Hillside Chritian Academy Middle School

Middle School 

Middle School classes start daily with pledges and prayers, focusing on God and the Bible. Middle School students continue to strengthen and grow their focus and knowledge in all aspects of academic study. The teachers also incorporate Life Skills like cooking, home management projects, business, organization, etiquette, and such. Students are encouraged to express their talents and abilities during Chapel and other special occasions where they lead the praise and worship band. All middle-schoolers have the opportunity to learn about team building, problem-solving, team management, and good sportsmanship by participating in extracurricular activities, like our baseball program.



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

Language Arts


  • Capitalization rules
  • Punctuation rules
  • Kinds of sentences and diagraming
  • Eight parts of speech
  • Sentence structure


  • The writing process
  • Outlining
  • Summaries
  • Book reports
  • Library research paper
  • Writing style
  • Letter writing


  • Vocabulary lessons
  • Weekly spelling lessons
  • Eight poems memorized


  • Reading for enjoyment
  • Stories and poems by authors such as Frost, Dickinson, Kipling, Bunyan, Alcott, Luther, Dickens, Defoe

History and Geography

The Beginning from Sumer to Canaan

  • Down to Egypt, Israel and It's Land
  • Greece: A Drama in Two Acts
  • Rome before Christ
  • Rome after Christ
  • Early Church History
  • Islam versus Christendom

From Empire to Feudalism

  • An Age of Darkness
  • The Protestant Reformation
  • Post Reformation Europe
  • The English Nation
  • An Age of Exploration
  • The United States
  • France in the Modern Age
  • Science and Industry in the modern age

The New World of Classics

  • The British Empire
  • World War I
  • The rise of communism before & during World War II
  • The Cold War Era
  • Dawning of a New Millennium toward Globalism
  • Eastern Hemisphere
  • Geography
  • Parliamentary procedure
  • Current events

Science & Health

Invitation to Science

  • Plants: Provision for life
  • Your wonderful body
  • A healthy life

Creation and Science

  • The science of classification
  • Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, and Amphibians

Sex Education from the Bible

  • Morality, dating and marriage
  • Sins such as adultery, fornication, and homosexuality


  • Maintaining skills in fundamental operations (see grades 4-6)
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Factoring problem solving strategies
  • Factorial
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Application of percent
  • Personal finances
  • Metric system
  • Probability
  • Basic geometric concepts
  • Development and use of formulas
  • Reading and constructing graphs
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Introduction to algebra
  • Negative numbers
  • Power and roots
  • Time zones
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Introduction to plane and solid geometry
  • Pythagorean rule
  • Sine, cosine, tangent



  • Lessons / Map journeys
  • Exodus
  • Life of Christ
  • Memory verses and hymns

Language Arts


  • Capitalization rules
  • Punctuation rules
  • Different kinds of sentences and  diagramming
  • Eight parts of speech and their rules
  • Diagramming eight part of speech
  • Sentence structure


  • Manuscript form
  • The writing process
  • Outlining
  • Summaries
  • Book reports
  • Paragraphs
  • Descriptions
  • Research paper
  • Writing style

Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry

  • Vocabulary lessons
  • Weekly spelling lessons
  • Nine poems memorized


  • Reading for enjoyment
  • Stories and poems by authors such as Stuart, Whittier, Longfellow, Frost, Hawthorne, Sandburg


A New World to Explore

  • The first English Colonies
  • New Colonies
  • Life in Colonial America
  • Preparation for Independence
  • Home of the Brave
  • Land of the Free
  • From the Appalachians to the Rockies
  • The Jacksonian Era
  • The blessings of technology

The Second Great Awakening and Its Impact

  • Education and Culture
  • The Promise of the West
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • The Age of Industry
  • The Gilded Age
  • Growing into Greatness
  • Into the Twentieth Century
  • The Rise of Big Government

A World at War Time

  • For Freedom and Responsibility
  • Troubled Times for America
  • Which Way, America?
  • A New Millennium
  • Western Hemisphere
  • Geography
  • Current events
  • National, State, and Local Government

Science, Sex Education from the Bible

Introduction to Science

  • Foundations of Geology
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Morality, dating, and marriage
  • Sins such as adultery, fornication, and homosexuality

Weathering and Erosion

  • Interpreting the Fossil Record
  • A survey of the seas

The Atmosphere

  • Weather: Water Vapor and Air Masses
  • Weather: Storms and Forecasting
  • Consider the Heavens
  • Man and the Universe
  • Environmental Science



  • Maintaining skills in fundamental operations (see grades 4-7)
  • Principles of mathematics
  • English and metric measures
  • Basic algebraic concepts
  • Signed numbers
  • Power and roots
  • Like and unlike terms
  • Multiplying and dividing monomials
  • Multiplying and dividing polynomials by monomials
  • Multiplying polynomials by polynomials
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Word problems solved
  • Algebraically reading and constructing graphs
  • Graphical scale drawings
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Business Math
  • Earning income
  • Banking, stocks and bonds, insurance
  • Plane and solid geometric concepts
  • Properties of geometric figures
  • Constructing geometric figures
  • Perimeter, area, surface, area, and volume
  • Pythagorean rule
  • Sine, cosine, and tangent
  • Scientific notation


  • Lessons / Map journeys
  • Journeys of Paul, Joshua, Judges
  • Memory verses and hymns