In NetworK¹² schools, Middle school students enjoy core and elective courses. Through the Aventa Learning by K¹² curriculum they build competency in language arts, math, science, and social studies, plus art, music, world languages, and more.
Language Arts 7
Students will engage in a variety of reading and writing activities designed to enhance and integrate literacy across many content areas—science, social studies, math, art, and more.
Students will develop effective communication skills through listening, speaking, and writing via activities designed to strengthen vocabulary, improve grammar, and reinforce reading comprehension. Students will gain a greater appreciation for literature while recognizing the application of new life-skills through reading and writing activities. Seventh grade students will develop higher order, problem solving, and collaborative skills as they study Latin and Greek roots, myths and legends, and epic tales.
Students will learn 7th grade math topics outlined in this course drawing from a variety of sources, including hands-on activities, interactive lessons, and practical math applications.
Students in the first semester will spend time learning how to multiply, divide, and understand fractions; working with decimals; and understanding percents and simple interest.
During second semester, students will establish patterns, relationships, and develop algebraic thinking as they explore integers, operations, number concepts, ratios and proportions, as well as perimeters and areas, circumference, volume, and scaling.
This course will provide students with enlightenment and instruction on the nature of science, using a discovery process to teach the scientific method, and the use of metric measurements in scientific investigations.
Students study the universe, stars, constellations, and objects in the solar system. Movement and pathways of the earth and moon are investigated, with natural paths uncovered as students discover just how large the universe really is.
Students will discover how earth materials are formed, and what they can teach us about the past as they investigate the natural processes that shape ecosystems, landscapes, and the creation of different environments on Earth. The course then covers basic concepts of force, motion, and equilibrium. Concepts of human biology are also uncovered, with emphasis on body systems and those amazing functions that contribute to our wellness.
Agricultural science and its impact on biotechnology is introduced, along with its affect on human interaction with the earth. Finally, the basics of environmental science are covered, and through the use of stunning photography and lively animation, students will interact with endangered species, learn about natural resource use, environmental health, pollution, and biodiversity.
Social Studies 7
Students will be taken through the disciplines of word history, landform and geography, money and economics, the powers and parallels of political science, sociology, and anthropology.
Through hands-on tutorials and interaction with animations that bring history to life, students will acquire the skills necessary to study and understand world cultures, while examining their unique physical features. Beginning with the mysteries of the ancient empires of the Americas, students will discover and understand the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of the Franks in Europe, and uncover the enchanting Kingdom of Ghana.
Students will be taken through Revolutionary Europe, then to the Industrial Revolution, Nationalism and Imperialism, and World Wars I and II. They'll discover the wonders of Colonial India, become informed about the United Nations as a peacekeeping and political force, the politics of the war in Vietnam, and past and current issues in the Middle East. Finally, they'll discover modern Africa and understand its history, to end with a broad but compelling introduction to the Information and Space Ages.