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Eighth Grade

  • Total Credits: 1
  • In addition to attending Bible classes three times a week, students are required to attend a chapel service every Monday and Friday. Parents are welcome to attend these services, which begin at 11:25 am.
  • Portraits of the Old Testament
  • Course Description: Old Testament
  • Heroes
  • Each lesson studies that life of an Old Testament character along with a memory verse for each lesson.
English (Academic and Honors**)
  • Total Credits: 1
  • Grammar: Study all parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation.
  • Literature: Study an anthology of writing pieces by well-known authors.
  • Novels: Read and analyze a variet of novels throughout the year, including Night, A Christmas Carol, and The Hound of Baskervilles.
  • Composition: Various writing projects including creative writing, literary analysis, research paper, persuasive oral speeches, and poetry.
  • Spelling, vocabulary, and poetry: 28 spelling lists, 280 vocabulary words, various poetry forms will be studied.
  • Field Trips: A Christmas Carol; (novel study); The Harrisburg State Capitol and The Museum of Pennsylvania (research paper).
  • **Honors English courses move at an accelerated pace, cover an increased amount of novels and an increased frequency of writing assignments.
  • Algebra I
  • Credits: 1
  • Integers
  • Real Numbers
  • Variables
  • Solving Equations
  • Solving Inequalities
  • Relations, Functions and Graphs
  • Systems of Equations and Inequalities
  • Polynomials
  • Factoring Polynomials
  • Radicals
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Rational Expressions
  • Microsoft Word
    • Create, edit, and format documents
    • Insert pictures, tables, and charts
    • Create resumes and research papers
  • Microsoft Excel
    • Create, edit, and format spreadsheets
    • Insert pictures, tables, and charts
    • Create formulas
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Create, edit, and format presentations
    • Insert pictures, videos, tables, and charts
  • Microsoft Access
    • Create, edit, and format databases
History I
  • Study of United States history from colonization up until 1850
  • Some Topics Covered:
    • Settling the Wilderness: Discovery of the New World, settling the colonies, colonies and the British Empire.
    • Establishing a Nation: Revolutionary war, Confederation and establishment of the new government.
    • Spanning the Continent: Growth of the Nation, Jacksonian Era, Westward Expansion.
Physical Science, Earth Science, Chemistry
  • Credits: 1
  • Inquiry and Steps to Solve a Physics Problem
  • How to Make a Graph
  • Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Energy and Work
  • The Solar System, Anatomy of the Sun, Stars
  • Electric Currents, Magnets, Wave Interactions
  • How the Human Eye sees Light and Color
  • How Light is Affected by Matter
  • The Phases of Matter and Heat Transfer
  • Buoyancy, Mechanical Properties
  • The Atom
  • Physical vs. Chemical Properties of Matter
  • Compounds and Mixtures
  • Acids vs. Bases, Chemical Reactions
  • Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions
  • Types of Chemical Reactions
  • Balancing Equations
  • Rocks & Minerals
Intro to Spanish
  • Words that are similar in English and Spanish; How to say “the” in Spanish
  • How to make things plural
  • Indefinite articles
  • How to express actions; How to ask questions and say no in Spanish
  • How to count in Spanish
  • Telling time in Spanish
  • ER , -AR, and –IR verbs
  • Adjectives – how to describe things in Spanish
  • Professions and trades; the verb ser
  • Expressions with estar; uses of ser and estar
  • Days and months
  • The verb tener; expressions with tener
  • Weather expressions; Seasons; the verb hacer
  • Possessive adjectives
  • What to say when you like something; the verb gustar