6th Grade - Wise Up
In this course students will study the wisdom of God in Proverbs, inviting Him to shape their lives into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. In middle school, young people face more and more decisions on their own. Soon they find that their new freedoms are followed by greater responsibility and higher expectations. This course helps prepare students to make those decisions. This course utilizes the “Positive Action” series as a resource.
7th Grade - Route 66
In this course students will briefly examine each book in Scripture, learning how God uses imperfect men and women to reflect His grace. As we go through the 70-lesson survey, students will learn the structure and themes of the Word of God and how to apply them to their lives. This course utilizes the “Positive Action” series as a resource.
8th Grade - Dynamic Christian Living
In this course students will be presented with the tools needed to build spiritual maturity. In each lesson, students will find an introduction to Christian doctrine, including basic approaches to salvation, prayer, and Bible study. Students will learn to live out their love for God and share Him with others. This course utilizes the “Positive Action” series as a resource.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
6th Grade ELA will build on your students' foundational understanding of grammar by learning how good writers apply grammar to become an effective communicator. It will guide students toward lifelong reading success by leading them through literary works that will broaden their understanding of the world. This course introduces students to new and relevant selections from a variety of authors, genres, and backgrounds. Students will learn how to use reading strategies so they can get the most out of their reading. As they practice reading, analyzing, and evaluating literary works, students will learn to apply principles to their own communication; this will enable them to respond to the literature they read from a biblical worldview.
7th Grade ELA will lead your students to become creators by teaching them to apply grammar skills to written communication. Students will learn how to analyze sample texts to see how grammar and punctuation rules affect communication. This course explores texts from many different authors and genres to challenge students to understand the problems of the human condition. Students should learn to recognize where man’s solutions to problems diverge from biblical solutions. As they develop skills in analysis and evaluation, students will also develop discernment in how to choose literature and entertainment that is valuable both artistically and morally.
8th Grade ELA will help your students become clear, coherent, and well-developed communicators by giving them opportunities to learn from good writers and apply grammar and writing skills to their own writing. This course teaches students how to use written, spoken, and visual language to communicate clearly and effectively. The course will also equip your students to analyze texts and identify themes in a variety of genres, so they can evaluate and connect literature to the rest of the world.
MATH 6 - In this course students will build on previous knowledge to create a foundation for future math and how it applies to the real world. The course will explore fraction and decimal operations, develop an understanding of negative numbers, and will introduce basic algebraic concepts. Students will also work with geometric skills and basic statistics to analyze data. This course utilizes teacher-led guided notes as its primary resource but also incorporates teacher generated resources.
MATH 7 - In this course students will continue to build on previous knowledge to create a foundation for future math and how it applies to the real world. The course will explore rational numbers and all rational operations and will develop a strong foundation for solving algebraic equations. Students will also work to solve real world mathematical problems through geometry, proportions, and probability. This course utilizes teacher-led guided notes as its primary resource but also incorporates teacher generated resources.
PRE-ALGEBRA - In this course students will continue to build on previous knowledge to create a solid foundation for algebra. The course will further explore rational numbers and all rational operations and will focus on solving linear equations. Students will also work to develop a foundation of functions to model relationships between quantities. Geometric relationships between angles and transformations are also a part of this course. This course utilizes teacher-led guided notes as its primary resource but also incorporates teacher generated resources.
ALGEBRA I - In this course students will continue to build on previous knowledge to interpret, understand, and create algebraic expressions and equations. Students will solve linear and quadratic equations as well as interpret and analyze functions. The course also allows students to solve simple geometric problems algebraically. Algebra 1 utilizes teacher-led guided notes as its primary resource but also incorporates teacher generated resources.
In Science 6, students will gain an appreciation of God’s creation through their study of the earth, living organisms and classification, electricity, chemistry, and astronomy. Students will begin to think scientifically from a biblical worldview and be challenged to be good stewards of God’s creation.
Students in 7th Grade Life Science will explore the structures and functions of living things such as plants, animals, and human beings. Students will begin to understand the life that God has created through a biblical worldview starting with the smallest part, the cell. Case studies, webquests, lab activities, ethics boxes, and questions help students think like scientists and see life science from a biblical perspective.
Through Physical Science in 8th Grade, students will learn how everything they do relates to chemistry and physics, through a biblical worldview. In the chemistry chapters they will see the wonder in how matter and energy interact in the food we eat, the drinks we drink, and the matter that makes up our world. In physics chapters, they will see how things move, why things move, and why objects behave as they do. Students will know that science will meet them where they are: in the cafeteria, on the sports field, on the roads, and in the music room.
6th Grade (Ancient Civilizations): This course introduces students to the history, geography, culture, and government of ancient civilizations. Students will journey through Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, and the Mayans. They will explore the development of civilization, the growth of government, the role of religion, and the impact of geography on human society through a biblical lens. Students will explore maps in detail in order to draw comparisons and gain a further understanding of ancient civilizations with the modern world. Students will be challenged to read and think critically through primary sources, hands-on activities, projects, and evaluative assignments. By the end of the course, students will have a deeper understanding of the major civilizations of the ancient world and their role in shaping human history.
7th Grade (World Studies): This course introduces students to the history, geography, and cultures of regions around the world from a biblical perspective. Students explore themes such as migration, government, economics, and global issues. They also examine the major events and ideas that have shaped our modern world, including the Renaissance, the Age of Exploration, the Industrial Revolution, and the World Wars. Through primary sources, interactive maps, and hands-on activities, students develop critical thinking, analysis, research, writing, and class discussions as they communicate their understanding of global issues. By the end of the course, students have a broad understanding of the complex global society in which we live. Students use
8th Grade (US History): This course covers the major events, people, and ideas that have shaped the United States from colonial times to the present from a Christian perspective. Students examine the political, economic, and social forces that have influenced our country's development, as well as the impact of key historical figures and events. Through primary sources, interactive maps, and hands-on activities, students develop critical thinking, analysis, research, writing, and presentation skills. The course also considers the country's founding principles and values, including the Constitution, individual rights, and the role of government in society. By the end of the course, students have a deep understanding of American history and the role of faith in shaping the nation.
In MS Agriculture students will explore agricultural Science principles including plant, animal, natural resources, food, and fiber production. Students will participate in indoor/outdoor learning, growing plants, exploring and handling animals, growth and production of livestock animals.
This class will help middle schoolers explore and discover their creativity, individuality and unique style. They will be working with oil pastels, clay, paper and paint as well as other media. Students will begin to work toward building an original body of work that can be used as a portfolio that will include paintings, drawings and mixed media art. They will develop their observational and critiquing skills to reflect on and interpret works of art. At the end of the semester each middle school student will participate in an art show featuring their artwork!
Students will learn communication skills in the target language. The course will engage students in the four domains of communication; speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Students will utilize basic communication skills, and simple sentence structure, learning a variety of relevant vocabulary themes, applying those in the present tense. Geographical and cultural knowledge of the Hispanic world will also be a part of the course.
Students will explore and experience music of many different styles, genres, and cultures through singing, listening to music, and playing various classroom instruments. Our Christian songs include traditional and contemporary styles. Students also learn basic music theory and history and apply these skills when singing and playing instruments. An in-depth study of Christian music history is explored through project based activities utilizing technology resources including Google slideshows and PowerPoint presentations.
In PE I emphasis is placed upon the importance of good physical conditioning and teaching proper form, nutrition and the “why” behind what each exercise does along with what could happen if the exercises are not done correctly. Special emphasis is placed upon Christian Athletic Attributes.
Students will learn proper computer terminology, keyboarding techniques, and to help increase student efficiency when using the keyboard. The students will build their skills from the home row keys, by using correct finger placement, maintain proper positioning, and increase accuracy and speed. This course will introduce basic Google tools and skills that focus on collaboration through Google Docs and Google Slides. The keyboarding program utilized is TypeTastic.