



Students see photographs every day on television, on the Internet, and in magazines and newspapers. What makes a great photograph? How did the artist capture a story? What are careers in photography? In this course, students learn and apply fundamental skills to use a camera and take photographs of animals, people, and landscapes. Students gain an understanding of how photography can be a means of documentation or high art. Students examine photographic careers and explore self-reflection to further their creative growth as they develop a photographic portfolio. This course helps students select subjects, take photographs, and print and display memories!


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