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XMS Course Descriptions

Dear Students and Families,

The faculty and staff of St. Francis Xavier Middle School are committed to providing our students with engaging, relevant course offerings and student life activities to capture their interests and provide a variety of intellectual experiences. The course offerings will allow our students to build lifelong habits all while generating a love for learning and a willingness to grow. These skills will be beneficial during their years at Xavier Middle School and will be carried with our students as they continue onto high school. The faculty and administration at Xavier Middle School devote considerable time and energy to reviewing current courses and developing new curriculum elements that are rigorous and aligned with the most current middle and high school standards.

This course description book provides a comprehensive listing and description of each course offered within each grade level at Xavier Middle School. We are excited to offer classes that serve a wide range of academic interests that focus on growing in our Catholic faith, exploring the important areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM), and improving 21st-century learning skills.

It is our hope that the time spent at Xavier Middle School allows our students an opportunity to grow as individuals, discover ways to become servants within our community and gain knowledge as they become lifelong learners. We encourage each student to create lasting experiences that will stay with them as they continue their journey into becoming young adults.

Welcome to Xavier Middle School; we are excited to have you and your family be a part of the wonderful Xavier community.

Sincerely,

Sara Meyer
Principal

Curriculum Overview

5th Grade Course Offerings

Core Courses

  • Math
  • Science
  • Religion
  • Literature
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies

Encore Courses

  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Library Skills
  • Computer Applications

Elective Courses

  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Choir

6th Grade Course Offerings

Core Courses

  • Math
  • Science
  • Religion
  • Literature
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies

Encore Courses

  • Physical Education
  • Computer Applications

Elective Courses

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Art

7th Grade Course Offerings

Core Courses

  • Math
  • Science
  • Religion
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Literacy Elective

Encore Course

  • Physical Education

Elective Courses

  • Art
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • World Languages

8th Grade Course Offerings

Core Courses

  • Math
  • Science
  • Religion
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Literacy Elective

Encore Course

  • Physical Education

Elective Courses

  • Art
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • World Languages

Grade Scale

Course Descriptions

Considerations for High School

World Languages

Completing two years worth of a world language at Xavier Middle School in seventh and eighth grade is
equivalent to a Level 1 course at a high school. This will allow students to complete up to a Level 5
world language course in high school with the possibility of earning college credit as a senior in high
school.

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a STEM program offering a problem-based curriculum that is infused in
all science courses at Xavier Middle School. By completing science courses at Xavier Middle School,
students will be prepared to enroll in PLTW courses offered in high school.

For additional information, download the 2023-2024 XMS Course Description Catalog.

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