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Core Courses

Bible 6

In 6th-grade Bible, students will learn about the calling and forming of the Hebrew nation.

Our course will start with God’s chosen kings and the messages of the major and minor prophets. Students will then learn about the life and ministry of Jesus, followed by Pentecost, the early Jerusalem church, and the missionary works of Paul and the apostles. Finally, students will be taught about worldviews, God’s truth, the Trinity, creation, and God’s holiness.

These lessons will be taught in 30 weekly modules. Each bronze module will have a memory verse and a variety of scriptures for students to look up and read in their bibles. They will watch 3 videos on the module topic and write a response to each video. Students will then complete a step-away essay in which they will answer a question that pertains to the module topic. Finally, they will take a memory verse quiz.

Once a student finishes a bronze bible module an optional silver and gold module will be unlocked for them to complete. They can then watch another video and answer specific questions reflecting on what they learned to earn a silver and/or a gold badge.

Bible 7

For the first part of 7th-grade bible, students will learn about God’s wisdom. They will then learn about God’s design for the family, their home life, and learn what it means to honor our parents. Our focus will then shift to lessons on how attitudes affect actions, how friends can shape our worldview, and how to live our calling to love all people. 

The second part of 7th-grade bible teaches about human nature (the flesh), sin, and what it means to walk in the Spirit. Next, students will learn about the fruits of the Spirit. Lastly, they will learn about what it means to live in God’s will, choose holy thoughts, make the right decisions, and the value of spending time with God. 

These lessons will be taught in 30 weekly modules. Each bronze module will have a memory verse and a variety of scriptures for students to look up and read in their bibles. They will watch 3 videos on the module topic and write a response to each video. They will then write a step-away essay in which they will answer a question that pertains to the module topic. Finally, they will take a memory verse quiz. 

Once a student finishes a bronze bible module an optional silver and gold module will be unlocked for them to complete. They can then watch another video and answer specific questions reflecting on what they learned from the video to earn a silver and/or a gold badge.

Bible 8

The 8th-grade bible course teaches students about salvation, what it means, and how they know they are saved from the eternal punishment of sin. Students will then learn about how the bible was compiled, why we believe it is God’s communication tool to us, why we can trust the Bible is true, and insights on how to use the bible in our daily lives. 

The second part of the course focuses on prayer. Students learn why prayer is important, how to pray, and what hinders prayer. 

The last portion of the course provides students with a variety of learning opportunities regarding forgiveness, the power of the Gospel, how to share our faith, how to live by biblical principles, and how to find God’s will in their lives. 

These lessons will be taught in 30 weekly modules. Each bronze module will have a memory verse and a variety of scriptures for students to look up and read in their bibles. They will watch 3 videos on the module topic and write a response to each video. They will then complete a step-away essay in which they will answer a reflective question that pertains to the module topic. Finally, they will take a memory verse quiz. 

Once a student finishes a bronze bible module an optional silver and gold module will be unlocked for them to complete. They can then watch another video and answer specific questions reflecting on what they learned from the video to earn a silver and/or a gold badge.

English Language Arts 6

In 6th-grade English, students will read four different novels from various genres. The genres they will read are adventure, mystery, historical fiction, and fantasy. They will read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, When You Reach Me, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and A Wrinkle in Time. 

While reading, the students will complete reading journals and a variety of step-away assignments. Some of these assignments include grammar lessons, book-related activities, and recognizing spiritual themes. In addition to the novels, the students will also develop and improve their writing skills. 

In the course, they will write a personal narrative, persuasive essay, research paper, and theme essay. In each module, students will have the opportunity to complete various extra projects and assignments that pertain to the book or an overall English/Language Arts goal, encouraging creativity and critical thinking.

English Language Arts 7

In 7th-grade English, students will read four different novels from various genres. The genres they will read are realistic/historical fiction, play/diary, dystopian, and science fiction. They will read All American Boys, both the Anne Frank diary and playscript, The Giver, and various science fiction short stories. 

While reading, the students will complete reading journals and a variety of step-away assignments. Some of these assignments include grammar lessons, book-related activities, and recognizing spiritual themes. In addition to the novels, the students will also develop and improve their writing skills. 

In the course, the students will write a narrative, compare/contrast, argumentative, and science research paper. In each module, students will have the opportunity to complete various extra projects and assignments that pertain to the book or an overall English/Language Arts goal, encouraging creativity and critical thinking.

English 8

In 8th-grade English, students will read four different novels from various genres. The genres they will read are autobiographical, classic literature, mythology, and poetry. They will read The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr., The Scarlet Letter, The Lightning Thief, and various poems. 

While reading, the students will complete reading journals and a variety of step-away assignments. Some of these assignments include grammar lessons, book-related activities, and recognizing spiritual themes. In addition to the novels, the students will also develop and improve their writing skills. 

In the course, the students will write expository and argumentative essays as well as poetry. In each module, students will have the opportunity to complete various extra projects and assignments that pertain to the book or an overall English/Language Arts goal, encouraging creativity and critical thinking.

Math 6

In 6th grade Math, students will be introduced to ratios and proportional relationships, expand their knowledge on the number system, be introduced to expressions and equations, and learn basic geometry, statistics, and probability. 

The Math course is divided up into 30 weekly bronze modules. Students will work through each module using interactive math activities through online sources such as Desmos, Khan Academy, and CK-12. 

In this approach, students develop problem-solving skills as they are introduced to a variety of methods of solving traditional math problems and will be shown the fundamentals of how math works. The math lessons also incorporate a variety of videos to further help solidify the math concept being taught. 

Students will have access to a math instructor to guide them through any math concept that they are struggling to understand.

Math 7

In 7th grade Math, students will start by expanding their knowledge of the real number system which leads them into operations with rational numbers and integers. Students are introduced to algebraic expressions through simplifying like terms, expanding and factoring, and solving inequalities. 

The geometry aspect of this course includes understanding angles, constructing triangles and quadrilaterals, and understanding scale drawings. Students then move onto volume and surface area with cylinders, cones, spheres, and pyramids. The last part of the course is devoted to statistics and probability in which students will work with various plots and graphs, mean absolute deviation, and random sampling. 

The Math course is divided up into 30 weekly bronze modules. Students will work through each module using interactive math activities through online sources such as Desmos, Khan Academy, and CK-12. In this approach, students develop problem-solving skills as they are introduced to other ways of solving traditional math problems. They are shown the “why” behind how math works instead of just given a formula and/or step by step instructions. The math courses also incorporate a variety of videos to further help solidify the math concept being taught. 

Students will have access to a math instructor to guide them through any math concept that they are struggling to understand. 

Math 8

In 8th-grade math students are prepared for Algebra in high school. They start off the course by expanding their knowledge of equations and inequalities. Next, they will work with complex fractions, exponents, and scientific notation. 

The second part of the course focuses on rational numbers, ratios, proportions, probability, and percentages. Students will then be introduced to graphing linear equations using the slope-intercept form. This leads to square roots, the Pythagorean theorem, and trigonometric ratios. In the last part of the course, students will be taught measurement, volume, and area while working with polygons and surface area of solids. Angle relationships and transformations are then studied and students finish the course with data analysis and probability. 

The course is divided up into 30 weekly bronze modules. Students will work through online sources such as Desmos, Khan Academy, and CK-12. In this approach, students develop critical problem-solving skills as they are introduced to solving traditional math problems in a variety of ways. Students will be shown the “why” behind how math works instead of just given a formula and/or step by step instructions. The math courses also incorporate a variety of videos to further help solidify the math concept being taught.

Students will have access to a math instructor to guide them through any math concept that they are struggling to understand. 

Science 6

In 6th-grade science, students spend the first third of the course being introduced to the types, parts, and functions of living cells and how they work together to form an organism. 

Part two of the class focuses on geology; covering minerals, the rock cycle, layers of the earth, tectonic plates, and geological events. 

Part three of the course introduces students to basic chemistry concepts including atomic theories, ions & isotopes, energy levels, and the periodic table. Students finish the course learning about electricity and magnetism. 

The science course is divided into 30 modules. Each module contains custom made notes that can easily be printed. The modules contain a variety of content that will cause them to think about the world around them and how it all works from a biblical perspective. Some modules contain interactive games that further solidify the content they are required to learn. Before the end-of-module quiz, students are given a chance to review with digital flashcards that contain all of the study materials needed to prepare for the quiz. 

The notes, review flashcards, and end of module quiz are all aligned with the same content to maximize student success in learning key concepts that they will need to know to be successful in their future science courses.

Science 7

7th Grade Science begins with the study of the earth’s atmosphere, weather, and climate. 

In the second portion of the class, students learn about weather, erosion, deposition, fossils, and geologic time scale. 

The third portion of the course covers chemical bonds & reactions, solutions, acids & bases, and leads into matter and Energy of Life in which students are introduced to ecology, populations, ecosystems, and the Earth’s resources. 

The Science course is divided into 30 modules. Each module contains study notes that can be viewed online or printed. The modules contain a variety of reading and video materials as well as thought-provoking discussion questions about the world around us. Each module also includes a biblical perspective from which we can understand God’s creativity expressed through science. Some modules contain interactive games that further solidify the content they are required to learn. Before each end-of-module quiz, students are given a chance to review with digital flashcards that contain everything they need to know to be prepared for the quiz. 

The notes, review flashcards, and quizzes are all aligned with the same content to maximize student success in learning key concepts that they will need to know to be successful in their future science courses.

Science 8

8th-grade science students will learn about the universe, the role of the sun, earth’s moon system, eclipses, seasons, tides, solar system, star formation & life cycle, and space exploration. 

Part two of the course introduces energy and focuses on sound waves, light waves, electromagnetic radiation, and communication. 

Students then learn about heredity, growth, and development by exploring genetic mutations, evolution, natural selection, and frequency of traits. 

Students will finish off the course with force and motion, learning about Newton’s laws and gravity. 

The science course is divided into 30 modules. Each module contains study notes that can be viewed online or printed. The modules contain a variety of reading and video materials as well as thought-provoking discussion questions about the world around us. Each module also includes a biblical perspective from which we can understand God’s creativity expressed through science. Some modules contain interactive games that further solidify the content they are required to learn. Before each end-of-module quiz, students are given a chance to review with digital flashcards that contain everything they need to know to be prepared for the quiz. 

The notes, review flashcards, and quizzes are all aligned with the same content to maximize student success in learning key concepts that they will need to know to be successful in their future science courses.

Social Studies 6

In 6th-grade, the social studies focus is geography. Throughout the year, the students will learn about the physical geography, government, culture, and current issues of each continent. 

Each module has a custom-made tool that helps students learn the main idea of each lesson. Using interactive map tools, they will learn the location of each continent’s countries. They will also learn how to read various maps. 

Integrated with English Language Arts goals, students will develop and improve their reading comprehension and summarization skills by reading a variety of topic-related, middle school friendly articles. 

Additionally, students will read about the Christian church in the regions they study, engage in meaningful discussions about them, and pray for the believers who live in those areas. 

At the end of each module, students will have the opportunity to complete a variety of projects or assignments that encourage research, creativity, and thought.

Social Studies 7

In 7th-grade, students will begin the year by learning about ancient civilizations across the globe and end the course by diving into the Middle Ages. Some of the civilizations they will study are the Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, and Romans. 

Each module has a custom-made tool that helps students learn the main idea of each lesson. A variety of games are dispersed across the modules to improve comprehension and engagement. 

Integrated with English Language Arts goals, students will develop and improve their reading comprehension and summarization skills by reading a variety of topic-related, middle school friendly articles. 

At the end of each module, students will have the opportunity to complete a variety of projects or assignments that encourage research, creativity, and thought.

Social Studies 8

Eighth-grade social studies begins with lessons about the church reformation, renaissance, and the enlightenment. Students will learn how these periods and the discoveries made during those times eventually led to the American revolution. They will spend the rest of the course studying American history, from the thirteen colonies to the reconstruction era. 

Each module has a custom-made tool that helps students capture the main idea of each lesson. A variety of games are dispersed across the modules to improve comprehension and engagement. Integrated with English Language Arts goals, students will develop and improve their reading comprehension and summarization skills by reading a variety of topic-related, middle school friendly articles. 

At the end of each module, students will have the opportunity to complete a variety of projects or assignments that encourage research, creativity, and thought.

Electives

Chinese

In the Chinese (Mandarin) course, students will complete each module as if they are an American exchange student living and studying in China. Acting as a student who lives with a Christian Chinese host family, you will learn about Chinese culture, traditions, and the church.

Through this engaging cross-cultural class, you will gain an understanding of common Chinese phrases, pronunciation, and practice writing Chinese characters.

Spanish

In Spanish, the students imagine that they are a secret agent in Spain who is chasing an art thief. To catch this thief, the students will have to use Spanish language skills. Since the mystery is based in Spain, each module has virtual reality exercises where students can explore different Spanish cities and landscapes. 

Each module provides students with a case file where they learn and use different vocabulary. They also play a variety of reinforcement games. Students have the opportunity to showcase their Spanish skills by uploading creative videos to report the weather or introduce themselves. 

At the end of each module, students grow one step closer to nabbing the thief. They also have the option to complete additional projects or assignments that allow them to further develop their Spanish skills.