Hogg Courses & Course Request

  • Hogg Middle School is an International Baccalaureate World School and all of our students participate in the Middle Years Programme (MYP). The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

    The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group in each year of the programme. This means that students are REQUIRED to take a class in each of the following subject groups: Design, Language Acquisition, Physical Education and Visual/Performing Arts. We do our best to honor students' class choices, and we ask that you and your child be open-minded regarding their assigned classes.

  • 4 core classes (Vanguard/MYP or MYP) assigned by campus administration

    1. Language and Literature

    2. Mathematics (Including Algebra & Geometry HS credit courses)

    3. Individuals and Societies

    4. Science

    Language Acquisition elective, selected by student 

    1. French - Beginning French (6th Grade 1/2 semester), Intermediate (7th Grade Full year), 1A & 1B  (8th grade HS Credit Courses) 

    2. Spanish - Beginning Spanish (6th Grade 1/2 semester), Spanish 1 & 2 9 (HS Credit), AP Spanish (HS Credit), Spanish for Native Speakers (HS Credit)

    3. German - Beginning German (6th Grade 1/2 semester),  German 1

    Performing and Visual Arts elective, selected by student (choose one full year course)

    1. Art 

    2. Art 1A & 1B (8th grade only, HS Credit Course)
    3. Theatre - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

    4. Choir - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

    5. Orchestra - Beginning, Intermediate, Chamber

    6. Band - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Stage

    Design elective, selected by student (choose one full year course)

    1. Principles of Applied Engineering (HS Credit Course)
    2. Principles of Informational Technology (HS Credit Course)
    3. Journalism (8th grade only HS Credit Course)
    4. Graphic Design
    5. Culinary Arts
    6. College and Career Readiness and Exploring Science (separate classes)

    PE elective, selected by student (choose one full year course)

    1. Physical Education

    2. Dance

    3. Karate

    4. Squash

    Course Descriptions are on the next page on the left!