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Middle School

Faith, Character, and Success

Middle school is an exciting time for students as they transition to secondary education. All students participate in a rigorous curriculum that incorporates study skills such as notetaking and annotating text to best help them achieve success. Each class incorporates Biblical principles and Scriptures that promote a deeper understanding of the faith as well as character development.

Middle school is characterized by strong teacher-student rapport because the teachers understand that these young teenagers need to feel valued and cared for. Teachers seek to build relationships not only in the academic classroom but also during chapel, clubs, sports, and field trips. Overall, middle school students at FCS are challenged and supported to grow academically, socially, and spiritually.

We want all our students to realize their God-given potential. We provide Honor courses, Builder’s Club, and Duke TIP eligibility.

We also desire for our middle school students to discover their interests of study and be exposed to potential career opportunities and so we offer various clubs to choose from, everything from Botany to Robotics. Our students participate in numerous local and national competitions such as Brain Bowl, Geography Bee, and more.

FCS Middle School Courses

Our middle school is comprised of a demanding curriculum where students have the opportunity to take Honors classes, including courses that will count for high school credit.

Theses honor classes are a place for students who are independent readers and would benefit from an accelerated curriculum in English, Math, and/or Science.

Students at Florida Christian School are challenged to make thematic connections across the curriculum, synthesize information, evaluate points of view, and critique readings. There is an emphasis on developing strong, analytical writing skills in every class. Creativity and student choice are promoted and encouraged through project-based learning and assessments such as designing and delivering oral presentations, creating videos, skits, and models, and participating in cooperative learning projects.

Academics

STEAM Program

Every grade level participates in the Fairchild Challenge which consists of multiple STEAM challenges and includes partnerships with the University of Miami, Florida International University, NASA Kennedy Space Center, and National Wildlife Federation.  Last year, our school received the Fairchild Challenge Award for being one of the top 16 schools in Miami demonstrating exceptional STEAM integration.  From robotics to 3D printing, STEAM learning is transforming our students from being classroom problem-solvers to world changers.

ACADEMICS

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Course Offerings

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English

Students develop a love for reading by exposure to a variety of literary genres such as short stories, poems, novels, and non-fiction texts. Through this course they acquire critical skills to help them analyze what they read. Vocabulary instruction is integrated within the literature. Students develop public speaking skills through class presentations and discussions. Also, grammar skills are taught in application to writing. Students will execute the full writing process in a variety of writing activities such as journal writing, personal narratives, expository essays, and persuasive essays. Through class activities, students are selected to participate in the FACCS writing and Spelling Bee competitions.

Honors English

Students in this course will develop a love for reading by exposure to a variety of literary genres such as short stories, poems, novels, and non-fiction texts. Students make thematic connections across the literary genres, make inferences, as well as compare and contrast texts and digital media. Vocabulary instruction is integrated within the literature. Students participate in a variety of class discussion formats including literature circles and Socratic seminars. Grammar is taught in application to writing. They expand their writing skills by using text evidence and by using a variety of strategies to develop strong introduction and conclusion paragraphs in both expository and persuasive essays. Students also participate in journal writing, creative writing, and personal narratives.  Through class activities, students are selected to participate in the FACCS writing and Spelling Bee competitions.

Math

This course challenges students to apply and expand upon previous understanding of decimals and fractions to solve complex problems. Students will learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each respective operation. Students will also learn about ratio reasoning and how to solve problems using ratio reasoning. Additionally, students will learn how to read, write, and evaluate algebraic expressions involving whole-number exponents. Students will also learn how to create, interpret, and analyze data using statistical measures and probability.

Honors Pre-Algebra*

Students will prepare for Algebra 1 course by learning to solve equations and inequalities, using formulas, solving systems of equations, rules of exponents, proportions, relations, and functions. Geometry topics include the Pythagorean Theorem, properties of triangles, special right triangles, angle relations, perimeter, slope, and angle bisectors.

*The star indicates there is a pre-requisite or placement exam to take this course.

Science

Students explore scientific discoveries in the areas of earth science, life science, plants, physical science, and space. Students participate in a variety of projects including the middle school science fair research project. Biblical truths are integrated to help the students develop a Christian worldview by showing God’s nature and man’s responsibility as revealed through creation.

Old World History (Mesopotamia-Middle Ages)

Students explore the ancient civilizations of the world such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, and Greece. They study geography and the expansion of Christianity throughout the world and how God’s plan of redemption has been showcased since creation.

Biblical Studies

Boys and girls will be split and guided through the Old and New testaments, learning about God and His plan of salvation. Analyzing Bible verses, learning Bible-study skills, critiquing responses, formulating biblical philosophies, and writing opportunities allow God’s word to direct students towards a deeper relationship with their Creator.

Physical Education

This course will teach students to honor and glorify God with their bodies by attempting to achieve their physical potential through different skills and principles. Students will be involved in learning basic physical fitness concepts, practice game movements that include consistent skill repetition, modified or small group gameplay, and apply knowledge to make positive sound decisions for healthy and effective living. Additionally, students will learn physical and social skills that are necessary to remain active and healthy throughout life.

*PE OPT OUT WAIVER: Physical education is required in grades 6, 7, and 8.  A parent/guardian may request a waiver for their student to opt them out of the requirement.  This option should be utilized at the parent request only. The student’s parent indicates in writing to the school that the student is participating in physical activities outside the school day which are equal to or in excess of the mandated requirement. If completing the outside physical activity through an FCS sport, the student will need to be a part of at least 2 seasons. Fill out digital form through this link.

Choir

6th grade Choir is designed to develop basic musicianship through beginning music theory, vocabulary, composition, and choral literature. 

Students will be able to demonstrate proper posture, breath control and diction for a healthy age-appropriate tone. Students will learn Solfege and the Kodaly method for sight-reading through a wide range of musical exercises and genres including the Florida Vocal Association Music Performance Assessment Choral Sight-Reading Books. 

Students will experience ensemble singing by participating in the Jubilation Florida Christian Middle School Choir.  Performances will include a variety of competitions, performances, and assessments on campus and away. 

Drama

6th grade Drama is an introduction to Theatre Arts where students learn to use their creativity to bring stories to life. Students learn the basics of theatre arts and acting through various forms of performance such as pantomime, improvisation storytelling, musical theater, monologues, and scene work. Students will learn to use their voices correctly using projection and articulation.  Students also get exposure to the production process and elements of technical theatre by exploring various skills in costume, prop, sound, make-up, and scenic design. Students practice writing for the theatre and explore various theatre roles and functions. Public performances serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students will have the opportunity to perform in school productions as well as participate in festivals and competitions through the International Thespian Society. 

Band

6th Grade Band is both an introduction and continuation course in instrumental music. In our class students will use a kinesthetic approach to understanding music and the basics of performing in a musical ensemble, with the end goal of using their God-given talents to bless others.  

The aim of the course is to develop students aural and literacy skills in music through the study and performance of traditional chorales and hymns, modern wind band, and popular music. In our course of study students will develop and demonstrate beginning competency on a musical instrument as compared the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) standards in music education. Students will have many opportunities to perform outside of class both in the full ensemble, chamber, and solo settings in a variety of concerts, adjudicated performances for ratings through FBA events, and enrichment activities. 

Art

The mission of the art program is to direct students to use their God given talents to bring glory to His name. To instruct students in the use of various art mediums and teach projects that students can use to visually express their life experiences, using creativity and expression. Competitions and art gallery events will be implemented as a tool to allow students to share their talents with the school and their community.

Robotics

Middle School Robotics grade 6 is a course that allows students to develop an understanding of how robots function, their applications, and how to program them to perform specified tasks. Students will learn the basic concepts and building blocks of a robot such as design, engineering, and software components. 

Computer Technology

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the computer, digital, and information technology skills necessary for success in their future academic and occupational goals. The content includes digital technologies associated with word processing, spreadsheet, and database. 

English

Students are analytical readers through the analysis of a variety of short stories, poems, novels, and non-fiction texts. Students intensively study vocabulary through strategies such as using context clues, word structure, and analysis of synonyms and antonyms. Grammar is taught in application to writing. Writing activities examine the different purposes for writing such as descriptive, expository, persuasive, and literary analysis. Students also learn to annotate text to find evidence for use in writing. Through class activities, students are selected to participate in the FACCS writing and Spelling Bee competitions.

Honors English

Students analyze, evaluate, and critique a variety of short stories, poems, novels, and non-fiction texts. Students intensively study vocabulary through strategies such as context clues, word structure, analysis of synonyms and antonyms, and using vocabulary in writing. Grammar is taught in application to writing. Students annotate text to find evidence for use in writing, class discussions, oral presentations, and collaborative learning projects. Writing activities examine the different purposes for writing such as descriptive, expository, persuasive, and literary analysis. Through class activities, students are selected to participate in the FACCS writing and Spelling Bee competitions.

Math

Students develop conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, adaptive reasoning, and strategic thinking skills through different mathematical topics. This course covers: Algebraic Thinking, Fractions and Integers, Proportions and Percent’s, Geometry and Measurement, and Counting and Probability.

Pre-Algebra*

Students will prepare for Algebra 1 course by learning to solve equations and inequalities, using formulas, solving systems of equations, rules of exponents, proportions, relations, and functions. Geometry topics include the Pythagorean Theorem, properties of triangles, special right triangles, angle relations, perimeter, slope, and angle bisectors.

*The star indicates there is a pre-requisite or placement exam to take this course.

Honors Algebra 1*

Students receive high school credit for this course. This course is taught using an innovative style called the “Flipped Classroom”. This form of blended learning allows the students to learn at home and have guided practice in the classroom. This approach enables students to learn new content online by watching video lectures, taking notes and applying the concept to practice problems for homework. The traditional “homework” is done in class the following day under the teacher’s guidance.

*The star indicates there is a pre-requisite or placement exam to take this course.

Life Science/Pre-Biology

Students study the observations and classifications of living things in this middle school biology course. The curriculum includes the living cell, genetics, and heredity, living kingdoms, reproduction, ecosystems, and environments. Throughout this course of study, theories of evolution will be compared to Creationist views. Students participate in lab investigations and analyze scientific data through graphs, charts, and tables.

Honors Physical Science*

Students receive high school credit through this integrated physics and chemistry course. They complete an individual science project that studies a scientific hypothesis through the scientific method and a research paper.

*The star indicates there is a pre-requisite or placement exam to take this course.

History

Students explore the Middle Ages and the Modern Age of world history. Students are challenged to analyze these events as to the implications for their own lives and decisions. Students also examine world geography, maps, graphs, and charts.

Biblical Studies

Boys and girls are split up and study the life of Christ and the positive character traits He possessed. This class includes Bible verse memorization, video projects, and creation of church services. Students also participate in a community service project which helps them to identify their spiritual gifts and begin to use them to serve others.

Physical Education

This course will enable students to honor and glorify God with their bodies by providing opportunities for the student to be challenged to reach their maximum physical potentialStudents will develop the physical skills necessary to be competent in many forms of movement, knowledge of team sports concepts such as offensive and defensive strategies and tactics, and appropriate social behaviors within a team or group setting. The integration of fitness concepts throughout the content is critical to student success in this course and in the development of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. 

*PE OPT OUT WAIVER: Physical education is required in grades 6, 7, and 8.  A parent/guardian may request a waiver for their student to opt them out of the requirement.  This option should be utilized at the parent request only. The student’s parent indicates in writing to the school that the student is participating in physical activities outside the school day which are equal to or in excess of the mandated requirement. If completing the outside physical activity through an FCS sport, the student will need to be a part of at least 2 seasons. Fill out digital form through this link.

Choir

7th & 8th Grade Choir is designed to enhance musicianship through intermediate music theory, vocabulary, composition, and choral literature. 

Students will be able to demonstrate proper posture, breath control, and diction for a healthy age-appropriate tone. Students will strengthen their sight-reading and solfege using the Kodaly method through a wide range of musical exercises and genres including the Florida All-State Middle School Sight Reading Levels 1,2,3 and 4 and the Florida Vocal Association Music Performance Assessment Choral Sight-Reading Books. 

Students will experience ensemble singing by participating in the Jubilation Florida Christian Middle School Choir.  Performances will include a variety of competitions, performances, and assessments on campus and away. 

Drama

The goal of 7th & 8th grade Drama to improve and enhance the performance and technical skills of each student with more advanced material. Students will continue to challenge themselves through various forms of performance such as pantomime, improvisation storytelling, musical theater, monologues, and scene work.  Students will participate in skill building projects in playwriting, costume, make-up, and publicity design. Public performances serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students will have the opportunity to perform in school productions as well as participate in festivals and competitions through the International Thespian Society.  

Band

7th & 8th Grade Band is both an introduction and continuation course in instrumental music. In our class students will use a kinesthetic approach to understanding functionally complex music and develop the pedagogical skills necessary to performing in an intermediate level musical ensemble, with the end goal of using their God-given talents to bless others.  

The aim of the course is to develop students aural and literacy skills in music through the study and performance of traditional chorales and hymns, modern wind band, basic improvisation, classical, film, and popular music. In our course of study students will develop and demonstrate intermediate competency on a musical instrument as compared to the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) standards in music education. Students will have many opportunities to perform outside of class both in the full ensemble, chamber, and solo settings in a variety of concerts, adjudicated performances for ratings through FBA events, and enrichment activities. 

Art

The mission of the art program is to direct students to use their God given talents to bring glory to His name. To instruct students in the use of various art mediums and teach projects that students can use to visually express their life experiences, using creativity and expression. Competitions and art gallery events will be implemented as a tool to allow students to share their talents with the school and their community.  

Consumer Science

The objective in Consumer Science is to equip students with the practical life skills they will need to be successful at school, at home and beyond.  This course will teach basic cooking and baking, basic sewing, leadership, time management, study skills, nutrition and fitness, entrepreneurship, college and career exploration, financial literacy, etiquette, online safety, and conflict resolution.  We accomplish this using a collaborative, project based and steam-oriented approach. 

Media Production

An introduction to media (audio/video) production. Students will get hands-on experience with media production equipment (cameras, lights, microphones), editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop). Students will also participate in producing various FCS events (sports, chapel, concerts) and publishing content online (YouTube, Instagram, Twitch). 

Robotics

Middle School Robotics grade 6 is a course that allows students to develop an understanding of how robots function, their applications, and how to program them to perform specified tasks. Students will understand how a robot works, identify human careers replaced by robotics, research, and report on a specific career of interest in the robotics field. Write a biography about a historic person in the field of robotics. Students will also build a simple robot using available components. When given a product, research the types of robotic fields necessary for the product to have been created. Compare and contrast career opportunities related to different fields of robotics. 

Computer Technology

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the computer, digital, and information technology skills necessary for success in their future academic and occupational goals. The content includes digital technologies associated with word processing, spreadsheet, and database. 

Spanish 1 Non-Speakers

Spanish I for NON-Speakers is a high school course being offered in middle school. It is designed for students that have no previous knowledge of Spanish or very infrequent exposure to the language at home.  The emphasis of this course will be:  Spanish grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary building, pronunciation, conversation, geography and culture, and confidence-buildingThis is the prerequisite for Spanish II NON-Speakers. 

Spanish 1 Speakers

Spanish I Speakers is a high school course being offered in middle school. It is designed for students who can understand and speak Spanish to some degree but are unable to read it or write it wellThis class assumes a significant vocabulary base, but not necessarily previous instruction in grammarThe emphasis of the course will be making connections between spoken and written Spanish, grammar structure behind the language the student’s family speaks, basic tenses (their uses and conjugations), vocabulary building, confidence building, reading, and writing, as well as project presentationsAn assessment test will be given at the beginning of the course to determine students’ knowledge of Spanish.

Spanish 2 Non-Speakers*

TBA

*The star indicates there is a pre-requisite or placement exam to take this course.

Spanish 2 Speakers*

Spanish II Speakers is a high school course being offered in middle school. It is designed for students who understand and can speak Spanish to some extent and have had previous instruction in Spanish grammar.  This course delves deeper into the following emphases from Spanish I (Speakers):  making connections between spoken and written Spanish, grammar structure behind the language the student’s family speaks, tenses (their uses and conjugations), vocabulary building, confidence building, reading, and writing, as well as project presentations. An assessment test will be given at the beginning of the course to determine students’ knowledge of Spanish. PrerequisiteSpanish I (Speakers), or teacher approval.

*The star indicates there is a pre-requisite or placement exam to take this course.

English

Students continue to explore and analyze works from novels, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction texts.  Grammar is taught through example and instruction to develop the ability to use punctuation, parts of speech, and correct word usage in writing. Vocabulary is taught through word analysis skills such as context clues, parts of speech, synonyms and antonyms, and parts of speech. Writing activities examine the different purposes for writing such as expository, argumentative, and literary analysis. Students also annotate text to find evidence for use in writing. Through class activities, students are selected to participate in the FACCS writing and Spelling Bee competitions.

Honors English

Students read and critically examine literary works through a variety of novels, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction texts. This course is meant to prepare students for pre-AP and AP English and literature courses in high school. Students engage in a variety of writing assignments including reflective and creative writing and essays such as argumentative, literary analysis, and expository. Vocabulary is taught by word-part analysis, close reading, and context clues. Through class activities, students are selected to participate in the FACCS writing and Spelling Bee competitions as well as the Holocaust Reflection Contest.

Pre-Algebra

Students will prepare for Algebra 1 course by learning to solve equations and inequalities, using formulas, solving systems of equations, rules of exponents, proportions, relations, and functions. Geometry topics include the Pythagorean Theorem, properties of triangles, special right triangles, angle relations, perimeter, slope, and angle bisectors.

Honors Algebra 1

Students receive high school credit for this course. This course is taught using an innovative style called the “Flipped Classroom”. This form of blended learning allows the students to learn at home and have guided practice in the classroom. This approach enables students to learn new content online by watching video lectures, taking notes and applying the concept to practice problems for homework. The traditional “homework” is done in class the following day under the teacher’s guidance.

Honors Geometry*

Students receive high school credit for this course. Stay tuned for more information.

*The star indicates there is a pre-requisite or placement exam to take this course.

Earth Science

Students compare different views of knowledge of space and the physical earth to a Christian worldview. Students communicate their knowledge through summarizing data in both written and oral reports.

Honors Physical Science*

Through this integrated physics and chemistry course, students complete an individual science project that studies a scientific hypothesis through the scientific method and a research paper.

*The star indicates there is a pre-requisite or placement exam to take this course.

U.S. History / Civics

US History is a comprehensive survey of United States history intended to give the student a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding about the heritage of our country. Correlating US geography activities and basic civics (structure of government) are also integrated into the course.

Biblical Studies

Students examine the Old Testament and 34 different Bible characters. They personally interact with God’s Word and apply godly principles to their own lives. They create video projects, church services, and engage in memorization of Bible verses. Additionally, students participate in a community service project which aids to discover their spiritual gifts and begin to use them to serve others.

Physical Education

This course will enable students to honor and glorify God with their bodies by providing opportunities for the student to be challenged to reach their maximum physical potentialStudents will develop the physical skills necessary to be competent in many forms of movement, knowledge of team sports concepts such as offensive and defensive strategies and tactics, and appropriate social behaviors within a team or group setting. The integration of fitness concepts throughout the content is critical to student success in this course and in the development of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. 

*PE OPT OUT WAIVER: Physical education is required in grades 6, 7, and 8.  A parent/guardian may request a waiver for their student to opt them out of the requirement.  This option should be utilized at the parent request only. The student’s parent indicates in writing to the school that the student is participating in physical activities outside the school day which are equal to or in excess of the mandated requirement. If completing the outside physical activity through an FCS sport, the student will need to be a part of at least 2 seasons. Fill out digital form through this link.

Choir

7th & 8th Grade Choir is designed to enhance musicianship through intermediate music theory, vocabulary, composition, and choral literature. 

Students will be able to demonstrate proper posture, breath control, and diction for a healthy age-appropriate tone. Students will strengthen their sight-reading and solfege using the Kodaly method through a wide range of musical exercises and genres including the Florida All-State Middle School Sight Reading Levels 1,2,3 and 4 and the Florida Vocal Association Music Performance Assessment Choral Sight-Reading Books. 

Students will experience ensemble singing by participating in the Jubilation Florida Christian Middle School Choir.  Performances will include a variety of competitions, performances, and assessments on campus and away. 

Drama

The goal of 7th & 8th grade Drama to improve and enhance the performance and technical skills of each student with more advanced material. Students will continue to challenge themselves through various forms of performance such as pantomime, improvisation storytelling, musical theater, monologues, and scene work.  Students will participate in skill building projects in playwriting, costume, make-up, and publicity design. Public performances serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students will have the opportunity to perform in school productions as well as participate in festivals and competitions through the International Thespian Society.  

Band

7th & 8th Grade Band is both an introduction and continuation course in instrumental music. In our class students will use a kinesthetic approach to understanding functionally complex music and develop the pedagogical skills necessary to performing in an intermediate level musical ensemble, with the end goal of using their God-given talents to bless others.  

The aim of the course is to develop students aural and literacy skills in music through the study and performance of traditional chorales and hymns, modern wind band, basic improvisation, classical, film, and popular music. In our course of study students will develop and demonstrate intermediate competency on a musical instrument as compared to the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) standards in music education. Students will have many opportunities to perform outside of class both in the full ensemble, chamber, and solo settings in a variety of concerts, adjudicated performances for ratings through FBA events, and enrichment activities. 

Art

The mission of the art program is to direct students to use their God given talents to bring glory to His name. To instruct students in the use of various art mediums and teach projects that students can use to visually express their life experiences, using creativity and expression. Competitions and art gallery events will be implemented as a tool to allow students to share their talents with the school and their community.  

Consumer Science

The objective in Consumer Science is to equip students with the practical life skills they will need to be successful at school, at home and beyond.  This course will teach basic cooking and baking, basic sewing, leadership, time management, study skills, nutrition and fitness, entrepreneurship, college and career exploration, financial literacy, etiquette, online safety, and conflict resolution.  We accomplish this using a collaborative, project based and steam-oriented approach.

Media Production

An introduction to media (audio/video) production. Students will get hands-on experience with media production equipment (cameras, lights, microphones), editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop). Students will also participate in producing various FCS events (sports, chapel, concerts) and publishing content online (YouTube, Instagram, Twitch).

Robotics

Middle School Robotics grade 6 is a course that allows students to develop an understanding of how robots function, their applications, and how to program them to perform specified tasks. Students will understand how a robot works, identify human careers replaced by robotics, research, and report on a specific career of interest in the robotics field. Write a biography about a historic person in the field of robotics. Students will also build a simple robot using available components. When given a product, research the types of robotic fields necessary for the product to have been created. Compare and contrast career opportunities related to different fields of robotics.

Computer Technology

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the computer, digital, and information technology skills necessary for success in their future academic and occupational goals. The content includes digital technologies associated with word processing, spreadsheet, and database. 

Spanish 1 Non-Speakers

Spanish I for NON-Speakers is a high school course being offered in middle school. It is designed for students that have no previous knowledge of Spanish or very infrequent exposure to the language at home.  The emphasis of this course will be:  Spanish grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary building, pronunciation, conversation, geography and culture, and confidence-buildingThis is the prerequisite for Spanish II NON-Speakers.

Spanish 1 Speakers

Spanish I Speakers is a high school course being offered in middle school. It is designed for students who can understand and speak Spanish to some degree but are unable to read it or write it wellThis class assumes a significant vocabulary base, but not necessarily previous instruction in grammarThe emphasis of the course will be making connections between spoken and written Spanish, grammar structure behind the language the student’s family speaks, basic tenses (their uses and conjugations), vocabulary building, confidence building, reading, and writing, as well as project presentationsAn assessment test will be given at the beginning of the course to determine students’ knowledge of Spanish. 

Spanish 2 Non-Speakers*

*The star indicates there is a pre-requisite or placement exam to take this course.

Spanish 2 Speakers*

Spanish II Speakers is a high school course being offered in middle school. It is designed for students who understand and can speak Spanish to some extent and have had previous instruction in Spanish grammar.  This course delves deeper into the following emphases from Spanish I (Speakers):  making connections between spoken and written Spanish, grammar structure behind the language the student’s family speaks, tenses (their uses and conjugations), vocabulary building, confidence building, reading, and writing, as well as project presentations. An assessment test will be given at the beginning of the course to determine students’ knowledge of Spanish. PrerequisiteSpanish I (Speakers), or teacher approval 

*The star indicates there is a pre-requisite or placement exam to take this course.

Technology

Nearpod is one of the technology tools we are using to provide students with an engaging and interactive educational experience. It works with any device, which is why we’ve chosen to integrate technology in a “personalized learning” environment. This means that your student may choose whatever device (tablet, laptop, etc…) with which they feel most comfortable. Online tech tools such as Nearpod are used inside and outside of the classroom – as teachers can assign homework and projects incorporating these tools.

Each classroom is equipped with the latest technology – Mimio Boards – which have mirroring capabilities, built-in CPU’s that allows dynamic learning to take place.

Now, if you are concerned about your student being on their phone in class all day, we do have a cell phone policy that restricts usage. Students must place their phones in the cell phone storage area upon entering the classroom. If that is their only tech device, teachers may allow them to retrieve them when working on an inclass assignment that requires the use of a device. However, teachers can move about the room to monitor usage and many of the applications have monitoring capabilities built-in.  

We recently completed an entire multi-campus renovation project where the classrooms received all new flooring, furniture and LED lighting, to give them a modern look that is consistent with 21st-century learning.  

And beyond...

Yes, and while academics are of ultimate priority at FCS, we understand that most parents believe that as their children enter Middle School they are also entering a very different world.  A world their child and they themselves as a parent do not understand.

In our current society of peer pressure and social media, their environment and support system can either help build your child or tear them down. That is why FCS is not only committed to providing your student with excellent academics, but also a community of administrators and faculty you can trust along with open lines of communication as we partner together for the success of your child not only academically, but socially, emotionally and spiritually.  We hope to encourage Christlikeness in students and instill in them a desire to know more about God and finally to encourage students to apply Bible knowledge to their daily lives.

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