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7th Grade

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In 7th grade, students are encouraged to continue taking on more ownership of their learning as well as organization and management of deadlines and routines. Advisors and teachers work with students to develop further autonomy in the ways they study and learn. 7th graders develop stronger note taking and study skills, begin to personalize their approach to different material, and are encouraged to explore topics for themselves and drive their own learning to some extent. 7th grade classes are designed to give students more opportunities for choice in their learning and in demonstrating what they have learned. Additionally, 7th graders now have the option to take more challenging courses during Zero Hour or as an elective. Our students gain a significant amount of agency throughout the school year as they are empowered to make these decisions for themselves. There is also an emphasis on building leadership skills as students approach their 8th grade year.

7th Grade Curriculum

In 7th Grade at St. Mark's, Students Practice:

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Leadership

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Taking Initiative

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Global Awareness

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Critical Thinking

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Collaborative Problem Solving

Meet the 7th Grade Team

Margaret Alvarez

Margaret Alvarez

Titles: Art Teacher, Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Jen Block

Jen Block

Titles: 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher, 7th Grade Lead Advisor
Pamela Coca

Pamela Coca

Titles: 7th and 8th Grade Spanish Teacher
Ross  Grimes

Ross Grimes

Titles: 7th and 8th Grade History Teacher
Leti Hernandez

Leti Hernandez

Titles: Middle School Music Teacher
Laurie Mitchell

Laurie Mitchell

Titles: Librarian
Will Rice

Will Rice

Titles: 7th Grade Science Teacher
Kristin Sullivan

Kristin Sullivan

Titles: School Chaplain
David Swales

David Swales

Titles: 7th Grade Math Teacher
Jennifer Thelander

Jennifer Thelander

Titles: Technology Teacher
Jarred  Williams

Jarred Williams

Titles: Middle School Physical Education Teacher
Matt Yale

Matt Yale

Titles: 5th and 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher, 6th Grade Lead Advisor