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Seventh Grade

What will my child learn?

  •  Bible
  •  English
  •  Math
  •  Reading
  •  Spelling
  •  Heritage Studies
  •  Science
  •  Fine and Digital Arts
  •  Spanish
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 variety of novels throughout the year, including The Call of the Wild, Sounder, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Westing Game.
  • Composition: Various writing assignments including, narrative writing, creative writing and personal writing.
  • Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry: 28 spelling lists; 280 vocabulary words, various poetry forms will be studied.
  • **Honors English courses move at an accelerated pace, cover an increased amount of novels and an increased frequency of writing assignments.
  • Total Credits per class: 1


Students will learn the basics of algebra as they prepare for more advanced methods they’ll find in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.

Textbook: Pre-Algebra by Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy Kanold, and Lee Stiff

  • Operations with integers and rational numbers (fractions and decimals)

  • Solving algebraic equations and inequalities

  • Writing and solving proportions

  • The percent equation, percent increase and decrease, and application of percents (including calculating markups and discounts)

  • Basics of plane figure geometry (classifying plane figures, congruence & similarity, area, surface area, and volume)

  • Theoretical and experimental probability

  • Graphing and writing linear equations

  • The Pythagorean Theorem

  • Laws of exponents

  • Reading, writing, and performing operations with scientific notation

In the Honors class, students also learn about:

  • Basics of statistics (samples and populations)
  • Geometric transformations (translations, reflections, rotations, and dilations)
  • Geography covering Themes of Geography, North America, South America, and Northern Europe.
  • Days Held: M-F
  • Electives: Individual / Group Presentations
Life Science
  • Measurements, the Scientific Method
  • Organization of Living Systems & Classification of Living Things
  • Carbon Compounds in Living Things
  • Physical Variables of Land & Freshwater Habitats
  • Ecosystems, Food Chains, Food Webs and Biomes
  • Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, Plant vs. Animal Cells
  • Cell Transport, Comparing Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis
  • Types of Protozoans, Comparing Bacteria and Protozoans & Viruses
  • The Cell Cycle
  • Laws of How Traits Are Passed on to Offspring, The Steps of DNA Replication
  • Taxonomy
  • Algae and Fungi, Plants, Animals
  • Invertebrates and Vertebrates
  • The Circulatory, Respiratory and Organ Systems
  • Structure of Bone, Skeletal/Muscle Partners as Simple Machines
  • Nerve Impulses, How the Eye Works, How the Ear Works