Middle School: 5-8

Our mid-school program is designed to take the elementary students to a higher level of thinking and skill acquisition, a more responsible level of behavior, and preparation to move into the more rigorous expectations of leadership training and academic achievement at the high school level.

Curriculum:

Mid-school literature/language arts encompasses a variety of skills, including spelling, vocabulary, classic literature selections, grammar and mechanics instruction with editing practice, reading skills practice, logic exercises, and writing to inform, to express, and to analyze.


We use the Bob Jones math curriculum. The emphasis is on mastery of all elementary math skills and a strong introduction to understanding of algebra. Algebra I may be taken in the 8th grade, based on Math proficiency.

 
History is taught using both A Beka and Bob Jones material. The content includes Civics, Introduction to World Studies, Old World History and U.S. History. Students read and do study guides independently in preparation for testing, as well as reports, essays, discussions, and group projects. 


Science is taught using A Beka curriculum.  Activities include reading, experimentation, lab reports, projects, worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All students participate in a Science Fair in May in which they prepare information boards and projects to share and explain.


The 7th and 8th grades have the opportunity of a weekly Spanish class, emphasizing vocabulary and oral language. 


P.E. and art, are all taught with an emphasis on appreciation, active participation, and skill acquisition.


For music instruction mid-school students take part in choir and Jr. Worship Band.  Private instruction for worship band instrumentation is available to them if they wish.

Spiritual Growth:

We offer opportunities for students to develop a deeper relationship with Christ through daily Chapel and Bible class.

Service:

We encourage and nurture on attitude of service and giving to God’s Kingdom through activities such as our annual Penny Carnival, from which proceeds go to the Union Gospel Mission for their Thanksgiving Meal and Operation Christmas Child boxes that go overseas.  We hold a local food and toy drive at Christmas, and our school sponsors a World Vision child. Our sponsored child is supported by “Mission Friday”.  One Friday per month the whole school eats Ramen noodles for lunch to save money for our sponsorship gift.

Sports:

In district students may take part in sports offered through the local public school.