Junior High Program

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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 home base teacher who takes on a mentoring role throughout the school year.

CORE CLASSES

  • Bible – Biblical Survey of the 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
  • Art
  • JH Worship Team
  • S.A.L.T
  • Yearbook
  • Math Tutorial
  • Earthmovers
  • Student Government
  • Study Hall
  • Tech Team

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