Texas Tech University

Middle School Curriculum

Parker Payne

As students progress into the next phase of their academic career, our middle school program challenges them to become more disciplined and forms the foundation for high school.

Middle School Overview

  • Full‑time middle school students must take the required courses for each grade level.
  • Academically strong seventh grade students may enroll in Pre‑Algebra in preparation to take Algebra I in eighth grade to receive high school credit.
  • Students may also begin foreign language studies in eighth grade for high school credit.
  • If a student enrolls in or completes a high school course, such as Algebra I, after Jan. 1, 2012, they will be required to take the corresponding End‑of‑Course (EOC) exam for that course.
  • Students interested in the middle school STARR exams should contact the Middle School Principal or District Testing Coordinator.
  • Students have two opportunities to take a Credit by Exam to test out of certain subjects.
  • Full‑time enrollment status is maintained through a student's academic progress in a minimum of four courses.
  • Most courses require students to purchase textbooks or other required materials at an additional cost.

Full‑Time Required Courses by Grade Level

Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade
English Language Arts / Reading - 2 semesters English Language Arts / Reading - 2 semesters English Language Arts / Reading - 2 semesters
Math - 2 semesters Math - 2 semesters Math - 2 semesters
Science - 2 semesters Science - 2 semesters Science - 2 semesters
Social Studies - 2 semesters Social Studies - 2 semester Social Studies - 2 semesters
Students are required to take Art in Middle School. TTU K-12 offers Art at the sixth, seventh and eighth grade levels.

Middle School Contact Information

For more information regarding TTU K-12's Middle School Program or the related Texas State Assessments, please contact:


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