Grades K to 12 College Preparatory

Middle School Curriculum

Experience a dynamic Middle School curriculum that cultivates academic excellence, personal growth, and character education. At Northern Academy, we're dedicated to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are equipped for success in both their academic and personal pursuits

Welcome to our Middle School curriculum at Northern Academy, where we strive to foster a holistic educational journey that nurtures both academic excellence and personal development. Our middle school years are pivotal in shaping well-rounded individuals, and our curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive and enriching experience for students. Explore the key areas of our curriculum below, each tailored to inspire learning, growth, and character development.

Building a Foundation for Success Our comprehensive curriculum encompasses core academic classes and specialized arts training, providing a well-rounded foundation aligned with students' career aspirations

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Academic classes offered at different grade levels are outlined below, where one credit is equivalent to 180 days of instruction. In addition, the school provides additional learning opportunities and/or arts training, which enhances students’ overall career goals.

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Laying the Groundwork In Grade 6, required subjects include English language arts, social studies, science and technology, mathematics, world languages, music, dance, fine arts, health and life skills, and physical education

The following courses are required:

  • English language arts (1 credit)
  • Social studies, including geography and history (1 credit)
  • Science and technology (1 credit)
  • Mathematics (1 credit)
  • World languages   (1/2 credit)
  • Music (1/4 credit for non-track, 2 credits for music track)
  • Dance (1/4 credit for non-track, 2 credits for dance track)
  • Fine arts (1/4 credit for non-track, 2 credits for fine arts track)
  • Health and life skills (1/4 credit)
  • Physical education (1/2 credit)

Elevating Excellence Continuing into Grades 7 and 8, students progress toward achieving U.S. intermediate education standards. Subjects include English language arts, social studies, mathematics, science and technology, music, dance, fine arts, world languages, and more.

Students are expected to achieve the U.S. intermediate education standards by the end of Grade 8. The following courses are required:

  • English language arts (2 credits)
  • Social studies (2 credits)
  • Mathematics (2 credits)
  • Science and technology (2 credits)
  • Music (1/2 credit for non-track, 4 credits for music track)
  • Dance (1/2 credit for non-track, 4 credits for dance track)
  • Fine arts (1/2 credit for non-track, 4 credits for fine arts track)
  • World languages (1 credit)
  • Health and life skills (1/2 credit)
  • Physical education (1 credits)
  • Technology education and career skills* (1 credit)
  • Library and information skills* (1/2 credit)
  • (* The learning outcomes of these courses are incorporated into subjects in other courses.)

Nurturing Well-Being Health education places strong emphasis on developing students' knowledge, skills, and habits for a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Our physical education program ensures students establish and maintain overall fitness.

A unique feature of health education at Northern Academy is its emphasis on developing students’ knowledge, skills, and habits in order to achieve a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Students are encouraged to maintain that sense of well being throughout their lives. Students are gaining the know-how and ability to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment and learn to manage their personal and community resources as responsible citizens.

Included in the life skills classes are highway safety and traffic regulations, fire drills, fire/arson prevention, and the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. The importance of conserving natural resources is also taught.

Through physical education, students in all grade levels acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain overall fitness.

Cultivating Interests and Talents Our Middle School students have the opportunity to explore a variety of electives that enhance their personal growth and interests. From robotics and language studies to storytelling and mental math, these options allow students to discover and develop their passions. Additional extracurricular activities further enrich the learning experience, as listed in our Extracurricular Schedule (PDF).

The following electives are available for Middle School students:

  • Robotics
  • French
  • Chinese Language
  • Story Telling
  • Mental Math
  • Journalism
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Fine Arts

Additional extracurricular activities are available after schoole as listed in the Extracurricular Schedule (PDF).

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