The elective program at the Richmond Middle School allows students to explore a variety of subjects beyond their core academic classes and to delve into one or more that they feel passionate about.
In addition to some required foundation classes in physical education and the arts, students can sign up for new electives each quarter during an arena scheduling session. During this session, students identify free periods in their schedules and consider how they would like to use and balance their time.
The scheduling of our elective program empowers our students. The act of making a choice even when it is between two less favorite options still gives the student a sense of control. The scheduling process also shows students they may not always get what they want or cannot fit everything in.