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ENGLISH 6
Course objectives are skill acquisition in the areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and technology. Students will learn to identify, evaluate, and respond to literary elements in novels and other genres. Areas of study will include writing narratives, expository compositions, and poetry. Standard English conventions will be taught. Technology is used as a tool for organization and expression.

ENGLISH 7
Course objectives are skill acquisition in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and technology. Areas of study will include descriptive and expository writing. Literature study will include short stories, novels, and poetry. Technology is used as a tool for organization and expression. Students are involved in a variety of performance tasks including individual and group presentations.

ENGLISH 8
Course objectives will include effective skill acquisition in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and technology. Areas of study will include writing for different purposes, including creative short stories, journals, and literature response. Literature study will include the novel, short stories, and non-fiction. Standard English conventions will be taught. Technology is used as a tool for organization and expression. Students are involved in a variety of performance tasks including public speaking and group presentations.

   
 
 
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SCIENCE 6
Science 6 is an integrated approach to science combining biological, physical and earth sciences. Grade 6 students will explore cells, classification, ecosystems and adaptation. Emphasis is on concept and skill-development rather than memorization of facts, including the application of concepts to everyday life-situations and the understanding of the interrelationship among science, technology and society. Students engage in frequent experiments and projects to demonstrate and support their learning.

SCIENCE 7
This course offers an integrated approach to science. It combines biological, physical and earth science in activities that are based on inquiry. Grade 7 students will explore the Earth and its environment, body system, scientific process and physical setting. Emphasis is placed on understanding concepts and developing skills. Students are also offered an opportunity to better understand the interrelationships among science, technology and society. Students engage in frequent experiments and projects to demonstrate and support their learning.

SCIENCE 8
Science 8 is an integrated approach to science combining biological, physical and earth sciences. This course is activity and inquiry–based. Grade 8 students will build on chemistry concepts, and be introduce to atomic structure and how it this controls all reactions. Students will learn reactivity of metals and reactions, the human body systems and simple genetics, and build on their knowledge of forces and astronomy. Emphasis is on concept and skill development over memorization of facts, the application of concepts to everyday life situations and the understanding of the inter relationship among science, technology and society. Students engage in frequent experiments and projects to demonstrate and support their learning.

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SOCIAL STUDIES 6
Social Studies 6 is a core curriculum course covering the ancient world. As with other social studies courses, students will acquire academic skills that encompass all areas of learning. Course objectives will include effective skill acquisition and improvement in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, research, and technology. Areas of study will include ancient civilizations in Asia and Europe. Through this study of history and the effects of geography on history, broader questions about the nature of civilization, government, culture and conflict are examined and connections are drawn to the present day. Related literature will be presented.

SOCIAL STUDIES 7
Social Studies 7 is a core curriculum course covering world history. As with other social studies courses, students will acquire academic skills that encompass all areas of learning. Course objectives will include effective skill acquisition and improvement in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, research, technology, critical thinking and problem solving. Areas of study cover medieval times around the world. Local and Middle Eastern curriculum is integrated into topics throughout the year. Through this study of history and the effects of geography on history, broader questions about the nature of civilization, government, culture and conflict are examined and connections are drawn to the present day. Related literature will be presented.

SOCIAL STUDIES 8
As with other social studies courses, students will develop critical thinking skills, problem solving techniques, writing, speaking and research skills. This course will cover the Egyptian History. Attention will focus on understanding the key influences, which shaped and still shape the Egypt. We will do this by looking at the social, economic, and political structures.

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MATH 6
Students will review and extend mathematical concepts introduced in Grades K-5 in order to provide a sequential transition essential for success at middle school. The topics include whole number computation, manipulation of decimals, fractions, and percents, relationships between number theory and fraction concepts, patterns, use of variables, two-dimensional geometry and measurement, data, statistics, and probability. The focus of Math 6 is not only on computation but also on problem solving and logical thinking using estimation and mental math.

MATH 7
This course builds on the mathematical foundation developed in Math 6. The focus is to extend and deepen problem solving strategies and mathematical reasoning skills related to arithmetical and algebraic concepts. Within the course, students will make appropriate use of manipulatives and technology to facilitate their learning. The mathematical concepts that will be stressed include linear relationships, probability and expected value, number sense, integers, variables, ratio, proportion and percent, three-dimensional measurement and similarity.

MATH 8
The primary purpose of this course is solidify and reinforce the concepts taught in Math 7 along with preparing students for more advanced study in mathematics. Calculators are fully integrated into the curriculum. Students will refine their skills in problem solving, mathematical reasoning and communicating mathematical concepts. Specific math topics to be explored include solutions of equations and inequalities, linear functions, Pythagorean theorem, exponential relationships, quadratic relationships, geometry, statistics, and probability.

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This is a foundation course of the French language which focuses on the development of proper pronunciation and grammatical structures. Students will learn context-related vocabulary to apply conventions of the language, correct pronunciation and phonetics, understand the basic grammatical structures of the language, use verbs in the present tense and ask basic questions. Students will communicate on basic social topics, practice active listening skills, and write about/discuss specific requested details from a spoken passage.

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This course covers the areas of Islamic Education or Christian Education. Islamic education areas include Qurán, Hadeeth, Prophet Muhammad life, stories of other prophets, practices of Islam, and beliefs of Islam. While, Christian Education areas include versus from the bible, the 10 commandments, Jesus Christ’s life, stories of other prophets, practices of Christianity, and the beliefs of Christianity. It builds the foundation necessary to help students become well-rounded citizens. Students apply what they learn to their daily life and show how to be responsible for their own actions and sayings, at the same time they learn how to appreciate and respect different religions and cultures. This curriculum is leveled but, while the ministry topics are mainly the same throughout each year level, the level of understanding increases as students progress through the Middle School.

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This course is developed to cover advanced Arabic skills which include an emphasis on vocabulary, grammar, reading and comprehension, writing, listening and speaking. In addition, the students learn to summarize Arabic novels and analyze the story. Students will be able to write a figurative essay about stories they have read. Students will use their knowledge of Arabic to debate about issues or topics that are related to important events and historical significance in the Middle East. Students will become familiar with and gain understanding of Arabic poetry.

   
 
     
   
 
       
   

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