Middle School
6th 7th 8th
Math Preparation for algebra as students work with fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry, statistics, graphing, probability, algebraic expressions and equations, proportions and measurement with an emphasis on problem solving strategies. Pre-Algebra A: Combines arithmetic and geometry with anemphasis on applied math, decimal notation, variables, and problem-solving. Pre-Algebra B: Applies math, fractions, data analysis, ratios, percents, basic geometry, and introduction to equations and functions.
Language Arts Literature-based instructional program with emphasis on reading comprehension strategies and skills, development of vocabulary, spelling, grammar, writing process, composition in a variety of genres and styles. Bridge between knowledge-based grammar school programs to a process-based logic school program. English: Basic literary analysis of novels, short stories, drama, poetry, and non-fiction. Paragraph development and writing skills, multi-paragraph essays, English grammar, and vocabulary building. English: Extended literary analysis of novels, short stories, drama, poetry, and non-fiction. Continued work on paragraph development and writing skills, multi-paragraph essays, English grammar, and vocabulary building.
Science Immune and nervous systems, diversityof life, energy, electricity, matter, plants,weather, and flight. Earth Science: Introduction to the physical sciences in conjunction with study of earth and space. Concepts include meteorology, geology, oceanography, astronomy, and plate tectonics. A "hands-on" approach is emphasized to develop both laboratory skills and critical thinking skills. Physical Science: Introduction to chemistry and physics. Begins with review of the scientific method and metric system. Concepts include classification of matter, atomic structure, chemical formula, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, acid/base chemistry, energy, motion, force, work, power, simple machines, magnetism, electricity, heat, and light. Laboratory sessions are used to reinforce the concepts presented in lecture.
Social Studies & Geography History: Georgia History I: Introduction to history of the United States, colonization of the Civil War. History II: Continued history of the United States, the Civil War to the present. Historical skills include interpreting maps, graphs, charts, and political cartoons; distinguishing fact from opinion; using primary and secondary sources; analyzing cause and effect.
Fine Arts Art: Students continue to develop artistic skills and are challenged to begin to express their individual ideas through their art. Students will experience more advanced techniquesusing a variety of media.

Music: Students continue to develop musical skills which increase in complexity and variety.
Art: Students will explore the elements of art by working with a variety of techniques and materials, and are exposed to advanced techniques used in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpting.

Choir: Choir will emphasize quality choral literature, basic music reading skills, proper vocal production,musical expression, and performance opportunities.

Drama: Students will develop basic skills of stage performance, pantomime, and improvisation. Students will engage in confidence building activities, and will participate in solo and group class performances.

Music Appreciation: Students develop listening skills necessary to better understand and appreciate music of many different genres. Students study elements of music and criticism. Historical overview of musical periods and styles; including the lives and major works of the great classical composers.
Foreign Language n/a
Physical Education & Health Health fitness building: Build strength, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory endurance. Team sports education and sport explorations. Christian responsibility in fitness and play. Fitness and skills building: Off-season strength and conditioning. Athletic offerings for girls include: volleyball, cheerleading, basketball, soccer, swimming, and track and field. Athletic offerings for boys include: basketball, soccer, swimming, and track and field. Students are encouraged to participate in team sports, where personal contributions are promoted in the light of team goals.
Bible/Chapel Bible Memory: Old Testament survey including creation, the patriarchs of Israel, conquest of Canaan, judges,andthe kingdoms of David and Solomon. Weekly chapel. Old Testament Introduction: Survey of Old Testament events and formalized study of Logic in approaching God's Word. Application of scriptural principles for living. Weekly chapel. New Testament Introduction: Survey of NewTestament events and writings; part two of a formalized study of Logic in approaching God's Word.Application of scriptural principles for living. Weekly chapel.