Middle School Model
Each class has a homeroom teacher.
Students keep their textbooks and supplies in a locker.
Classes rotate between teachers specializing in specific subjects.
Students choose their elective classes.
Students may participate in SSCS athletics—Cross Country Running, Volleyball, and Basketball.
Students can participate in extracurricular activities and electives including student council, yearbook, and drama.
Teachers engage students with middle-school friendly instructional techniques.
Thorough instruction in the language arts and mathematics.
Begin study of the Spanish language.
Complete an annual science fair project.
Students can qualify to compete in the annual ASCI Math Olympics.
Middle school retreats and field trips.
All middle school students take Bible class.
The middle school language arts curriculum is designed to develop strong, independent thinkers, readers, and writers, using writing and grammar resources, fluency building exercises, SAT prep. vocabulary, usage and mechanics skills practice, and other reference materials. Students continue to develop strong writing skills through a range of writing activities including expository, persuasive, fictional and informational assignments. Middle school students take two separate language arts courses: 1) Grammar & Writing and 2) Literature. See the Middle School profile for the literature reading list.
The math curriculum progresses from math concepts and computation to Pre-Algebra to Algebra 1. As a result, middle school students complete a high school level course while in eighth grade. Throughout the math curriculum, emphasis is placed on basic computation skills, problem solving, and attention to details.
The science curriculum focuses on general science (6th and 7th grade) and physical science (8th). The curriculum is taught from a distinctively Christian perspective, uses Christian publishers, and highlights our glorious Creator. The 6th grade students complete the ACSI curriculum, which we use in grades 1-6. 7th and 8th grade students use Apologia textbooks. Students learn scientific reasoning and the scientific method, and they complete an in depth science fair project each year.
The social studies curriculum focuses on world geography (6th), world history (7th), and Georgia and United States history (8th). The curriculum highlights key regions of our world, important events throughout history, and key leaders God has used throughout history.
The Spanish curriculum begins with a basic introduction to the language in 6th grade. Over the course of 7th and 8th grades, students complete a full Spanish 1 course. As a result, students complete one year of high school Spanish in middle school.
Students are given the chance to choose between elective courses in art, music, and technology. Elective courses are one semester and meet twice a week.
The physical education program helps students develop their athletic skills, learn game skills, and grow in their understanding of honoring God in sports competitions.