Grade 7 students learn how to conduct research to form their own opinions. They then take what they have learned and apply it to projects that encourage community engagement.
Middle school students can choose from a selection of electives. See page 14 for a complete list of elective courses anddescriptions.
Engaging in virtual labs and diverse instructional materials creates a rich learning experience. Grade 7 students explore life Science through inquiry and scientific thought. Topics include cell function, processes of plants, animal behavior, the systems of the human body, and ecology.
Students develop a strong conceptual understanding of Math skills and concepts. They draw on problem-solving skills and prior knowledge to simplify and solve algebraic expressions, approximate probability and relative frequency, and construct different geometric figures. Students learn to identify the plane shapes, and then use those skills to assemble a three-dimensional object. Designing a bird feeder is one of the project options.
Students are captivated by the past as they study ancient
How can today's students relate to events of the past? Grade 7 students study U.S. History from the first Americans through the American Revolution, the Civil
War, and Reconstruction. Then they develop a social
media campaign to convince colonists to either
declare independence or stay loyal to England.
English Language Arts
Projects emphasize gathering information from texts and conducting research to form opinions which
students present through a variety of methods. Learners increase their skills by interpreting the ubiquitous
information available in our digital age and presenting their analysis through digital means. They are tasked with
creating a presentation to the leaders of world nations regarding human colonization of space and writing an
art critique by taking virtual tours of the world's most famous museums.