At Coulee Christian School, middle school consists of grades seven and eight. Students are together for most subjects, but are split up according to ability and desire for further study in Math and Spanish. Below, you will find a brief description of each subject of study.
Our Bible class goes through a two year study of the books of the Bible to provide a solid foundation for the students.
On a two-year rotation, students study American history up through the Civil War with an emphasis on Presidents. Students write a research paper on a President of their choice. They study world history up through World Wars I and II with an emphasis on exploration and settlement.
Language Arts – Grammar & Composition
Abeka Grammar & Composition are taught on grade level. Correct punctuation, grammar, usage, and paragraph formation are taught in the context of all formal writing.
Language Arts – Literature
Students are exposed to different genres of literature, including short stories, novels, poetry, non-fiction, and drama. Over the course of two years, the students will read the following novels:
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
- The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
- The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
- …and others as time permits.
Students in Life Science will cover general life science studies including creation, cells microbiology, plants, animals, the human body and genetics. This course will include several laboratory exercises based on these topics.
Earth Science students will cover a wide variety of topics such as astronomy, geology, and meteorology. Students will have many hands-on activities and discussions whereby they will learn about God’s magnificent creation and their stewardship of His creation.
For students in grades 6-8, the goal is to offer them, first of all, the opportunity to recognize and respond to vocabulary that is being presented throughout the year. Next, they can begin to provide the words independently withing an appropriate conversational context.
The goal is to reinforce development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The standards, method, and evaluations will be the same for all three years.
Students that complete all three years of Middle School Spanish will have the opportunity to advance to High School Spanish 201 as a Freshman.