Welcome to Eighth Grade! I have been employed by the Archdiocese of San Francisco for almost 20 years. I have spent the majority of that time teaching middle schoolers, from 5th to 8th grades. Currently, I am the Eighth Grade homeroom teacher, guiding students through the transition from middle school to high school. In addition, I teach Religion, Language Arts and American History, along with being the Faith Family Moderator.
The Eighth Grade curriculum follows the Common Core State Standards for all subjects. Eighth grade students are responsible, independent learners who are expected to apply previously learned skills to increasingly complex content in each subject area. They deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith and morality as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. They are encouraged to be role models by taking leadership positions in the school, and by leading their own faith families.
Much of the eighth grade year is spent preparing for high school, which may consist of touring different high schools, preparing for entrance exams, working on applications, and becoming increasingly more independent in their academics. The ultimate goal for eighth grade graduates is to make the transition to high school equipped with spiritual, academic and personal confidence.