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The curriculum of Northlake Christian Middle school complies with the State of Louisiana standards. In keeping with the school’s purpose, however, all curricular content is filtered through and presented within a Christian worldview. The Bible, God’s Truth, is integrated into our entire curriculum.

BIBLE

Our Philosophy for Bible embraces the belief that God revealed Himself through a written record, the Bible. The study of the Bible provides our students with the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with the living Lord Jesus, and to discover their true identity as a believer. From this relationship will spring faith, knowledge, wisdom, hope, purpose, and love. Not only should middle schoolers feel confident in this relationship, but we want them to be able to stand firmly in God’s Word and defend the Christian faith in the ever-skeptical and critical culture around us.  Answers in Genesis Bible Curriculum is utilized for students in grades five through eight.

SCIENCE

Our Philosophy of Science encompasses the belief that God is the Creator of all that exists, and science is the study of His creation. Our purpose as Christian educators is to facilitate the exploration and discovery of the Divine Order and structure of the universe. Our science curriculum is planned to equip the elementary student to function in harmony with God’s order through observation and experimentation, challenging him to higher order thinking. By acknowledging the wisdom of God, the student will recognize the responsibility to be a steward of His perfect design. Science a Closer Look by McGraw-Hill is utilized in grades 5 and 6 with national science lab modules within our middle school Science Lab located on campus.  Life Science and Physical Science are studied in grades seven and eight.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Our Philosophy of Social Studies holds that from Creation, God orchestrated His plan for mankind’s redemption and sanctification. Our belief is that social studies reveals who we are and how God works through His people’s lives and events over time. Our charge as Christian educators is to pass civilization onto the next generation by enabling students to articulate ideas, appreciate one’s heritage, and gain an awareness of the world around them.  Bob Jones Heritage Studies program of study is utilized in grades five and six.  United States History and  Louisiana History are studied in grades seven and eight.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Our Philosophy of Language Arts is based on the belief that our Master is the Father of language as evidenced when He spoke the world into existence. As Christian educators, we strive to equip our students with the ability to communicate powerfully and truthfully with God and with others through listening, speaking, writing and reading proficiently. Mastery of language arts, both oral and written, prepares students to readily and appropriately express themselves in all areas of life.

Reading Wonders English Language Arts (ELA) program by McGraw-Hill is implemented in grades five and six and is all inclusive of the five essential components of reading:  phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary development, and reading comprehension.  Seventh and eighth grade students study English Language Arts utilizing Mc-Graw-Hill StudySync Reading curricula as well as Bob Jones University Grammar and Writing Curricula and Vocabulary workbooks.

MATHEMATICS

Our Philosophy of Math is such that God reveals Himself through His Word and His creation as the Master of Truth and Order. Mathematics reflects the infinity, sovereignty, and precision of God. Our goal as Christian educators is to prepare the students’ minds for success in using mathematics in everyday life situations; to build upon those concepts that will lead to student proficiency in higher-level reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and problem-solving skills.  Math Connects by McGraw-Hill is utilized in grades five and six for the instruction of mathematical concepts. Reflex Math is  also utilized in grades five and six to practice math fluency with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.  Pre-Algebra and Algebra I curricula from McGraw-Hill is utilized in grades seven and eight with supplemental materials used such as Khan Academy and other resources.

ELECTIVES

Our elective courses provide the opportunity for students to experience fields of study outside the traditional subject areas.  Students are given the opportunity to choose from the following electives: robotics, technology, theater, chorus, band, art, career orientation, creative communications, and Christian leadership.  

ATHLETICS

Our Philosophy for athletics is based on the belief that we are responsible to develop the whole child. Athletics offers the opportunity for students to work under authority with team members for a common good. Our athletic teams are available for all middle school students.  Athletic teams include: soccer, football, volleyball, swimming, cross country, and cheerleading, baseball, and softball.  

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

Our Philosophy for extra-curricular activities is based on the belief that we are responsible to develop the whole child. Clubs and organizations offer the opportunity for students to explore their interests, talents, and giftings with other like-minded students and adults.  Several clubs and organizations are already available to our middle school students including Junior Beta Club, SADD Club, Robotics Club, etc., but as the Middle School grows we hope to include even more opportunities for our students.