Middle School at CCS
Middle school students (grades 6-8) at CCS are instructed in all of the basic subjects: Bible, language arts, math, science, and social studies, as well as art, music, computer, Spanish, technology, and physical education. In addition to these subjects, students have the opportunity to be involved in three different clubs during each school year.
Private music lessons and band are also available, as well as the opportunity to be a part of the middle school choir.
CCS students take the following core courses
during their time in middle school:
Bible – Biblical Design and Principals of Relationship
Math – Math 6 or Advanced Math 6 (Same curriculum at 7th grade math curriculum)
Science – Earth and Space Science
Social Studies – World Geography
Bible – The Pentateuch
Math – Math 7 or Pre-Algebra
Science – Life Science
Social Studies – World History (Ancient History to the Middle Ages)
Bible – Judges to 2 Samuel
Math – Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1
Science – Physical Science
Social Studies - American History (Civil War to World War 1)
All middle school students participate in the Mission and Service Program.
Options are available in mathematics in middle school. Sixth grade students may be placed in Math 6 or Math 7. Seventh grade students may be placed in Pre-Algebra or Math 7. Algebra 1 and Pre-Algebra are offered in eighth grade. Recommendations for math placement are based on math grades from the previous year, scores on the achievement tests during the middle school years, developmental readiness for abstract reasoning as indicated on the Arlin Test of Formal Reasoning (for Algebra placement), and study skills appropriate for participation in the chosen class.
Students participating in extracurricular activities must maintain passing grades in all subjects. On rare occasions, a student's LSP (Learning Support Plan) or SST (Student Support Team) action plan may include a provision modifying this requirement.
Middle school students are expected to finish the year with a passing grade in each required subject. If a student receives a failing grade in any major subject, summer make-up work is required in order to proceed to the next grade. Make-up work may be required for failing grades in minor subjects.