Middle school at GGCA is a period of transition from elementary school to high school. Beginning in grade 6, the amount of homework increases and behavioral and academic expectations become higher.
Middle school students should be demonstrating more and more personal discipline and organization. Since they now move from class to class on their own, they will need to arrive at each class on time, equipped with the supplies they need, prepared to learn.
Formal instruction in technology is an important part of our middle school curriculum. GGCA students gain mastery in typing, delve into STEM projects, and learn to navigate the internet safely.
Middle school students are allowed to play on the middle school sports teams and need to keep their grades up to be eligible. Depending upon their ability and the need for players, some eighth graders may be invited to play on the varsity sports teams.
Middle school also provides the student with opportunities for evangelistic outreaches through the school year.
Eighth grade is another unique period for students as they prepare themselves for high school. The emphasis for eighth graders is to take their studies seriously and develop the academic and personal habits that will enable them to be successful in grades 9-12 when they will be building a permanent record where every grade counts. In addition, as students mature, they need to consider the consequences of their actions and decisions, especially as they begin to understand the kind of Christian they want to be.
- Go Math! by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
1) Scott Foresman America Reads series
- Beginnings in Literature for 6th grade
- Discoveries in Literature for 7th grade
2) Mirrors and Windows: Connecting with Literature, Level III for 8th grade
Grammar/Writing/Vocabulary: Institute for Excellence in Writing (www.iew.com)
Novels: (partial listing)
- Sign of the Beaver, Elizabeth Gearge Speare
- Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis
- The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien
- A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
- Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
- Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
- Apologia: Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology © 2010
- Abeka: Science: Earth and Space (7th grade)
- Apologia: General Science (8th grade)
History and Social Studies:
- TCI: Geography Alive! Regions and People
- TCI: History Alive! US Through Industrialism
- TCI: History Alive! The Ancient World
- TechnoKids Curriculum
- The Gospel Project for Middle School
- The Holy Bible © Eternal