6th - 8th grade
Using an integrated cross curricular approach, students are exposed to a variety of genres and learn how to interact with text while strategically applying a variety of comprehension strategies to make sense of text on explicit and implicit levels.
The Math Program approach allows students to learn math their way with one-on-one and small group support from the facilitator. Students explore various avenues of problem solving without always following a stringent algorithmic approach.
Learning science is an action that goes beyond reading a textbook; therefore, students approach science in an interactive and hands-on laboratory setting which solidifies an understanding of concepts while developing a desire to discover more.
History comes to life as the students delve into historical perspectives and interact with the concepts of the time period. Students use a thematic approach to fully develop a deeper understanding of history by viewing time periods through multiple perspectives while also tying history to present day.
Students keep up to date on current events by interacting with news articles using a cross curricular approach. Through activities students strengthen their knowledge of events happening within the global community today, in the future, as well as making connections to the past
Students learn to become great writers as they develop their writing skills and learn to lead a writerly life through the development of frequent and effective writing. Student writing assignments will be genre specific, as well as cross curricular to create versatile writers.
Critical thinking is a valuable skill for students to understand and apply seamlessly. In today’s world, there are increasing demands for flexible intellectual skills, as well as the ability to analyze and synthesis information. The ability to think creatively and critically will be intertwined across all activities.
Students learn to utilize technology effectively by interacting with various program in an effort to become masters of technology. Through cross curricular projects students learn to skillfully incorporate technology from basic research to publication and presentation.
6th - 8th grade
The Elite Academy School of Excellence offers numerous opportunities for student participation and for our students to be leaders among their peers and within the school community. The Student Council, and school sponsored organizations foster and encourage leadership and community service. Our inclusive sports and fine arts programs, which feature extensive opportunities for students in grades 7 and 8, offer both boys’ and girls’ teams, clubs, and individual involvement. A personal relationship with a faculty member, through our Advisor/Advisee program, fosters personal growth and understanding of who the student is and what he or she is capable of achieving.
Students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th take a core set of courses in their three years. These include three years of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages. In addition, each student is required to participate in at least one
competitive team sport per year. Students are also scheduled into a variety of courses in Art, Technology, Drama, Chorus, Band, Physical Education, and Research and Study Skills.
The English curriculum challenges students to develop their writing, grammar, and literature skills. Students gain a greater understanding of abstract ideas found in literature, develop the ability to write clearly and accurately, and strengthen literary,
reading, informational, vocabulary and writing skills. A humanities approach helps the adolescent learner have more relevance to his/her academics. In the 8th grade, an Honors component will be available for students who wish to challenge themselves. The Honors Component will have no bearing on the academic grade nor is it a perquisite for honors placement at the high school level. The purpose of the Honors Component is to offer the student a more vigorous preparatory experience and to experience the expectations of the high school English teacher.
Students progress through the math sequence according to their background and ability. Courses begin with 6th grade math and can conclude with Geometry , depending upon the progress of the student.
The 6th and 7th grades study World Cultures with an emphasis on World Geography and how each region developed economically, politically, and socially. 8th grade is a survey course of American History, with an emphasis on connecting the past to the present. Required readings in both grades supplement a student’s understanding of the world around them. Current events are an integral part