Junior High Course Registration

  • Registering for junior high is an exciting time for junior high families. WDMCS wants to make this process easy by providing as much information online and providing opportunities to answer questions at parent/guardian meetings. Registration for the 2022-23 school year will take place in February 2022.

    Steps to Registration

    1. Early February: Students meet with counselor and teachers to learn about recommended courses for the next school year.
      1. Incoming Seventh Graders: parents can participate in a virtual parent information meeting about the next year's registration process. Students participate in virtual tours.
      2. Incoming Eighth Graders: parents can view video on registration process.
    2. Mid-February: Parents and students review course listings and connect with teachers or the counselor with questions.
      1. Students log into Canvas and review steps with their parents for registering online through a Canvas course.
      2. Students and parents finalize course choices and register through Canvas Course.

    Download Junior High Course Catalog

  • Advanced Pathways

    Advanced course options are available in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Deciding to take an advanced class is a challenging and exciting decision to make.

    Please consider the following when weighing a decision to take an advanced class.

    Key Learner Characteristics

    • High interest in learning academic subject at an advanced level
    • Positive attitude about engaging in challenging academic work both at school and outside of school
    • Successful managers of their time (able to multitask, to prioritize activities, to make deadlines, and to balance academic & extracurricular activities well)

    Enrollment Considerations

    • A pattern of strong classroom performance
    • Supportive assessment performance examples: State Assessments (Iowa Assessments), Cognitive Abilities Test, Belin-Blank, and Summative Assessment Tools (Final Course Exams).
    • Student ability to self-advocate

    Self-Assessments

    Please download and print a self-assessment and include with your registration forms.

  • Seventh-Grade Course Registration

    Core Academics (required)

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
    • Science
    • Physical Education (every other day)

    Exploratory Program (12 weeks)

    • Communications
    • Health
    • Visual Art

    Electives

    • Band*
    • Choir*
    • Orchestra*
    • Spanish 7

    *One music course is required. Requirement is waived if a student is enrolled in one of the recommended courses listed below based on teacher feedback.

    Recommended Courses (based on teacher feedback)

    • ESOL
    • GT Seminar
    • Learning Lab
    • Math Resource
    • Reading

    View Seventh-Grade Course Listing

  • Eighth-Grade Course Registration

    Core Academics (required)

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Physical Education (every other day)

    Exploratory Program (12 weeks)

    • Exploring Engineering Technology
    • Family Consumer Sciences
    • Financial Literacy

    Electives

    • Band
    • Choir
    • Orchestra
    • Spanish I

    Recommended Courses (Based on Teacher Feedback)

    • ESOL
    • GT Seminar
    • Learning Lab
    • Math Resource
    • Reading Resource

    View Eighth-Grade Course Listing

Last Modified on November 23, 2021