— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
6th Grade Bible
This course is designed to be an introduction to the entire Bible and its focal point – the Lord Jesus Christ. Our goal is to see the “big picture” of the Bible as we trace the major contours of its storyline from Genesis to Revelation. The story begins with God’s people living in God’s place under the rule of God’s King. Sin ruined our relationship with God, each other, and His world, and led ultimately to exile and death. However, God promised to send a Savior to rescue His people, judge His enemies, and reverse the curse of the Fall. And over the course of the year, we will see how the Lord fulfilled this great promise!
7th Grade Bible
8th Grade Bible
8th Grade Bible: Apologetics Topics
- Is the Bible trustworthy?
- What is the fate of those who never hear the gospel?
- Aren’t all religions equally true?
- Aren’t all religions equally false?
- Hasn’t science disproven Christianity?
- Isn’t faith irrational?
- How can you be sure Christ rose from the dead?
- The Problem of Christian Divisions
- The Problem of Hypocrisy
- The Problem of Evil
- I don’t need no religion!
- The Church is responsible for so much injustice
- How can a loving God send anyone to Hell?
Christ Covenant School offers a full language arts program, which includes phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, handwriting, grammar, Greek and Latin roots word study, fluency, comprehension, literary analysis, and composition. We aim to train young minds to think critically and biblically about fiction, nonfiction, and poetry while using God’s story of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Consummation as the framework. Like any school of rigor, we add our own unique components as we work to diligently construct and maintain an excellent design. Our desire is to challenge students to read fluently, comprehend deeply, think critically, and write effectively.
Complementary additions to our curriculum include our beautifully-appointed library with over 5,000 titles, the teaching of library and research skills, and the incorporation of multiple styles of book reports and literary analysis essays. We also utilize the Reading Counts software, SRA reading labs in each classroom, and purposeful summer reading, all of which can be of particular help in meeting needs of both the challenged and accelerated readers.
Middle School students use the foundations set by the elementary curriculum to move from a concepts-based program to an application-based program. In order to be ready for all aspects of mathematics, sixth grade students cover concepts in geometry, algebra, and proportional relationships. Our seventh grade students progress to Pre-Algebra, where they begin to work at a faster pace and learn skills necessary for success in the next year. Our eighth grade students can take a course called “Transitions to Algebra,” or they can pursue an advanced course through Algebra I if math is an area of strength. If they pursue Algebra I, the credit from that class can transfer to the student’s high school transcript. All levels of classes are designed to fully equip students for success in their high school years.