Hillside Chritian Academy Middle School

Middle School 


Sixth grade is a big transition as students take more responsibilities, to serve, and develop their gifts both in and out of the classroom.  Hillside Christian Academy helps them grow as christian young men and women with an academically challenging curriculum and a christian world view.



Scope & Sequence

The following provides a brief outline of the standards and recommended coursework, teaching oder for sixth grade.

Language Arts

Reading and Literature

  • Oral reading

  • Reading comprehension

  • Speed reading

  • Vocabulary building

  • Dictionary skills


  • Review of cursive writing formation

  • Practice penmanship through creative writing and word exercises

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly word lists by prefixes, suffixes, and root words

  • Vocabulary study from the word lists

  • Eight poems committed to memory

  • Dictionary skills


  • Writing process

  • Writing comparison and contrast

  • Poetry

  • Outlines

  • Library research paper

  • Narration journal

  • Sentences and sentence parts

  • Fragments, run-ons, punctuation and capitalization rules

  • Library skills

  • Student Writer's Handbook


  • Recognizing and diagramming all eight parts of speech

History and Geography

Advanced Map Studies

  • Geography facts, including the 50 states

  • Eight documents reviewed

North America and South America

  • Canada, United States, Mexico, and Central America

  • South America: Continent of Natural Resources

  • Nation of South America



  • Plentiful plants


  • Observing Invertebrates

Earth and Space

  • Our fascinating earth

  • God's great universe

  • Exploring space


  • Matter and chemistry

  • Atoms, elements, and compounds


Safety First

  • First step of first aid

  • Your changing body

  • An active lifestyle

Your Body's Defenses

  • Your communication system

  • Drugs - Use and Abuse

  • A healthy spirit


  • Endocrine System

  • Respiratory System

  • Muscular System

  • Skeletal System

  • Lymphatic System

  • Skin


  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals

  • Maintaining skills in fundamental operations

  • Story problems / problem solving strategies

  • Roman numerals

  • Rounding offs

  • English and metric measures

  • Converting measures within the same system

  • Solving measurement equations

  • Adding, subtracting, and multiplying measures

  • Prime factoring

  • Fundamental operations involving fractions and decimals

  • Estimation ratios and proportions

  • Percent

  • Probability

  • Graphs and scale drawing

  • Introduction to statistics

  • Basic geometric shapes

  • Perimeter, area, and circumference

  • Bisecting angles

  • Reading thermometers

  • Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Fahrenheit to Celsius

  • Equation solving

  • Introduction to basic algebra

  • Latitude, longitude, and time zones

  • Banking, finding interest, and installment buying

  • Reading electric and gas meters


  • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Christ, Parables, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah

  • Memory verses, hymns / choruses, and Bible doctrine

Music, Arts and Crafts

  • Traditional, patriotic, fun songs

  • Further development of perspective

  • Introduction to composition, study of accomplished artists