Middle School: A Time of Transition
The move from Elementary to Middle School is a big one. Students have seven class periods a day and begin learning how to move between classrooms and teachers.
Through Middle School, students are taught a Christ-centered “World History” curriculum over three years where Math, Science, and English are connected to historical, biblical events. These Biblical Throughlines form the backbone of the TC Christian education experience. Teachers explain the theory of a given subject and include discovery learning projects and hands-on application to help the students master the subject. A Bible/Homeroom course allows for more questions and deeper learning experiences. In 8th grade, students have the opportunity to earn their first high school credit and also have their first experience with exams. This ‘Step Up’ year is designed to help them succeed as high school students.
Our curriculum consists of a planned and systematic series of activities and experiences in which we use proven texts and materials to pursue our goals for each subject. We pursue solid academic competency for our students in all subjects. We also teach, in the context of each subject, about God’s character and the principles of His Word. We use every opportunity to develop the student’s Christ-like character. A unified Biblical world view is our goal!
What We Value
We value the following elements as essential to a Christian education curriculum:
1. BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES, because they…
a. Give an eternal and moral perspective on the application of knowledge and skills.
b. Clarify the implications of the choices we make.
c. Provide a solid framework which guides thoughts, decisions, and actions.
2. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS, because they…
a. Constitute the general body of academic knowledge and pursuit.
b. Identify and develop God-given abilities and release the unique potential of each person.
c. Enable the student to pursue and achieve God’s best intellectually, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.
3. CHARACTER QUALITIES, because…
a. Character is the essence of who a person is.
b. Character enables one to put godly values into practice in spite of difficulty and opposition.
c. Character enables one to serve in God’s army and pursue the purposes of God for his or her generation.
d. Character which is not purposely formed will become malformed.