As part of the Encore Curriculum, all 6th-grade students are required to take part in Guidance Class. The guidance curriculum is based on the American School Counseling Association standards, as well as the Central Valley School District curriculum maps. The lessons challenge the students to consider their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a variety of ways. Some of the standards addressed include positive character traits, bullying, career exploration, and digital citizenship. This class meets for thirty days opposite Physical Education.
Students are expected to come to class with a writing utensil and a charged iPad. They are supposed to treat each other with respect and participate in classroom activities.
Students grades will be weighted as follows:
- 10% - Homework
- 30% - Classwork/Participation
- 60% - Any combination of Projects, Quizzes, and Tests