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    Registration information

    Current 6th and 7th Graders register in the spring for the following school year. Please read carefully the course descriptions posted on our website. Talk to your parents, counselors or teachers about which classes you should consider taking next year that support your career goals enhance your interests or teach you a new skill.

    Students and their families select both semesters’ courses during registration. Students will remain with the same teacher for the full year in yearlong courses and have a different teacher for each semester-long course. Students should choose courses carefully as schedule changes are extremely limited.

    Incoming 6th graders’ choice is whether or not to participate in the music program. Students who are not in the music program will be assigned a 6th grade elective.

    Classes will be offered based on staff availability and the number of students who request courses. Signing up for a course is not a guarantee of enrollment.

    Schedule Changes

    (10-day rule) Schedule changes must be completed before the end of the 10th school day of the semester. During the first week of school there will be adjustments needed in class assignments to insure classes are balanced and that students are placed in the correct course of study.

    Honors and HCC Classes

    ​Madison offers advanced learning classes. Students must have been identified through the school district’s Advanced Learning Department testing process to be enrolled in these courses. The application process is done entirely online at the Seattle School District’s website.


    Madison Middle School Classes

    Core Subject Classes & Requirements at Madison

    core subject areas, years required, course length
    Language Arts (3 years, full-year)
    Mathematics (3 years, full-year)
    Science (3 years, full-year)
    Social Studies (3 years, full-year)
    Physical Education (3 years, 1 semester each year)
    Music (3 years available, but not required, full-year courses)
    Foreign Language--Spanish or French (2 years available, full-year courses)

    Elective Courses at Madison

    Sixth grade electives: Communication, Art, Computer Technology and Music

    Seventh and Eighth grade electives: Personal Growth, Gateway to Technology, Art, Photography, French, Spanish and Music

    Detailed Course Descriptions

    Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Mathematics
    Science
    World Languages
    Physical Education
    Exploratory Courses