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To prepare our junior high students for high school we implement several strategies:

  1. Academic Readiness: Ensure students have a strong foundation in core subjects such as math, science, language arts, and social studies. Focus on critical thinking, problem-solving, and study skills to equip them for the academic rigor of high school coursework.

  2. Spiritual Development: Foster students' spiritual growth through Bible study, prayer, chapel services, and service projects. Encourage them to apply Christian values in their daily lives and decision-making.

  3. Social and Emotional Support: Provide guidance and support to help students navigate the social and emotional challenges of adolescence. Offer counseling services, peer support groups, and mentorship programs to address individual needs and promote positive relationships.

  4. College and Career Preparation: Introduce students to the college and career planning process, including exploration of academic and extracurricular interests, goal-setting, and understanding of high school graduation requirements. Offer guidance on selecting appropriate high school courses and extracurricular activities to align with their future aspirations.

  5. Character Development: Emphasize character virtues such as integrity, compassion, responsibility, and resilience through character education programs, leadership opportunities, and community service initiatives.

  6. Communication and Collaboration: Cultivate students' communication and collaboration skills through group projects, presentations, and teamwork activities. Encourage respectful dialogue, active listening, and empathy in interpersonal interactions.

  7. Parental Involvement: Engage parents as partners in their child's education by providing regular communication, parent workshops, and opportunities for involvement in school activities and events.

By focusing on academic, spiritual, social-emotional, and character development, Lodi Christian School can effectively prepare students from a Christian junior high for a successful transition to high school and beyond.

6th Grade

Message From Teacher

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Entering Junior High:

Welcome to 6th grade junior high! As you embark on this new chapter of your educational journey, we're excited to support you in transitioning into a more mature phase of your academic and personal development. Our goals for middle school are centered around fostering a culture of accountability and helping you establish habits that will set the foundation for your future success.

First and foremost, we want to encourage you to take ownership of your learning and behavior. Middle school is an opportunity for you to become more independent and responsible for your actions. This means being accountable for your academic performance, attendance, and participation in school activities. We'll provide you with the support and guidance you need along the way, but ultimately, your choices and actions will shape your middle school experience.

In addition to accountability, we believe that establishing positive habits is essential for your long-term success. Whether it's developing strong study habits, practicing time management skills, or prioritizing self-care, we'll work together to cultivate habits that will serve you well not only in middle school but throughout your life. By setting these habits early on, you'll be better equipped to navigate the challenges and opportunities that come your way.

As a Christian school, we also emphasize the importance of character development and spiritual growth. Throughout middle school, we'll encourage you to uphold values of integrity, kindness, and compassion in all that you do. Our hope is that your faith will guide you as you navigate the ups and downs of adolescence, and that you'll emerge from middle school with a strong sense of purpose and identity.

 

By embracing accountability, establishing positive habits, and nurturing your faith, we believe that you'll thrive in junior high and beyond. Welcome to 6th grade – let's make it a memorable and transformative experience together!"

ALL ABOUT OUR 6TH GRADE:

MATH

Introduction to Algebra and Geometry

The 6th grade math course is a comprehensive math curriculum that emphasizes strong foundational skills in algebra and geometry. Students will embark on an advanced introduction to these subjects, with a focus on key concepts such as whole numbers, decimal number theory, and fractions. Our curriculum is designed to challenge students and prepare them for success in more advanced courses, with the 6th grade math class being considered a 7th grade level course. Our experienced and dedicated math teacher works closely with each student to ensure they have a strong understanding of these fundamental math concepts, setting them up for academic success in the years ahead.

ENGLISH

We believe in empowering our students to become effective communicators through the study of English and literature. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of reference skills. Students will have the opportunity to create their own newspaper editorials, learning how to properly use and cite primary sources. We also prioritize traditional grammar skills, ensuring that students have a strong foundation in the basics of language. Additionally, we provide step-by-step instruction on the writing process for various genres, including personal narratives, historical fiction, newspaper editorials, and even limericks. Our experienced and passionate teachers help students to develop their writing skills and to discover their own unique voice. Through our English and literature curriculum, our students gain valuable skills that will serve them well throughout their academic and professional careers.

HISTORY

The history department provides students with a comprehensive and engaging curriculum that takes them on a chronological journey around the world, exploring the flow of empires, cultures, Christianity, and world religions. Students will embark on a survey of ancient civilizations in Africa, Europe, and the Americas, with a focus on the theme of creation, fall, redemption, and their relation to these ancient societies. Our curriculum is designed to help students develop a deep understanding of the complex historical forces that have shaped our world, while also highlighting the critical role that faith and spirituality have played throughout history. Our teachers bring history to life, helping students to engage with the material in a meaningful way and to make connections between the past and the present. Through our history curriculum, students gain valuable insights into the human experience and develop the critical thinking skills needed to navigate an ever-changing world.

SCIENCE

Students will be introduced to a broad overview of essential scientific concepts, all viewed through the lens of a distinctively Christian worldview. Our curriculum covers a range of topics, including cells, organisms, matter, energy, astronomy, heredity, the nervous system, and the human body's functions. In addition to traditional classroom learning, our students engage in many hands-on and collaborative learning opportunities, such as the popular "Salmon in the Classroom" project. Through these projects, students gain a deeper understanding of scientific concepts by applying them in real-world scenarios. Our teachers are passionate about science and work with students to foster a love of discovery and exploration. By emphasizing the importance of scientific inquiry and critical thinking, our curriculum prepares students to become effective problem-solvers and leaders in their future careers.

BIBLE

Our Bible curriculum focuses on the Biblical Worldview, which challenges students to examine their beliefs and thought processes in the context of the scripture. This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, and emphasizes the importance of living out Biblical values in all areas of life. Through in-depth study, critical thinking, and engaging discussions, our students develop a deeper understanding of their faith and learn to apply Biblical principles to real-world situations. We believe that this course is an essential part of our students' education and plays a vital role in their spiritual growth and development.

FIELD TRIPS

● Mission Springs Science Camp

● California Academy of Sciences

● Black Chasm Cavern

● Fish Hatchery​


*Field trips can change from year to year.

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Educational Technology:

LCS Junior High places great emphasis on the integration of technology in education. In each subject, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will learn to use Google Chromebooks and traditional word processing software, as well as various other programs tailored to each class. We are proud to offer a one-to-one ratio of in-class computers/Chromebooks, ensuring that each student has access to their own device. Furthermore, our Science Lab is equipped with digital microscopes (IPO Visualizers), providing students with a cutting-edge experience for dissections and other lessons.

At LCS, we believe that technology is a tool that can be used to enhance learning and prepare our students for future success.

ALL ABOUT OUR 7TH GRADE:

MATH

Pre - Algebra

This is a Pre-Algebra course that prepares students to progress from foundational to more advanced mathematical skills. Our curriculum emphasizes algebraic expressions and linear equations, providing students with the tools they need to succeed in higher-level math courses. Throughout the course, students will review operations on integers, fractions, and radicals, building a strong foundation for their future studies. Our teachers work to provide individualized instruction and support to ensure that each student reaches their full potential. This course is considered an 8th-grade level course,

challenging students to stretch themselves and reach new heights of academic achievement. Through our Pre-Algebra course, students will develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving strategies that will serve them well in all areas of their academic and professional lives.

ENGLISH

The English and literature curriculum for this class encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of their fellow man by examining texts from different cultures,

genres, and time periods. Through text-focused close reading techniques, students will learn to analyze and interpret literature in a way that emphasizes comprehension and critical thinking. Our before, during, and after reading approach encourages students to engage with the text at every stage of the reading process, deepening their understanding of the work and its themes. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of understanding and appreciating diverse cultures, and students will read works from a variety of perspectives, learning to see the world through the eyes of others. Our

experienced teachers work closely with each student to help them develop their reading and writing skills, providing individualized instruction and support as needed. Through

our English and literature curriculum, students will develop a love of reading and a lifelong appreciation for the power of language and storytelling.

HISTORY

World Studies is a course that provides students with the tools to analyze and evaluate critical world events from a biblical worldview. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of understanding and interpreting history through the lens of our faith, and students will explore key events and developments in world history, from ancient times to the present day. In addition to traditional classroom learning, our curriculum

incorporates a range of activities to help students build 21st-century skills, including web-based learning, case studies, and research projects. Students will analyze maps, timelines, and current events, developing critical thinking and analytical skills that will serve them well throughout their academic and professional careers. Through our World Studies course, students will practice applying a biblical worldview to real-world problems, proposing solutions that reflect the values and teachings of our faith. Our teachers are passionate about history and work with each student to foster a love of learning and a deep appreciation for the rich tapestry of human history.

SCIENCE

The 7th grade science curriculum focuses on life science, with an emphasis on the structures and functions of living creatures, including plants, animals, and human beings. Our curriculum offers a comparative study of the evolutionary worldview and the creationist worldview, allowing students to explore these perspectives and develop a deeper understanding of their own faith. Students will engage in an in-depth study of the cell, animal classification, and the anatomy of the human body, exploring the intricate details of God's creation. Our science lab provides hands-on learning opportunities, including dissections, to help students gain a deeper understanding of life systems. In addition, students will also explore the body system, delving into the complexities of

how the human body works. Our experienced teachers are passionate about science and work closely with each student to foster a love of learning and discovery. Through our life science curriculum, students gain a deeper appreciation for the wonders of God's creation and develop the critical thinking skills needed to understand and appreciate the complexity of life systems.

BIBLE

Students will delve into the chronology of the Old Testament, from the account of Creation to the return of the Jews to Jerusalem following their captivity in 586 BCE. Through their study of the Old Testament, students will gain a deeper understanding of God's plan for humanity and the history of His chosen people. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of reading the Bible in its historical and cultural context, helping students to appreciate the rich and complex history of the Old Testament. Teachers work with each student to help themunderstand and apply the lessons of the Old Testament to their own lives, encouraging them to grow in their faith and deepen their relationship with God. Through our Bible curriculum, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the Word of God and the role it plays in shaping their lives and the world around them.

FIELD TRIPS

● Marine Science Institue

● Overnight Camp trip

● Community Building Trip- Junior High BBQ



*Field trips can change from year to year.

ENHANCEMENTS

● Art

● Drama

● Physical Education

● Sports Programs-Co-Ed Flag Football, Girls Volleyball,

Boys/Girls Basketball

● STEM Challenges

● Chapel

● Student Government- students have the opportunity to

run for class representatives and facilitate activities for

junior high

● Physical Science Labs

● Spanish

● Computer

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Our objective for our 8th-grade students:

To prepare 8th-grade students from a Christian junior high for high school we implement several strategies:

  1. Academic Readiness: Ensure students have a strong foundation in core subjects such as math, science, language arts, and social studies. Focus on critical thinking, problem-solving, and study skills to equip them for the academic rigor of high school coursework.

  2. Spiritual Development: Foster students' spiritual growth through Bible study, prayer, chapel services, and service projects. Encourage them to apply Christian values in their daily lives and decision-making.

  3. Social and Emotional Support: Provide guidance and support to help students navigate the social and emotional challenges of adolescence. Offer counseling services, peer support groups, and mentorship programs to address individual needs and promote positive relationships.

  4. College and Career Preparation: Introduce students to the college and career planning process, including exploration of academic and extracurricular interests, goal-setting, and understanding of high school graduation requirements. Offer guidance on selecting appropriate high school courses and extracurricular activities to align with their future aspirations.

  5. Character Development: Emphasize character virtues such as integrity, compassion, responsibility, and resilience through character education programs, leadership opportunities, and community service initiatives.

  6. Communication and Collaboration: Cultivate students' communication and collaboration skills through group projects, presentations, and teamwork activities. Encourage respectful dialogue, active listening, and empathy in interpersonal interactions.

  7. Parental Involvement: Engage parents as partners in their child's education by providing regular communication, parent workshops, and opportunities for involvement in school activities and events.

By focusing on academic, spiritual, social-emotional, and character development, Lodi Christian School can effectively prepare 8th-grade students from a Christian junior high for a successful transition to high school and beyond.

ALL ABOUT OUR 8TH GRADE:

MATH

Algebra 1

The main purpose of Algebra 1 is to develop students' fluency with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. The critical areas of instruction involve deepening and extending students' understanding of linear and exponential relationships by comparing and contrasting those relationships and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. In addition, students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using exponential and quadratic functions.

ENGLISH

English/Literature focuses on helping students develop and apply critical thinking skills as they analyze literature from a Christian worldview. Our curriculum includes works such as To Kill A Mockingbird and The Diary of Anne Frank, which provide students with opportunities to engage in deep discussions about important themes, such as justice, morality, and personal responsibility. Through close reading and analysis of these works, students develop their writing, reading, and comprehension skills. They learn to identify literary devices, understand the author's intent, and evaluate the effectiveness of different literary techniques. In addition to analyzing literature, students are also encouraged to apply their critical thinking skills to other types of written material, including persuasive essays, speeches, and historical documents. Finally, students learn to identify and analyze persuasive techniques, evaluate arguments, and identify biases and fallacies.

HISTORY

In American Republic (U.S. History), 8th grade students will survey major events that have shaped America, with a focus on cultural shifts and influences. This course will prepare students for a life-changing week in Washington D.C., where they will visit significant places and memorials related to the people who have helped establish and shape our great nation. Through this hands-on experience, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the history and values of the United States.

SCIENCE

The 8th grade science curriculum focuses on Physical Science, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of chemistry and physics. Students begin their study with a focus on general chemistry, including basic terminology, chemical formulas, the periodic table, and physics principles. In the physics unit, students will explore the principles of motion, energy, forces, and Newton's Laws. Our curriculum emphasizes hands-on experiments and activities to engage students in the learning process and help them develop their problem-solving skills. Through this course, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the wonders of God's creation, and learn how to apply scientific principles to better understand the world around them.

BIBLE

In the 8th grade Bible course, students will explore the life of Jesus Christ and the beginning of the church through the New Testament. They will deepen their understanding of the Gospels and their relationship with God. The course will also cover biblical principles and how they can be applied to students' daily lives.

FIELD TRIPS

● Class Trip to Washington DC

● Marine Science Institute

● iFly



*Field trips can change from year to year.

ENHANCEMENTS

● Art

● Drama

● Physical Education

● Sports Programs-Co-Ed Flag Football, Girls Volleyball,

Boys/Girls Basketball

● STEM Challenges

● Chapel

● Student Government- students have the opportunity to

run for class representatives and facilitate activities for

junior high

● Physical Science Labs

● Spanish

● Computer

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