Polk Virtual School offers a wide range of course options for both full-time and part-time middle school students in grades 6-8. Browse our course offerings below.

Core Academic Courses

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

  • 1000010 – Intensive Reading
  • 1001010 – Language Arts 1
  • 1001020 – Advanced Language Arts 1
  • 1001040 – Language Arts 2
  • 1001050 – Advanced Language Arts 2
  • 1001070 – Language Arts 3
  • 1001080 – Advanced Language Arts 3

MATHEMATICS

  • 1205010 – Grade 6 Mathematics
  • 1205020 – Grade 6 Mathematics Advanced
  • 1205040 – Grade 7 Mathematics
  • 1205050 – Grade 7 Mathematics Advanced
  • 1205070 – Grade 8 Pre-Algebra

SCIENCE

  • 2002040 – Comprehensive Science 1
  • 2002050 – Comprehensive Science 1 Advanced
  • 2002070 – Comprehensive Science 2
  • 2002080 – Comprehensive Science 2 Advanced
  • 2002100 – Comprehensive Science 3
  • 2002110 – Comprehensive Science 3 Advanced

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 2109010 – World History
  • 2109020 – World History Advanced
  • 2106010 – Civics
  • 2106020 – Civics Advanced
  • 2100010 – United States History
  • 2100020 – United States History Advanced

Request Courses

Students can request which courses they would prefer to take. Your advisor will review your course request and build your class schedule after you click submit.

Elective Courses

M/J Business Keyboarding

Using a special online library of software, you will gain typing speed while learning the proper technique to become a keyboarding master. You will also learn business skills to prepare for your future career. This course provides middle school elective credit.

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 0.5
Semesters: 1 Segment / 16-18 Weeks

M/J Career Research and Decision Making

Thinking ahead to your future career is exciting! In this course, you will participate in several self-assessment activities to help you become more aware of your unique interests, values, and skills. You will learn how to set goals for your future career path and develop an understanding of the steps you would follow to obtain a job. This course provides middle school elective credit.

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 0.5
Semesters: 1 segment / 16-18 weeks

M/J Coding Fundamentals

Do you ever wonder how your favorite websites and games are made? This course will inspire you to build your own! You will learn about the technology you use in your day-to-day life. Get an introduction to the basics of computer science and discover how to create and build your very own website using HTML. You will also use the programming language Python to create and problem solve actual computer programs. This course provides middle school elective credit.

Pre-Requisites: M/J Keyboarding
Credits: 0.5
Semesters: 1 Segment / 16-18 weeks

M/J Creative Photography 1

Learn and apply basic camera skills to photograph animals, people, and landscapes. You will select subjects, take photographs, and print and display memories in your own portfolio. This course provides middle school elective credit.

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 1
Semesters: 2 Segmnents / 32-36 weeks

M/J Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Learning Strategies

Gain strategies to find important information quickly, transfer it to long-term memory, and perform better on assignments and tests. You will learn to become a more efficient learner, find balance, and prioritize goals. This course provides middle school elective credit.

Pre-Requisites: Recommended for 7th and 8th-grade students.
Credits: 1
Semesters: 2 Segments / 32-36 weeks

M/J Guitar 1

Whether you have been playing the guitar forever, or have never touched one, this course will jumpstart your music education or continue to build on your existing skills. You will learn to play a wide variety of styles by learning the fundamentals of music and basic guitar skills as you journey on to becoming a skilled guitarist and musician. This course provides middle school elective credit.

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 1
Semesters: 2 Segments / 32-36 weeks

Guitar 1

Build your foundation in music skills as you learn music notation, music styles, and full-strum chords. You will play the guitar, learn practice skills, and perform for your instructor throughout the course. This course fulfills a performing/fine art requirement for high school graduation. No prior music experience is necessary, but you must have your own six-string guitar and a way to record and submit a video performance to your instructor.

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 1
Semesters: 2
Course Number: 1301320

M/J Peer Counseling 1

Build the confidence and skills to succeed in middle school. Make peer pressure work for you instead of against you and learn how to create strong friendships where everyone wins. By the end of this course, you will have higher confidence, new skills for success, and dozens of proven strategies to unlock your potential and achieve your dreams. This course provides middle school elective credit.

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 1
Semesters: 2 Segments / 32-36 weeks

M/J Spanish Beginning

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Spanish language and the richness of its diverse cultures. Learn beginning grammar and vocabulary skills to help build basic fluency and language proficiency. Explore the culture of Spanish-speaking countries and apply what you learn through written practice, listening, and speaking exercises. This course provides middle school elective credit and is not eligible for high school transcripts.

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 1
Semesters: 2 Segments / 32-36 weeks

M/J Spanish Intermediate

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Spanish language and the richness of the diverse cultures of the people who speak it. Continue learning grammar and vocabulary skills to help build basic fluency and language proficiency while exploring more of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

Pre-Requisites: M/J Spanish Beginning
Credits: 1
Semesters: 2 Segments / 32-36 weeks