Subject matter is more complex and students are exposed to new challenges and ideas including:
- Literacy.8th-grade literacy is about learning to think and read critically and to write with a purpose. Students learn to write to explain, inform, analyze, and argue.
- Mathematics. Students move into the heart of algebra with functions and linear equations while exploring the transformation of geometric shapes and the Pythagorean Theorem.
- Science. In 8th grade science students develop deep understanding of science content topics which include forces, waves, Earth/space, genetics, and evolution. Students construct explanations to science phenomena utilizing modeling, experimental design, and discourse.
- Social Studies. Students in 8th grade Social Studies will explore United States colonization through the Civil War while fostering critical thinking and writing skills.