Middle School

Programs/Curriculum

Learning to love God and love the Scriptures is foundational to the experiences and relationships we provide to children daily.

5th Grade

Program:

This program serves as an excellent option for all 5th graders to continue to grow spiritually, academically and socially. Lower Teacher/child ratio allows for full individualization for assessment, learning and relationship building.

Meeting Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (8:00am - 3:00pm)

  • Wednesday (8:00am - 1:30pm)

Curriculum:

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Institute for Excellence in Writing

  • Specials/Breakouts:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Library

    • Spanish

Bible ~ Bible Truths 5 – Living in God’s  (BJU Press)

  • God’s Judgement and Grace 

  • Building Godly Character 

  • Obedience 

  • Christmas: God with Us 

  • Being Holy 

  • My Body, God’s Temple 

  • Evangelism and Missions 

  • Easter: Christ’s Saving Work 

  • Growing in Grace and Knowledge 

  • Foundations for Living 

Math ~ Math 5 (BJU Press) 

  • Number Sense ~ including Roman Numerals, Decimals, and Positive and Negative numbers 

  • Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers 

  • Multiplication of Whole Numbers 

  • Division of 1- and 2-digit divisors 

  • Geometry: Lines, Angles, Perimeter, Area, Surface Area, and Volume 

  • Fractions 

  • Time & Customary Measurement 

  • Equations 

  • Addition and Subtraction of Fractions 

  • Multiplication & Division of Fractions 

  • Multiplication & Division of Decimals 

  • Metric Measurement 

  • Ratios, Proportions, and Percents 

  • Integers 

  • Data & Graphs 

Reading ~ Reading 5 – Pages in My Head (BJU Press) 

  • Word Recognition  

  • Vocabulary 

  • Comprehension 

  • Literature ~ variety of genres 

  • Study Skills 

  • Book Reports 

  • Fluency ~ silent and oral reading 

  • Composition 

Spelling ~ Spelling 5 (BJU Press)

  •  Week Word Lists based on spelling patterns 

  • Generalizations ~ vowel and consonant patterns 

  • Word Study 

  • Proofreading 

  • Dictionary Skills 

  • Writing Application 

English ~ English 5 (BJU Press )

  • Parts of Speech 

  • Sentence Structure 

  • Conventions 

  • Usage 

  • Study & Reference Skills 

  • Listening & Speaking Skills  

Writing ~ Level A (Institute for Excellence in Writing)

  • Note Making & Outlines 

  • Writing from Notes 

  • Retelling Narrative Stories 

  • Summarizing a Reference 

  • Writing from Pictures 

  • Library Research Reports 

  • Creative Writing 

  • Essay Writing 

  • Critiques 

Science ~ Science 5 (BJU Press) 

  • Minerals & Rocks 

  • Fossils and Dinosaurs 

  • Matter 

  • Energy & Heat 

  • Weather & Biomes 

  • Interactions in an Ecosystem 

  • Changes in an Ecosystem 

  • Sound & Light 

  • Respiratory System 

  • Circulatory System 

Social Studies ~ Heritage Studies 5 (BJU Press)

  • America’s First People  

  • European Explorations and Settlement 

  • The Thirteen Colonies 

  • American Independence 

  • The Early National Period 

  • The Young Nation Grows 

  • The Civil War 

  • Reconstruction and the West 

  • The Gilded Age 

  • America’s Influence Spreads Abroad 

  • The First World War 

  • Roaring 20s and Depressing 30s 

  • Rulers with Iron Fists 

  • The Second World War 

  • Postwar America 

  • The Rise of the Counterculture 

  • A Time of Strength and Challenge 

  • Leader of the Free World 

  • A New Millennium 

  • Change Sweeps the Nation 

6th Grade

Program:

This program serves as an excellent option for all 6th graders to continue to grow spiritually, academically and socially. Lower Teacher/child ratio allows for full individualization for assessment, learning and relationship building.

Meeting Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (8:00am - 3:00pm)

  • Wednesday (8:00am - 1:30pm)

Curriculum:

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Institute for Excellence in Writing

  • Specials/Breakouts:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Library

    • Spanish

Bible ~ Bible Truths 6 – Redemption: God’s Grand Design (BJU Press)

  • Before the Foundation 

  • Through the Covenant 

  • Under the Blood 

  • Christmas: In the Fullness of Time 

  • In the Royal House 

  • Through God’s Providence 

  • By the Incarnate Word 

  • Easter: Through Christ our Redeemer 

  • To the Ends of the Earth 

  • At the Appointed Time 

Math ~ Math 6 (BJU Press)

  • Add & Subtract – including whole numbers and decimals 

  • Multiply and Divide by a Whole Number 

  • Fraction Theory 

  • Add & Subtract Fractions 

  • Geometry: Plane Figure, Perimeter, Area, and Volume  

  • Multiply Fractions and Decimals 

  • Divide Fractions and Decimals 

  • Equations 

  • Ratios, Proportions, and Percents 

  • Measurement 

  • Statistics 

  • Probability 

  • Integers 

Reading ~ Reading 6 – As Full as the World (BJU Press)

  • Word Recognition  

  • Vocabulary 

  • Comprehension 

  • Literature ~ variety of genres 

  • Study Skills 

  • Book Reports 

  • Fluency ~ silent and oral reading 

  • Composition 

Spelling ~ Spelling 6 (BJU Press)

  • Week Word Lists based on spelling patterns 

  • Generalizations ~ vowel and consonant patterns 

  • Word Study 

  • Proofreading 

  • Dictionary Skills 

  • Writing Application

English ~ English 6 (BJU Press)

  • Parts of Speech 

  • Sentence Structure 

  • Conventions 

  • Usage 

  • Study & Reference Skills 

  • Listening & Speaking Skills  

Writing ~ Level B (Institute for Excellence in Writing)

  • Note Making & Outlines 

  • Writing from Notes 

  • Retelling Narrative Stories 

  • Summarizing a Reference 

  • Writing from Pictures 

  • Library Research Reports 

  • Creative Writing 

  • Essay Writing 

  • Critiques 

Science ~ Science 6 (BJU Press)

  • Earthquakes & Volcanoes 

  • Weathering & Erosion 

  • Natural Resources 

  • Cells & Classification 

  • Animal Classification 

  • Plant Classification 

  • Atoms & Molecules 

  • Electricity and Magnetism 

  • Motion & Machines 

  • Stars & Solar System 

  • Plant and Animal Reproduction 

  • Heredity & Genetics 

  • Nervous System 

  • Immune System 

Social Studies ~ Ancient Civilizations (BJU Press)

  • In the Beginning 

  • Mesopotamia 

  • Ancient Egypt 

  • Ancient Israel 

  • Ancient India 

  • Ancient China 

  • Ancient Persia 

  • Ancient Greece 

  • Ancient Rome 

  • The Byzantine Empire 

  • Mesoamerica 

  • Ancient Africa 

  • Ancient Japan 

  • The Middle Ages in Europe 

  • A Kingdom from Shore to Shore 

7th Grade

Program:

This program serves as an excellent option for all 7th graders to continue to grow spiritually, academically and socially. Lower Teacher/child ratio allows for full individualization for assessment, learning and relationship building.

Meeting Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (8:00am - 3:00pm)

  • Wednesday (8:00am - 1:30pm)

Curriculum:

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Institute for Excellence in Writing

  • Specials/Breakouts:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Library

    • Spanish

Bible ~ Bible Truths A – The Life of Christ (BJU Press)

  • Christ’s Character 

  • Christ’s Example 

  • Christ’s Major Examples 

  • Christ’s Sermon on the Mount 

  • Christ’s Other Teachings 

  • Christ’s Miracles 

  • Christ’s Parables 

Math ~ Fundamentals of Math (BJU Press)

  •  Whole Numbers 

  • Decimals 

  • Number Theory 

  • Fractions 

  • Forms of Rational Numbers 

  • Using Percents 

  • Measurement 

  • Geometry: Area, Volume 

  • Probability and Statistics 

  • Integers 

  • Algebra 

  • Relations and Functions 

  • Logic and Set Theory 

Literature ~ Explorations in Literature (BJU Press)

  • Themes: courage, nature and man, generosity, our land, humility, family 

  • Genres: fables, drama, poetry, hymns, Scripture, short story, biography, autobiographical accounts, historical essays, essays 

  • Multicultural 

Writing ~ Level B (Institute for Excellence in Writing)

  • Note Making & Outlines 

  • Writing from Notes 

  • Retelling Narrative Stories 

  • Summarizing a Reference 

  • Writing from Pictures 

  • Library Research Reports 

  • Creative Writing 

  • Essay Writing 

  • Critiques

Grammar ~ Writing & Grammar 7 (BJU Press)

  • Parts of Speech 

  • Sentence Structure 

  • Mechanics 

  • Usage 

Science ~ Life Science (BJU Press)

  • God’s Living World 

  • Cell Structure 

  • Information in the Cell 

  • Genetics 

  • Change in Nature 

  • Bacteria and Viruses 

  • Protists and Fungi 

  • The Plant Kingdom 

  • Plant Functions 

  • Animal Classifications 

  • Animal Structure & Function 

  • Animal Reproduction & Behavior 

  • The Human Body 

  • Interacting with the Biosphere 

Social Studies ~ World Studies (BJU Press)

  • Foundations 

  • Changes and Development in the Culture of the World 

  • Dominant Powers in Europe and Asia 

  • The Revolutionary Age 

  • The 20th Century and Beyond 

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