Middle School

6th Grade  |  7th Grade  |  8th Grade


6th Grade

A study of ancient world history; the writing of a short research paper; lessons in pre-algebra, percent, proportion, and statistics; and the development of reading skills and reading comprehension are all included in the sixth-grade. Each subject is taught with the Bible clearly in view.

In addition to academic instruction, students participate in physical education, the arts, music, library, media, field trips and weekly Chapel.

Bible Truths 6 provides students with the tools for Bible study, focusing on the plan of redemption throughout the Bible. The Bible educational materials guides students in learning more about God and the plan of salvation. Students will learn how to use Bible study aids such as cross-references, concordances, Bible dictionaries, and Bible commentaries.

Heritage Studies 6 takes students on a tour of the history and culture of ancient civilizations like Egypt, China, Israel, Greece, Africa, the Mayas, and the Roman world. The history text provides a richly illustrated narrative of the history and culture of ancient civilizations. The students will find this study a very engaging account of ancient history.

Science 6 reveals the incredible intricacies of cells and organisms, matter and energy, astronomy, heredity, the nervous system, and the immune system. The 6th grade science educational materials will include exciting, but manageable science experiments and science projects.

Math 6 develops solid problem-solving skills in preparation for algebra, teaches methods of estimation, and familiarizes students with the use calculators to solve math problems. The math educational materials emphasizes the application of math to real-life situations. In addition, manipulatives are used to assist the student with the math concepts presented.

English 6 emphasizes traditional grammar as well as practice with essential reference skills. The English educational materials provides a step-by-step introduction to the Writing Process for eight different types of writing assignments, such as personal narratives, newspaper editorials, historical fiction, and limericks. Independent practice, chapter reviews, and cumulative reviews. Students will receive instruction that provides a balance of grammar and writing instruction.

Spelling 6 presents a variety of spelling exercises, etymology sections, and studies of common Greek and Latin word roots. Spelling lists are arranged by groups of similar words to help students defeat common spelling errors.

Reading 6 engages students with a variety of character-building stories and classic literature selections. An emphasis on literary elements, higher-level thinking skills, and vocabulary enrichment provides a bridge to 7th and 8th grade literature classes.

Handwriting 6 teaches students to produce legible handwriting and promotes good handwriting habits. Calligraphy is also introduced, adding an interesting and challenging element to the educational materials.

7th Grade

Grade seven will explore the life of Christ, the foundations of modern civilizations, fundamental math concepts, essential grammar and writing skills, and life science. Each subject expands on previously learned information in preparation for more complex courses ahead. Explorations in Literature introduces students to a whole new reading level, using themed units to present great works of fiction and teach literary criticism.

In addition to academic instruction, students participate in physical education, the arts, music, library, media, field trips and weekly Chapel.

Bible Truths 7 covers Jesus Christ’s earthly life and ministry. Students will be inspired by the example of Christ’s own life experiences and the way He dealt with both friends and enemies. In addition, many other valuable lessons will be drawn from Christ’s sermons, miracles, and parables.

World Studies is rewritten and updated to provide a fresh look at the civilizations of the world through the lens of a Christian worldview. This edition begins with a brief review of history from Creation to the coming of Christ and progresses in a chronological journey around the world studying the ebb and flow of empires, cultures, Christianity, and world religions, concluding with an examination of the trends of the emerging 21st century.

Life Science provides a thorough overview of the life sciences in a new two-volume set with larger formatting and single-column text. Students will explore the living world from cellular biology and genetics to zoology and ecology.

Fundamentals of Math covers math concepts such as whole numbers, decimals, number theory, fractions, and an introduction to algebra and geometry. Problem solving skills and the applications of math to real life are emphasized.

Explorations in Literature offers a diverse compilation of stories, poems, and essays from a variety of authors and genres grouped by theme to develop critical thinking skills. Vocabulary glosses explain unfamiliar words within the literature selections. Thinking Zone pages throughout the book ask questions to encourage the student to think about literature on at least four levels: comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and appreciation.

Vocabulary will teach students how languages such as Greek and Latin have contributed to modern English. Games, puzzles, and reinforcement activities will keep students’ interest while building a strong vocabulary.

Writing & Grammar 7 presents clear instruction in writing and grammar, including an overview of the Writing Process and many focused writing activities. The seventh-grade English educational materials covers all eight parts of speech, the five basic sentence patterns, usage concepts such as agreement, and mechanics. Adjective clauses and complex sentences are also introduced. Writing projects include a biographical sketch, an in-class essay, a letter to the editor, and a book report.

8th Grade

Students in grade eight will learn lessons from the lives of Old Testament characters, a comprehensive survey of American history, and a fascinating look at Space and Earth Science. Students will also engage in Pre-Algebra which will ease their transition into higher forms of math. Communication is emphasized through grammar instruction, writing projects and themed studies of literature.

In addition to academic instruction, students participate in physical education, the arts, music, library, media, field trips and weekly Chapel.

Bible Truths 8 covers Old Testament history from Creation through the formation of Israel and the era of the kings to the captivity and return. This overview will familiarize students with the broad outlines of the Old Testament while teaching them principles of Bible study and personal character development.

American Republic unfolds the history of the United States through richly detailed narrative and a colorful, engaging presentation. Starting with the discovery of the New World, the text traces the path of American history up to the present day. In addition to a historical account, American Republic demonstrates the distinctiveness of American values and government, and emphasizes the importance of understanding and appreciating United States history.

Earth Science guides students in an examination of God’s handiwork. Affirming the young earth creationist view of the Earth’s history and disproving the evolutionary views pervading the scientific community and modern culture, the science educational materials presents an engaging study of scientific philosophies and models, meteorology, geology, and oceanography.

Pre-Algebra eases the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Algebraic expressions and linear equations are applied throughout a thorough review of operations on integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and radicals. Students explore relations and functions using equations, tables, and graphs. Chapters on statistics and geometry extend foundational concepts in preparation for high school courses. Problem-solving and real-life uses of math are featured in each chapter. Dominion through Math exercises regularly illustrate how mathematics can be used to manage God’s creation to His glory.

Excursions in Literature provides a rich collection of literature selections to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of literary techniques as they study a variety of genres of literature from a range of cultures. Students are encouraged to develop and apply critical thinking skills as they analyze the literature pieces in light of a Christian worldview.

Vocabulary will teach students how languages such as Greek and Latin have contributed to modern English. Games, puzzles, and reinforcement activities will keep students’ interest while building a strong vocabulary.

Writing & Grammar 8 presents clear instruction in writing and grammar, including an overview of the writing process and many focused writing activities. Writing & Grammar 8 reviews the eight parts of speech, five basic sentence patterns, usage, and mechanics, and discusses grammar elements such as participles, gerunds, and infinitives. Writing projects include a news report, a character profile, a short fable, and an in-class essay.