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Curriculum

For more information, please refer to the Course Catalog.

Academic standards are a primary focus in every class. Thematic units are in place within and across grade levels to strengthen the entire core curriculum. All teachers at Cunha are fully credentialed.

 

All students receive 84 minutes of language arts a day, fostering strong academic growth in reading, writing and language. All students gain access to language arts, math, science and social studies. Elective options foster a broad range of social and academic growth.

 

6th Grade: All sixth grade students participate in the following:

  • Language Arts

  • Math – Common Core Math 6

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Physical Education

  • Elective

    1. Students may take a 8-week exploratory wheel that includes Shop, Art, Drama, Home Ec, Computers, and Music Appreciation.

    2. OR students may choose to participate in our year round music program, that can span all three years (6th, 7th and 8th grade).

  • Outdoor Education - All sixth graders have the opportunity to participate in San Mateo Outdoor Education week. Watch for announcements regarding parent meeting and more information in the fall.

 

7th Grade: All seventh grade students participate in the following:

  • Language Arts

  • Math – Common Core Math 7

  • Social Science

  • Science

  • Physical Education

  • Elective – Seventh graders may participate in the 7th grade wheel with Shop, Art, Drama, Home Ec, Computers, and Music Appreciation, OR a full year of Concert Band.

 

8th Grade: All eight grade students participate in the following:

  • Language Arts

  • Math – Common Core Math 8 and Common Core Algebra 1.

  • Science – Science projects are produced and all 8th graders participate in the Science Fair.

  • Social Studies

  • Physical Education

  • Electives - Art, Shop, Multimedia (Journalism & Yearbook), Advanced Technology, Home Economics
    OR AVID OR Symphonic Band.

  • Washington D.C. - All eighth grade students are invited to participate in a week long field trip.