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 qualified teachers and responsive staff can help you nurture and educate your children in an ideal learning environment with a Christian 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 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.
• Qualified teachers and responsive staff.
• Proven Christian 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 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.

 

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

 

Course Descriptions

 

Sixth Grade

 

Bible


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade Bible course encourages and teaches students how to make God the Ultimate Teacher of their lives. Through the utilization of God's truths, engaging materials, and intriguing technology activities, students will explore the Old Testament books of Genesis through Chronicles.  Additionally, students will research the lives of Biblical figures.  Students will memorize, but most importantly apply, Scripture to their lives, learn about important Christian character traits and strengthen their faith. This course is designed to help students greatly expand their knowledge of the Bible and how it applies to their lives.

 

Sixth Grade Bible Syllabus and Supply List

 

Language Arts


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade language arts course utilizes innovative technology resources and engaging activities for students. The course allows students to interact with exciting literature, practice grammar skills, embrace the components of great writing, and spell grade level appropriate words. Students will enjoy reading the novels A Wrinkle in Time and a Civil War novel called Shades of Grey.  The novels and other literary activities will benefit the students in developing strong reading comprehension and fluency skills.

 

Sixth Grade Language Arts Syllabus and Supply List

Sixth Grade Language Arts Reading List

 

Math


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade math course promotes problem solving skills by teaching students how to make real world connections with mathematics through the teaching of number theory, graphing and statistics, estimation, and solving real world problems. Students are also taught the mathematical concepts of order of operations, integers, decimals, fractions, ratios and probability, measurement, geometry, and beginning algebra. These concepts are taught using engaging lessons, hands on activities, videos, and interactive games.

 

Sixth Grade Math Syllabus and Supply List

 

History


The Liberty University Online Academy's 6th grade history course 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: the Civil War, Post Civil War and New Frontiers, the Rise of Industry and the Turn of the Century, the First Decade of the New Century, the Decades of the 20th Century, and the United States Today.

 

Sixth Grade History Syllabus and Supply List

 

Science


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th Grade science course provides students with an opportunity to discover scientific topics through interactive and engaging activities and lessons.  Students will dive into God’s world through the units that will employ imperative Christian values. The truths of Creation and God’s design will be interwoven continuously throughout the entire course allowing students to gain solid science knowledge with a Biblical world view. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Creation, Tools of Science, Matter, Chemistry, Water and the Water Cycle, the Earth and its Atmosphere, Biomes and Oceans, the Earth and its Surface, Earth’s Resources, the Universe and Solar System.

 

Sixth Grade Science Syllabus and Supply List

 

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. 


Seventh Grade Bible Syllabus

 

English

 

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.

 

English 7 Syllabus

English 7 Reading List

 

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.

 

Seventh Grade Math Syllabus

 

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.

 

Seventh Grade History Syllabus

 

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).

 

Life Science Syllabus and Materials List

 

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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. 

 

Eighth Grade Bible Syllabus

 

English

 

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.

 

English 8 Syllabus

English 8 Reading List

 

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.

 

Pre-Algebra Syllabus

 

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.  

 

Eighth Grade Civics Syllabus

 

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. 

 

Physical Science Syllabus

 

Physical Science Supply List

 

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Electives

 

Middle School Online Academic Success Course - Strongly Suggested! *

NEW Course for the 2016/17 Academic Year

 

The goal of the Online Academic Success course is to help students master their ability to study, learn, and retain information in a way that best fits their learning style. Students will discover their learning style, learn how to use time effectively, learn study skills, learn tips for taking better notes and learn how to be a successful online student.  Students will also engage in speed reading lessons which will help them to reduce the amount of time required to read and study course material.

 

Middle School Online Academic Success Course Syllabus

 

Basics of Creative Writing*

 

Basics of Creative Writing is a semester long course that explores different genres of writing, through both reading and writing, as well as the other necessary elements needed to improve writing and composition skills. This course is designed with the goal of inspiring students to develop original pieces and ideas. Through writing and thinking students will learn to become better readers, writers, and thinkers. The skills focused on in this course will help students in other courses as well, especially English. Writing genres covered are autobiographies, family storytelling, fairy tales, fantasies, short stories, and journaling. 

 

Basics of Creative Writing Syllabus

 

Middle School Guitar

 

Have you ever dreamed of playing the guitar? Whether you love music, want to play guitar for your family and friends, or desire to be a music star, this course is a great place to start. No prior music experience is needed. You will learn the fundamentals of music and the basic skills necessary to play a wide variety of music styles. Student guides, Carlos and Summer, will guide you through each step of this journey towards becoming a skilled guitarist and musician.   

 

The first semester of this course is available for the August 31st and later start dates. The second semester and full year course are available for the October 12 and later start dates.

 

Middle School Guitar Syllabus

 

* Semester Course

 

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Sixth Grade

 

Bible


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade Bible course encourages and teaches students how to make God the Ultimate Teacher of their lives. Through the utilization of God's truths, engaging materials, and intriguing technology activities, students will explore the Old Testament books of Genesis through Chronicles.  Additionally, students will research the lives of Biblical figures.  Students will memorize, but most importantly apply, Scripture to their lives, learn about important Christian character traits and strengthen their faith. This course is designed to help students greatly expand their knowledge of the Bible and how it applies to their lives.

 

Sixth Grade Bible Syllabus and Supply List

 

Language Arts


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade language arts course utilizes innovative technology resources and engaging activities for students. The course allows students to interact with exciting literature, practice grammar skills, embrace the components of great writing, and spell grade level appropriate words. Students will enjoy reading the novels A Wrinkle in Time and a Civil War novel called Shades of Grey.  The novels and other literary activities will benefit the students in developing strong reading comprehension and fluency skills.

 

Sixth Grade Language Arts Syllabus and Supply List

Sixth Grade Language Arts Reading List

 

Math


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade math course promotes problem solving skills by teaching students how to make real world connections with mathematics through the teaching of number theory, graphing and statistics, estimation, and solving real world problems. Students are also taught the mathematical concepts of order of operations, integers, decimals, fractions, ratios and probability, measurement, geometry, and beginning algebra. These concepts are taught using engaging lessons, hands on activities, videos, and interactive games.

 

Sixth Grade Math Syllabus and Supply List

 

History


The Liberty University Online Academy's 6th grade history course 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: the Civil War, Post Civil War and New Frontiers, the Rise of Industry and the Turn of the Century, the First Decade of the New Century, the Decades of the 20th Century, and the United States Today.

 

Sixth Grade History Syllabus and Supply List

 

Science


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th Grade science course provides students with an opportunity to discover scientific topics through interactive and engaging activities and lessons.  Students will dive into God’s world through the units that will employ imperative Christian values. The truths of Creation and God’s design will be interwoven continuously throughout the entire course allowing students to gain solid science knowledge with a Biblical world view. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Creation, Tools of Science, Matter, Chemistry, Water and the Water Cycle, the Earth and its Atmosphere, Biomes and Oceans, the Earth and its Surface, Earth’s Resources, the Universe and Solar System.

 

Sixth Grade Science Syllabus and Supply List

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