Academic Distinctives

SEVENTH GRADE

Advanced Placement
with departmentalized and differentiated Math, English, Science, and History classes (positioning for AP Track in high School)
Technology-rich
classroom with Interactive Whiteboards, mobile iPad connection, document camera, & personal MacBook laptops for research, word processing, PowerPoint, & access to educational websites, drafting & design, digital media editing, video production, etc.

Oral Presentations:

Biographical Presentation, Persuasive Speech, Debates, Communications Course

Major Writing Projects:

Research Reports, Argument Essays, Responses to Literature, Travel Brochure
Interactive Science Laboratory:
Pond Water Microscope Investigation,
Mitosis Project, Frog & Eye Dissections,
Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO

Field trips:

Winter Camp Overnight, Medieval Times, Community Outreach
Catalina Marine Institute Overnight

English:

Novel Studies & Accelerated Reader Library Program, Literature Read Alouds, Emphasis on Building Exceptional Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar & Writing Skills

Math:

7th Grade Pre-Algebra or High School Algebra I

History/Social Studies/Geography:

Medieval World History – project-based Interactive Curriculum, Current Events

Science:

Life Science & Hands-on Investigations, Creation Science

Bible:

Biblical Worldview, Daily Devotions, Small Group Discipleship

Information Media Technology [IMT]:

Computer Applications, Media Literacy, Drafting & Design

Spanish:

High School Spanish 1A

Life Skills:

Strategies for Life, Communications, Dave Ramsey’s Introduction to Personal Finance

Physical Education:

General PE or After-school Sports Team [basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, soccer]

Electives:

Musical Arts (guitar, percussion, voice), Media Arts (video production, digital photography), Creative Arts (architecture, fashion design, sculpture), Domestic Arts (fine arts, cooking, calligraphy, cake decorating)

EIGHTH GRADE

Advanced Placement
with departmentalized and differentiated Math, English, Science, and History classes (positioning for AP Track in high School)
Technology-rich
classroom with Interactive Whiteboards, mobile iPad connection, document camera, & personal MacBook laptops for research, word processing, PowerPoint, & access to educational websites, drafting & design, digital media editing, video production, etc.

Oral Presentations:

Biographical Presentation, Persuasive Speech, Debates, Communications Course
Major Writing Projects:
Research Reports
Propaganda Project
Argument Essay
Responses to Literature
Resume’

Interactive Science Laboratory:

Operation Egg Drop, Atomic Model Project, Satellite Mapping, Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO

Field trips:

Winter Camp Overnight
Medieval Times
Community Outreach
Disneyland Overnight

English:

Novel Studies & Accelerated Reader Library Program, Literature Read Alouds, Emphasis on Building Exceptional Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar & Writing Skills

Math:

High School Algebra I or Geometry

History/Social Studies/Geography:

United States History – project-based Interactive Curriculum, Current Events

Science:

Physical Science & Hands-on Investigations, Creation Science

Bible:

Biblical Worldview, Daily Devotions, Small Group Discipleship

Information Media Technology [IMT]:

Technology Education: Learning by Design, Business Communications

Spanish:

High School Spanish 1B

Life Skills:

Strategies for Life, Communications, Dave Ramsey’s Introduction to Personal Finance

Physical Education:

General PE or After-school Sports Team [basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, soccer]

Electives:

Musical Arts (guitar, percussion, voice), Media Arts (video production, digital photography), Creative Arts (architecture, fashion design, sculpture), Domestic Arts (fine arts, cooking, calligraphy, cake decorating)