Seventh Grade
RELIGION
This course focuses on the revelation of the Catholic faith from the moment of creation through salvation history and into the founding of the early Church. The students will gain a basic knowledge of major biblical figures such as Abraham, Joseph, Moses and John the Baptist. Students will also study and reflect upon the life and ministry of Jesus and the teachings of the apostles.
LANGUAGE ARTS
A sound knowledge of grammar, the ability to read, analyze and appreciate good literature, and the ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing comprise the foundation of the English Language Arts program. In all grades, essential skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing for:
  • Information and understanding
  • Literary response and expression
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Communication and social interaction
MATH
Students have achieved solid knowledge and skills in arithmetic and will be introduced to abstract concepts in mathematics. At the end of the course students will demonstrate their ability and readiness to make meaningful connections among numbers, variables, equations, graphs, and patterns. Thus, they will be prepared to study Algebra I in grade 8.
LIFE SCIENCE
During this year-long course, students will develop their knowledge and understanding of:
  • The diversity and classification of living things
  • The relationships, energy flows, cycles of matter and human influences within ecosystems
  • Ways in which human activities affect Earth
  • The nature of the human body including body systems
  • The importance of health and the nature of disease
  • The interdependence of Earth’s species for survival
US HISTORY PART II
In this comprehensive second U.S. History course, students will study the period after Reconstruction through the latter part of the 20th Century. Geography, Civics, and U.S. government are important components of study.
INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL ARTS I
This course is a survey of visual arts. The curriculum is designed to expand basic understanding of the arts and of their importance in our cultural and social development. Topics may include; painting, drawing, sculpture, and art history.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The emphasis in this course is on increased fitness in the areas of cardio vascular endurance, flexibility and agility. Topics include team and lifetime sports such as football, baseball, volleyball, tennis, basketball and soccer.
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY
This course is an introduction to office applications using Microsoft Office XP. Topics may include Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher.