Course Selection Information

SMS Curriculum & Course Information 

6th Grade Curriculum Guide 2019-2020

7th Grade Curriculum Guide 2019-2020

8th Grade Curriculum Guide 2019-2020

6th Grade Curriculum Guide 2018-2019 

6th Grade Course Selection Sheet 2018-2019

7th Grade Curriculum Guide 2018-2019

7th Grade Course Selection Sheet 2018-2019

8th Grade Curriculum Guide 2018-2019

8th Grade Course Selection Sheet 2018-2019


Honors Criteria & Application 

At SACS middle schools, all academic courses are preparatory courses designed to prepare students for the next grade level and beyond. Honors courses provide the same curriculum but are offered at a depth appropriate to the student’s ability and achievement. Summit Middle School offers Honors courses in Language Arts, Reading, Science, and Social Studies. Students who have previously qualified for self-contained ALPHA services OR who earn an NWEA score at or above the 96th percentile in Language Usage or Reading during 5th grade will automatically qualify for Honors placement in 6th grade.

Students who do not meet the automatic qualifying criteria and have a strong interest in taking Honors courses may apply for placement by scheduling an appointment with Summit Middle School’s Main Office (#431-2502) to complete an essay. Students must schedule an appointment between the following dates: April 8, 2019—May 10, 2019. Essays must be completed during the scheduled appointment, must demonstrate the student’s best work, and must answer the question, “Why do I want to be enrolled in an Honors course next school year?” A Strategies for Student Success (SSS) team will evaluate all essays and—in conjunction with ISTEP scores, NWEA scores, grade-level Math placement, and historical grades—make a final decision on appropriate placement for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

 Honors Course Criteria and Application Process 2019-2020.pdf


9th Grade Summer Opportunities

Summer School Dates: 
    Session 1: June 7 - June 27, 2018 
    Session 2: June 28 - July 19, 2018. 

Courses Offered: 

Summer PE: Registration starts (for freshmen) 3/19/18. 
Summer Health: Registration starts 3/12/18. 
Summer Prep for College & Careers: Registration starts 3/12/18.

Please turn to Homestead's Guidance website for additional information and applications for summer courses this summer.