Academics

The Ionia Middle School staff is constantly striving to improve the curriculum. Curriculum committees, made up of teachers from all levels and administrators, meet frequently to review current practices and to examine new approaches.  The best of these new practices may be tried, evaluated, and eventually adopted.     Middle School Curriculum Guide

Curriculum materials and textbooks are available for public review.  Questions regarding the curriculum may be directed to the classroom teacher or the building principal.

SIXTH GRADE CURRICULUM 

All 6th grade students will take the following core classes from one or more of the teachers to whom they are assigned. 
        Reading 
        English 
        Math 
        Social Studies 
        Science 
In addition, each student will choose one of two options for courses taken outside of her/his regular classroom.

SEVENTH GRADE CURRICULUM

All 7th graders enroll in 7 class hours.  Each student is placed in a 5 period BLOCK composed of 1 year each of English, Math, Social Studies and Science, and 1 quarter each of P.E. and Health, Computer Literature, and EDP. These classes, plus two 7th grade electives will make up the schedule of the 7th graders. Band students will have one period of 7th grade elective classes.

EIGHTH GRADE CURRICULUM

Students enroll in 7 classes.  All 8th graders are in a 5 period TEAM composed of English, Math, American Social Studies, and Science for a year. In addition, EDP 8, Computer Lit. 8, Health 8, and Physical Education 8 are taught each for one quarter to make up the 5th team class.  These classes, plus two periods of electives, make up each student’s schedule.