Middle School

Middle School Principal- Lance Gwartney

Middle School Academic Program

The middle school years are a time of excitement, growth, and questions.  We attempt to ignite this spirit of inquiry that naturally resides in the hearts and minds of middle school age students with a Socratic style of instruction.  Students are engaged in their academic studies by teachers who are dedicated to the development of unique individuals each with their own diverse gifts and talents.

IMG_9041Middle school begins a serious program preparing the students for the rigors of high school.  The Google Apps for Education program begins in sixth grade focusing on collaborative learning, electronic submission of work, and on-line research, all of which comprise vital college preparatory skills.  Campus-wide Wi-Fi provides the rich resource of the web and students are encouraged to have their own device available for in-class use.

Included in our academic program are enrichments in Art, Spanish, Physical Education, Archery, retreats, trip to Washington DC and invitation to participate in Student Leadership University.  Middle school students participate in our weekly chapel program, led by the senior class, where servant leadership is modeled for our younger grades.

Research tells us that nothing is more important to the academic success of a student than parental involvement.  We provide an electronic grade book program, InformationNow to keep parents informed about daily grades and coming assignments.  SchoolMessenger is a program that allows us to keep our community informed with group email, text and social media communication.

6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade
English - Shurley, Houghton/Mifflin, Novel studies, ScholasticEnglish - Houghton Mifflin, Novel Studies, ScholasticEnglish - Houghton Mifflin, Novel Studies, Scholastic
Math - General Math, BJU PressMath - Pre-Algebra, BJU PressMath - Algebra I, BJU Press
Social Studies - PearsonSocial Studies - HRWSocial Studies -HRW
Science - Gen. Science; Pearson PublishingScience - Life Science; Pearson PublishingScience - Physical Sciencce; Pearson Publishing
Bible - Standard PublishingBible - Survey of Old Testament; ACSIBible - Survey of New Testament; ACSI

Electives

Physical Education – Provided every day; Competitive athletic teams practice during this time

Archery – Scheduled as an elective during PE in the spring

Art – Scheduled in trimesters

Spanish – Scheduled in trimesters

Creative Writing- Scheduled in trimesters

Enrichment

6th – Junior Achievement

6th Grade – 3 day/2 night – Environmental Exploration – New Life Ranch

7th Grade – 3 day/2 night – Challenge Camp – New Life Ranch

8th Grade – 3 day/2 night – Leadership Development – New Life Ranch

8th & 9th – 5 day Washington DC Trip – American Christian Tours (every-other-year)