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Middle School Level (Grades 6-8)

Middle School students explore disciplines in greater depth and with more refined skills. Independent learning is encouraged as students hone their study skills in preparation for high school. These classes have weekly reading and writing assignments, long-term projects and more frequent exams. Classes require the purchase of textbooks and supplementary materials.
Pre-Algebra Tuesday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Algebra 1/2 represents a culmination of pre-algebra mathematics, covering all topics normally taught in pre-algebra, as well as additional topics from geometry and discrete mathematics (used in engineering and computer sciences). This class will be taught on two consecutive days. On Day 1, new material will be introduced and time will be provided to answer questions for homework sets and quizzes. On Day 2, additional new material will be introduced and quizzes will be given on previously taught and reviewed material. Students will use Saxon's Algebra 1/2, 3rd edition.
Placement test is required.
Shakespearean Drama Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00
Yes! Shakespeare can be fun! It’s meant to be performed, not just studied behind the desk. Students will learn different aspects of acting skills, choral recitation, and play analysis with an emphasis on Shakespeare’s texts. A Shakespeare play will be chosen and performed for friends and family at the end of the school year. This class is for students in grades 9-12 and mature 7th and 8th graders. Minimal to light homework mainly involves memorization, poems, sonnets and Shakespeare’s texts during rehearsal period. This class will enable you to fulfill a high school fine arts elective credit and make friends with a great group of passionate students at the same time.
US History II Thursday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
This course will cover American History, using "A History of US", Joy Hakim's books 5-10. Starting with Book five "Liberty for All: 1820 - 1860," Book Six “War, Terrible War”, Book Seven "Reconstructing America", Book Eight "An Age of Extremes" Book Nine “War, Peace, and All That Jazz”, Book Ten "All the People 1945 - 2001." Field trips to local historical sites will enable students to bring “history to life” as they discover our wonderful past.
IEW: Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons (5th - 6th grade) Wednesday 12:30 am - 3:00 pm
Students will write about six major ancient civilizations--Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Greece, and Rome--using the Institute for Excellence in Writing's materials which focuses on the structure and style of writing. Vocabulary, grammar, and literature discussion are included
IEW: US History (7th - 8th grade) Wednesday 12:30 am - 3:00 pm
This course will complement the US History II class with writing topics from pre-Civil War to Modern Times, students will develop more advanced writing skills such as thesis statements, MLA format, persuasive essays, research papers, and more. Students will read great American Classic literature to supplement their studies. Field trips to local historical sites will round out the curriculum.
Latin I Tuesday 12:30 – 3:00 pm
This introductory course to Latin language and Roman culture includes basic Latin vocabulary, grammar, and translation, along with attention to English vocabulary building through study of Latin derivatives. With the user friendly approach of Katherine Birkett’s inexpensive text, The Great Latin Adventure I and II, we will cover first conjugation verbs and first declension nouns in order to introduce three basic verb tenses and complementary infinitives, functional recognition and use of the six cases of nouns and adjectives, prepositional phrases, direct and indirect objects, predicate nominatives, adverbs, and more. Completion of this course will prepare students for more advanced Latin grammar study, translation and reading using the classical approach of Wheelock’s Latin or other approaches to the study of Latin. This Latin course is also a good foundation for learning Romance languages or any other world language.
Tapestry of Grace (4th-9th grade) Thursday 9:30 – 12:00
We are very excited to be able to offer this wonderful Christian-based homeschool curriculum to our Stone Hill Learning Center students. Tapestry of Grace is an award-winning curriculum that uses the history of the world to guide students through an amazing education in the humanities. This course is designed for different age groups and is very adaptable for each student’s needs and levels. Students will explore History, Literature, and Geography from the Fall of Rome to the French Revolution including the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation including the Revolutionary Eras of America and France. Students will be required to complete weekly reading and homework assignments.
Science Explorers Thursday 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Join us as we explore the marvelous world around us through a study of Ecology and the Environment during the first semester. During the second semester, students will study Sound and Light using the HMH fusion science textbooks. Students are encouraged to ask the “why” and “how” of science through in-class demonstrations, labs and independent projects. Weekly homework assignments, quizzes and chapter tests, and current events are required.
Middle School Debate Club Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Join us for an informative time of discovering the opportunities the National Christian Forensics Communication Association offers to homeschooled students. “The NCFCA believes that formal speech and debate can provide a means for homeschooled students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues from a Biblical world view. To provide these opportunities to home schooled students, NCFCA shall facilitate qualifying tournaments throughout the country and the annual national tournament.”