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SEQUOIA MIDDLE SCHOOL

"Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Each Other, Take Care of This Place"

 

 





Academy of Applied Sciences and Engineering Exploration

The DISCOVER Academy is a structured academic program within Sequoia that offers the advantages of both large and small learning communities. Using history, applied sciences, and engineering exploration as interdisciplinary themes, the academy stresses hands-on, innovative, and inquiry-based education to encourage a lifelong love of learning in students.

DISCOVER’s students are afforded the opportunity to take full advantage of Sequoia’s diverse offering of electives, highly regarded physical education curriculum, and varied educational and social activities. Simultaneously, the Academy students will cultivate their critical thinking and creative skills in Sequoia's intensive and pioneering DISCOVER Academy.


The DISCOVER Academy’s rigorous three-year program design provides students the opportunity to enrich their learning via content-specific thematic units.

6th Grade Themes:
Power of Water
Hierarchies and Structure
Causes of Failure
Man-made/natural Architecture

7th Grade Themes:
Innovation and Inventions
Structure and Function

Survival and Adaptation
8th Grade Themes:
Growth and Formation

Liberation and Laws
Progression and Advancement


Deductive Reasoning
Technology: Multimedia • Web-Based Learning • Research Projects • Targeted Computer Skills
Inquiry Based
Standards Centered
Cross Curricular
Real-life: Guest Speakers • Field Excursions • Community Service Projects
Outreach Projects
Varied Modes of Instruction
Environmental Awareness
Synthesis & Mastery: Trimester Projects • 8th Grade Culminating Project
Relevant Application of Technology


   
Faculty Websites
   
         
Mrs. Lisa Gleason-6th English & Science
 
Mrs. Amy Hamaker-6th History & Science
 
Mr. Randy Smith-6th Math & Science
 
 
Mr. Keith Jones-7th/8th History
 
Mr. Kevin Judd-7th Science
 
Mrs. Jilian Metzner-7th English
       
  Mrs. Shannon Baranski-8th English   Miss Abby Stephens-8th Science  


Students will apply through the C.V.U.S.D. school choice program. Information regarding the school choice program is available at www.conejo.k12.ca.us

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