middle school courses offered
Each year, students will be involved in a Bible class! Our classes are enriching environments that foster intentional spiritual conversations and teach solid biblical doctrine. Depending on the year, students will learn truths from the Old and New Testaments. Our senior Bible class shakes things up by switching teachers throughout the year, covering faith building truths before sending our seniors out into the world! We desire for our students to make their faith their own and build confident followers of Christ who are able to defend their beliefs and grow in their own spiritual walk with the Lord.
Middle school English courses provide a survey of the various literary genres that authors use to convey meaning. Students are taught how to apply a Biblical worldview to read and respond to literature. English curriculum primarily focuses on foundational grammar skills, the four modes of writing, the function of literary devices, enriched vocabulary acquisition, and communication skills via public speaking and technology. Courses adhere to the Alabama Course of Study for English Language Arts and provide preparation for scholastic aptitude tests and high school curriculum.
The ACA Social Studies department follows the state course of study as well as ACSI standards for each grade level. Our grading system at ACA allows for a more in-depth understanding of historical events, real life application, and hands-on experience through projects, writing, and traditional assessments. Our middle school students will take . Our goals for students are to have the tools needed to be successful in the current world while understanding God's work throughout history.
Middle school math focuses on content standards that bridge elementary school with high school level math. Seventh and eight grade students have the opportunity to take regular or honors level courses. Math courses include Sixth-grade Math, General Math, Pre-Algebra, Honors Pre-Algebra, and Honors Algebra 1.
The curriculum for middle school science focuses on Life Science, Earth Science and Physical Science. Middle school science courses provide students with a firm foundation for scientific literacy and for the pursuit of subsequent science courses. Content standards for middle school include concepts and skills in biology, geology, chemistry and physics that are considered foundational in science. These courses are designed to teach the fundamentals of how the world works, reflected in the predictable natural laws and useful models discovered through science. Our middle school science courses reinforce a Christian worldview of science and help to instill a lifetime desire to learn about the world from the Christian perspective.
There is a broad selection of electives from which middle school students can choose to take. Elective options: Strength and Conditioning, Art, Band, Sports, Choir, Home Ec, and Study Skills. ACA teachers love the opportunity to teach beyond the core classes and focus in on specific areas of interest for our students to learn about!