8th grade

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  • OPTIONAL OPEN HOUSE, January 25, 2023, 5:30pm




  • About Us

    What makes our school unique-

    • 2019 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award
    • 2017 STEM Designation from the Tennessee Department of Education
    • One of Only Ten Gold Star "Healthiest Schools" in the nation
    • Every student takes a STEM class every day
    • Accelerated programs available, i.e., Russian, Spanish, physical science, etc.
    • A/V for high school credit is now offered
    • Extended Lab/STEM related field trips and Club activities twice a month
  • Student activities and Programs

    • STEM
    • Robotics
    • MOS Industry Certification 
    • Clubs
    • Choir
    • Band
    • Orchestra
    • Art
    • STEAM-bassador leadership program
    • Mentor leadership program
    • Yearbook
    • Peer tutoring


  • Contact Us

    We are here to assist you!

    Call us at 416-4561 or send an email to pollancl@scsk12.org for more information about enrollment requirments and the Optional Application.

  • Our enrollment requirements are as follows:
    • Applicants must score at or above the 65th percentile on school-based administration of the i-Ready Diagnostic Reading and Math assessments (2022-2023); or score at or above the 65th percentile on the TCAP Achievement English Language Arts and TCAP Achievement Mathematics assessments; or score at or above the 65th percentile on the Total Reading/Reading Composite and Total Mathematics/Mathematics Composite of an acceptable nationally normed achievement test. Acceptable tests must be administered in person and dated Spring 2022 or later.
    • Have conduct grades of satisfactory or above.
    • Have satisfactory attendance (no more than 15 absences and/or tardies to school or to class).
    • All students will be on an Optional transfer and must meet and maintain the minimum entrance requirements. 
    • To remain in the Optional Program, students must maintain an average of C or above in each subject, each semester, and meet the entrance requirements for conduct and attendance.

    Students can submit an Optional Application beginning January 31, 2023 at 10:00AM. Applications are processed in the order they are received. See the Optional Frequently Asked Questions document below for more details.