7th Grade


Curriculum Overview

  All students in junior high school are assigned to a homeroom teacher; however, throughout the day, students transition between classes and teachers for different subject areas. Students are also responsible for maintaining their own lockers.
Bible Character Quest (volume 1)
Language Shurley English
Reading Mosdos
Spelling Zaner-Bloser

Points of Interest 

  • An academically challenging curriculum, that exceeds state and common core standards, is taught in a safe, nurturing, Christ-centered environment.
  • High expectations motivate students to greater accomplishments and growth in personal responsibility.
  • Technology is integrated into the curriculum through the use of iPads and other devices.
  • Students conduct scientific inquiry about how living things, designed by God, are equipped and how they function to interact in creation. Field trips focus on topics such as taxonomy, habitats, and environments.
  • Students utilize mapping skills and recognize physical and cultural characteristics (including belief systems) that define geographic regions. Field trips explore multicultural exhibits, geology, and Tennessee history.
  • Christian character-building is emphasized with daily Bible courses, weekly chapel services, and a myriad of opportunities for student volunteer service.
  • Art studies include not only applications with various media and techniques but also provide the context of art history through examining significant artists and movements throughout the ages. Emphasis is placed on Christian perspective, as well as skills in critiquing works and understanding art theory.
Math Pre-Algebra
Science A Beka: Order & Design
Social Studies Geography: World & Tennessee
Glencoe & McGraw-Hill
 Student Handbook 2014-2015 Jr High

Commonly Asked Questions

Question: How do you communicate with parents?

Answer: Each Friday, Freedom folders are sent home with the students. These folders contain important information from the Academy office as well as middle school newsletters. On the middle school newsletters parents and students will be informed of upcoming quizzes, tests, projects, and other important events. Along with the Freedom folder, the students also receive a STAR (Students Taking Academic Responsibility) folder, which includes a weekly progress report to keep parents informed of how their child is doing academically.

Question: How much homework can I expect my child to have?

Answer: Students can expect approximately 90 minutes of homework a night. However, homework is not assigned on Wednesday or Friday evenings out of respect for church and family time. Additional time is necessary for independent reading as well as studying and preparing for upcoming tests and quizzes. Study time and reading time may not factor into the amount of homework a student has at night. Also, any class assignments not completed while at school will also be included as homework that evening. Homework is used as an academic tool to assess the individual student’s knowledge of the subject being discussed. It is not used as busy work or punishment! It is the responsibility of the student to complete all assignments and turn them in on time.

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