Curriculum

7th Grade

Employing the latest multimedia techniques including graphics, games, and other activities, Enlightium Academy uses a curriculum that fosters a rich learning environment.

7th Grade Curriculum Overview

Bible Studies

1 year

This Bible course emphasizes the life of Christ as told by the writers of the New Testament. As students acquire a better working knowledge of the Bible's teachings, they will also explore practical Christianity today and how it applies to their lives each day through discussions of worship, the mission of mankind, and God's enduring love for His people as shown through His love, mercy, and grace.

With the King James Version as the primary reference, this course asks students to get to know Christ on a deeper level through the study of His life, ministry, death, and resurrection. Additional topics covered include the prophecies foretold and fulfilled, the book of Psalms, life in the Spirit, and God's enduring plan for His people. The course units include text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 7th-Grade Bible enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Worship
  • Mankind
  • The Attributes of God
  • Fulfilled Prophecies of Christ
  • New Life in Christ
  • The Psalms
  • The Life of Christ

History/Geography

1 year – available in Honors

This course is broad in scope, providing middle school students with a comprehensive overview of the social sciences including history. Students begin the course by defining history and its relationship to humanity over the ages. Students will also examine the many social science disciplines including social behavior, markets and competition, politics, economics, and anthropology.

Fun and engaging, this class allows students to work both in and out of the classroom at a pace that best suited for their individual learning styles. Through an examination of society from a Christian point of view, they will learn about the way humanity has been shaped by the world around them and the events of the past. Critical thinking skills and digital literacy are also emphasized. The course units include text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 7th-Grade History enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • History Defined
  • U.S. History
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • U.S. Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • State Economics and Politics

Language Arts

1 year – available in Honors

7th-Grade Language Arts helps students build more than perfect sentences, but also a love for the English language. With a focus on the mechanics of composition and the most effective use of different parts of speech, this course not only teaches students to be better communicators, but reinforces the building blocks of English with spelling, reading, and vocabulary instruction.

While students build on early writing skills, they will continue to explore word choices, sentence structure, and finally the creation of full compositions. In addition, they will practice their reading skills and comprehension as they explore fiction, non-fiction, and other literary genres through reading and analysis. Course content is not only rigorous, but engaging and self-directed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and promote digital literacy. The course units include text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 7th-Grade Language Arts enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Word Usage
  • Biographies
  • Language Structure
  • Nature of English
  • Mechanics of English
  • The Novel
  • Literature
  • Composition

Math

1 year – available in Honors

Interactive and rigorous, 7th-Grade Math reinforces the fundamentals and introduces students to higher level pre-algebra and pre-geometry concepts. The course begins with a review of sets and different number systems, decimals, rounding, functions, and basic math operations. As students progress through the course, they will study fractions and word problems, basic shapes and geometry, mode, median, mean, and statistics, and begin solving for variables.

7th-grade Math is designed not only to review important fundamental math concepts but to encourage critical thinking skills and promote math inquiry with self-directed lessons and exercises. After reviewing crucial math foundations, students will explore real-world problems that can be solved by math calculations. Math skills such as using a calculator, geometric measurement and formulas, statistics, and other analytical tools will help them prepare for their future. The course units includes text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 7th-Grade Math enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Sets and Number Systems
  • Addition, Subtraction, and Decimals
  • Patterns, Rounding, and Estimation
  • Multiplication, Division, and Calculators
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages
  • Shapes, Measurements, and Proportions
  • Statistics
  • Formulas

Science

1 year – available in Honors

Dig into the earth with this interactive exploration of our planet and its place in the universe with 7th-Grade Earth Science. Students will learn about the earth's form, structure, and systems, and the forces that change them over time. From the earth's core to the diversity of its crust, the entire planet is covered in this engaging course.

From geothermal energy deep within its core to the rocks and minerals that lie on its surface, the earth is the focus of this engaging science course. Students will enjoy digging into interactive lessons that examine the changing face of the planet. Lessons include the study of geochemical cycles, earthquakes and volcanoes, the earth's resources, the effects of weather, atmospheric cycles, and the earth's place in the solar system. The course units include text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 7th-Grade Earth Science enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • The Dynamic Structure of Earth
  • Features and Forces of Earth
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Shaping Earth's Crust
  • Earth's Water
  • Earth's Atmosphere
  • Weather and Climate
  • Astronomy

Middle School Electives

Art Appreciation A

0.5 credit // Grades 6-12

Explore the world of visual art, ranging from color theory to techniques used in prehistoric times and early civilization.

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Career Exploration I

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Examine work, lifestyle, and career options before entering high school.

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Career Exploration II

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Introduction to five technology-related career fields.

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Career Exploration III

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Explore more technology-related career fields.

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Chinese I

1 year // Grades 6-8

Introduction to Mandarin, focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Chinese II

1 year // Grades 6-8

Chinese characters and pinyin are explored with specific practices to help students learn the characters.

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Civics

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Discover the many facets of America's government, ranging from the Bill of Rights to the role of religion within government.

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Consumer Math

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Simplify personal money management and navigate the math concepts that make up the economy.

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Family and
Consumer Science

1 year // Grades 6-12

Students prepare for the potential challenges of transitioning to adulthood.

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French I

1 year // Grades 6-8

Introduction to French, focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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French II

1 year // Grades 6-8

This French course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning.

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German I

1 year // Grades 6-8

Introduction to German, focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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German II

1 year // Grades 6-8

Provides new reading and listening comprehension activities, multicultural presentations and much more.

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Health Quest

0.5 credit // Grades 4-7

This introduction to health basics focuses on topics such as, personal health, wellness, and safety.

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Keyboarding
and Applications

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Practice proper keyboarding techniques; increasing speed and accuracy over time.

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Latin I

1 year // Grades 6-8

Learn Latin through ancient, time-honored classical language approaches, including: repetition, parsing and much more.

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Latin II

1 year // Grades 6-8

Engage with authentic classical Latin through weekly encounters with ancient passages from Virgil and many more.

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Music Appreciation

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Follow the development of classical music throughout history; examining the power of music to reflect the world around you.

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Offline Electives

0.5-1 credit // Grades PreK-12

Offline electives are electives that are not taken on a computer. Offline electives may include: Physical Education.

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Personal Financial Literacy

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Students learn to build a solid foundation for future finances, including life skills such as, budgeting and investing.

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Spanish I

1 year // Grades 6-8

This immersive Spanish course provides a fun and interactive introduction to the Spanish language.

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Spanish II

1 year // Grades 6-8

This continuing Spanish course focuses on an authentic story, myth or legend from various Spanish-speaking cultures.

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State History

1 semester // Grades 7-8

Make history come alive through this exploration of the cultural tides and events that have shaped your state.

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