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.
Middle 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 Grade||7th Grade||8th Grade|
|English - Shurley, Houghton/Mifflin, Novel studies, Scholastic||English - Houghton Mifflin, Novel Studies, Scholastic||English - Houghton Mifflin, Novel Studies, Scholastic|
|Math - General Math, BJU Press||Math - Pre-Algebra, BJU Press||Math - Algebra I, BJU Press|
|Social Studies - Pearson||Social Studies - HRW||Social Studies -HRW|
|Science - Gen. Science; Pearson Publishing||Science - Life Science; Pearson Publishing||Science - Physical Sciencce; Pearson Publishing|
|Bible - Standard Publishing||Bible - Survey of Old Testament; ACSI||Bible - Survey of New Testament; ACSI|
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
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)