TTUISD Elementary Solutions

Thank you for your interest in Texas Tech University Independent School District. We invite you to learn more about our Middle School. Our courses and Credit By Exams (CBEs) are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Our Accredited Middle School

Required Courses by Grade Level

SIXTH GRADE SEVENTH GRADE EIGHTH GRADE
English 2 semesters English 2 semesters English 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 semesters Social Studies 2 semesters
Reading 2 semesters Art Keyboarding (High School Course)

* Academically strong eighth grade students may enroll in Algebra I instead of eighth grade math and receive high school credit. Students may also begin foreign language studies in grades seven or eight for high school credit.

Elective Courses by Grade Level – Recommended but not required

Sixth Grade ELECTIVES Seventh grade ELECTIVES Eighth grade ELECTIVES*
Health 1 semester Health 1 semester Health 1 semester

Credit by Exams (CBEs)

Students have the option to take a CBE to test out of a certain subject. Search CBEs.

TTUISD Spotlight

Student Surfs, Spends Time Following Dream
Student Surfs, Spends Time Following Dream

In January 2014, Parker Payne didn’t sit in a classroom. He didn’t work at a desk, and he didn’t listen to a teacher’s lecture.

Instead, the 14-year-old eighth-grader traveled to Florida from his hometown in Richardson, Texas, to surf.

Even with traveling, falling behind in school wasn’t a concern for Parker’s parents, Kristin and Mark. Rather than follow a traditional more…


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