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Eighth Grade Academics

YEAR-LONG THEME
The over all theme for the school is, “Grasp the Past: the building blocks of the future are laid upon the foundations of the past.” Each grade level integrates subjects around the following historical sub themes:

  • September/October: Explore Your World!
  • November/December/January: Liberty or Death …What Would You Choose?
  • February/March/April: Fight for What is Right
  • April/May/June: No Man is an Island…

FIELD TRIPS
Field trips are an important part of learning and provide excellent hands-on experiences in the real world. Outings will be scheduled periodically for each grade level to enhance the curriculum.

Eighth Grade Field Trips:

  • September Spirit Adventure
  • Forest Ecology Experience (3 days, 2 nights)
  • Maze Geography Outing
  • Sociology Observation Excursion
  • Ballet Cultural Enrichment
  • Gospel Mission Service Day
  • GPS Day
  • Orienteering Excursion
  • Whale Watch
  • Zoology Adventure
  • Washington DC Exploration (6 days, 5 nights)

HOMEWORK
Students should expect regular, daily homework. Homework is relevant and reinforces the learning which is done at school. Eighth grade students should expect to spend a minimum of 80-90 minutes each evening on homework.

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