As students begin grade seven, they are introduced to a whole new routine, but the quality of education received remains as exciting and well rounded as the elementary years.
Junior High students are assigned lockers and rotate classrooms, despite having an assigned Homeroom teacher. Students are expected to study seven subjects per year from a variety of teachers. Classes are scheduled in a six-day rotation.
Typical course offerings by grade include:
- Social Studies
- Physical Education.
In addition to instruction time, students in grades seven through nine typically have an average of two hours of supervised study hall per week.
Junior High students write mid-term exams in January and final exams in June. Students may be rewarded for high academic performance, diligence, and regular attendance by being exempt from finals. These details can be found in the School Handbook. A passing grade in Junior High is 60%. To promote life-long volunteerism, a community service component is part of the required curriculum.
To broaden their academic experience, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment classes. Options include drama, music, cooking, life skills, biochemistry labs, STEM, IT, and fine art.
Depending on interests, students also have the option to participate in a variety of extra-curricular school activities such as intramural and/or team sports, praise and worship teams, and the Duke of Edinburgh program.
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