The Orange County Public Schools curriculum is based on curriculum benchmarks. Benchmarks are what the students need to know and be able to do in each content area at the end of each grade level. The benchmarks are the foundation for instruction in each subject area.

Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 are enrolled in the following academic courses:

Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade
Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics
Geography Geography U.S. History
Science Science Science

Students will be offered exploratory experiences. These courses may include art, music, reading, or physical education.

If you would like detailed information on the standards being taught in each course, please visit