Middle School Language Arts courses combine classic and contemporary literature studies with the mastery of independent active reading strategies. Developing strong literary analysis skills guides our students to successfully read and comprehend complex information. Students hone their public speaking prowess and written narrative through informational, analysis, and persuasive writing.
The Middle School science curriculum investigates the connectivity of elements at work in our world, human interactions with the earth, and the magnitude of the universe. Inquiry-based learning allows students to understand and apply scientific concepts through hands-on projects and experiments.
Students are challenged to think about the role of the individual in our community, nation, and world in 7th Grade Civics. Students begin to understand the core principles of democracy and the role that government plays in the United States of America. By 8th grade, students embark on a survey of the History of the United States from the Civil War through the present day. The capstone of their two-year study is an intensive project-based learning opportunity for National History Day.
Electives & Co-Curricular Opportunities
In addition to core curriculum and Innovation Institute courses, Highlanders in 7th and 8th grades can participate in a variety of elective and co-curricular activities, including:
- Musical Theater
- Dance Techniques
- Genius Hour
- Team Sports
- Public Speaking
- Video Production
- Middle School Leadership
- Medical Detectives
- Mindful Living