At The Weiss School, all students in 6th-8th grade select their elective courses based on their individual preferences. Students begin the independent process of exploring their individual academic interests and potential career choices by taking a wide variety of elective courses that match their interests. There are no mandatory elective courses for middle school students as student choice and independence are traits that the Weiss School fosters for exceptional learners.
The individualization of each student’s schedule is a unique component of The Weiss School as the objective is to challenge, engage, and excite students about learning through the potential of their unique gifts. By being able to select from 21 different elective courses, Weiss School students are provided with a uniquely individualized educational experience that builds upon their academic and social strengths.
Prior to the beginning of each school year, Middle School students rank their elective course choices in order from 1-15. The selection of 1 is considered their top requested elective course choice while the selection of 15 is their least requested elective course choice. Few student schedules are the same as student choice drives the creation of customized educational experiences.
All of the Middle School elective courses are based on the six Centers of Excellence and descriptions of the courses are provided below. New elective courses are added to the academic curriculum each school year.