Students entering seventh grade are encouraged to build on their acquired academic skills and are challenged to soar to the next level in their scholastic journey. Seventh grade continues to strengthen organization, time management and study habits to ensure academic success as the students’ transition to junior high and are preparing for high school.
The seventh grade Religion curriculum is currently working with Blest Are We, based on the four pillars of the Catholic doctrine, Believe, Worship, Live and Pray. Students at the seventh grade level focus primarily on the teachings of the New Testament. Students are guided in developing an understanding and appreciation for the Word of God. Through Outreach Projects, Gospel Reflections and Self-Reflection, students are continually growing in faith and accepting the challenge of the Gospel message to know, love and serve God and others.
St. Emily’s Junior High Literature program is comprised of three parts. Students are placed in the level that is appropriate for their individual needs and where they can find the most success to be prepared for high school.
St. Emily School Junior High Math program continually strengthens students’ foundation of basic mathematic skills and challenges students in problem solving applications. The diversity in pacing and content depth in St. Emily’s tri-level program offers the opportunity to meet the needs of each student with proven success in local and standardized assessments
The seventh grade Social Studies curriculum covers the time period of Colonization to Pre Civil War, the United States Constitution, Geography Studies, and Current Events. In addition, the students develop the following Study Skills: Outlining, Note taking, Summarization, Critical Thinking, Compare/Contrast, Cause/Effect, Studying and Preparation, Test Taking Strategies, Interviewing, and Presentations/Speeches.
In junior high, the goal of the Science curriculum is to allow the students to learn about the natural world through the study of earth science, physics, biology and chemistry. However, the 7th grade curriculum concentrates more on life science. Some of the subject areas that are covered in 7th grade include: Life’s Structure (Cell Structure & Viruses) and Classification (How Living Things are Classified); Cell Processes & Reproduction; Heredity; Human Body Systems (Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive & Excretory); Skin and the Muscular, Skeletal & Nervous Systems; Minerals, Rocks & The Rock Cycle; Plants; Evolution; Energy Resources and Conservation. We do a lot of hands on science were the students will be expected to type up a lab report on experiments. We also do various projects throughout the year.
The seventh grade English curriculum covers Parts of Speech, Mechanics/Daily Oral Language, Communications and Writings and Research. In addition, the students develop the following Study Skills: Prewriting, Drafting, Editing, Revising, Research Skills, Critical Thinking, and Presentations/Speeches. The students use the Perfection Learning’s Write in Style, which conforms to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
The 7th grade students will continue to hone and expand upon their knowledge of Spanish vocabulary, pronunciation, sentence structure, essay writing, verb conjugation, grammar, cultural traditions, expressions, and prayer in written, listened, and spoken forms. They will attend Spanish class three times a week.
Each week’s lessons will include new vocabulary and grammar concepts, as well as review of material covered in previous classes and in the previous school year. Vocabulary and grammar curricula will derive from Avancemos, a high school-level beginner Spanish textbook. Material covered will be the equivalent to the first semester of Spanish I in high school.
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