Sixth through Eighth Grade
"While early adolescence can be challenging, for young people as well as for their parents, our Team of Christian educators sees the great opportunities that the Lord has set before us. Middle Schoolers come to us as children, and, in three short years, leave as young adults. What happens in those three years often determines the path that each young adult will take from that point forward. Because teachers can profoundly impact young adolescents, we are humbled and privileged to be used by God to shape our future leaders in every aspect of their lives.
Our Middle School Team knows that God has called each of us to serve the needs of the students and families that He brings to our school. Under the Lord's guidance, we offer a Christ-centered program with high academic standards that focuses on nurturing each child as he or she grows' in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.' (Luke 2:52)."
Math, including Pre-algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry
Science, including weekly labs and annual science fair
Social Studies - Canada/Latin America & Civics (6), World History (7), and US History (8)
English, including Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary, Writing, Speaking, and Critical Thinking
Bible, including Bible study and Christian Service
Middle School Enrichment
Accompanying our core classes in middle school is the Enrichment Rotation. The enrichment period in sixth and seventh grade consists of three courses, computer, physical education, and writing workshop. These courses are divided among the four marking periods with physical education taking place in two non-consecutive marking periods.
Students in eighth grade are afforded the opportunity to select their enrichment rotation course. Choices include Spanish 1, Art, Computer (1 Marking Period), or Physical Education. Students choosing Spanish 1 are enrolled for the entire school year and receive a Honors high school credit upon successful completion. Students enrolled in other enrichment courses may choose to take them in combination throughout the school year.
Also integrated into the enrichment schedule is Life Skills. This curriculum seeks to equip students in the spiritual, social, and physical areas of their lives in accordance with biblical truths. As some content is sensitive in nature, this curriculum is taught in a gender-separated environment. All content promotes abstinence, is taught from a biblical perspective by teachers/administrators with a strong Christian walk, and has been approved by the SRCS School Board.
Physical Education/ Health
Spanish I (8th grade only)
Middle School Interscholastic Sports Program (Gold Coast League):
- Boys’ flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis, lacrosse
- Girls’ basketball, cheerleading, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball
Middle School Clubs and Activities:
- National Junior Honor Society
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Student Council
- Student Mentor Programs
- Spelling Competition (Scripps Howard)
- Mathematics Competition (Florida Math League)
- "2:42", a Middle School program through Spanish River Church
- Middle School Dances
- Christmas Musical Drama Production
- Talent Show
- Class Trips (8th Grade to Washington D.C.)
Eighth Period Electives
Middle school students are provided the opportunity to choose how they will utilize their final class period of the day. The default selection for all students is a study hall period. Students wanting more for their final class period may choose from an array of elective courses offered each day. While this selection can vary from year to year, the following is an example of some of the choices students have each year:
- Concert Band
- Robotics - Competition
- Spanish - Introductory
- Student Assistant
- Video Productions
We are cultivating next generation leaders. We believe that in order to learn and grow, students must do more than passively receive information. They must take an active role in learning and leading each other toward a betterunderstanding of the current challenge.
Beginning in preschool, students are given the opportunity to lead within the classroom as helpers. As students grow, they continue to take on more responsibilities in the school.
Some of the opportunities for leadership in middle school at SRCS are the following:
- National Junior Honor Society
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Study Hall Mentors