7th & 8th Grade
Meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
The middle school students are stretched to use previously learned skills in more complex writing and ideas. Our focus develops beyond simple comprehension to beginning to recognize and appreciate individual ideas and themes. Students will be expected to respond to increasingly challenging literature in an age appropriate way. They are given the opportunity to delve into specific science and math studies. They are challenged to not only work together at this level, but develop team strategies that utilize all team members' strengths. They are given unique problems and encouraged to develop creative solutions.
When students reach middle school, they should be able to complete most assignments independently at home. The parent's role becomes one of support and motivator. It will be expected that parents know what assignments are on the schedule each week, if their child is completing them and if they are struggling with any of them. Parents should be encouraging students to contact teachers when there are questions or they need extra help. At home, students should expect to spend an hour on each subject.
The student's school day is now seven hours long and is comprised of six different classes. This combined class of 7th and 8th graders are called our SpringBoarders. The students start their day at 8:45am with Community Time. This special time in the morning allows all 5th through 12th grade students to come together for a short devotion or team building activity. They then begin their academic classes at 9am. They will also have subject specific teachers and change classes throughout the day. Along with science, math, social studies and language arts, students are required to take a semester of computer skills and Spanish. Students have the same academic schedule on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Material Fees: $35 Math, $45 Science, $15 Spanish, $20 Computer