Middle School

Seventh and Eighth Grade

Practical Arts
 
The New Covenant Academy Middle School is founded on the belief that young people have distinct developmental needs.  The life of the Middle School student is filled with physical, emotional, academic, and spiritual changes.  The Middle School program actively engages potential, energy and abilities.  Equal attention is devoted to emerging interpersonal skills and lifelong learning skills and habits.  The New Covenant Academy Middle School is a place where students know they are cared for and are challenged to find success in a variety of areas.

The Middle School is a place of transition, where increasing emphasis is placed on taking personal responsibility for learning.  More freedom is granted to the seventh and eighth graders than experienced in the intermediate grades.

 

Course Catalog Description

New Covenant Academy's course catalog is an invaluable resource for NCA students and their parents.  This Academic Handbook covers the following areas:  7-12th-grade-course descriptions, study tips, explanation of assessments, college and career planning tips and advice for college admissions.

 

Program Hours

  • Time:  8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Extended Care

  • Mornings 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Afternoon 3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Extended care is offered on all regularly scheduled school days.  The program includes supervised study hall.  (Note:  afternoon care is not offered on early dismissal days)

 

Program Highlights

  • Block and combined classes to promote individuality and unity between grade levels
  • Locker assignments
  • Weekly chapel service targeting age-appropriate interests
  • Opportunities for Christian service
  • Weekly Science labs and experiments
  • Strong economics emphasis
  • Individualized and cooperative group learning opportunities
  • Biblical principles and concepts integrated throughout curriculum
  • Critical thinking opportunities
  • Technology integration in all areas
  • Hands-on Science, Literature, and Social Studies projects
  • Numerous field trips and guest speakers to add enrichment to the curriculum
  • Semester exploratory courses:  Sports and Wellness (8th grade only); Tech TraX (project based technology); iThink (fun math problem solving) and FACS (Family and Consumer Science)

 

 

Seventh Grade

 

Bible
American History /Western Hemisphere (alternates every other year)
Science-Chemistry, Physics, Weather, Space and Life Science/ Electricity, Magnetism, Light/Sound, Geology and Environmental Science (alternates every other year)
Math IIA (Pre-Algebra)
Math IIB (Pre-Algebra)
English 7
Physical Education (semester class)
FACS (semester class)
iThink (semester class)
TechTRAX (semester class)
Computer (quarter class)
Speech (quarter class)
Art (elective)
Band (elective)
Choir (elective)
Weekly Chapel

Eighth Grade

 

Bible
American History /Western Hemisphere (alternates every other year)
Science/ Electricity, Magnetism, Light/Sound, Geology and Environmental Science (alternates every other year)
Math ll (Pre-Algebra)
Algebra l
English 8
Physical Education (semester class)  
FACS (semester class)                          
iThink (semester class)                      
Sports and Wellness (semester class)    
TechTRAX (semester class)
Computer (quarter class)                  
Speech (quarter class)
Art (elective)
Band (elective)
Choir (elective)
Weekly Chapel

A Day in the Life of a Middle School Student at NCA