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Every Child, Every Day

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  2. Enrichment
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Curriculum: Middle School

6th Grade | 7th Grade | 8th Grade

Language Arts

  • Integrated literature, grammar, and writing program
  • Emphasis on classical, acclaimed selections
  • Integration of grammar through writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Vocabulary development
  • Literary elements and poetic devices
  • Literary analysis
  • Complex, multi-paragraph essay

Algebra (High School Credit)

  • Operations with real numbers, exponents, order of operations
  • Solving, graphing and writing linear equations and inequalities
  • Word problems
  • Exponents and exponential functions
  • Quadratic equations and functions
  • Polynomials and factoring
  • Rational equations and functions
  • Radicals and connections to geometry

 Geometry (High School Credit)

  • Basics of geometry
  • Reasoning and proof
  • Perpendicular and parallel lines
  • Congruent triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Transformations
  • Similarity
  • Right triangles and trigonometry
  • Circles
  • Area of polygons and circles
  • Surface area and volume

Earth and Space Science

  • Scientific literacy
  • Atoms, ionic and covalent bonding
  • Earth’s interior structure and convection
  • Plate tectonics
  • Forces in earth’s crust:  Earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Minerals and rocks
  • Fossils, radioactive dating, and geologic time scale
  • Topography and map skills
  • Weathering and soil
  • Erosion and deposition
  • Ocean currents and landforms
  • Atmosphere
  • Weather
  • Rockets

World Geography (High School Credit)

  • Concepts of physical and human geography
  • Exploration of issues, interaction, and responsibilities in a global community
  • Emphasis on the role of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East in  21st century issues
  • Analyzing the effects of movement upon culture and politics
  • Comparing/contrasting cultures and experiences of individuals, groups, and/or regions
  • Developing empathy to understand multiple viewpoints of complex issues
  • Recognizing personal convictions and bias
  • Use of primary and secondary sources
  • Writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills
  • Critical thinking, study skills
  • Technology and research skills
  • Responsible digital citizenship
  • Collaborative learning
  • Cross-curricular work with science
  • High school readiness

Spanish (High School Credit)

  • Vocabulary for travel, vacation, shopping, communities, homes, clothing, sports, food, parties, food and obligation
  • In depth grammar instruction with verb  tense, including present, future, present progressive, and preterit,  interrogatives, obligation and  pronouns
  • Further development of conversation and writing skills
  • Focus on culture and history

Weekly Rotating Classes

  • Physical Education or Dance
  • Religion/Advisory
  • Library

Elective Classes

  • Advanced Band / Choir
  • Multimedia Publications
  • Web Design
  • Robotics
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Influential Painters
  • Pottery and Painting
  • From Flickers to Color
  • The Wild, Wild West
  • Yearbook
  • Music Technology
  • Cooking