6th Grade curriculum created and taught by our highly qualified educators.
Language Arts - English
All sixth grade English classes include the study of a variety of texts: novels, poetry, short stories, drama, and nonfiction, which includes speeches, biographies, autobiographies and editorials. Integrating reading, speaking, listening, writing, and viewing skills encourages critical thinking and effective communication. Students also study grammar, spelling and vocabulary according to a grade level scope and sequence.
All sixth grade Math classes study content as outlined by the Pennsylvania Core Standards, Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content. This includes: Positive & Negative Numbers and the Number Line, Fractions & Decimals, Ratios, Rates, Percent, Algebraic Expressions, Equations & Inequalities, The Coordinate Plane, Area of Polygons, Surface Area & Volume, Statistics, and Measures of Central Tendencies. Instruction focuses on the progression of mathematics from concrete to pictorial to abstract.
The sixth grade science curriculum emphasizes the nature of science and the scientific method which facilitates an appropriate vertical alignment from the elementary science program to the middle school sequence. In accordance with the Pennsylvania State Standards and Assessment Anchors, the principles of life science are taught. Topics include cells, bacteria, plants, animals, heredity, and environmental science. The course utilizes guided inquiry laboratory activities and reading strategies. It offers students a variety of opportunities for acquisition of content and skill development that facilitate their understanding of the process of science and prepares them to become actively engaged in their future learning experiences.
Social Studies- World Cultures and Geography
In accordance with Pennsylvania State Standards, the sixth
grade World Cultures/Geography classes focus on geography,
government, economics, and historical analysis of cultures from regions around the world. Included in the study of each region are a variety of thinking skills, problem solving activities, and analysis of text. As the students engage in interactive and creative opportunities, they become more knowledgeable about our world and its diversity. The units of study include a strong emphasis on map and globe skills, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia/Oceania.
9th Grade curriculum created and taught by our highly qualified educators.
English 9 includes a balanced program of reading, written or oral response, language study, and vocabulary. Reading takes place both in and outside of class. The core curriculum emphasizes personal response to a variety of literary works. Frequent writing assignments and lessons in language study are related to the reading and include research skills. The amount and types of reading and writing, the work done outside of
class, student responsibilities, and teacher expectations differ from one level of the course to another as indicated by the level descriptions. Each level expands upon the core curriculum with supplemental readings
Presented with advanced applications of geometric skills and concepts, content includes tools of geometry, deductive and inductive reasoning and rigorous proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, area, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, surface area and volume, circles, and transformations.
Biology 1 Students investigate cell structure, cell processes, genetics, evolution, cell energetics, biochemistry, and ecology. Students will further develop their ability to write, read, and speak in the language of science.
African-Asian Cultures - Students trace the development of mankind from its prehistoric beginnings through the creation of the first civilizations in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Using a variety of resources, the cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East are studied through the present.