Grades K to 12 College Preparatory

Middle School

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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.

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)

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.)

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.