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:

  • 1st Quarter: What are the opportunities and consequences of exploration?
  • 2nd Quarter: Can freedom only be achieved with war?
  • 3rd Quarter: How do we balance the rights of the individual with the rights of the many?
  • 4th Quarter: United we stand, divided we fall

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
  • Geography Maze
  • Ballet Cultural Enrichment
  • Hibulb Cultural Center
  • Olympia
  • Zoology Adventure
  • Science Experience (3 days, 2 nights)
  • Whale Watching
  • 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 90 minutes each evening on homework.

 Science Project