Upper School (Grades 6-12) Curriculum

Subject

Publisher/Materials

Grade Levels Used

English

Royal Fireworks Press

4+ novels annually

MS, HS

MS, HS

History/Social Studies

Mystery of History

Notgrass

Dave Ramsey

AP (various publishers)

BJU

MS

HS

HS

HS

MS, HS

Science

Christian Kids Explore

Apologia

MS

HS

Bible

Positive Action for Christ

Christian Schools International

MS, HS

HS

Math

Sadlier Oxford

Glencoe

Great Courses

MS, HS Algebra

HS

HS

Spanish

Great Courses

HS

PE

Karate

Scuba Diving

Horseback Riding

And more…

MS

HS

HS

MS, HS

 

Middle School: In addition to the five middle school core subjects noted above, students also have weekly enrichment courses such as PE, STEM lab, Genius Hour, Writing Lab, and more. Students enjoy “Middle School Mondays,” which encompasses field learning and field service trips most months. All middle school students must have their own laptop for daily use in class.

 

High School: In addition to the five core subjects and Spanish (every high school student is required to have two or more years of a foreign language to meet OCS and Bright Futures graduation requirements), high school students also have course opportunities in a variety of non-core and elective areas. All high school students must have their own laptop for daily use in class.

 

High school students experience approximately twice monthly Friday Field Learning and Service Learning trips throughout the year. These trips include curriculum-connected, immersive day trips, trips of cultural, historical, and scientific relevance, and those where students serve in a variety of formats. These trips are scheduled specifically with the purpose of exposing students to a variety of careers, learning opportunities, and unique situations.

 

High school students also have several opportunities throughout the year for extended travel. For the 2018-2019 school year, the high school is taking a week-long science/history/English-focused trip to the Keys, a half-week trip to a storytelling conference in Mount Dora, and a third educational trip - to Georgia – where students will be immersed in ecological, historical, and cultural experiences connected to their year’s studies.

 

All students in grade 6 -11 take achievement tests (NWEA/MAP) 3 times per year. Students in grades 10-11 are required to take the PSAT, and seniors are required to take the SAT or ACT at least once (and encouraged to take at least one of them three times between their junior and senior years). All middle and high school students participate in a variety of competitions throughout the year as available. Examples include the following:

 

  • Scripp’s National Spelling Bee (MS)
  • Poetry Out Loud (HS)
  • Math competitions (MS)
  • Florida and National History Days (MS, HS)
  • Writing Competitions (MS, HS)
  • And more!
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