Online Middle School

 

With the online middle school courses at Liberty University Online Academy you can prepare your young students for success in high school and beyond. Our certified teachers and responsive staff can help you nurture and educate your children in an ideal learning environment, with a Christian homeschooling curriculum. When you work with us you'll have access to all the resources and materials you need to give online middle school students a quality education and get them ready for the future.

 

Middle School Online Benefits

 

• Structured yet flexible homeschooling programs program.  
• Customized learning plans to meet your student's educational needs.
• Flexible enrollment allows online middle school students to enroll any time throughout the year.
• Around-the-clock access to curriculum and grades.
• Academic, administrative and technical support.
• Certified teachers and responsive staff.
• Proven Christian homeschooling curriculum taught from a biblical perspective.

 

Access middle school courses and grades when it's convenient for you!

Participating in an online middle school program means that you will be able to access the Christian homeschooling curriculum 24/7, whenever it is most convenient for you. Online middle school classes also mean that you will be able to see the student's grades whenever you need to, and at Liberty University Online Academy we encourage you to do so. A quality education depends on you taking an active role in the process.

 

Customized Middle School Program

Getting started is easy. Once you've enrolled your online middle school student they will be asked to take a diagnostic/placement test which will allow us to discover the best coursework and class schedule for them. We don't believe in a “one size fits all” education program, and this way we can tailor a program to your online middle school student's individual needs.

 

Take a look at the online middle school courses we offer and find out how a Christian homeschooling curriculum can provide your young students with an academic and spiritual learning experience.

 

Course Descriptions

 

Seventh Grade

 

Bible

 

The Liberty University Online Academy’s 7th grade Bible course, Heroes of the Faith, walks students through the study of Christian martyrs and heroes that have sacrificed, some even their lives, for the cause of Christ. Throughout the course there are missionary highlights and stories behind Christian hymns and songs. This Bible course also encourages and teaches students the importance of daily Bible reading and Scripture memory. Students will explore a wide range of heroes which include: Gideon, Samuel, Stephen, Paul, Clement of Rome, John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, Matthew Henry, David Brainerd, William Carey, Florence Nightingale, Mary Slessor, C.S. Lewis, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, and Billy Graham. 

 

Language Arts

 

In 7th grade English, students learn grammar rules that review and build on the foundation prepared in elementary. As middle school students, they will be challenged to build an ever-expanding vocabulary. Students will then incorporate this knowledge into their writing as well as in recognition of terms in various types of published works. The students will find that writing is an integral part of this course. They will learn not only the basics of the writing process, but they will also learn how to create original pieces in a number of different writing genres. Literature, too, is a strong element in this English class. Students will read works from various genres and cultures, and respond to these works by means of projects and response pieces. All discussions throughout this course will come from a Biblical worldview.

 

Math

 

This course is to be a review of what was learned in Math 6 and will prepare the student for the skills and concepts he/she will need to know for pre-algebra. As the student goes through each lesson and unit, he/she will learn important concepts that will help in understanding how to use math as a tool in many applications of both real life problems and in abstract thinking. The student will be given opportunities to practice computation and use higher level thinking skills.

 

History

 

The Liberty University Online Academy's 7th grade history course, United States History: Civil War to the Modern Era, provides students with exciting and engaging opportunities to explore historical events, people and places that have helped to shape our future. Biblical truths are woven continuously into the course, allowing students to see and experience God and His incredible plan throughout history.  The in-depth explorations pave a clear path for students to embrace past history patterns that are preparing them and future generations to be Christ followers.  Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Geography and Map Skills, Civil War, Reconstruction, Reshaping the Nation, Emergence of Modern America, Turmoil and Change, Boom and Bust, World War II, and the Modern Age.

 

Science

 

Life science (SCI 0700) is an amazing journey that allows students to know God better through the study of His creation. This life science course will expand upon previous learning and set the foundation for science in high school.  Students need to know the better they learn and understand the concepts presented in the life science course, the easier and more rewarding their high school courses will be. The student's understanding should encompass both the micro and macro aspects of life and this life science course includes both. The major concepts covered are scientific inquiry, cells, organization of life, classification, cell processes, population dynamics, differences between and effects of biotic and abiotic factors, ecosystem dynamics, Genetics and its applications, and change over time (micro-evolution vs. macro-evolution).

 

 

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Eighth Grade

 

Bible

 

The goal of this course is to equip each student with an introduction and understanding of major Bible doctrines and how they relate to his/her life. This will be accomplished by surveying major themes, characters and life principles found in the Bible.  The objective is to take the timeless truths of God’s Word and make them relevant and applicable in each student’s life. The student will be challenged to learn biblical concepts and doctrines, memorize scripture, and spend time daily reading the Bible. 

 

Language Arts

 

In English 8, students learn grammar rules that review and build on previous grades and are challenged to build an expanding vocabulary through higher level word studies. Students incorporate this knowledge into their writing through the creation of original writing pieces as well as recognition of terms in published works. Writing is an integral part of this curriculum as students learn not only the basics of the writing process, but also how to create original pieces in a number of different writing genres. Literature, too, is a strong element in this English class. Students read works from various genres and cultures, and respond to these works by means of projects and response pieces. All elements of this class are taught from a Biblical worldview that analyzes secular worldview messages that students encounter in their society daily.

 

Math

 

Pre-Algebra is an introductory algebra course designed to prepare students for Algebra I. Pre-algebra will review basic math concepts regarding number sense and the rules regarding math operations and the order of implementation. Students taking pre-algebra will practice concepts taught in previous math courses at higher levels and in ways that will broaden their skills. Students will also practice algebraic thinking in order to model and solve real world problems. Geometric concepts and related formulas will be linked to algebraic thinking to prepare students for future courses.

 

History

 

The Liberty University Online Academy’s 8th Grade Civics course explores the many aspects of America’s government. Lessons cover fundamental values and principles, rights, responsibilities, limits, founding documents, Biblical foundations of the U.S. government, and the roles of the branches of government. This course introduces students to state government, political parties, and economics. Topics in this course will enable students to learn about their government so that they can be equipped with the tools they need to be informed and engaged citizens.  

 

Science

 

Physical Science (SCI 0800) is an introduction to chemistry and physics with an emphasis on practicing the scientific method.  God’s love for balance in the world He has created will become evident. Scientists will be introduced who built their theories, on the Bible, and observational science. Student experiments are woven through the lessons so they can experience the thrill of science and understand the “new language” being learned. 

 

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