This "praise band" is designed to instruct, train, and prepare middle school students to present various styles of music to the public as a self-sustaining, self-starting stage band with vocals. The group plays for on campus and off-campus events. The students are encouraged to participate in these events. Students receive doctrinal instruction from God's Word which emphasizes the following: that worship is a verb relative to their choices concerning obedience; that Christ willingly gave Himself for the sins of the world (humankind); and that in order for the world (humankind) to receive the message, it must be proclaimed to them. Scripture memory is important to this teaching. Most student musicians will play their own instruments. Students are usually responsible for shirts or outfits, if required (not expensive). There is usually a big trip planned for the group each year, but not required. Fund raising opportunities are made available to subsidize these costs, but are not required.
This one-semester course allows students to build a solid science and engineering vocabulary, gain a strong understanding of key scientific and engineering principles and topics, learn how to use mathematics to tackle engineering problems, use technologies to learn about the world of robotics, see how science and engineering are related to all other disciplines, develop thinking skills and the ability to challenge assumptions, think creatively, solve real-life problems, and have fun discovering engineering and scientific principles.
In this elective course, students will learn about various styles of and explore ways of creating using different elements and mediums. Students will look at significant and ists throughout history to study techniques they can use in making . Students will also have the opportunity to submit work to enter in to the annual AISA Competition.
Team sports, divided into male and female sections, is an opportunity for students on a CHCA athletic team to participate in specific sport-related workouts tailored by their coaches. Students will utilize strength and conditioning training, endurance running, and sport-specific training to prepare them for their sport season. Students will also learn the rules, officiating, and fundamentals of a variety of sports throughout the semester. A coach recommendation is required for this course as participation is limited.
The 7th grade Spanish elective is an introduction to basic Spanish words and phrases through listening, writing and speaking. Some of the topics covered include greetings, numbers, colors, school words, food, clothing and body parts. Students will also complete a project on a Spanish speaking country.
This course provides students the opportunity to study theater, and learn about the significance of the arts. Students will read plays and come to understand terms associated with theater arts. Students will learn to act and present skits for chapel, and will be encouraged to participate in Fine Arts productions such as the Christmas musical and annual dinner theater.
Yearbook & Photography
Students will organize, design, and edit pages that highlight events on the Church Campus for the school yearbook. Students will also learn principles of layout and design, photography, editing, and writing, as well as how to use the e-Design program and photo-editing software.
All sixth grade students take a one-semester computer course. In this class, students will learn to use Office365 applications, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Sway. Students will learn the skills to use technology as an effective educational tool, while also practicing safe, responsible digital engagement.
Consumer Science is a one semester course designed to help students learn concepts and techniques associated with a well balanced adult life such as budgeting, planning, spiritual gifting, career aptitude, technology, basic home economic skills, etc. Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in some planned service projects.
Students will work together to learn and rehearse concert and marching band selections. In the fall, students will have the opportunity to participate with the marching band at football games. A concert is held in the spring.