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8th Grade

Ready to Fly

 Our 8th grade scholars have had the most time to enjoy using Chromebooks in their classes as the Edmond Public School District embraces one-to-one technology integration.  Most eighth graders will take the Prep for Algebra course while Algebra I and Geometry will be offered to those who qualify.  An increased emphasis on student mastery of analyzing text and helping students become prolific writers will guide instruction in every class as students prepare for high school.  The Literacy and ELA courses will continue to foster a love of literature.  All eighth-graders will take U.S. History to deepen their understanding of our democracy. Students will complete their final required year-long course in foreign language. Heartland is unique in being able to offer both Spanish and German for high school credit.