Professional school counselors are available both by appointment and by walk-in. We encourage parents to call for an appointment to avoid waiting for service.
Counseling Contact Information
Counseling Fax Number: 801-370-4627
- Dave Merrill
- Arica Sumner
- Maritza Larson
- English Language Learners and K-L
- Lisa Vezzani
CMS Class Requirements
|7th Grade||8th Grade|
|English||Full Year||English||Full Year|
|Math||Full Year||Math||Full Year|
|Science||Full Year||Science||Full Year|
|History (Utah)||Semester||History (U.S.)||Full Year|
|College and Career Awareness FACS & TECH||Semester||College and Career Awareness BUSINESS||Semester|
Honors & GT Courses
Centennial Middle School offers a quality education designed to meet the needs of all students. Our standard curriculum meets all elements of the Utah State Core with grade‐level instruction. For students who desire more rigorous coursework, we offer both honors and gifted classes.
Parents and students should thoughtfully consider the options and which course will provide the most appropriate learning environment. Course changes cannot be made mid‐year. Students who enroll in an Honors or Gifted course should be self‐ motivated, enjoy challenges, and exhibit interest in the subject matter and additional work that goes beyond that of a typical student.
Standard courses cover the Utah State Core with grade‐level instruction. These courses provide a rich, challenging curriculum that meets the learning needs of a majority of our students. Students will be asked to think and work at all levels and will have occasional homework assignments.
Honors courses also address the Utah State Core. Honors classes will provide increased focus on depth and complexity in the subject areas. The course work will help students develop academic independence. Additional focus will be placed on problem‐based learning and concept‐based instruction. The homework expectation in this course is more demanding than in standard courses. Students will self‐select placement in honors courses based upon their interest, strengths and potential. Students must have demonstrated mastery of pre‐requisite courses and be working on grade level. Grades and teacher recommendation from the prior year will also be used in placement decisions.
Gifted courses are designed to be accelerated and provide a rigorous, enriched curriculum with the Utah State Core Curriculum as the foundation for course work. Students are expected to take an active role in their education and demonstrate individual autonomy and initiative. Gifted courses place a high priority on developing critical and creative thinking skills, with an added emphasis on depth and complexity. The homework expectation in gifted courses is more demanding than that of the honors courses. Placement will be made based upon state end of level testing, school‐administered tests (DRP), and district‐administered testing: above‐level Iowa, SAGES, and CoGat Full Battery. Information about scheduling this testing is available on the Provo District web site: ????????. Grades and teacher recommendation from the prior year will also be used in placement decisions.
|Honors Courses||Gifted Courses|
|English 7 Honors||English 7 Gifted|
|English 8 Honors||American Studies Gifted (English 8 Gifted combined with U.S. History Gifted)|
|Science 7 Honors|
|Science 8 Honors||Science 8 Gifted|