middle school

Grammar & Writing (Grade 6)
Our 6th grade grammar and writing program follows the Abeka Grammar & Writing workbook.  This program covers the conventions of standard written English and gives the students an opportunity to exercise their knowledge of grammar in many writing projects. Students are graded on selected daily work, quizzes and tests.  Examples of writing projects include a “Poetry Notebook, a book report and two research projects as well as many various types of compositions assigned throughout the year. 

Grammar & Writing (Grade 7&8)
Students work from Bob Jones Grammar & Writing and will continue expanding the conventions of standard written English. They are graded on selected daily work, quizzes and tests.  Examples of writing projects are summaries, paraphrases, a book report, two research projects, and various other compositions will be assigned throughout the year. 

Literature (Grades 6-8)
Students are introduced to a variety of genre throughout the school yearA major goal will be to improve reading comprehension by learning to interpret terms, works, and themes. They are given opportunities to use skills such as inferential knowledge and cause & effect.  Literary elements, literary terms, and critical thinking skills are taught.  Students will continue daily oral reading. 

Vocabulary & Spelling (Grades 6-8)
Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary is the curriculum used to expand the middle school student’s vocabulary development.  This program has been tested and proven to help the student be better prepared for the achievement tests given throughout the student’s academic career and for college entrance. Definitions, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, usage and analogies are emphasized to further the mastery of grade level words.

History (Grades 6-8)
Exploring the Eastern Hemisphere and past cultures of the ancient world is the highlight of Abeka’s History of the World, our main text for the 2013-2014 school year. Students will study Creation; the Great Empires of Babylon, Greece and Rome before, during and after Christ; the Persecution of the Early Church; Early Church history; the Dark Ages; the Reformation and the age of Exploration. From there students will move to the Modern Age and into the 21st Century. Included in this year’s study are mapping and geography assignments; memorization of historical documents and two graded research projects. Various current events and newspaper articles will be assigned throughout the year as time allows.

Math
Abeka math gives a strong review of arithmetic concepts, broadening in to algebra, geometry, statistics, scientific notation and trigonometry. Problem solving strategies help students apply mathematical skills to word problems and relate them to real life situations. Students build confidence in their mathematical potential as they successfully work in advanced topics that are presented in an understandable and interesting style.

Science
Our science curriculum is written from a Christian perspective with the conviction that God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, recognizing special creation as the only reasonable explanation for the origin of the universe. Our science program uses a hands-on approach to learning about the world God created in courses such as physical science, and Earth and space science.