Middle School (6 - 8)
At the Middle School of Gateway Legacy Christian Academy, we are committed to developing the academic foundation and maintaining the excitement for education that students developed at the elementary school division. As students become middle schoolers in the sixth through eighth grades, we expect them to be more independent and accept more responsibilities. They enjoy experiences during these years to add to the knowledge they gained in their lower school years and prepare them for the future of their upper school division years.
These students are also introduced to more online learning with programs designed to prepare for their high school experience.
6TH THROUGH 8TH GRADE CURRICULUM
We have designed our middle school curriculum to foster maximum growth in this age group intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, physically, and culturally. Our teachers make every effort to understand each student's particular learning style. They use visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile teaching methods in the classrooms in order to engage, motivate, and stimulate every student.
6th & 7th Grades
During the sixth and seventh grade years, we emphasize the need to develop a good academic background in the areas of language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Foreign language, technology, art, music, after-school activities, drama, character education, study skills, life skills, and library are also part of the curriculum.
During the year in eighth grade, we offer each student a wide range of learning opportunities. We emphasize the need to develop a good academic background in the areas of English, mathematics, social studies, and science. Foreign language, technology, art, music, after-school activities, sports, drama, character education, study skills, life skills, and library are also part of the curriculum.
Students also experience a variety of activities and curriculum-related field trips to enhance the learning experience, foster independence, develop responsibility, and increase self-control. We place a lot of emphasis on the need to develop good organizational skills and study habits that will facilitate future success as they transition to high school. There is an online curriculum introduced to prepare them for the high-school experience.
Every system is in place to help them discover unique interests and talents that help us develop a more custom path as they move towards college prep.