Middle School Programs

Middle School Programs

Leander ISD offers certain courses students can take at the middle school level to further prepare them for Career and Technical Education in high school.

Leander ISD offers these middle school programs:
Technology Applications
  • Grade 6- Sixth grade Technology Applications is an exploratory course that teaches students how to type properly. Students will work through a variety of typing activities which teach hand placement and key location on the keyboard. Students will also be introduced to a variety of computer software applications.
  • Grade 7-8- Students will work through a variety of typing activities which teach hand placement and key location on the keyboard. Students will obtain an overall knowledge of computer software and learn how to manipulate several different programs including Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel.
Gateway
  • Gateway to Technology I (Foundation Units) Grade 7*
  • Gateway to Technology II (Specialized Units) Grade 8*
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Gateway to Technology (GTT) offers a strong foundation for further STEM learning in high school and beyond. The program features a project-based curriculum designed to challenge and engage middle school students with emphasis on applying the design process to solve problems and understand the influence of creativity and innovation. Throughout this course, students acquire knowledge and skills in problem solving, teamwork and innovation, as well as explore STEM careers. GTT is not an open enrollment course and seats are limited. Student application required.
    *Students successfully completing both years of Gateway to Technology will receive a high school credit, but the course grade will not be averaged into the student’s high school grade point average (GPA).
Journalism
  • Grade 7-8 Student application is required for placement in Journalism. Students will learn several software programs to publish the school yearbook, newspaper, and weekly news video broadcast. This publications class is generally limited to twenty-five students. Students must be responsible, self-motivated, reliable, and prompt. Note: Some campuses will allow sixth grade students to participate in yearbook.
Leadership
  • Grade 6- Leadership is an introductory course that will develop leadership skills in an interactive atmosphere. Students will learn personal responsibility for their own actions, attitudes, and behaviors through role play, creative activities, and daily discussions. They will learn that leadership is about being your personal best and supporting others.
  • Grade 7-8- Students will develop leadership skills in an interactive atmosphere. They will learn personal responsibility for their own actions, attitudes, and behaviors through role play, creative activities, and daily discussions. Students will also develop communication and public speaking skills, and they will be directly involved in community service projects. They will learn that leadership is about being your personal best and supporting others.
To learn more about the courses offered at your students middle school check out the Middle School Course Catalog .
Campus specific course interest and student information request forms as noted in the course catalog can be found on each campus Counseling Services website:

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