CMS Course Selection for the 2020-21 School Year

This information is intended for parents/guardians of next year’s 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students attending Clifton Middle School. (Current 5th, 6th, & 7th grade students)

Directions have been sent to student emails regarding the directions for registering on the txmyzone system. The directions explain the core classes that must be selected and the electives that may be chosen. Students will need their student ID, date of birth, and last four digits of their social security number to register.

Current 5th grade students will select math science, social studies, English, and tech aps. They will need to choose whether they want to be in pre-athletics or PE. Pre-athletics is for students that plan to participate in UIL athletics in 7th & 8th grade (football, volleyball, basketball, track).  They will also need to choose a fine art. This may be band, art, or creative writing. If choosing band, please discuss with your student what instrument they would like to play and select that choice. Band directors will meet with parents/students when possible to evaluate the instrument chosen.

Current 6th grade students will select math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. If your student was in academy math and/or academy science this spring, you may choose these for next year. They will need to choose whether they want to participate in athletics or PE. They will also need to choose an elective from the choices: Band, art, creative writing, or tech aps II.

Current 7th grade students will select math, science, English, and social studies.  If your student was in academy math and/or academy science this spring, you may choose these for next year. These students can select three electives from the following: Athletics, band, Tech Aps II, creative writing, art, PE, jazz band (HS credit/must also choose band), Spanish (HS credit/must have 7.5 STAR reading level), Ag (HS credit), or Principles of Human Service (HS Credit- new this year, information below)

Principles of Human Service TEKS:

  1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry. 
  (2) The student demonstrates personal characteristics for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high demand careers. 

  (3) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in consumer services.  

  (4) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in counseling and mental health services. 

  (5) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in early childhood development and services.

  (6) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in family and community services. 

  (7) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in fashion design.

  (8) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in interior design. 

(9) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in personal care services. 

 

Please feel free to contact me at michael.kusler@cliftonisd.org or call 254-675-1855. We can handle course selections over the phone if needed.

Thanks for your time,

Michael Kusler