Class of 2026
- Qualities of a Middle School Student
- How to Support a Middle School Student
- High School Graduation Requirements
- Novi Middle School Schedule
- 7th Grade Curriculum
- Grading and Reporting
- August Registration
- Supporting good study habits:
Monitoring Schoology and MiStar
Dedicated space and time
- Helping students with scheduling based on interests
Reach out to teachers with questions
- Take advantage of activity bus (4:30 pm)
- Encourage students to try new activities
- Help develop social skills and identity through participation
- Help students get out of their comfort zone
At Novi High School, students will need 22 credits to graduate.
Michigan Merit Curriculum:
- 4 credits English Language Arts
4 credits Mathematics (through Algebra II)
3 credits Science
3 credits Social Studies
2 credits World Language
1 credit Fine/Applied/Performing Arts
½ credit Physical Education
½ credit Health
At Novi Middle School, there is no specific credit requirement. Students simply complete 6 courses each quarter.
MS students can choose to take a few high school-level courses
Spanish 1, Japanese 1, French 1, German 1
H. Algebra 1, H. Geometry, H. Algebra 2 (in line with your math progression)
*Please note: Grades in the above classes do appear on the high school transcript and impact high school GPA
- Building opens at 7:25 am
School starts at 7:45; ends at 2:26
6 periods in the day: about 50 minutes each and a 20 minute Academic 20 period
Passing time: 5 minutes which is plenty of time! Student-selected music indicates 1 minute left before the next class begins.
Lunch is 30 minutes during 4th period. It may be 7th grade only (C lunch) or it may be 7th and 8th grade together (B lunch).
First hour: 7:45 - 8:36
Second hour: 8:41 - 9:32
Third hour: 9:37 - 10:28
Fourth hour: 10:28 - 12:08
Lunch :10:28 - 10:58
Class: 11:03 - 12:08
Class: 10:33 - 11:03
Lunch: 11:03 - 11:33
Class: 11:38 - 12:08
Class: 10:33 - 11:38
Lunch: 11:38 - 12:08
Fifth hour: 12:13 - 1:04
Academic 20: 1:09 - 1:29
Sixth hour: 1:34 - 2:26
- English Language Arts 7 (ELA)
- Math (Math 7, Math 8, Algebra I, Geometry)
- Science 7
- World History 7
- Required Elective Rotation*: Personal Fitness, Health, Computers, World Language (All 9 week courses - may occur in any order)
*Unless student is English Language Learner (ELL)
Students will also make a selection for an elective period. Either one year-long elective, or four nine-week electives.
Electives are broken into three categories: required rotation(set of four 9-week courses), year-long and 9-week courses. Please visit the course catalog for descriptions of these courses.
Students will take all four of the following courses (choose one world language):
- Computers and Coding
- Personal Fitness
- World Language (French, German, Japanese, or Spanish)
The following courses can fill your second elective period with either one year-long elective, or four nine-week electives.
- Concert Band
- Concert Orchestra
- Choir: Men's/Women's
- Integrated Studies: For students with an IEP.
- English as a Second Language: For students enrolled in the program
A student needs to take four 9-week electives to fill the elective period. These courses change in the students' schedules each quarter.
- Peer - to - Peer
- Team and Individual Sports
20 minutes daily school-wide after 5th period
Assigned to all teachers, providing 1:20 teacher/student ratio.
Time allotted for homework organization and planning.
Allows access to any teacher for clarification and support.
Time intended for clarification rather than work completion.
Class meetings every week for Olweus Bullying Prevention, restorative practice, and team building
Educates on roles in a bullying situation
Provides strategies for all parties to prevent bullying
Focuses on repairing harm in any conflict
Provides opportunity for voice of all parties
Marking periods are 9 weeks
At the end of each marking period, grades will be posted in MiStar
For the Year-long classes this is a progress check
For the 9 week electives this is the course final grade
We use two systems for communication: Schoology and Mistar
Schoology affords online, daily access to grades for both students and parents.
Homework, copies of notes, online resources
Teachers update frequently.
Talk first to your child about their progress, then teacher or counselor.
Contact A20 teacher with any Log-in concerns/changes
MiStar allows communication about:
Report card/Progress checks
Contact the Main Office with any Log-in concerns/changes
Look for information in August about:
- Ordering a yearbook and spirit wear
Putting money on lunch account
Turning in sports paperwork
Getting locker combination and coming in to practice with it!
Getting a class schedule
Touring the building and finding classes
The August packet will include:
- Student Information required for registration
- Sports sign up information
- Transportation registration details
- Yearbook Information
- Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) Information
- Yearly Calendar
Immunization have to be up-to-date FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for all 7th grade students
Students may not attend NMS until immunization paperwork is on file
There are 3 required immunizations required for this age group:
Tdap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
Varicella (chicken pox)
Immunization records are updated at the state level
Waiver documentation must be provided to the school