Junior High Academics

Our junior high students are provided excellent opportunities to learn from mission-minded, effective teachers that utilize standards-based instruction while maintaining educational best practices. Academic standards, curriculum, teaching and learning strategies, technology integration, biblical integration, and various assessments are all aligned to provide a clear academic focus for 21st century learners.

Partnering with parents, we seek to meet our students’ learning goals while preparing them to thrive at the high school level and beyond. Our mission-minded team of educators are also committed to the salvation and spiritual formation and discipleship of students within a family-friendly environment.

Most importantly, our curriculum is all Bible-centered and students are educated in the light of God’s word.  Students will learn to view reality and make sense of life and the world from a biblical framework as a developing student. At one of life’s most challenging stages for young adults, the junior high provides a high level of respect for people where students feel valued and safe.

Grading System
Valley Christian uses the following grading system to assign grades for exams, quarters, semesters and transcripts.  In order to receive credit for a course, students must receive a 60 or better.
LETTER GRADENUMERIC GRADEUNWEIGHTED GPA
A90-1004.0
B80-893.0
C70-792.0
D60-691.0
F59 and below0.0
Each quarter, parents will receive a grade report electronically via an online grade book called RenWeb. In addition to grades, the report includes teachers’ written comments about the student’s in-class performance and attitude.

Curriculum and Course Offerings

8th Grade Curriculum

Language Arts: Excursions in Literature (BJU Press)

Math: Pre-Algebra (Holt McDougal); Algebra 1 (HMU); or Geometry (HMU)

Bible: Museum of the Bible Volume 3, The Gospels (ACSI: Purposeful Design)

Social Studies: World Studies (BJU Press)

Science: Physical Science (ACSI: Purposeful Design)

Fine Arts

Physical Education

Electives:

Art Appreciation, Band, Orchestra, Praise & Worship, Journalism, Robotics, Theatre, Theatre Worship

 

7th Grade Curriculum

Language Arts: Explorations of Literature (BJU Press)

Math: Math 7 (Holt McDougal) or Pre-Algebra (Holt McDougal)

Bible: Museum of the Bible Volume 2, Samuel – Prophets (ACSI: Purposeful Design)

Social Studies: American Republic (BJU Press)

Science: Life Science (ACSI: Purposeful Design)

Health: Talking About Life’s Changes (ACSI: Purposeful Design); Life Skills (BJU Press)

Physical Education

Fine Arts

Electives:

Band; Orchestra; Praise & Worship; Robotics; Theatre; Theatre Worship

 

iValley

iValley is one of our tools we utilize to innovative learning across our campuses and enhance student engagement, generate dynamic peer collaboration, and deliver immediate feedback on student assignments. This includes putting an iPad in the hands of every 7-12 grade student at Valley Christian Schools.

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