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Middle School

Middle School is a time of transition for grades 6th through 8th. Students are prepared for the rigors of high school academically and nurtured through their journey of intellectual, physical, and emotional growth. In Middle School, students attend Chapel each week and are introduced to a broader selection of opportunities for sports, performing arts, and other extracurricular activities to facilitate their personal and academic growth.

Grade Descriptions

Sixth Grade
Sixth grade is a year of transition from elementary to the middle school. To help ease this transition, the sixth grade is semi-departmentalized. For the first time, students change classes during the school day. English, reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and geography are taught. Accelerated Reader and STAR Reading are included in the reading program. Students take beginning band. Students work with the band director to choose an instrument and are given instruction in playing that instrument. Each student is assigned a locker which is located in the same hall as the classrooms. Opportunities for extracurricular activities include football, basketball, cheerleading, baseball, and softball.

Sixth Grade Curriculum: English, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Geography, Fine Art, Spanish, Study Skills, Character Development, and Physical Education

Seventh Grade Curriculum: English, Math, Science, Tennessee History, Spanish, Bible, Fine Art, and Physical Education.

Eighth Grade Curriculum: English, Pre-Algebra or Algebra, Physical Science, American History, Spanish, Fine Art, Ethics, and Physical Education.

Middle School Advanced Courses

Students enrolled in Algebra I in the eighth grade will receive high school credit if they earn at least a B (80) in that class for the year. The numerical grade received for these high school credits earned in the eighth grade will not be included when calculating the student’s high school GPA (Grade Point Average). Students earning an Algebra I credit in the eighth grade will still be required to take one math class each of the four years in high school. Students earning a C (79) or lower in Algebra I in the eighth grade will be required to repeat Algebra I in the ninth grade.
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