Middle School (grades 6-8)

 

Raptor CenterReligion (CPH) Studies include background information about Important People, Significant Places, Customs, Traditions and Life in Biblical Times, along with a sequential Bible overview of the Old and New Testaments, with themed objectives of Law and Gospel.

Science (Abeka) In 6th Grade Science we take an in depth look at Plants, Invertebrates, the Earth, Universe, Space, Matter, Chemistry, Energy, Molecules to Organisms, Structures and Processes, Heredity, the Earth’s Systems, Earth and Human Activity, and Engineering Design.

History/Social Studies In 6th Grade Social Studies we examine different Cultures in the Western Hemisphere, Recorded History, Cause-and-Effect of Different Cultures and People, Differentiate between Fact and Interpretation in Historical Accounts, Identify Issues Related to Historical Events, Regions of the Western Hemisphere, Physical Features and their effects on People and Events, Technological Developments, Societal Decisions, and Compare and Contrast Early Forms of Government.

Math (Saxon) In 6th Grade Math we cover Ratio Concepts, Reasoning, Multiplication and Division of Fractions by Fractions, Common Factors, Multiples, Greatest Common Factor, Positive and Negative Numbers, Number Line, Diagrams and Coordinate Axis to represent Points on the Line and in the Plane, Whole Number Exponents, Equivalent Expressions, Area of Triangles, Rectangles, Volume, Polygons, Recognizing a Strategical Question, Absolute Deviation, Median, and Mean.

Reading and Language (Abeka) Our reading studies consist of reading Selected Literature, Award Winning Novels, Short Stories, and Poetry and Reading for Comprehension and Writing Style Variances. The Language portion includes lessons in Subject and Verb Agreement, Diagramming, Reviewing Punctuation, Perfecting Paragraph Writing to develop a firm foundation for proper communication and writing. We focus specifically on Spelling Handwriting, Vocabulary, Book Reports, Research Papers as well as other writing skills.

Experiences
Art
Health
Spanish
Choir Guitar
PE
Kickboxing
Golf
Dance
Lutheran Elementary School Tournament (L.E.S.T.)
Community Service
Raptor Center
Museums
Lutheran Schools’ Week
Doris Ranch
Engineering/Science/International Fair
Grandparents’ Day

Mr. BonesReligion Class is taught by our host congregation’s Pastor. He teaches the Christian Faith, incorporating lessons from the Old and New Testaments, and Salvation by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone, in Christ Alone.

Science (Abeka) We look at Order and Design, covering the following aspects: God’s Creation, Plants – Provisions for Life, Human Body Systems and Functions, Health, Creation and Science, Science of Classification, Mammals, Birds, Comma, Fish, Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects, and other Arthropods, Forestry, Ecology, and using a microscope.

Math (Saxon) Topics include but are not limited to: Ratio, Proportions, Dividing by Decimals, Exponents, Powers of 10, Square Root, Rates, Percent, Multiplying Rates, Order of Operations, Classifying Quadrilaterals, Symbols of Inclusion, Volume, Pythagorean Theorem, Scale & Scale Factor, Probability, Rectangular Coordinates, Compound Probability, Graphing Inequalities, Formulas & Substitution. Students will build on these concepts and apply them to real world problems.

Literature – Literature of People (Abeka) – Selected readings include topics from the following categories: Families and Friends, People and Animals, Pilgrims, Patriots, Time our for Christmas, Explorers and Pioneers, Men and Women of Genesis, Sportsmen, Legendary Heroes, as well a selected assortment of award winning novels.

Grammar – Composition I (Abeka) – We continue to learn the writing process and increase our knowledge in the following concepts: Library Resources, Book Reports, Research Papers, Sentence Structure, Writing Style, Writing Letters, and we continue to work toward our mastery of the eight parts of speech.

Experiences
Art
Health
Spanish
Choir
Guitar
PE
Kickboxing
Golf
Dance
Lutheran Elementary School Tournament (L.E.S.T.)
Community Service
Raptor Center
Museums
Lutheran Schools’ Week
Doris Ranch
Engineering/Science/International Fair
Grandparents’ Day

Girls at computersReligion Class is taught by our host congregation’s Pastor. He teaches the Christian Faith, incorporating lessons from the Old and New Testaments, and Salvation by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone, in Christ Alone.

Science – (Abeka) Earth and Space – Topics and concepts will include, but are not limited to, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Clouds, Galaxies, Geology, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy, and the Environment. Thorough studies of Rocks, Soil and Fossils, Newton’s Third Law, Motion, Magnetic Forces, Kinetic Energy, Waves, Stability, Heredity, Engineering, and Design will also take place.

US History (Abeka) Students will study from multiple perspective, examine, evaluate, and analyze historical knowledge in the following areas (but not limited to): The Declaration of Independence, Major American and British Leaders, Key event, trade relationships, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, Westward Expansion, the civil War, Articles of Confederation, the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights the Supreme Court, and utilizing multiple sources, the Primary and Secondary Responsibilities of Citizens.

Math/Algebra (Saxon) Topics include but are not limited to: The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Functions, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, Rational Numbers and Exponents, and Proportionality and Linear Relationships. Students will build on these concepts and apply them to real world problems.

Literature (Abeka) A continuation of the curriculum exposes students to a wide variety of short stories, poems, essays, and plays adds to a good balance of serious and humorous selections from some of the finest writers of western literature. Themed units include: At Home, At School, In the Neighborhood, Throughout America, Around the World, Christmas in the Heart, Over All the Earth, About the Sea, Upon the Mountains, and In the Realm of Imagination. A selection of Award winning novels will also be included in the list of reading possibilities and choices.

Language Arts (Abeka) Studies include continued development of the writing process: Writing Styles, Parts of Speech, Punctuations, Sentence Development, Diagramming, Paragraph Development, Research Papers, Book Reports, Spelling, Vocabulary, and Handwriting.

Experiences
Art
Health
Spanish
Choir
Guitar
PE
Kickboxing
Golf
Dance
Lutheran Elementary School Tournament (L.E.S.T.)
Community Service
Raptor Center
Museums
Lutheran Schools’ Week
Doris Ranch
Engineering/Science/International Fair
Grandparents’ Day