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7th & 8th Grade Information

7th & 8th Grade Information

**Placement letters will be sent out via email in May each year. Please make sure your email is up-to-date!

CUSD 2023-24 Math Criteria

CUSD Math Pathways

2023-2024 Math Waiver

GRADE LEVEL MATH: grade level math is offered in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and students are expected to cover Common Core grade-level standards at a normal instructional pace.

ADVANCED MATH: Advanced math is offered in 6th grade only. Advanced math covers the same amount of material as the grade level 6th grade math class, but the advanced class digs deeper into the curriculum and has more rigorous learning activities.

ACCELERATED MATH: Accelerated math is offered in 7th and 8th . In these courses, students study a compacted curriculum at an advanced level. Students in accelerated math will learn Common Core standards that cover one and a half years of math. Teachers plan vertically to ensure that all standards for sixth through eighth grades are covered comprehensively with rigor and to avoid duplication of teaching standards already mastered. Students in accelerated math work on Common Core math standards at a fast pace, while also digging deeper into the curriculum and tackling rigorous learning activities.

*Students MUST BE in accelerated 7th grade math in order to take 8th grade accelerated math. *Students DO NOT need to be in advanced 6th grade math in order to take 7th grade accelerated.

**Placement letters will be sent out via post office mail in May.

CUSD 2023-2024 English Criteria

2023-2024 English Waiver

2023-2024 Summer Reading for Advanced English 7

2023-2024 Summer Reading for Advanced English 8


Differences between Advanced & College Prep


College Prep Advanced

Read independently

Read independently, some of which must be from complementary works related to the current core literary work

Read core novels

Read core novels and independently read a complementary work, completing various connecting activities

Read novels for comprehension and fluency for the purpose of literary response

Read novels to promote in-class discussions and writing assignments that more deeply explore the text

Core readings are guided

Core readings are completed more independently and critically outside class to prepare for class activities

Recognize and begin to apply the basic literary elements in analysis and writing

Apply knowledge and show creative analysis/synthesis of literary elements in writing

Develop academic vocabulary

Develop advanced level academic vocabulary

Write multiple informal essays and at least 3 full-process essays

Write multiple informal essays and at least 4 full-process essays with more depth and sophistication

Demonstrate listening and speaking skills

Demonstrate interactive listening and speaking skills including complex literature discussion groups



If your student is currently out of district but planning to attend AOMS next year, you will need to first enroll your child as an AOMS student before filling out any elective forms.


If you currently live within the boundaries of our school limits, you may register your child and select their elective.


If you do not live within the boundaries of our school limits, you will need to register your child after moving here and the child is no longer enrolled in another school.