Middle School

(6th - 8th)

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FA2C

Understanding Art

This “art appreciation” course continues study in areas of art: elements, composition, and art history. After a brief review of the elements and composition studied, students will receive concentrated instruction in different art forms throughout history. Students will experience a deeper understanding of art forms and use of medium, such as: drawing still life; portrait and landscape; painting with watercolor, acrylics, and tempera; sculpture; textiles; and collage.
Students will maintain an Art Notebook for handouts and an Art Portfolio throughout the year. Text will be provided for rental fee ($15).

Subject

Grade Levels

Fine Arts

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 1:30

FA2J

Guitar

This course is designed for students who have no experience playing the guitar. Students will be introduced to the anatomy of the guitar, how to hold and tune the instrument, will play notes written for simple songs, and practice strumming techniques to accompany simple gospel songs. Students will also address the fundamentals of music theory.

Required Text: None

Required Materials: Acoustic guitar and tuner                                                                  

Subject

Grade Levels

Fine Arts

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Dr. William Clarke

Class Day and Time

Thursday

10 - 11

FL2A

Middle School Latin 1

This class provides a systematic study of Latin Grammar. Latin provides a solid foundation in the study of all languages, increases vocabulary for testing purposes, and is a wonderful jump start for any student planning to study in any medical field. Students with learn in a fun and energized format 1st & 2nd Conjugation, Declension, Tense, & Case.

Required Text: Latina Christiana 1 by Cheryl Lowe from Memoria Press. ISBN: 1615385185

Subject

Grade Levels

Foreign Language

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Jamie Corley

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 1:30

FL2B

Middle School Spanish

This elective course presents basic structure and grammar of the Spanish language and encourages conversation with the introduction of basic vocabulary. Concepts such as the calendar, seasons, classroom objects and school subjects, commands, numbers, colors, pronouns, introduction of conjugation, greetings, and a basic understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures will be taught. This class will provide a good foundation to students who will be taking Spanish 1.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Grade Levels

Foreign Language

6th Grade

7th Grade 

8th Grade

Teacher

Maribel Ruiz

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

FL2D

Middle School American Sign Language

Teaches American Sign Language to children with more than 300 essential signs, their English equivalents, and a picture translation.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Grade Levels

Foreign Language

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Dee White

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

LA2A

Middle School Composition I: Introduction to Writing

Students will learn basic elements of writing such as writing basic sentences, writing paragraphs, and writing essays. Grammar will be enriched through sentence combining, modeling and editing. Students will have a chance to enhance writing knowledge through subject writing, creative writing and reports.

Required Text: None

Subject

Grade Levels

Language Arts

Advanced 6th Grade

7th Grade


Teacher

Shari Sewell

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 1:30

LA2B

Middle School Composition II: Extending the Writing Process

Students will review basic writing skills using a literature approach, in addition to traditional writing exercises. Topics covered will include: expository, narrative, and persuasive writing; research papers, including citation of sources; and poetry. Several classic short stories, poems, and novels will be studied.

Required Text: None

Subject

Grade Levels

Language Arts

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Shari Sewell

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

1:30 - 2:30

MA2A

Math Fundamentals

Explains whole numbers, number theory, equations, decimals, integers, fractions, basic geometry.

Required Text: BJU Fundamentals of Math 2nd Edition student text (ISBN: 978-1591663751)

Subject

Grade Levels

Math

Advanced 6th Grade

7th Grade

Teacher

Shari Sewell

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

2:30 - 4:30

MA2B

Honors Pre-Algebra

Eases students into algebraic thinking by introducing the concept of variables early, then emphasizing equation-solving procedures throughout the remaining chapters. Reviews and builds on traditional arithmetic skills and includes a consumer- related application of math to everyday life.

Required Text: BJU Pre-Algebra 2nd Edition Student text. (ISBN: 978-1591665465)

Subject

Grade Levels

Math

Advanced 7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Teresa Robertson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

2:30 - 4:30

SC2A

Earth Science

In this course, students will find that Earth Science is also a battle of worldviews. Students will be introduced to the secular theories of where everything they see came from. Students’ Christian worldviews will be shaped and strengthened as they learn about tectonic processes, landforms and earth materials, fossils, the oceans and oceanography, rivers and lakes, the atmosphere, weather and storms, climate and environmentalism, the solar system, the universe and cosmology, and space science. It is important that students read the material before class each week. Experiments will be done both in class and at home.
Required text: BJU Press Earth Science 4th Ed. (ISBN: 978-1-60682-070-4) and Student Lab Manual (ISBN: 978-1- 60682-071-1)

Subject

Grade Levels

Science

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Shari Sewell

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

SC2A

Middle School Science

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of Zoology 2 for grades K-6. God filled the Earth’s waters with animals great and small. Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day covers swimming creatures from the microscopic to the massive. No matter how near or far you live from the ocean, you and your students will wonder at God’s designs in the amazing aquatic animals He formed.

Required Text: Apologia Zoology 2 Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day (ISBN: 9781932012736)

Exploring Creation with Botany, Textbook (ISBN: 9781932012491)

Subject

Grade Levels

Science

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Hannah Pitts

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SC2B

Life Science

Topics covered include organism, classification, cellular biology, genetics, creation vs. evolution, microbiology, botany, zoology, ecology, and human anatomy. A science project is required.

Required Text: BJU Press Life Science – 3rd Edition - Student Text (ISBN: 978-1-59166-474-1)

Student Activity Manual is included in Text. Please note that this is a 2-volume set (Book A & B).

(Families wishing to reuse text will need to purchase separate Student Activity Manual 

978-1591666974)

Subject

Grade Levels

Science

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Amber Patterson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SS2A

Georgia History

This course tells the story of Georgia—its history, culture, and geography—in the context of the American nation, and its state and local government in the context of American democracy.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Grade Levels

Social Studies

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Amber Patterson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

11 - 12

SS2C

MS World Geography

This course is designed to increase the student’s understanding and knowledge of world geography and all of its factors.  Students will be exposed to the “5 themes” of geography incorporating not only maps, map skills, and location but also the effects of human interaction, history, and culture.  Assignments will include basic textbook assignments, practical application activities and geographical projects.

Required Text:  Memoria Press Geography III Text (ISBN: 9781615385478),

Memoria Press Geography III Student Workbook (ISBN: 9781615385485)

Classroom Atlas - Rand McNally (ISBN: 9780528010255)

Subject

Grade Levels

Social Studies

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Hannah Pitts

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

11 - 12

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