We provide a wide variety of programs for our students. Below are links to
the district academic site that will explain the specifics of each of our
programs including standards and more..
General Curriculum Standards
Indiana Academic Standards describe what Indiana students should know and be able to do. View these by grade level.
In addition to academics excellence, we also foster the growth and development of character in our students to create a positive environment.
6+1 Writing Traits
6+1 Trait Writing is a powerful framework used to learn and use a common language to refer to the characteristics of writing.
Grading Scale Information
View information about the district's grading scales.
Special Services / Special Education
HSE provides a full continuum of special education services for our students. Special education includes specially-designed instruction to meet a student’s unique educational needs and related services to support a student’s educational program.
We offer a formal program to high-ability learners starting in grade three through twelve. The REACH program reflects the our priority and commitment to our gifted learners, whose unique needs cannot be developed adequately in the regular education program.
English as a New Language (ENL)
A program which is dedicated to those students whose first language is not English.
Below is a list of tests that are related to grades 7 and 8. The X's indicate which grades the test is administered in. Click any test below for more information...
SLT ends the students day with:
Accountability/value for completed homework
Improve student opportunity for learning
Student/teacher - One on One time
Establishing good study habits
Remediation - extra help
Most students will be assigned to heterogeneous classes. Exceptions occur in English and mathematics. Advanced classes exist in 7th and 8th grade English, mathematics,
science and foreign language. Eighth grade math students will have four options: regular math, algebra, honors algebra or geometry. Seventh and eights graders may also take a foreign language if the student meets the grade requirements for the class.
All students must purchase a Hamilton Southeastern Junior High School physical education uniform (shorts and tee shirt) to be worn in class. They will be sold the first week of class. Eighth graders may use their old Southeastern Junior High uniforms if they wish.
Enrichment Opportunities: Within the outlined schedules, enrichment programs and activities are also provided. The science and social studies staffs have designed several special enrichment activities for their classes which will extend the scope and design of what we normally see as typical classroom activities.
All seventh graders are offered a chance to participate in our award winning outdoor education program. With over 98% participation since its formation, students attend a three-day, two night camp near Lafayette, Indiana. Under the direction of teachers, camp personnel, and specially selected high school counselors, our students complete a wide assortment of environmental and ecological activities.
A unique program at HSJHS is an English composition class for all seventh
graders. This class is taught in addition to the year-long language arts class.
The purpose of the class is help students to more fully develop their writing
skills. An eighth grade composition course further develops writing skills with
a focus on journalism. Those students who demonstrate a mastery of writing
skills after the seventh grade course may opt to take a foreign language class in the eighth grade which includes Spanish, German, and French.
Other Programs: All junior high school students receive computer literacy training throughout various
classes in our computer labs. Math and science teachers integrate database and spreadsheet activities into the regular curriculum.
Tutoring by licensed teachers in math is available on a "drop-in" basis weekly. The tutoring program is designed for all students, both those who need extra help and those who are doing well, but want to do better.
Special Activities: Within the subject areas there are also individual activities that provide exciting, in-depth learning experiences. The Bay view environmental simulation, egg drops, model rocket projects, photography, lab experiences, CPR, social studies debates and simulations, research papers, computer assisted learning, cultural fairs, and Rube Goldberg contests are only a few of the activities that should help to answer the age old question, "What did you learn in school today?"
The DARE program in grade eight is taught in health classes with the goal of curbing drug and alcohol abuse among our students. Substance abuse prevention is also a part of the 7th grade health curriculum. An evening parent/student communication program for seventh grade students further emphasizes our commitment to curb substance abuse among our students. Parent involvement is of the utmost importance in all of these programs.