Junior High Program

JUNIOR HIGH PROGRAM – Building Upon the Foundation 

Our Big Valley Christian School junior high program challenges 7th and 8th grade students to grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially. We provide a program that prepares students academically so that they will be equipped to succeed at the next level of their education. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in athletics, drama, music, and other co-curricular activities.

This period of early adolescence is a time of transition, questioning, openness, and decision. Students in this age group are establishing themselves as Christian young people with a faith of their own. At Big Valley Christian School, the unique needs of junior high school students are addressed by developing students academically and providing a solid biblical foundation of learning. Additionally, all junior high school students are assigned a homebase teacher who takes on a mentoring role throughout the school year.

 

CORE CLASSES

Bible - Biblical Survey or Life of Christ

Math - Math 7, Pre-Algebra or Algebra

English – Grammar, Vocabulary, Literature and Writing 

Science - Life Science or Physical Science

History - World History or U.S. History

Physical Education

 

ELECTIVE CLASSES

Band                    Yearbook                    Student Government 

Art                    Math Tutorial                      Study Hall

JH Worship Team                     Earthmovers                      Tech Team

S.A.L.T.

 

SPIRITUAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

  • Regular weekly chapels are an integral part of our program
  • Student chapels emphasize character education, worship, and challenge personal spiritual growth 
  • Student led worship and Bible study opportunities are also available
  • Lionhearts club focuses on equipping young men to be warriors for Christ

 

CO-CURRICULAR/SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Student body works with local agencies to serve our community 
    • Graffiti wipeout
    • Relay for Life
    • Local nursing homes 
    • Head Start Preschools 
    • Canned food drives
    • Shoebox project

  • Elected Student Government leaders plan events for student body 
  • Drama, Art and Music opportunities are available for students
  • Scientific field trips are part of our curriculum at each grade level 
  • 8th grade students may attend a week long Historical Studies Washington DC Tour for an additional cost
  • Other competitive curricular opportunities may include:
    • ACSI Spelling Bee 
    • ACSI Speech Meet 
    • Choral Festival
    • Math Olympics
    • Science Olympiad
  • National Junior Honor Society available to qualified students

 

Academics Junior High