An Award-Winning Core Knowledge School.

Ridgeline Academy has earned the honor of being a

Core Knowledge School of Distinction.

We are one of only ten schools in the United States to receive this award.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION

  • Our middle school team is devoted to developing students into life-long learners and preparing them for the challenges they face as adolescents in today’s environment. We celebrate diversity and embrace change in our rapidly advancing technological world. We strive to promote positive self image and ambassadors of acceptance that uphold strong community values.

CORE KNOWLEDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS OUTLINE

7th Grade Social Studies

  • America Becomes a World Power
  • World War I: “The Great War,” 1914–1918
  • Russian Revolution
  • America from the Twenties to the New Deal
  • World War II
  • Geography of United States

8th Grade Social Studies

  • The Decline of European Colonialism
  • The Cold War
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • The Vietnam War and the Rise of Social Activism
  • The Middle East and Oil Politics
  • The End of the Cold War: The Expansion of Democracy and Continuing Challenges
  • Civics: The Constitution— Principles and Structure of American Democracy
  • Geography of Canada and Mexico

7th Grade Math

  • Unit One – The Number System
  • Unit Two – Ratios & Proportional Relationships
  • Unit Three- Expressions & Equations
  • Unit Four – Geometry
  • Unit Five – Statistics
  • Unit Six- Probability

8th Grade Math – Pre Algebra

  • Unit One – The Number System
  • Unit Two – Expressions and Equations
  • Unit Three – Functions
  • Unit Four – Systems of Equations
  • Unit Five – Geometry
  • Unit Six – Statistics and Probability

Each unit will take 1-2 weeks per sub-topic and will contain at least one test, weekly quizzes, and daily homework/classwork assignments. There will be one major project each quarter.

7th Grade Science

  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonds & Reactions
  • Cell Division & Genetics
  • History of the Earth & Life Forms
  • Evolution
  • Science Biographies

8th Grade Science

  • Physics
  • Electricity &Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Radiation & Light
  • Sound Waves
  • Chemistry ofFood & Respiration
  • Science Biographies

7th Grade ELA

  • Writing, Grammar, and Usage
  • Poetry
  • Fiction, Nonfiction, and Drama
  • Foreign Phrases Commonly Used in English

8th Grade ELA

  • Writing, Grammar, and Usage
  • Poetry
  • Fiction, Nonfiction, and Drama
  • Foreign Phrases Commonly Used in English

7th & 8th Grade Entrepreneurship

  • Small Group Communications
  • Collaboration Strategies
  • Microsoft Office tools
  • Entrepreneur Skills
  • Business Operations
  • Personal Finance
  • Career Goals
  • Design Thinking
  • Engineering Design
  • Philanthropy
  • Investing/Stock Market
  • Community Volunteering
  • College planning

Core Knowledge Language Arts is a comprehensive language arts curriculum program for students in preschool through grade 6.

While teaching skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) also builds students’ knowledge and vocabulary in literature, history, geography, and science. The curriculum covers concepts specified in the Core Knowledge Sequence. (www.coreknowledge.org)

The Core Knowledge History and Geography (CKHG) program includes the complete history and  geography curriculum plus additional resources for teachers and students in Kindergarten through grade 6 and above (Ages 5–12+).

 

This is a comprehensive program in world and American history and geography, integrating topics in civics and the arts. Core Knowledge History and Geography helps students build knowledge of the diverse civilizations, cultures, and concepts specified in the Core Knowledge Sequence.  (www.coreknowledge.org)

The Core Knowledge Science (CKSci) program includes the comprehensive elementary science curriculum, plus additional resources for teachers and students in Kindergarten through grade 5.

The curriculum, which follows the Core Knowledge approach, provides students with a firm basis in the factual knowledge of the sciences and engineering design specified in the Core Knowledge Science Sequence. Additionally, this program has been informed by many positive aspects of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). (www.coreknowledge.org)

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