Making the transition from Elementary school to Junior High school can be an intimidating and difficult process for students. Our program for Junior High students provides close individualized attention and small class sizes, to assure that students are not “lost in the shuffle” that can happen in larger programs.
Summit’s teachers keep close personal contact with students and parents to provide every opportunity for academic growth and spiritual development. Our strong focus on social development is guided by establishing and growing relationships that are built upon biblical teachings. Our Junior High community emphasizes learning to love and respect every person because God created us all in His image to bring glory to Him not ourselves.
Students wear uniforms (except for “special or fun days”) taking the social pressures of styles and fads out of their school environment. This is designed to assist them in knowing and growing with each other as brothers and sisters in the Lord while “romantic” relationships and “cliques” are strongly discouraged.
The Junior High is composed of seventh and eighth grade students who experience a seven period day with core classes in Bible, Science, Math, History, English, Physical Education. Students also have opportunities to select from elective subjects in music, band, graphic arts, foreign language, yearbook, and information technology.
Earth Science – God is glorified through our study of His creation using the Bob Jones curriculum. The four disciplines of earth science hydrosphere, lithosphere, celestial sphere, and atmosphere are covered in depth through hands-on learning, discussion, lectures and group learning. The goal is for the students to become clear thinkers as God glorifying scientists.
Life Science – God is exalted as the Creator in the Bob Jones Life Science curriculum. Studies include the difficult topics of genetics and moral issues facing our culture today. The spring semester contains weekly dissection labs.
US History – In a time where history revisionists are impacting this generation we strive to educate our students in an accurate history of our great nation. The Bob Jones Curriculum called History of the American Republic helps us in that goal. The settling of our nation through WWII is covered. Projects are part of the learning with an emphasis in public speaking.
World Studies – Understanding the history and culture of man enriches students understanding of our ever changing world. This class is a survey of His story, God’s heritage, world cultures (AD 1100 to present). Focus is built around geography, history, religion, governments, economics and culture.
Fundamentals of Mathematics – Students excel as they systematically build on the skills of their elementary years. A solid review of numbers kicks off the book and chapter 14 concludes with Logic and Set Theory. Each of the 14 units contains connections to math in the real world.
Pre-Algebra – This study assumes that all basics are mastered and that the student is ready to begin Algebra. It is an excellent book to bridge one more year of mastery before taking Algebra I.
Algebra 1 – Language of algebra, solving equations, integers, real numbers, inequalities, relations, systems, polynomials, factoring, radicals, quadratic equations, rational functions, expressions and equations, probabilities and statistics. This is equivalent to high school algebra.
Geometry – For students who have mastered Algebra 1. This challenging program is for students who qualify through testing or instructor approval. Geometry can not be used for High School credit currently.
OT Bible – the richness of the Old Testament is explored from the perspective of learning from the examples of others. The backdrop is always the greatness and faithfulness of our God. Students enter discussion and each lesson is tied to their daily lives. We want them to see God’s Word applies Monday – Saturday, not just on Sundays! Chapters of the Scripture are memorized to enrich seeing the Scriptures in context.
NT Bible Survey – This Bob Jones curriculum walks us through the life of Christ as it overviews the gospels. Then there is rich discussion as the letters are studied emphasizing what comfort God has brought to us through the gospel and then what a high calling that gospel has on how we are to live every day of our lives! Chapters of Scripture are memorized to enrich seeing the Scriptures in context.
Literature –Understanding Literature through thematic explorations.
Writing and Grammar –Sentence structure, parts of speech, mechanics are developed while learning to write with meaning and purpose through projects and essays.
Vocabulary and spelling -With emphasis on Latin prefixes and roots a wide variety of learning methods are utilized to build vocabulary and spelling skills.
History of technology and the systems leading to contemporary digital technology is reviewed.
Foundational keyboarding skills are developed with basic understanding of operating systems and desktop applications. Microsoft Office applications, web page creation and publishing, graphic arts and moral and ethical issues are explored.
8th grade students expand their technology skills with digital photography, digital graphic arts and create the school yearbook.
Instrumental music for 5-8th grade students
Vocal music is taught including sight reading, entonation, clarity, rythm and breath control
Our physical education program is to give the students an opportunity to grow spiritually, improve their skill, enhance physical and mental abilities, enjoy fair play, increase knowledge, and develop an appreciation for a fit, active, and healthy lifestyles. The students will learn, participate, and compete in a number of games and sports, and develop physical fitness through strengthening and stretching programs.