Middle School Electives
The KCDS Middle School offers a wide-ranging selection of middle school electives. Our students are encouraged to expand their interests and enhance their passions. The slate of available electives are evaluated and reimagined every trimester.
Currently we offer:
The students will compete as a team in the First Lego League robotics tournament. They will be responsible for building and programming a robot to accomplish the tasks set out in the competition. There is also a project component within the competition. There may be after school time required as the deadline draws near.
ACSL (American Computer Science League)
Mrs. Kava and Mr. McKinney
This elective is a year-long commitment. Students will participate in four world-wide competitions (held in the classroom). The students will learn discrete math concepts, as well as programming skills. Any student interested in attending KAMSC should consider this elective, as KAMSC students are required to participate in ACSL as Sophomores.
This is a year-long commitment. Middle school band members will be given the opportunity to play in this larger group and will also be playing the role of mentors to the younger players. Every student is responsible to have a band instrument and book.
Tabletop Strategic Simulations
In this elective students will be introduced to a fun geeky hobby. Miniature strategy games have been around for centuries and are fun, social, and intellectually stimulating pastime. There is also an artistic component to the game in painting the miniatures and creating the landscape. Get ready to play the kind of games that H.G. Wells, Walter Cronkite, and Vin Diesel play.
Mrs. Melendez / Mr. Findlay
Students will train to complete a 5k race. In class, students will complete short and long distance runs as well as cross training exercises. Students will run outdoors and need to be prepared to give 100% and run every time the class meets unless they have a parent’s note. Students need to wear appropriate running attire and tennis shoes.
Students engage in a variety of athletic sport activities with a focus on developing their skill sets and teamwork.
Ian McKinney and Dianne Tansey
Students are facilitated and supported to work on assignments and/or develop independent learning goals to self-direct and self-regulate learning.