During the middle school years, students experience many changes in their physical, emotional and academic development. Learning to adjust and adapt to the new expectations on them can be both challenging and exciting. At The Lutheran Academy, our Middle School program is designed to make the transition as easy as possible, while preparing students for the future. Core curriculum classes are taught by staff with experience in these areas, providing exposure to a variety of teaching personnel and techniques. Elective classes provide students the ability to explore areas of study beyond the core curriculum. Our Middle School program gives students a range of opportunities to expand their experiences and grow in their levels of responsibility and leadership. Lockers are provided for middle school students. Our class sizes are small, not exceeding 18 students, to ensure students always have the dedicated attention of a certified teacher.
Math Social Studies Spanish Current Events Science Religion Music Physical Education
Language Arts(Reading, English, Spelling) Art Technology
We challenge our students to expand their interests through our elective program. Our goal is to prepare students for decision making about class offerings, plan their educational program and set goals for their high school years. Class offerings may include:
Public Speaking Confirmation(LCMS) Animal Care Fiction Writing
Video Production Board Game Logic Photography Chinese History
Track Teacher Apprentice Cooking Basketball
Pop Culture Contemporary Weaving Chorus Badminton
Our core curriculum is based on rigorous educational standards and is reviewed and updated regularly. Also, core curriculum subjects are linked to specific academic standards on a daily basis to ensure students are learning material in a sequential manner from simple to complex concepts.
As a Christian school, our religion program includes weekly chapel services, daily devotions and regular religion classes with an emphasis on life skills and character values.
Life Skills/Character Values
We focus on sixteen life skills that will help students live in a God-pleasing way.
Caring Curiosity Integrity Problem Solving
Courage Flexibility Organization Resourcefulness
Common Sense Friendship Patience Responsibility
Cooperation Initiative Perseverance Sense of Humor
Every class takes five to seven curriculum related field trips each school year, building on classroom learning through unique and engaging experiences. Each destination is correlated to the class lesson plan and may be used as an introductory, supportive, or culminating activity. Trips are planned in the local and regional area to:
Our school library provides a wide range of books, educational media and resources for all grade levels which students can use as an in-class research tool or borrow for personal reading, class assignments and projects.