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Brewster MS: Curriculum & Instruction

Academic Program and Curriculum Information

The DoDEA curriculum standards are used to provide a quality, integrated instructional program. The DoDEA standards specify what students should know and be able to do. The DoDEA standards parallel the standards developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association, the National Council of Social Studies, and the National Research Council's National Science Education Councils.

At Brewster Middle School, we stress mastery of the DoDEA curriculum standards. The students' schedule includes class periods of language arts, math, science, and social studies. Students receive instruction in these core content areas on team. Language arts classes emphasize literature-based instruction and communication skills. Writing skills are emphasized in all areas of the curriculum. Math classes include number relations, equation and non-equation problem solving, aspects of probability and statistics, and pre-algebra concepts. Algebra I is offered based on student readiness. AVID and gifted education students will be screened to determine viability for placement in the next higher math class, including Algebra I. Science classes focus on physical, life and earth concepts. This curriculum emphasizes processes of science, as well as the knowledge of science. Social studies in the sixth grade focuses on ancient and medieval civilizations, seventh grade focuses on world geography, and eighth grade social studies focuses on U.S. history.

In addition to the core curriculum courses (math, language arts, science, and social studies), Brewster Middle School offers exploratory and special classes. Input from the parents is solicited for their child's assignment to exploratory and special classes. An exploratory or special class may be canceled if the student enrollment is too low. If this happens, the students would be reassigned to another exploratory class, and the student's parent would receive an updated class schedule from a school counselor or the homeroom teacher.

Student class schedule changes will not be made after the third day of the student's assignment to the class, unless the class is overfull or the class enrollment is too low. Any deviation from this guidance/procedure will require approval from the principal.

Placement in high school credit courses, higher grade math, Algebra I, Spanish I, and Spanish II can take place if students meet certain requirements and if there is parental consent. More information can be found in the student handbook.

Elective Courses Brewster Middle School

 

Course Descriptions 2017

 

Course Name Course Number Course Grade Length Type
-Language Arts 6 LAEF31 6 36
-Language Arts 7 LAE131 7 36
-Language Arts 8 LAE231 8 36
-Mathematics 7 MAZ131 7 36
-Mathematics 6 MAZF31 6 36
-Mathematics 8 MAZ231 8 36
-Reading 6 RERF31 6 36
-Reading 7 RER131 7 36
-Reading 8 RER231 8 36
Accelerated Math 7/8 MAM102 7 36
Advanced Band M MUI103 5,6,7,8 36
Advisory 6 AADF01 6 36
Advisory 7 AAD101 7 36
Advisory 8 AAD201 8 36
Algebra I C MAA201C 7,8 36
Applied Tech A PTE101 5,6,7,8 9
Applied Tech AB PTE103 5,6,7,8 18
Applied Tech B PTE102 5,6,7,8 9
Art 6 A ARAF01 6 9
Art 6 AB ARAF03 6 18
Art 6-8 A ARA101 6,7,8 9
Art 6-8 AB ARA103 6,7,8 18
Art 6-8 B ARA102 6,7,8 9
AVID M LAV101 6,7,8 36
Beginning Band M MUI101 5,6,7,8 36
Beginning Chorus M MUV101 5,6,7,8 36
Chorus A MUV101E 6,7,8 9
Computer Srv-Supp M PTI109 7,8 36
Creative Thinking AACE04 6,7,8 36
Creative Thinking A AACE01 6,7,8 9
Creative Thinking AB AACE03 5,6,7,8 18
Creative Thinking B AACE02 6,7,8 9
Creative Writing A LACE01E 6,7,8 9
Creative Writing AB LACE03E 6,7,8 18
Designated Planning Period (DPP) DPP001 9,10,11,12
ESL-1 Starting M 1hr LAAD01 6,7,8 36
ESL-2 Emerging M 1hr LAAE01 6,7,8 36
ESL-3 Developing M 1hr LAAF01 7,8 36
ESL-4 Expanding M 1hr LAA101 5, 6, 7, 8 36
ESL-5 Bridging M 1hr LAA201 5, 6, 7, 8 36
Focus Community Exper M 1hr SEC131 5,6,7,8 36
Focus Daily Living M 1hr SED131 5,6,7,8 36
Focus ELA M 1hr SEL131 5,6,7,8 36
Focus Math M 1hr SEM131 5,6,7,8 36
Focus Social/Leisure M 1hr SES131 5,6,7,8 36
Focus Vocational Skills M 1hr SEV131 5,6,7,8 36
Graphics Comm A PTI110 7,8 9
Graphics Comm AB PTI112 7,8 18
Graphics Comm B PTI111 7,8 9
Guitar I M MUS101 5,6,7,8 36
Health Ed 6 A HLMF01 6 9
Health Ed 7 A HLM101 7 9
Health Ed 7 AB HLM103 7 18
Health Ed 8 A HLM201 8 9
Health Ed 8 AB HLM203 8 18
Instructional Resource Period (IRP) IRP001 9,10,11,12
Int Lang Arts-Read 6 LARF01 6 36
Integrated Sci I SCGF02 6 36
Integrated Sci II SCG102 7 36
Integrated Sci III SCG202 8 36
Intermediate Band M MUI102 5,6,7,8 36
Intermediate Chorus M MUV102 5,6,7,8 36
Language Arts 7 LAE101 7 36
Language Arts 8 LAE201 8 36
Learning Strateg. M AAC131 7,8 36
Lunch AAC102 7,8 36
Mathematics 6 MAMF01 6 36
Mathematics 7 MAM101 7 36
Mathematics 8 MAM201 8 36
MS Math Support MASE01 5,6,7,8 36
Music A MUG101 6,7,8 9
Music AB MUG103 6,7,8 18
Photography M ARH103E 7,8 36
Physical Ed 6 PEGF04 6 36
Physical Ed 6 A PEGF01 6 9
Physical Ed 6 AB PEGF03 6 18
Physical Ed 6 B PEGF02 6 9
Physical Ed 7 A PEG101 7 9
Physical Ed 7 AB PEG103 7 18
Physical Ed 8 A PEG201 8 9
Physical Ed 8 AB PEG203 8 18
Piano I M MUS105 5,6,7,8 36
Reading 6 REDF01 6 36
Reading 7 RED104 7 36
Reading 8 RED204 8 36
Reading Lab 6 - 1hr REDF05 5 36
Reading Lab 6 - 2hr REDF06 6 36
Reading Lab 7 - 2hr RED106 7 36
Reading Lab 8 - 2hr RED206 8 36
Seminar 6 AAHF02 6 36
Seminar 7 AAH102 7 36
Seminar 8 AAH202 8 36
Seminar M AAH101 7,8 36
Social Studies 6 World History SSEF01 6 36
Spanish I A FLSF01 6,7,8 9
Spanish I AB FLSF03 6,7,8 18
Spanish I B FLSF02 6,7,8 9
Spanish I C FLS101C 7,8 36
Study Skills A AAS101 5,6,7,8 9
US History 8 SSU201 8 36
Virtual School Course VSC001 9,10,11,12 36
World Geography 7 SSC101 7 36
YearbookProduction AB AAY103 7,8 18
YearbookProduction M AAY101 7,8 36