7th Grade Cohort

7th Grade Advanced Cohort

General Information

7th Grade Interest-Based Cohort

General Information

The Advanced Cohort begins in 6th grade and continues throughout 8th grade culminating in students earning two high school credits before leaving middle school.

​Students are chosen for this program based on multiple criteria including Math and Science GMAS Proficiency Level scores of 3 or 4, gifted eligibility, teacher recommendation, and GPA. Students must also meet the minimum program requirements in order to maintain good standing in the Advanced STEAM Cohort.

Advanced Cohort students cover curriculum faster and deeper; learn through active engagement and problem-based activities; utilize varied technology among the classes; participate in STEAM competitions, clubs, and organizations; and learn time-management and collaboration skills.

Requirements: maintain an 85 or above in all classes; GMAS Proficiency Level scores of 3 or 4 in math or science; and teacher recommendation for continuation.

7th Grade Focus:

  • Accelerated Math (7th and 8th grade curriculum);
  • Advanced Life Science;
  • Advanced Agriscience.


Students wishing to enter the Interest-Based Cohort will complete surveys in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. These surveys will determine placement in the Interest-Based Cohort. If more students apply than the maximum cohort size, then students will be chosen by a lottery.

Interest-Based Cohort students learn through active engagement and problem-based activities; utilize varied technology among the classes; participate in STEAM competitions, clubs, and organizations; and learn time-management and collaboration skills.

7th Grade Focus - The interest-based cohort focuses on permaculture, gardening, and outdoor learning activities.