Core Academic Classes
Four Core Classes
English Language Arts
The Language Arts curriculum teaches literacy (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) through activities that integrate many types of literature. The activities are differentiated to challenge each student at his or her own level.
Students identify their individual reading levels with the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), a computerized assessment based on the Lexile scale. The data from these assessments and others allow teachers to modify instruction and choose resources.
Students who are identified as English Language Learners (ELLs) or Limited English Proficient (LEP) are served via Sheltered Language Arts classes, a Discovery class, and co-teaching in 8th grade Science.
Mathematics instruction at RHMS continues the Common Core State Standards as well as the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice. Middle School Strands include Ratios and Proportional Reasoning; The Number System; Expressions and Equations; Geometry; Statistics and Probability; and Functions.
Science at RHMS continues the exploration of skills and concepts that began at in elementary school. Balanced coverage is given to such broad areas of science as living things, matter, energy, space exploration and ecology.
Our Social Studies curriculum is designed to help all our students acquire the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to be informed, active citizens in the 21st Century. The five organizational strands of the social studies program — history, geography, civics & government, economics & financial literacy, and culture — are addressed with increasing rigor and relevance at each grade level.
About Our School Day
The school day at RHMS consists of:
- four core classes (Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies)
- two elective classes (including a semester of Healthful Living taken each year)
- and Discovery, a seventh period for enrichment and remediation.
Each grade level is divided into two academic teams. The teams are divided in turn among four core classrooms. Each student rotates through those four core classes every day. The schedule of core classes and electives varies by grade.
Discovery class is a support system for all students that gives each and every one the chance to achieve success! Learn more about our Discovery class from this presentation!
AIG (Academically/Intellectually Gifted)
Rogers-Herr's AIG program offers challenge and enrichment for students who are ready to go beyond the standard curriculum. This includes Honors classes in Math and English Language Arts, and differentiated instruction in other subject areas.
Please see our AIG page to learn more.