Origins and Old Testament develops the student understanding of and devotion to Scripture as the inspired Word of God. During the first semester, the focus is on the history of the Bible; inspiration, canonization, and translation, as well as an overview of the methods and tools available to use in studying the Bible. The second semester is a survey of the first 17 books of the Old Testament, as students examine God’s creative activities from the creation to the return from Babylonian exile.
English 7 is designed to equip students with essential skills in reading, writing, and speech, enabling them to communicate clearly and effectively to all men "of the hope that is within us" - Jesus Christ. The program focuses on reviewing and applying previously learned as well as new grammar concepts, increasing composition skills through a variety of writing pieces, and improving reading and vocabulary comprehension through various literature selections, the Accelerated Reading program, Reading Detective passages, and in-depth questions.
World History 7 starts at the beginning. In the beginning, God created.....: Students study the foundations and development of early civilizations including the areas of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ancient Israel, Greece, and Rome. The course includes the study of physical and political features, economic development and resources, cultural development, and migration patterns. Included are the Reformation and European explorers of America.
Math 7 includes data analysis, application of arithmetic skills, rational numbers, and number theory. This course provides students with the foundation for algebra and an introduction to algebra and number theory.
Pre-Algebra introduces simple equations, inequalities, factors, and exponents. A problem-solving approach to the review of arithmetic skills and an introduction to geometry as well as data analysis and probability are included.
Life Science is the study of many aspects of all living things, from the functions of the organelles of plant and animal cells to the ecological relationships between individuals that the cells make up in their ecosystems. Students dig into genetics and heredity to see how traits are inherited, and investigate the inner workings of plants, animals, and the human body. Through the study of Life Science, students are able to see the hand of our Creator and develop a deeper respect for His creations.
Keyboarding is designed to teach middle school students basic keyboarding skills that will be used over the course of their lives as technology continues to improve. These skills include: fluent manipulations of letter, figure/symbol, and basic keys by touch. Emphasis will be on daily use of a computer system and appropriate software to provide integrated training through a learn/practice/sustain/assess plan of skill building with technique timings, speed-building drills, and accuracy practices which are the basis of the skill-building program.
Health: Study of healthy physical, mental, emotional and spiritual lives.
Physical Education is designed to help students acquire a higher level of fitness, self-discipline, motivation, and a positive attitude about health and fitness. We will focus our energy in four areas: stamina, speed, strength, and skills. There is a combination of team sports and individual skills, emphasizing the characteristics of teamwork and cooperation as well as self-motivation and individual achievement.
Orchestra provides students with the opportunity to grow musically while learning performance technique and etiquette. This class helps students develop their ability to read music and provides various opportunities to perform throughout the year.
Choir is designed to teach singing technique, breathing, and posture. Students will also learn to work cooperatively to sing in an ensemble and to sing in parts. This will be achieved through a variety of styles/genres of music. Finally, students will study music theory, solfege, and sight-singing.
Art classes provide instruction in the elements of art and the principals of design. Students will explore basic art media and techniques, such as drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, collage, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and more! In addition to gaining confidence and proficiency working with a variety of mediums, students will learn about the history, analysis, and interpretation of art.