Our challenging standards-based curriculum emphasizes the development of essential skills, the understanding of important concepts, and the ability to apply learning to real-world problems.
Our curriculum includes courses of study for all students in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, music, visual arts, physical education, and health. In addition, students take grade-specific trimester courses in technology, research, and study skills which are designed to support their integrated learning experience.
The ASMS physical education curriculum focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for safe, competent, and satisfying participation in physical activity throughout life. The importance of health-related fitness is emphasized and integrated into the many course units each child experiences throughout the year. Students at ASMS learn that the development of physical fitness is an ongoing process, not a product. By the end of eighth grade students should have the knowledge necessary to make positive, health-enhancing choices for themselves throughout their high school years.
Healthy Life 7
Students in seventh grade are introduced to the components of healthy life, physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being. The seventh grade program pays particular attention to physical well-being with a focus on body systems including the stages of life and adolescent growth and development.