Seventh-grade

Full-time students register for 7th grade Core (includes every course listed) Part-time students register for Individual courses

2018-19 7th Grade Core

HXLIT2: History/Literature Medieval with Early Church History

SC801: Earth Science

M701: Pre-Algebra

LA701: 7th Grade Writing

LOG201: Logic II

LEA7/8: Leadership 7/8th grade

Visual Art VI, Music VI, PE VI

*Latin option: LAT101 (Latin I) or Latin201 (Latin II)

SEVENTH GRADE-History/Literature II: Medieval (HXLit2)

Students will focus on the 2nd year of the history cycle, medieval and early church history, integrating the study of history, literature, and theology. They will gain a deeper grasp of the historical timeline with the emphasis on ideas, connections of events, and looking at great works of literature and primary sources. Students will read works such as: Beowulf, Macbeth, Canterbury Tales, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, as well as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Parent Role: Guide for dependent/independent study Prerequisites: 7th grade or above; Credit Hrs: 2 (1 history credit, 1 English credit)

SEVENTH GRADE- Math: Pre-Algebra (M701)

Seventh grade students will pre-algebra to master concepts such as variables, integers, exponents, and linear and non-linear functions to prepare them for future algebra and geometry courses. Brief histories and real-life application to each topic to demonstrate the practical application of the topic and help students improve their logic and analytical skills.


Parent Role: Guide for dependent/independent study
Prerequisites: Students should be in 7th grade or above (maybe certain level)
Credit Hrs: 1

SEVENTH GRADE- Earth Science (SC801)

Earth Science utilizes the guiding principles of mastery, integration, and kingdom perspective to foster a sense of wonder and responsibility for God’s amazing world. Students cover key concepts and skills while also integrating math, history, and language as they study landforms, minerals, Earth’s context in the solar system, weather, and how to be good stewards of our resources. Students will learn how to think scientifically, conduct experiments, and learn experiment documentation which will lay the ground work for writing full scientific lab reports in upcoming years.


Parent Role: Guide for dependent/independent study
Prerequisites: Students should be in 7th grade or above
Credit Hrs: 1

SEVENTH GRADE-Writing (LA701)

Students continue the progressive steps of progymnasta using The Writing & Rhetoric series with Encomium and Vituperation and Comparison. In this level, student further develop of the art of persuasive writing and oration by discerning main ideas, using hyperbole and thesis, incorporating both background and supportive detail, while also contrasting behaviors and character qualities. In addition, they will learn how to complete and present a research project about a fascinating person, gaining the skills of reading a variety of texts on a research subject, taking notes, creating an essay from these notes, and citing their sources.


Parent Role: Guide for dependent/independent study
Prerequisites: Students should be in 7th grade or above
Credit Hrs: 0.5

SEVENTH GRADE-Logic II (Log201) *One Semester

Students will continue their study of formal logic, learning to think through a biblical framework and wisely perceive truth vs. fallacy. In Logic I students identified fallacies in writing and speech. In this course, they will now focus on learning to build their own persuasive arguments.


Parent Role: Guide for dependent/independent study
Prerequisites: 6th grade or above
Credit Hrs: 0.5

SEVENTH GRADE-Leadership 7/8 (Lea7/8)

Students will continue learning systematic theology to discuss the Christian worldview as well as how to apply what they are learning through discussing servant leadership, humility, courage, and how to be a godly man or woman. A survey of the New Testament will aid them in integrating their study of medieval and early church history with what they find in Scripture. They will be further challenged in personal disciplines such as study skills and using technology wisely.


Parent Role: Guide for dependent/independent study
Prerequisites: Students should be in 7th grade or above
Credit Hrs: 0.5

Music VI (MU601)

History: Students will survey non-classical American musical genres (Folk, Blues, Jazz, etc.). Performance/Theory: As students continue to sing a variety of melodies they will engage in deeper levels of musical analysis. Fundamentals of Harmony III – Students will study the basic components of diatonic harmonic analysis: scale and chord structure. They will continue to sing with solfeggio syllables and begin using solfeggio syllables as a music-reading tool. Solo and ensemble performances will be given using voice, recorder, and other instruments students have learned through private study.


Parent Role: motivator/encourager
Prerequisites: none
Credit Hrs: 0.5

Visual Art VI (A601)

In Visual art, students will develop an appreciation and understanding of art as they continue exploring great artists through modern times. Student will develop an appreciation of beauty, creativity, color, line, texture, composition as they are exposed to different art mediums and techniques. They will have fun and be inspired as they enjoy art in its various forms, both through learning from the masters and also creating original pieces.


Parent Role: motivator/encourager
Prerequisites: none
Credit Hrs: 0.5

Health and nutrition (hn101) *Fall semester

Students will further study basic nutrition and health. Topics include: stewardship, hygiene, healthy eating, exercise, puberty, and sexual education. Parent Role: motivator/encourager Prerequisites: none Credit Hrs: 0.5

Drama elective (Drama) *spring semester

Students will develop an appreciation for theater as they study play production, costuming and props through drama. Students will have the opportunity to explore the stage as they recreate a theatrical production taken from a classic story. Course offered spring semester.


Parent Role: motivator/encourager
Prerequisites: none
Credit Hrs: 0.5

Physical Education VI (P601)

Students will advance in their fitness skills and develop further understanding of rules and techniques of games and sports. They will develop a joy of play as they learn to work in teams and use good sportsmanship. Course offered fall and spring semester.


Parent Role: motivator/encourager
Prerequisites: none
Credit Hrs: 0.5

Latin options

Latin I (Lat101)

Latin Alive I makes Latin come alive for both students who have studied Latin (such as students who have completed the Latin for Children curriculum) and for those who have not been introduced to Latin. It creates student enjoyment by illustrating the relevance of Latin in history, ancient and contemporary culture, the Romance languages, English derivatives, and the grammatical structure of English. Students will see in multiple ways the benefits of Latin study. Grammar is presented in small, digestible sections that are clearly illustrated and explained. The blend of grammatical training and reading of original Latin texts that will help maintain student interest and impart skill, capacity, and mastery. 


Parent Role: guide for dependent study
Prerequisites: Students should be in 7th grade or above, previous Latin exposure recommended. Students may be placed in Latin for Children B or C upon request
Credit Hrs: 1

Latin II (Lat201)

Latin Alive II creates student enjoyment by illustrating the relevance of Latin in history, ancient and contemporary culture, the Romance languages, English derivatives, and the grammatical structure of English. Students will see in multiple ways the benefits of Latin study. Grammar is presented in small, digestible sections that are clearly illustrated and explained. The blend of grammatical training and reading of original Latin texts that will help maintain student interest and impart skill, capacity, and mastery. 

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study
Prerequisites: Latin I, or Latin A, B, and C, or equivalent
Credit Hrs: 1