African American Male Achievement (AAMA)
In 2010, the OUSD Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA) initiated the Manhood Development Program (MDP), a unique academic mentoring model designed and implemented by African American males for African American males. The program includes a course entitled “Mastering Our Cultural Identity,” which is offered as an elective choice for 7th and 8th grade students at Claremont Middle School.
All 6th grade students are enrolled in a half-year music class taught by Mr. Brown. In addition, each grade level is offered a full year of music as an elective option. There is also a “zero period” jazz band that meets before school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
All 6th grade students are enrolled in a half-year of computer class. In addition, Mr. Leal teaches a 7th and 8th grade computer science classes and supports technology throughout the school
Art & Digital Media
For 7th and 8th graders, elective options include three periods of art class, as well as a digital media class that combines art and computer software tools for digital illustration, photo editing and 3D animation.
8th grade students can participate in an elective class devoted to producing a school newsletter and our school yearbook.