Willow Glen Middle School is a unique learning community focused on engaging students in academics that are intellectually challenging as well as in athletics, the arts, and service opportunities. We empower our students to discover and develop new talents and skills through instruction aligned to California Common Core State Standards.
WGMS uses data-driven instruction to provide an enriching academic experience. Students take courses such as Math 6, Math 7, Math 8, Algebra, Geometry, Accelerated Math, Leadership, High School equivalent Spanish 1 / 2, Spanish 3 / 4, French 1 / 2 , French 3 / 4, Introductory French and Spanish, Choir and Concert Choir, Beginning and Intermediate Band, Drums, Speech and Debate, yearlong science in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, and 3D and 2D Art. Teachers collaborate weekly to share best practices and discuss teaching strategies.
Learning at WGMS continues outside of the academic day. Students may attend the after school YMCA Program for homework help, sports, and enrichment. Outside tour organizations offer students the opportunity to travel to France and Spain as well as New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston to experience history and culture.
6th Grade Language Arts
7th Grade Language Arts
8th Grade Language Arts
Ancient History, 6th
World History, 7th
American History, 8th
Earth Science, 6th
Life Science, 7th
Life Science w/SIP Medical Focus
Accelerated Math 6
Accelerated Math 7
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.)
ENGLISH SECOND LANGUAGE
Speech & Debate
6th Grade Wheel
Teachers follow the SJUSD Student and Parent Information Handbook in assigning 20-30 minutes of homework per academic subject area per day. Each student receives a Ram Planner at the beginning of the school year that includes a daily calendar where students record their Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Science, Math, P.E. and Elective assignments. Per SJUSD Board Policy, homework is not assigned over breaks.
Students are encouraged to become involved in after-school activities that include Robotics, Band, Applause Show Choir, Yearbook, team sports and drama productions. These activities provide students the chance to further develop interests, skills and friendships. Leadership opportunities are developed in Student Government and WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) activities.
A solid transition from middle school to high school better prepares students to continue their studies in the academically challenging years of high school. Transition is facilitated through an Academic Counselor.
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San José Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, marital or parental status, color, mental or physical disability, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in its educational programs and activities or employment practices as required by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vocational Education Act of 1976. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the District’s program s. Students, parents, employees, or others who wish further information about these regulations, or who wish to file a complaint, should contact the following persons: Director of Student Services, Dane Caldwell-Holden at 408-535-6080 ext. 13212; Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Dominic Bejarano at 408-535-6139 ext. 15015; Manager of Academic Supports, Michelle Herlth at 408-535-6008 ext. 14314; SJUSD 504 Coordinator, Teresa Langner at 408 535-6195 ext. 13229.
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El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José no discrimina por motivos de edad, sexo, orientación sexual, género, raza, identificación de grupo étnico, linaje, religión, color de piel o discapacidad física o mental, en sus programas y actividades educativos ni en sus prácticas de empleo, de acuerdo con los requisitos de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA), el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, el Título IX de las Enmiendas a la Educación de 1972, la Ley de Discriminación por Edad de 1975, Artículo 504 o la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 y la Ley de Educación Vocacional de 1976. La falta de destrezas en el idioma inglés no será una barrera para ser admitido y participar en los programas del Distrito. Los estudiantes, padres de familia, empleados u otras personas que deseen más información acerca de estos reglamentos o que deseen presentar una queja, deben ponerse en contacto con las siguientes personas: Director de Servicios Estudiantiles, Dane Caldwell-Holden, 408-535-6080 ext. 13212, Superintendente Auxiliar de Recursos Humanos, Dominic Bejarano, 408-535-6139 ext. 15015, Administradora de Apoyo Académico, Michelle Herlth 408-535-6608 ext. 14314, Coordinadora del Artículo 504 del Distrito, Teresa Langner 408 535-6195 ext. 13229.