8th Grade Curriculum
Every subject at FCMS is viewed and taught with the Bible as a lens, and mathematics is no exception. The beauty and consistency of mathematical properties reflects the orderliness and precision of our unchanging God, and we would be amiss not to teach it in this light. Math courses are not lock-stepped and students are placed according to diagnostic test results. Courses available are General Math, Fundamental Math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I.
In grammar class, students are challenged to fine-tune their use of one of God’s most amazing creations, the human language, through Bob Jones University Press curriculum. Eighth grade grammar strengthens the students understanding and builds upon the same concepts learned in Seventh grade: parts of speech, sentence structure analysis, and proper usage of words.
Classic and contemporary literature selections are provided through Bob Jones University Press 7th grade literature textbooks. These thoughtfully chosen poems, novel excerpts, essays, and short stories will enrich a students literary knowledge and understanding. Class discussions are designed to enhance a students learning ability in critical analysis, biblical thinking, and understanding effective literary techniques.
Notgrass American History Part 2 is taught in 8th grade. It takes students from tha late 1800’s to Present. The material in the Notgrass textbook and activity manual is presented from a Christian perspective, helping students see the hand of God in the events of history, particularly in the development of our own nation. The highlight of this history experience is the annual 8th grade tour of Washington D.C. and other historic sites on the east coast.
For writing skills development, students are guided through a two-year WriteShop curriculum course, wherein a student acquires the skills needed to communicate descriptively, persuasively, and logically.
Bob Jones University Press vocabulary program emphasizes the application of word meaning and draws words primarily from preparation for SAT and books of frequently used words.
Physical Science is taught in 8th grade. The topics of Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science are presented from a Christian worldview.
Eighth grade students participate in varied, grade-level appropriate physical fitness units.
We have a variety of electives including Spanish, Computer Technology, Life Skills, Physical Education, Tumbling and Art.