Ilima Intermediate School

Curriculum & Learning Structures

CURRICULUM

Ilima Intermediate School subscribes to curricula that is in accordance with Common Core State Standards, and District and Complex Area recommendations.

 

SpringBoard

English Language Arts

 

GoMath

Mathematics

 

HPCPS III/New Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science

 

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework

Social Studies

 

HealthTeacher.com

Sexual Health Education

 

 

 

LEARNING STRUCTURES

 

Academic Teams

In an effort to provide every student with the opportunity to be successful during his/her middle school years, each student has a team of core content teachers who monitor the academic progress of students by assigning tutoring, checking morning and class attendance, communicating with parents and designing programs to enhance student learning. The team also addresses student behavior in an effort to teach students to work hard and become responsible and successful citizens.

 

 

Core Teams

All students are required to enroll in six classes.  All students are on a Core Team that consists of English, Social Studies, Math and Science.  Students are also on a Homeroom team with elective class teachers, (possibly) a Special Education teacher, and a counselor.  The team of teachers coordinates classroom rules, field trips, and curriculum.

 

 

Required Classes for Promotion

All 7th and 8th grade students must pass each of the grade level core classes and one (1) elective each year to be promoted to the next grade level.  For example, a 7th grade student must pass Math, English, Social Studies, Science and one (1) year of an elective class to be promoted to the 8th grade the following year.

 

**7th grade Social Studies is comprised of two .5 semester classes (7A & 7B).  Both semesters must be passed successfully in order to be promoted to the 8th grade.

 

Grade Math English Social Studies Science Electives

7th Grade Required Required Required Required 1 Full Year or 2 semesters Required

8th Grade Required Required Required Required 1 Full Year or 2 semesters Required

 

Elective Options for 7th grade:

  • One full year of Band = 1 credit
  • One full year of AVID = 1 credit (need to apply and be accepted)
  • One full year of PLTW = 1 credit
  • 1 semester Computers = .5 credit
  • 1 semester Home Economics = .5 credit
  • 1 semester Art = .5 credit
  • 1 semester PE = .5 credit

 

Elective Options for 8th grade

  • One full year of Band = 1 credit
  • One full year of AVID = 1 credit (need to apply and be accepted)
  • One full year of Media = 1 credit
  • One full year of PLTW = 1 credit
  • 1 semester Art = .5 credit
  • 1 semester PE = .5 credit
  • 1 semester of Cha-Ching: Money Management (CCMM) = .5 credit

 

Elective Options for both 7th and 8th grades

  • Victory Math – Teacher selected elective program for students who demonstrate a potential for math growth in an individualized math setting.
  • Read to Succeed – Teacher selected elective program that gives students a hands-on opportunity to strengthen their reading skills with technology-based learning.

 

 

Honor Roll

In order to qualify for Honor Roll a student MUST meet all 3 areas:

  1. Student's GPA that quarter is
    1. 3.5 – Honor Roll
    2. 3.6 – 3.8 – Principal’s List
    3. 4.0 – Distinguished Principal’s List
  2. Student's grades for core classes, elective classes, AND Homeroom must be As, Bs, and Cs.  NO Ds or Fs for ANY class.
  3. Student received an Satisfactory (S) for Advisor

Ilima Intermediate School    |   91-884 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706  |   (808) 687-9300  |  (808) 689-1258  Fax