Middle School Grades 6-8

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Middle School Grades 6-8

Our total program has been developed to provide your student with the best possible educational environment. Our curriculum is Biblically integrated and academically balanced with a consistent Christian emphasis.

Bible

Students will learn that they can find answers to life’s daily circumstances in the Word of God. Lessons focus on Biblical characters, the life of Christ, and the development of internal character. Scripture is committed to memory each week.

Reading

The primary goal of our reading program is to continue the development of each student’s reading skills and to further his/her progress in areas of comprehension and expression. The following skills are stressed: reading for detail, finding main ideas, reading of maps and charts, reviewing phonics, skimming, and dramatizing. Critical thinking skills are developed through different types of literature and assignments used in class. In addition to the reading curriculum, certain novels are incorporated into the class to further develop a love for reading. Students are encouraged to read with expression when reading orally. Comprehension is increased with the use of questions and teacher-led discussions

Penmanship

Students practice correct letter formation, spacing, size, slant, and proportion as well as overall neatness and good appearance on a daily basis.

Mathematics

Our mathematics program is designed to provide an understanding of the number system and basic math operations, to develop speed and accuracy in computation as well as to strengthen ability in problem solving, and to promote enthusiasm in the study of mathematics. Elementary mathematics begins with the most basic mathematical processes of arithmetic. Students learn best when they proceed from the particular to the general, from the concrete to the abstract. Elementary arithmetic emphasizes the facts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division that are in accord with the child’s stage of development and have immediate practice application.

Mathematics Course I (6th Grade)

Overview: This course will focus on four critical areas: (1) using concepts of ration and rate to solve problems; (2) understanding division of fractions; (3) using expressions and equations; and (4) understanding of statistical reasoning.

Mathematics Course II (7th Grade)

Overview: this course focuses on four critical areas: (1) developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawing, geometric constructions, and surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations.

Mathematics Course III (8th Grade)

Overview: This course focuses on three critical areas: (1) using applying equations in one and two variables; (2) understanding the concepts of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) applying the Pythagorean Theorem and the concepts of similarity and congruence.

Science

All classroom material presents God as the Creator of our universe. Our goals are to stimulate investigative thinking through the teaching of organized subject matter and to develop a proper appreciation for the contributions of science to mankind. Science lessons are based on a Christian philosophy of science, offering a hands-on approach. The scientific method is emphasized through a broad range of topics.

History/Social Studies

The curriculum is presented based on the fact that the United States of America was founded upon Biblical principles. We consistently promote in our students the desire to remain true to those principles which have established religious and political freedom in our nation. Lessons reveal God’s dealings with men’s actions through time in all places. Topics include United States and World History, geography, economics, government, and culture.

Language Arts

Our basic purpose is to help our students use spoken and written English effectively and confidently in a wide variety of every day practical situations. Content study is organized into areas of grammar and related skills, practical communication and creative expression. Lessons teach the students to build sentences following sentence patterns. Emphasis on writing increases each year as the student develops.

 

English 6
Overview: The students will be exposed to the importance of grammar and composition, as well as spelling skills and reading comprehension, throughout the year. The nine parts of speech are heavily stressed, along with writing paragraphs and essays.

English 7:
Overview: Students will study the eight parts of speech, grammatical structure of sentences, and the mechanics of good writing. Students will take part in creative writing, study novels, read and study classical literature and mythology, and define, use, and spell new vocabulary words.


English 8:

Overview: Students will have a literature-based approach which will promote self-confidence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Skill-building through the writing process and interpretation of literature are stressed. Vocabulary and grammar will be integrated in the course.

Physical Education

Overview: Students will have an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of a variety of sports (i.e. soccer, football, basketball, etc.). Emphasis will be placed on proper stretching techniques and other warm-up activities. Keeping the body fit and teamwork/proper sportsmanship will be stressed throughout the course.

Student Life

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Parent Information

There are many opportunities for parents to be get involved in their children’s day to day life here are The Master’s Academy.

Faculty and Staff

Our leadership team, through their character set an example for faculty and students.