Electives for eighth graders are set up completely different from sixth and seventh grades. Towards the very end of their seventh grade year, students will receive a survey asking them to list which electives of the four they've experienced throughout sixth and seventh grade cycles, including art, computers, music and technology. In eighth grade, students will have two of these classes, each for half of the year, based on the selections they make on their seventh grade survey. Students who do not return their survey on time will be placed in whichever electives have spaces left.
In the eighth grade music elective, students take a more in depth look at music reading by playing keyboard and guitar. Students also collaborate with a partner to perfect duets on keyboard and have a project on jazz improvisation where they improvise on familiar songs. A favorite project among students is the commercial where students create their own product and market it by creating an original jingle to which they must write the lyrics and accompany their jingle with music using the skills they've learned.
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