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2019 - 2020 Electives Information

4th Grade Students working in iExplore class.We are excited to share with you a wonderful opportunity for our students.  For the 2019-2020 school year, we are offering electives to our 5th - 8th grade students. This opportunity will allow students to select from a variety of special area class choices.  Aligning with the Dysart District personalization initiative, students will be able to select their special area courses based on their personal interests.

2019 - 2020 Course Catalogs
Within each catalog you will find the following: 
  • Introductory Letter
  • FAQ’s Sheet
  • List of elective course options and descriptions
  • Elective preference form and agreement
  • Band Contract

Our electives run on a quarterly system, aligned with scheduled school quarters.  Students will be
allowed to choose and attend 2 different electives each quarter for a total of 8 courses for the year.
The students will be required to include one section of iExplore Core Lab, Physical Education(PE) and
Fine Arts (Art, Music or Band). All courses offered run the length of one quarter, with the exception of
Band, which is a full year course.

Please take time to read through this packet with your child and discuss which elective courses they would like to choose.  Use the elective preference form to select your final choices.  Students are asked to rank their choices from 1 (top choice) to 5 (least favorite choice) with the understanding that the school will do their best to see that your child receives their top choices.  Once this form is completed, please make sure to sign the bottom of the form, acknowledging your child’s choices.  We will do our best to schedule students in their first choice classes, but it is not a guarantee. 

Please understand that due to the way scheduling works, schedules will NOT be changed after the sign-up process.  Students that do not have their forms signed and turned in on time will not be able to sign-up for electives until their form is turned in.  Students who do not turn signed forms in will be placed in courses by the school.  Courses will be assigned  on a first come, first serve basis after the first day of sign-ups.

You can also contact any of our Special Area teachers with specific questions about their course offerings:
Please contact Dr. Kasey Romero directly with any specific questions about electives or scheduling at [email protected].

We are extremely excited to offer electives to our middle schoolers and allow them the opportunity to have some choice in their academic path.