Instruction in God’s Word and Lutheran doctrine based on the Word occurs daily. Students study God’s Word in topical studies using the Christ Light series. Memorization of Bible passages and selected hymns are also part of the curriculum.
Over the course of the year, students read and analyze a wide range of texts in genres including poetry, novels and biographies. They also learn to write in forms including essays, personal narratives, argumentative texts and research papers. Instruction in English grammar, as well as spelling, are included in the curriculum.
The course of mathematics instruction is Algebra. In Algebra, students develop the ability to grasp complex, changing, and abstract concepts. Students are introduced to variables, equations, inequalities, functions, systems, and polynomials. All of these concepts will enable students to be prepared for more advanced mathematical courses in high school.
The students examine God’s created world through topics related to physical and life science, presented in a two year cycle. These topics include properties of matter, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, laws of motion, plant and animal life, and the human body.
A solid understanding of history is essential to understanding the present. American History is a two year cycle and taught in the seventh and eighth grades. Over the course of two years, students learn about important people, places and events in American History, and the impact they have on our world today.