Curriculum

At Hill-Murray Middle School, our curriculum is focused on preparing students for the rigors of our high school program. With an emphasis on creative thinking, innovation and service, we work to establish a strong academic foundation while awakening students’ curiosity.

The Hill-Murray High School curriculum helps students develop critical thinking skills, creative problem-solving skills, and a lifetime love of learning. We offer a wide variety of courses including College In the Schools (CIS), Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors classes. When our students graduate, they are prepared to use their talents to make significant contributions to our world.

Curriculum Overview

GRADE 6

In sixth grade, we focus on filling in the academic gap between what they know and what they will need to know to find success at Hill-Murray. In addition to required courses in religion, math, science, literature/language arts, social studies and physical education, middle school students will take two to four electives each semester such as art, business education, creative writing, technology and engineering, music, world languages or theatre.

GRADE 7

In seventh grade, students continue to explore and discover a wide variety of subjects. Seventh grade required courses include religion, math, science, literature/language arts, social studies, and physical education. Students will take two to four electives each semester such as art, business education, creative writing, technology and engineering, music, world languages or theatre.

GRADE 8

Students in eighth grade prepare for the rigors of our high school program. Eighth grade required courses include religion, math, science, literature/language arts, social studies, and physical education. Students will take two to four electives each semester such as art, business education, creative writing, technology and engineering, music, world languages or theatre.

FRESHMEN

Freshmen year is about transitioning to high school. In ninth grade, students take a religion course, introductory literature/composition, mathematics, physical science, Phy Ed/Health and up to three electives, which may include world languages, art, computer graphics, choir, band, orchestra or theatre.

SOPHOMORE

The sophomore year curriculum includes a religion course, world literature, math, biology, world history and up to three electives, which may include world languages, creative writing, business education, art, photography, computer graphics, choir, band, orchestra or theatre.

JUNIOR

In eleventh grade, students take religious studies, literature, advanced writing, U.S. history and up to five electives, which may include world languages, sociology, religious studies, creative writing, business education, art, photography, computer graphics, choir, band, orchestra or theatre. College In the Schools (CIS) and Advanced Placement (AP) classes are available in eleventh grade.

SENIOR

In twelfth grade, students take religious studies, college-bound writing, literature, government, economics and up to five electives, which may include world languages, sociology, religious studies, creative writing, business education, art, photography, computer graphics, choir, band, orchestra or theatre. College In the Schools (CIS) and Advanced Placement (AP) classes are available in twelfth grade.