Methodology & Curriculum


CCCS curriculum features a traditional, well-balanced core of essential subjects:

 

    • CCCS follows the time-proven educational building blocks of Proverbs (knowledge, understanding, wisdom).

 

    • All subjects are presented cumulatively, with each lesson building upon previously acquired knowledge and understanding.

 

    • Critical thinking, application, and analysis are stressed during the middle school years.

 


Curriculum Overview

 

    • Sixth-Eighth - Saxon - Math

 

    • Sixth-Eighth - Positive Action – Bible

 

    • Sixth-Eighth - Saxon Grammar/Excellence in Writing – English/Writing

 

    • Sixth-Eighth - Bob Jones/Novels/ABeka/Accelerated Reader - Reading

 

    • Sixth-Eighth - Exploration - PE/Spanish/Computer/Music

 

 

Curriculum Details


 

Sixth Grade


Bible – Positive Action for Christ
Winning the Race – Using the theme of an athletic competition and drawing from the studies of various Bible characters and an overview of the book of Revelation, students will learn how the principles of God’s Word can help them gain victory in life.

English – Saxon Grammar, Excellence in Writing

In Saxon Grammar, students will learn several parts of speech and how to use it. They will learn a well-defined system of classifying sentences, a clear and structured method for writing sentences, and learning strategies that will stay with them for life. Topics covered include types of sentences, capitalization, prepositions, punctuation, adjectives, pronouns, diagramming, adverbs, italics, quotation marks, interjections, and more.

In Excellence in Writing students will learn note taking and outlines, how to summarize from notes, how to write a narrative story, how to summarize a one source reference, how to write from pictures, how to write multiple library research reports, how to write creatively with structure, how to write a formal essay, and how to write a formal critique. Students will also learn how to apply what they learned in grammar to their writing.

History – Bob Jones
Students will go on a tour of the history and culture of ancient civilizations like Egypt, China, Israel, Greece, Africa, the Mayas, the Roman world, and the European Middle Ages. “Then and Now” maps vividly show the contrast of these ancient civilizations with the modern world.

Reading – Novels

Students will read and study the following novels: Amos Fortune, Free Man, The Bronze Bow, Johnny Tremaine, Red Wall, and Case for Christ

Math-Saxon 7/6
Math 7/6 simultaneously develop the five basic strands of mathematics: number sense/operations, statistics/probability, algebra, geometry/measurement, and logic. Math 7/6 is the “end of general math” book, and emphasizes the use of ratio and proportion in problem solving.

Science – Bob Jones

Students will learn the incredible intricacies of cells and organisms, matter and energy, astronomy, heredity, the nervous system, and the immune system.

Seventh Grade


Bible – Positive Action for Christ

Wise Up! – Middle School years are a time when young people begin to make more and more decisions for themselves. This increasing freedom is accompanied by greater responsibility and higher expectations in many areas of life. This study will help young people master the principles that will help them live wisely and become more like Christ.

English – Saxon Grammar, Excellence in Writing
In Saxon Grammar, students will learn several parts of speech and how to use it. They will learn a well-defined system of classifying sentences, a clear and structured method for writing sentences, and learning strategies that will stay with them for life. Topics covered include types of sentences, capitalization, prepositions, punctuation, adjectives, pronouns, diagramming, adverbs, italics, quotation marks, interjections, and more.

In Excellence in Writing students will learn note taking and outlines, how to summarize from notes, how to write a narrative story, how to summarize a one source reference, how to write from pictures, how to write multiple library research reports, how to write creatively with structure, how to write a formal essay, and how to write a formal critique. Students will also learn how to apply what they learned in grammar to their writing.

History – Bob Jones World Studies
World Studies builds upon the sixth-grade study of ancient civilizations with more about the foundations of modern civilizations. Beginning with the growth of towns after the Dark Ages and continuing through the twentieth century, lessons present a historical, geographic, and thematic survey.

Literature – Novels

Students will read and study the following novels: The Hawk that Dare Not Hunt by Day, The Hiding Place, For God and His People, My Side of the Mountain, and Words by Heart

Math – Saxon 8/7
Math 8/7 is a gentle Pre-Algebra text that continues to develop depth of knowledge and application of problem solving skills.

Science – Bob Jones Life Science

Students will study cell biology, genetics, the history of life, microbiology, botany, zoology, ecology, and human anatomy and physiology, all within a biblical framework.

 
Eighth Grade


Bible – Positive Action for Christ

Route 66 – This study provides a basic introduction to the structure and themes of the Word of God. As students journey through this fast-moving survey, they will discover truths and applications that God placed in each book of the Bible. God’s gracious work is clear—from creation to the cross to the consummation of time.

History – American Republic (Bob Jones)

Students will unfold the history of the United States through richly detailed narrative and a colorful, engaging presentation. Starting with the discovery of the New World, students will trace the path of American history up to the present day. In addition to a historical account, students will learn the distinctiveness of American values and government, and learn the importance of understanding and appreciating United States history.

Literature – Novels

Students will read and study the following novels: Dead Heat, The Hobbit, Johnny Tremain, and Weedflower

Math – Algebra I (Saxon)

Students will develop the understanding they need to resolve more complex problems and functions with this step-by-step course. Covers topics including signed numbers, exponents, and roots; absolute value; equations and inequalities; scientific notations; unit conversions; polynomials; graphs; factoring; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variations; exponential growth; statistics; and probability.

Science – Earth and Space Science (Bob Jones)

Students’ Christian worldviews will be shaped and strengthened as they learn about tectonic processes, landforms and earth materials, fossils, the oceans and oceanography, rivers and lakes, the atmosphere, weather and storms, climate and environmentalism, the solar system, the universe and cosmology, and space science.

English – Saxon Grammar, Excellence in Writing
In Saxon Grammar, students will learn several parts of speech and how to use it. They will learn a well-defined system of classifying sentences, a clear and structured method for writing sentences, and learning strategies that will stay with them for life. Topics covered include types of sentences, nouns, helping verbs, future tense, irregular nouns & verbs, prepositions, pronouns, proofreading symbols, diagramming, adverbs, punctuation, subject-verb agreement, clauses, spelling rules, and more.

In Excellence in Writing students will learn note taking and outlines, how to summarize from notes, how to write a narrative story, how to summarize a one source reference, how to write from pictures, how to write multiple library research reports, how to write creatively with structure, how to write a formal essay, and how to write a formal critique. Students will also learn how to apply what they learned in grammar to their writing.