Seventh graders have the opportunity to participate in a STEAM 102 class, in which they will create a CO2 Dragster car. This class also meets four times per week for each quarter. Here, teams of students explore the benefits and disadvantages of various materials, tools, and side activities that are necessary to ensure that the vehicles are being built properly. Teams can also design their own wheels to race with using the 3D printer purchased by the Oakland Education Foundation.
Valley Middle School is continuing to focus on delivering 21st skills by offering a new class called Financial Literacy. Students meet all year once a week covering a different topic each quarter. Seventh graders focus on Income & Career, Savings & Investing, Credit & Debt Management, and Real World Applications. Eighth graders focus on Income & Investing, Financial Strategies, Income Protection, and Real World Applications including creating portfolios.