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.

Course Offerings and Resources for 2020-21

8th Grade Offerings

Language Arts:  Excursions in Literature (BJU Press): Novel Studies; Achieve 3000

Math: Pre-Algebra (Holt McDougal Math 8); Algebra 1 (Holt McDougal); MobyMax

Bible: Mastering Bible Study Skills, The Life of Christ (ACSI); Museum of the Bible Volume 3: The Gospels (ACSI: Purposeful Design)

Social Studies:  Foundations of US Government and Economics:  American Republic (BJU Press); We, The People: The Citizen and the Constitution (Actively Learn); Junior Achievement Finance Park; Achieve 3000

Science: Physical Science (ACSI: Purposeful Design); Achieve 3000

Spanish: Que Chevere

PE/Health:  Total Health: Talking About Life’s Changes (ACSI: Purposeful Design); Achieve 3000

Two Electives:  Band, Bella Voce (audition), Journalism, Ministry Development, Orchestra, Robotics, Sports Training, Study Hall, Theater, Theater Worship, Visual Arts, Yearbook

7th Grade Offerings

Language Arts: Explorations of Literature (BJU Press); Novel Studies; Achieve 3000

Math:  Math 7 (Holt McDougal) or Pre-Algebra (Holt McDougal Math 8); MobyMax

Bible: Mastering Bible Study Skills, Daring Deliverers, Let God be God; Museum of the Bible Volume 2: 2 Samuel – Prophets (ACSI: Purposeful Design)

Social Studies: Integrated Global Studies:  World Studies (BJU Press); World History – Great Civilizations (National Geographic); Achieve 3000

Science: Life Science (ACSI: Purposeful Design); Achieve 3000

Spanish: Que Chevere

Computer Concepts

Fine Arts

PE/Health:  Total Health: Talking About Life’s Changes (ACSI: Purposeful Design); Achieve 3000

One Elective:  Band, Bella Voce (audition), Journalism, Ministry Development, Orchestra, Robotics, Sports Training, Study Hall, Theater, Theater Worship, Visual Arts, Yearbook

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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