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Academics
Middle School

Curriculum

Curriculum

The curriculum provides Bible, language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education and technology. In addition, our students are exposed to a variety of enrichment activities such as music, foreign language, and art. MCS offers a standard and an advanced track math program.

Standard track students complete Algebra 1 in eighth grade. Advanced students complete Geometry. Upon graduating from MCS, students should demonstrate high academic achievement, a sense of integrity and citizenship, Christian character qualities and effective communication skills.

List of 9 items.

  • Bible

    6th Grade - Students visit all 66 books from Genesis to Revelation in a survey of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.

    7th Grade - The character qualities and life principles that Jesus lived and taught are used in a variety of life application activities.

    8th Grade - Spiritual truths of salvation, the study of God's Word, the power of prayer, sharing Christ with the lost, daily living based on biblical principles
  • Language Arts

    Through the study of literature, the short story, poem, play, essay, and novel are taught. Skills such as reading, writing, grammar usage, mechanics, spelling, vocabulary, critical thinking, listening, and speaking are taught. An integrated approach provides a fullness of learning for students.

    Novel studies are specifically chosen to complement grade level social studies focus.
    An emphasis on grade-appropriate vocabulary is present in all grades. Extensive study of vocabulary is completed in the 8th grade year in preparation for college-prep high schools.
  • Math

    An advanced math track is available. Students in 5th and 6th grade demonstrating the characteristics of an independent learner and basic competencies are eligible for consideration.

    6th Grade - Course 2 (RT), Pre-Algebra (AT)
    7th Grade - Pre-Algebra (RT), Algebra 1 (AT)
    8th Grade - Algebra 1 (RT) Geometry (AT)

    (RT = regular track AT = advanced track)
  • Spanish

    Students in grades 4-8 are assigned an individual account through the school’s subscription to Rosetta Stone. Students begin with Spanish and may choose another language upon successful completion of the first program of Spanish. Rosetta Stone is a self-paced program for students and is graded with a “Satisfactory” scale.
  • Science

    6th Grade - Earth Science
    Plate tectonics and landforms, ecology, oceanography, weather, climate and the transfer of energy within earth’s systems

    7th Grade - Life Science
    Cellular structure and organization, heredity and genetics, taxonomy and classification, plants, animals and the human body

    8th Grade - Physical Science
    Properties and states of matter, motion and forces, gravity, friction, fluids and their forces, energy, work and the simple machines, atomic theory, the periodic table, types of elements, chemical reactions and equations
  • Social Studies

    6th Grade - Ancient History
    People and events that ushered in the dawn of the major Western and non-Western ancient civilizations:
    Mesopotamia, Egypt, Hebrews, India, China, Greece, Rome

    7th Grade - Medieval times to Enlightenment
    Social, cultural, and technological changes that occurred in Europe, Africa, and Asia in the years A.D. 500-1789
    Modern world geography will be taught as each continent is studied

    8th Grade - U.S. History
    Constitution up to World War I, with an emphasis on America’s role in the war
    An optional trip to Washington, D.C. occurs in March
  • Physical Education

    The objective is to help students develop a heart for God, a heart for classmates, and a strong healthy heart. Students will participate in a number of different activities stressing skills development, teamwork, cooperation and fitness. 
  • Technology

    Classroom subject content is partnered with the basic technology skills students will need to succeed in the competitive work world they will face as adults. Google Apps, Turnitin, email and other Internet based applications form the basis for a curriculum in which students grow as responsible and capable users of technology.
  • Outdoor Education

    6th Grade
    4 days, 3 nights
    Barrack lodging
    Cafeteria meals
    Geology and water cycle emphasis

    7th Grade
    4 days, 3 nights
    Tent cabins
    Camping style food
    Life science and community service

    8th Grade
    5 days, 4 nights
    Cabin lodging

    Intensive spiritual growth and leadership program including:
    • Corporate worship time with a professional speaker
    • Close-knit cabin discussions
    • Bible study and journaling
    • Team-building activities and games

    Various optional recreational activities including:
    • Swimming
    • Rock climbing
    • Ropes course
    • Boating and Canoeing
    • Archery
    • Snack shack