Grade 8 Option Programming

Computer Science

Computer Science is the study of computers: how they process information, how hardware is made, how software is programmed, and how using computers has impacted society. Computer Science will develop critical thinking, collaboration, perseverance, computational thinking, and coding concepts.

 

Keyboarding

Students add the invaluable skill of using ALL of their fingers and thumbs to type on a standard qwerty keyboard. Games are mixed in with disciplined drills.

3-D Digital Design

Students blend creativity, spatial intelligence and practical mathematical skills to design in a three-dimensional space. Finished products may be printed on one of the school's 3-D printers.

Audio Production

Students will practice the art of story telling and interviewing while learning introductory audio recording and editing using portable recorders and software. Finished products may be posted on a school podcast channel.

Leadership

Leadership 8 is offered year-round and is a program that gives our grade 8’s training in leadership skills including character traits, problem-solving, communication, and team building.