Middle School (Grades 6-8) – TIA’s Middle School curriculum aims to further develop what students learned in elementary and introduce new subjects and more advanced concepts. The students’ interests are used to guide the rigorous curriculum and there are lots of opportunities for students to work with friends and try new experiences. Our project-based learning allows students to use critical thinking skills and creativity, as well as learn important public speaking and presentation skills. Below are just a few of the skills, concepts, and learning activities we will cover:
- Novel studies
- Essay writing
- Project-based learning
- Fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages
- Algebra, order of operations, exponents
Middle School Curriculum Overview
During the middle school years, students will delve into more advanced concepts on topics like number sense and operations, geometry and spatial sense, data analysis, measurement, probability, and more.
During middle school, students continue to focus on building a number of important literacy skills including fluency, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing. In addition, students will gain advanced skills in literary analysis, critical thinking, sentence structure and more.
Middle school science is typically divided into courses that focus on different sciences. TIA’s middle school curriculum for science covers topics like Earth’s structure, the geologic process, genetics, chemical formulas, and more. Courses also include engaging virtual labs to help students apply learned concepts.
The middle school social studies curriculum covers a wide range of topics and concepts. Students can expect to learn about ancient civilizations, different cultures, geography, government and politics, U.S. and world history, and more.