MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL2019-02-18T21:42:37+00:00

OUR GOAL FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

Developing a positive environment in which students are given opportunities to develop spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Bible 7—Old Testament Survey: Required. Students will take a “birds-eye” view of the Old Testament. Included in this study is giving students an overview of the big story of Creation, Fall, and Redemption in the Old Testament through individual narratives of the accounts presented. Students will learn how to take those narratives and make personal application in their own lives.

English: This course includes teaching grammar usage and mechanics, using literature as the hub around which the writing, grammar, and vocabulary revolves. Through various hands-on group projects the student will learn the elements of story as well as critically analyze and portray story using various media outlets.

Math: Pre-algebra and statistics concepts are introduced and graphed. Solving equations and inequalities is included. An in-depth study of proportions, percent, expressions, and patterns will be undertaken. The concepts of negative numbers, integers and rational numbers will be reinforced. Calculating and graphing statistical displays, along with graphing transformations will be studied.

History: This history course begins with the foundation of the world as God’s creation and ends at the start of the 20th century. This course focuses on Western Civilization, examining mainly the development of Europe as well as parts of the Middle East and Far East. This class helps students break out of their mindset of viewing the world only from an American perspective. It instructs by evaluating information on the path of World History with Christ as its turning-point.

Science: This course is a life science class that examines the plant kingdom from the smallest microorganism to the largest redwood tree and the animal kingdom from bacteria to elephants. There is special emphasis on the biomes and ecosystems of the world.

Physical Education: The Physical Education program provides each student with the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program consisting of skill development, lead up to games, team sports, and physical fitness activities. The students will have opportunities to become involved in life long physical conditioning activities. The program promotes the spirit of cooperation, leadership, fair play and friendly competition.

Study Skills: This course will help students build the skills needed to manage their time and activities as they move through school and into their careers. Students will learn how to manage time and finances. They will be taught critical thinking skills through running a business and consider how the human brain works to enable them to study more effectively. They will develop daily strategies needed to navigate through high school. Students will use multiple platforms to accomplish these goals including textbooks, real life examples, online workshops, and videos.

Intro to Drama: This class serves as an introduction to basic theatrical principles. Students learn to be more comfortable in front of others, the basics of vocal control, how to read and understand stage directions, the development of characters, some of the technical aspects of theater, and the basic rules of improv and acting.

Introduction to Office Suite: This course is designed for students to be introduced to the Microsoft Office Suite and the various applications involved.  Students will learn basic keyboarding skills using Microsoft Word.  Other topics that are covered in this course are internet safety and plagiarism.  Students will get a MS Office 365 account at the beginning of the second semester.  Students will learn how the 365 account works and be introduced to One Note and use it for various assignments.  Students will also be introduced to MS Publisher and do various assignments ranging in variety from flyers to newsletters.

Music Exploration: This class uses projects, videos, listening, and in class instruction to introduce students to music basics. Students will learn foundational music theory principles, instruments and their parts in the orchestra, as well as musical periods along with their composers and music. The purpose of this class is to introduce students to areas of music to which they might not otherwise be exposed, encouraging them to become lifelong listeners.


Electives

Art: The General Art program will provide guidance in developing aesthetic abilities in the student. The curriculum emphasizes creativity and the artistic process. The students will be introduced to a variety of different mediums through two-dimensional and three-dimensional approaches to creating and responding to visual arts.  This class includes creative projects using oil pastels, watercolor pencils/pastels, dry pastels, air-hardened clay, ink, charcoal, drawing pencils and acrylic paint on canvass.

Band: Prerequisite: General knowledge of instrument. While continuing to focus on the fundamentals of music, this group will expand into learning more difficult technical concepts such as: intonation, quality of sound, advanced rhythms, and alternate instrument fingerings. Students will perform as an ensemble and may be asked to perform solos.

Robotics: This class focuses on the Technology and Engineering aspects of STEM by introducing students to exciting world of Robotics using the Legos. Students will plan, build, and program a variety of fun and intriguing technology-based structures throughout the year. Additionally, students will study related areas of robotics that include electricity, circuits, micro computing, and programming.

Bible 8—New Testament Survey: As a survey course this is not an in-depth study of a Bible book or books but an overview of the New Testament. This will help students grasp the big picture of the New Testament while pulling out some specific themes which are prominent throughout.

English: This course begins with further study of the parts of speech, sentences, and correct usage and includes development of writing skills through essay and report assignments.  The study and analysis of literature through stories, poetry, and prose will develop critical thinking skills as students focus on character, theme, plot, and point of view.  Communication skills will be developed through group discussion and analysis, focusing on textual support for application.  Development of vocabulary and memorization of poetry are included as well as written and oral book reports.

Math 8: This course reinforces the concepts of operations with decimals, fractions, and integers. Geometric concepts such as polygons, congruence, similarity, and area are reviewed and expanded. Probability, combinations, and permutations are discussed. Algebra concepts such as order of operations, solving inequalities and equations, operations with polynomials, and graphing lines are also taught.

History 8: In this course the student will move through American history from its discovery, to birth, to present day. While studying the story of our great nation the student will recognize the cycle civilization tends toward while learning how we as a nation and individuals can change our course for the future. This is all done while examining how history as a whole fits into the greater story written by our Creator.

Science 8: This course is a study of the physical aspects of our planet and the solar system. This class includes studying the universe above our planet and the land under our feet. It speaks of the glory of God’s power in his exceptional creation.

Physical Education: In this course the student will learn mental, social, and physical well-being. The student will also be introduced to principles of exercise, fitness, and movement skills. This will be accomplished through team and individual games and fitness training to promote mental, social, and physical well-being.

Health: Students study healthy lifestyles by examining what the Bible has to say about maintaining a healthy mode of living.  Drug abuse, eating habits, and exercise are a few of the topics covered in the class.

Microsoft Office 365: This course is designed for students to work with Microsoft Office Suite. Students will use their MS Office 365 accounts and will navigate Windows 10, search the Web, explore Microsoft Office essentials, and organize and manage class notes using OneNote. Using online resources and tutorials students will navigate through MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. Other topics that are covered during this course are internet safety and plagiarism.

Music Exploration: This class uses projects, videos, listening, and in class instruction to introduce students to music basics. Students will learn foundational music theory principles, instruments and their parts in the orchestra, as well as musical periods along with their composers and music. The purpose of this class is to introduce students to areas of music to which they might not otherwise be exposed, encouraging them to become lifelong listeners.

Art Appreciation: Art Appreciation is an exploration of Master Artists across historical periods.  Students will learn how to observe, understand, compare, and evaluate different artworks using critical thinking tools gained from researching the lives of artists and what inspired each of them.


Electives

Art: The General Art program will provide guidance in in the elements of and design of art. This class curriculum will focus on art history and art movements. The students will use a variety of material to create 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional projects including oil pastels, watercolor pencils/pastels, dry pastels, air-hardened clay, ink, charcoal, drawing pencils and acrylic paint on canvass.

Band: Prerequisite: General knowledge of instrument. While continuing to focus on the fundamentals of music, this group will expand into learning more difficult technical concepts such as: intonation, quality of sound, advanced rhythms, and alternate instrument fingerings. Students will perform as an ensemble and may be asked to perform solos.

Robotics: This class focuses on the Technology and Engineering aspects of STEM by introducing students to exciting world of Robotics using the Legos. Students will plan, build, and program a variety of fun and intriguing technology-based structures throughout the year. Additionally, students will study related areas of robotics that include electricity, circuits, micro computing, and programming.

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Phone: 1.800.458.556 / 1.800.532.2112

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