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8th Grade

Curriculum

  • Christian Learning: Christian Doctrine & Denominations, World Religions
  • Language Arts: Novel studies, Shurley Method (Grammar, Writing)
  • Math: Pre-Algebra or Algebra I (for Advanced Math students)
  • Science: Chemistry and Physics
  • Social Studies: Post Civil War to Present
  • Electives: Students choose from a variety of electives, including: Yearbook, The Roost (middle school snack shop), art classes, music classes, STEM exploration, public speaking, Worship team, Spirit Shop, etc
  • Global Languages: Students select one: Spanish, German, French, American Sign Language
  • Physical Education: Students participate in PE three times a week (uniform required)
  • Fine Arts: Opportunities include band, choir, music, and show choir-style instruction offered weekly and participation in a theater production.
  • Technology:  Technology is incorporated throughout the day to enhance lessons through document cameras, classroom iPads and student-owned Chromebooks

Christ. Quality. Community.

Christ:  Learn Bible stories, world religions and basic building blocks of faith in Christ.  Understand a biblical worldview.  Explain what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and develop an understanding of how to live a Christ-centered life. Memorize Scripture and have an opportunity to openly discuss their personal faith. Participate in daily prayer, Family Peer Groups, and a weekly chapel.

Quality: Practice and improve on study skills, organizational skills, and learn to be a good citizen while learning to be a responsible learner. Master algebraic basics, presentation skills, creative and expository writing, critical thinking skills, basic language skills, and increase reading comprehension while focusing on the elements of literature.

Community: Work together to develop Christ-centered relationships with each other, teachers, and families. Participate in ways to give back to the community of Gilbert and throughout the world through mission opportunities. Complete an individual Hearts and Hands for Him capstone project.

Technology Integration

Students are given a Google Chromebook to utilize for instruction and homework.  Each student has a Christ Greenfield e-mail account through Google. Students utilize Google Drive and Google Classroom regularly with particular focus on Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, and Google Forms. 

From the moment the students are given the Chromebooks, technology care and online safety is a priority.  Christ Greenfield utilizes Go Guardian to monitor student online behavior. We also utilize "whitelists" and restrict email usage to CG domain use only. Responsibility and good digital citizenship are key components in the technology curriculum at the middle school level.

Extracurricular

  • Athletics: Flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, golf, track and cross country.
  • Clubs: Chess Club, FIRST LEGO League (robotics), Ovation, Student Council

Field Trips

Various field trips are taken each year which tie into curriculum and/or develop an appreciation for the arts. The culminating eighth-grade class trip is an optional week-long trip to Washington D.C. and the nearby area. Cost of trip is not included in tuition.