Chapter 4 of the Pennsylvania School Code outlines the academic standards and assessment for public schools in the Commonwealth. In section § 4. 22, curriculum and instruction in the middle-level program must be standards-based and focus on mastery of academic subjects, the development of critical and creative thinking, information literacy, good health, and encourage active participation in the school and community. Therefore, all students will take grade level electives in the areas outlined below. Students participate in each of their grade level electives for 45 days.