Alice Deal Middle School

 Alice Deal Middle School 
Period 8 Blended Learning Courses
General Course Information

Period 8 courses are designed as extra-curricular blended-learning classes and cover a wide variety of exciting topics.  Courses meet for eight hours in person over the course of a semester.  Usually courses meet one specific day each week from 3:30-4:30pm.  In addition to the in-person component, courses also utilize online assignments and activities.  Period 8 classes have been developed and are taught by Deal teachers and offer students the opportunity to explore enrichment content outside of their traditional schedule.    Students will not receive credit or a final grade, but they will receive feedback and a certificate of completion.

Expectations of Students

Period 8 courses are academic classes.  It is expected that students attend all class sessions and complete both in-person and online coursework.  Missing more than one class or failing to complete coursework may result in removal from the class or disqualify a student from earning a certificate of completion.  While we understand Deal students often have multiple after-school activities, accommodations for missing Period 8 classes due to other extra-curricular commitments cannot be made.

Period 8 Promo Video

Spring 2013 Period 8 Promotional Video. To view this video on a DCPS computer, click here.  


For up-to-date course information, please see the course descriptions below.


Interested in enrolling?

To sign up, please go to: Student Registration 2016-17 

Questions?  Email Ms. Giron (katherine.giron@dc.gov)