CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Suggested hours of instruction or learning activities for Grades 6-8 students: 5 hours per day for 5-day week.
SKILLS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Please see the CIAS SCOPE AND SEQUENCE for Learning Objectives for each grade level.
Middle school consists of grades 6-8. A well-rounded middle school education program should include all of the following:
Memorization of God's Word! We have seen so many children learn better when they are memorizing portions from the Bible.
Exposure to the aesthetic: the study of music, art, gymnastics, ballet, and dance is imperative to the formation of your student’s brain cells and memory capacity.
Physical fitness: Your students should have as much exposure to the outside world around them as possible. Sunshine and physical exercise helps them to grow into strong people.
Scholastic achievement: They should study English grammar, composition & creative writing, reading & literature, handwriting & penmanship, mathematics, social studies, history, science, health, and geography & map skills.
Personal skills and hygiene: they should be developing good work habits, citizenship, basic health & safety, personal grooming, and social etiquette.
Club memberships: 4H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Keepers at Home, Defenders of the Faith, Awana, Missionettes, Royal Rangers, Royal Ambassadors, and Pioneers Clubs are some of the many activities available.
Study skills are a much-needed and yet much-neglected component of high school learning. Middle school is the best time to introduce your children to the consistent studying for memorization, learning practical study skills, and combating test-taking phobia.
Upwards Youth Sports Program (Christian)
CurrClick: Live Homeschool Classes
Virtual Homeschool Group (Live or At-Your-Own Pace Math & Science Classes)
Home School Book Smart (formerly Roland, Inc.)
8443 Pensacola Blvd (Hwy. 29)
Hours: M/T/TH/F, 1-5 PM
PCA Bookstore (A Beka Publishers)
10 Brent Lane
Hours: M-F, 10-5
Christian Book Distributors
JourneyForth Reading Books (BJUP/Christian)
Progeny Press (Christian Literature Study Guides)
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool (supplemental materials)