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.
The seventh-grade Physical Education curriculum continues to provide the students with instruction and active time during individual and team sports. Students are introduced to the fitness center where they will begin to develop an understanding of basic exercise physiology, the relationship between nutrition and exercise, and health and skill-related fitness development.