2022-23 GMS Course Offerings & Presentations

GMS Information for 2022-23 School Year

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2022-2023 GMS Course Bulletin  English  Spanish 
Elective Presentations

Rising 6th Grade (current 5th grade)

Rising 7th Grade (current 6th grade)

Rising 8th Grade (current 7th grade)

New Elective Option - Finance and Greenhouse


If you are interested in taking the Finance and Greenhouse Elective Pairing, please fill out the following Google Form or call Gaithersburg Middle School at 240-740-4950 and ask to speak with an available counselor: https://forms.gle/8vq8YSg6259Gn6Rv9.


Finance Course Description

The finance course will help students build core personal finance skills and learn real-world strategies to effectively manage their personal finances.  By the end of this course, students will have a basic understanding of personal finance topics and a foundation in the skills necessary to successfully navigate the financial responsibilities that exist in life.

Topics include:

  • Money in Our Lives
  • Consumer Skills
  • Budgeting
  • Credit
  • Saving
  • Investing
  • Protecting Yourself
  • Prepare for Success
  • Life After High School


Greenhouse Course Description

This course provides students with basic knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in the horticultural industry.  Students are introduced to the concepts of plant growth and development, plant nomenclature, use of plants in landscape settings, invasive plant species, and principles and components of Integrated Pest Management in controlling insects, diseases, and weeds.  In addition, students become aware of career opportunities within the green industry and the economic value of horticultural crops, products, and related services.