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Credit Requirements per Grade
6th Grade: Language Arts (1 credit), Math (1 credit), Social Studies (1 credit), Science (1 credit), Physical Education (0.5 credit), Art/Music/Health (0.5 credit). Total = 5 credits.

7th Grade: Language Arts (1 credit), Math (1 credit), Social Studies (1 credit), Science (1 credit), Physical Education (0.5 credit), Elective (0.5 credit). Total = 5 credits.

8th Grade: Language Arts (1 credit), Math (1 credit), Social Studies (1 credit), Science (1 credit), Physical Education (0.5 credit), Elective (0.5 credit). Total = 5 credits.

Although the Monroe Virtual Middle School only requires 5 credits to be earned each year, we strongly encourage students to take additional elective credits. Electives can include, but are not limited to: Art, Choral/Instrumental Music, Foreign Language. Students can also take a Health Elective in 7th or 8th Grade to meet the high school graduation requirement.

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Independent Study

Creating Real World PowerPoint Presentation (Elective)
Course Description: A PowerPoint presentation is a wonderful tool to communicate ideas in a visual way. The real importance of learning computers skills is to be able to apply your knowledge to create something of your own. MS PowerPoint is used extensively today as presentation software packages are used in work, education, and at home. Plus, it is fun, easy to learn, and provides a wonderful creative outlet for the user.

To earn one-half (0.5) elective credit in MS-PowerPoint - Level ONE, the student must choose four (4) of the MS PowerPoint Slide shows topics.
 
Creating Real World Publishing Publications (Elective)
Course Description: MS-Publisher is a unique software package that has a vast variety of communication templates throughout the entire program. You can create web pages, brochures, flyers, letterhead, business cards and many more publications that can be used at work, educational courses, and at home.

To earn one-half (0.5) elective credit in MS-Publisher - Level ONE, the student must create and complete one tri-fold brochure, and five of the choices listed.
 
Creating Real World Spreadsheets and Charts (Elective)
Course Description: MS-Excel is a unique software package that allows the user to create spreadsheets and charts. A spreadsheet allows you to calculate data and then chart your findings either by a chart or by the actual spreadsheet. MS-Excel allows you to work with numbers by addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, averaging and so much more.

To earn one-half (0.5) elective credit in MS-Excel - Level ONE, the student must create and complete eight projects.
 
Parent/Student Independent Study Project for Credit (Any Category)
Course Description: The staff at the Monroe Virtual MIddle School adheres to the principle that a sound educational program should develop within the student the desire and the ability to learn on their own. There are many other advantages to independent study. One is that it can be the springboard for lifetime study pursuing personal interests. Where better to begin this habit of pursuing personal interests than middle school. Once a student becomes motivated by something that interests them he or she can make use of many learning resources. The student is motivated by his or her own interests, not by the assignments of the teacher.

To earn one-half credit (0.5) the Parent/Student Independent Study Project should entail approximately 60 hours of work. To earn one credit (1.0) the student should complete approximately 120 hours of work.

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