The Old Testament is the theme for this year. The topics include the chapters of Genesis beginning with the creation of man and concluding with the lives of various prophets.
The curriculum focuses on the imperative reading strategies that students can apply within diverse literature collections. Students will utilize an anthology, guided reading selections, and novels. There is exposure to a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, myths, and mysteries. Novels of interest include, "A Wrinkle in Time," "Four Perfect Pebbles," and "A Long Way From Chicago."
This course explores decimals, algebra, fractions, percentages, geometry, and other topics consistent with the diocesan curriculum.
This course explores decimals, algebra, fractions, percentages, geometry, and other topics consistent with the diocesan curriculum. Course ends with several weeks of pre-algebra instruction at an accelerated pace.
This course offers a combination of grammar, usage, and mechanics along with a variety of writing opportunities. Students also have a spelling course that is made up of weekly units of basic, challenge, and review words. Each lesson expands to include definitions and usage of the word list.
The curriculum for science emphasizes the physical sciences. Students learns about elements and the periodic table, electricity, light, and heat. They also work in the areas of motion, energy and forces. Chemical interactions and various chemical building blocks are included in the curriculum as well. All classes are held in the lab with hands-on experience at least twice a week.
History and Social Sciences
The curriculum focuses on Ancient History. We begin the year learning about Mesopotamia and usually end learning about Africa. Many hands-on activities are included within each chapter.