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Lighthouse Christian Middle School is a discipleship school, committed to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and vocational development of students. The purpose of the school is to provide a Biblically-integrated instructional program in a disciplined environment that encourages spiritual commitment and academic excellence. LCS students consistently receive a Biblically-integrated education in the core classes of mathematics, English, science, history, physical education, and Bible, as well as a variety of electives, balancing affective and academic goals and priorities to insure that the school day is a blend of opportunities to develop students’ minds, hearts, dispositions, talents, and bodies.

Lighthouse is accredited through the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NWAC), the State of Idaho, and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

6th Grade

Bible: Sixth grade Bible is an inductive study of the Gospel of Matthew and the Epistle of James as well as a study of The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. Emphasis is placed on personal application of Biblical principles to life. Additionally, students memorize Matthew chapter 5 and James chapter 1.

Math: Math in Focus: Singapore Math level 1 is the 6th grade math curriculum. This curriculum is designed to help students develop strong mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills. Using the best research-based strategies, students are challenged to apply math to real-world situations. Bar models and visual models help students make sense of and solve complex mathematical problems.

Science: Sixth grade science is based on Purposeful Designs Choices. There are five distinct units: 1. Wonders of Creation: The Weather; 2. Health & Hygiene; 3. Earth Science; 4. Gods Great Universe & Exploring Space; and 5. Observing Invertebrates. Hands-on, Inductive learning is encouraged as students learn to solve problems, think critically, and work collaboratively.

History: Sixth graders explore New World History and Geography from a Christian perspective. Major units of study include Canada, United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. This course is a major overview of the land, resources, history, and governments of the Western Hemisphere. Projects include: Canadian Travel Brochures, Colony Research Paper, and a Central or South American country report.

English: The sixth grade English curriculum (BK English) focuses on grammar, usage, mechanics, and composition.  Students also participate in literature studies. The sixth grade class novels include: The Hobbit, A Christmas Carol, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM, and My Side of the Mountain.

7th Grade

Bible: During 7th grade, students explore a survey of the Old Testament using Route 66. This study is designed to introduce students to the major characters, themes, and events of the Old Testament with an emphasis on Gods power and activity and personal application.

Math: Math in Focus: Singapore Math level 2 is the 7th grade math curriculum. This curriculum is designed to help students develop strong mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills. Using the best research-based strategies, students are challenged to apply math to real-world situations. Bar models and visual models help students make sense of and solve complex mathematical problems. The curriculum is carefully aligned to the current standards both in Idaho and nationally.

Science: Seventh grade science is based on A Beka Science: Order and Reality. There are six distinct units, which are all taught from a Biblical perspective:  1. Introduction to Science & the Scientific Method; 2. Plants: Provision for Life; 3. Your Wonderful Body; 4. The Science of Classification; 5. Through the Microscope; and 6. Introduction to Physical Science.  Students are involved in hands-on learning that encourages application of the scientific method.

History: Seventh graders take an exciting journey through the major cultures and events of World History.  Using A Beka History of the World in Christian Perspective, students learn about the fascinating history of the Ancient Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Modern Age. An emphasis is placed on Gods activity throughout world history.

English: The seventh grade English curriculum (BK English) focuses on grammar, usage, mechanics, and composition. Students also participate in literature studies. During seventh grade, students read The Watsons go to Birmingham, Where the Red Fern Grows, Across Five Aprils, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

8th Grade

Bible:  During 8th grade, students explore a survey of the New Testament using Route 66. This study is designed to introduce students to the major characters, themes, and events of the New Testament with an emphasis on Gods power and activity and personal application. Students are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Christ that is demonstrated in authentic Christian living. Projects include an in-depth study into one book of the New Testament as well as a study of the book, The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel.

Math: Math in Focus: Singapore Math level 3 serves as the primary text for the 8th grade math curriculum. This course is designed to help students develop strong algebraic thinking and problem-solving skills. Using the best research-based strategies, students are challenged to apply math to real-world situations. The 8th grade math curriculum emphasizes foundational algebraic concepts such as linear equations, graphing of equations, systems of equations, and functions. The curriculum is carefully aligned to the current standards both in Idaho and nationally.

Science: 8th grade science is based on A Bekas  Science of the Physical Creation. There are five distinct units, which are all taught from a Biblical perspective:  1. Earth's Atmosphere, Weather, and Oceans; 2. Geology; 3. Physical Science (Focus on waves, magnetism and electricity); 4. Creation Science;  5. Nutrition and Exercise.  Students are involved in hands-on learning that encourages scientific reasoning, Biblical worldview, and application of the scientific method.

History: 8th Grade History is an overview examination of United States history. Using A Beka America: Land I Love, students will be introduced to the key people, periods, and events of American history from the time of the explorers to the 21st century.  Emphasis is placed on the Godly heritage of our country both in its founding and history. Students also review A Beka Western Hemisphere Geography Studies and Projects.

English: The 8th grade English curriculum (BK English) focuses on grammar, usage, mechanics, and composition.  Students also participate in literature studies. During sixth grade, students read The Chosen, Number the Stars, Night, and I Am David.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Principal Tobie Helman