CMS Guidance - Mr. Adams (8th Grade School Counselor for 2019-2020)

Curriculum - At Chesterton Middle School, students will engage in the following required areas of study:

  • English/Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • World Geography (7th Grade), U.S. History (8th Grade)
  • Physical Education & Health
Electives - CMS students will also engage in electives, including:
(SL = semester-long course, YL = year-long course):
  • Art
    • Art, SL
    • 8th Grade Advanced Art*, YL
  • CTE: Business Information Technology
    • Computers 1, SL
    • Computers 2, SL (PLTW 'App Creators' & PLTW 'Computer Science for Innovators and Makers' curricula)
      • Students must take Computers 1 prior to taking Computers 2
    • 7th Grade Shark Tank, SL
  • CTE: Engineering Technology
    • Design and Modeling, SL (PLTW 'Design and Modeling' curriculum)
    • Automation and Robotics, SL (PLTW 'Automation and Robotics' curriculum)
    • 8th Grade Medical Detectives, SL (PLTW 'Medical Detectives' curriculum)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)
    • 8th Grade College and Careers, SL
  • Music
    • General Music, SL
  • Performance Music
    • Band†, YL
    • Boys Choir†, YL
    • Girls Choir†, YL
    • 8th Grade Treble Choir†, YL
    • Orchestra†, YL
  • World Languages
    • 7th Grade Introduction to World Languages, SL
    • 8th Grade French 1‡, YL (for high school credit)
    • 8th Grade German 1‡, YL (for high school credit)
    • 8th Grade Japanese 1‡, YL (for high school credit)
    • 8th Grade Spanish 1‡, YL (for high school credit)
*Requires separate application.
Students must audition for and be accepted into these courses.
Eligibility requirements- please see the Guidance Office for details.

High Ability - CMS offers high ability courses in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science for students who meet the criteria for identification and placement. Please see the Duneland School Corporation High Ability Program webpage for more information.

Extracurricular Opportunities - Please see the CMS Clubs and Activities webpage and the CMS Athletics webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding any and all extracurricular opportunities currently available at CMS!

Questions? - If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, feel free to contact me via phone or email.

CMS Guidance - Mr. Adams (7th Grade counselor for 2016-2017)

Mr. Doug Adams
School Counselor for the Class of 2024
Chesterton Middle School
Office Hours: 7:20 a.m. - 3:25 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone: 219-983-3776, ext. 7012
FAX: 219-983-3796
Email: dadams@duneland.k12.in.us