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Middle School Essentials Electives Course Catalog

As students move into the Aspen Academy Middle School (Grades 5 - 8) they have the opportunity to "elect" their arts and athletics (essentials) course offerings. Courses are one semester in length (unless otherwise indicated) and are offered either M,W,F or T, Th. Students choose one elective from each of the following domains each year:

  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Technology
  • Spanish
  • Personal Leadership

Exceptions are made in the Spanish and Personal Leadership categories for students who request these courses over the course of a full year.

Essentials Electives Course Catalog

Essentials News

Digital Music Club
Digital Music Club

Tuesday, February 23rd
4th-8th grade students in Aspen Academy's Digital Music Club have been working on creating songs for movies and video games.

2nd Grade Balloon Art Project
2nd Grade Balloon Art Project

Our second grade students were almost lifted off the ground in creating their collaborative "Balloon Bouquet." This piece was inspired by poet, Shel Silverstein's "Eight Balloons" in celebration of the students' poetry unit!

Aspen's New Recording Studio
Aspen's New Recording Studio

December 18th, 2015
Aspen's newest recording studio features the latest and industry standard recording equipment and software including an Apple Pro, ProTools, Finale, Logic and Mackie DAW control.

Students Learn About Make Up Design
Students Learn About Make Up Design

February 1st, 2016
Our students did a basic study of stage make up and design as a final project earlier this month. They each researched and designed their own make up design and drew it onto a selfie of themselves before applying it as their practical final.

Senior Dance Troupe Performs

November 9th, 2015

Members of our Senior Dance Troupe performed during our Morning Fitness Program. Thank you to Dance Instructor Shawna Riggio for a wonderful routine!