Curriculum

The Middle School years are a time of transition and rapid growth for students as they leave their Elementary years behind and prepare for a challenging High School academic program.  In addition to the core academic classes, the students can choose from a wide variety of electives and after after-school opportunities, as they begin to discover their interests, gifts, and talents.  All curricular and co-curricular offerings are taught from a Biblical perspective.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CORE CURRICULUM
GRADES 7-8
ENGLISH
Composition 7
Composition 7 Honors
Literature 7
Literature 7 Honors
English 8
English 8 Honors
English Enrichment

HISTORY
World History 7
World History 7 Honors
American History 8
American History 8 Honors

BIBLE
Old Testament 7
New Testament 8

MATHEMATICS
Math 7
Math 7 Honors
Pre-Algebra 8
Algebra I**
Algebra I Honors **
Geometry Honors **
Math Enrichment

SCIENCE
Life Science 7
Life Science 7 Honors
Physical Science 8
Physical Science 8 Honors

WORLD LANGUAGES
Latin I**
Spanish I**
Spanish 7

ARTS AND ELECTIVES
Art
Band
Choir
Conditioning
Drama
Personal Fitness**
Physical Education
Robotics
Video Production

**Successful completion of these courses will result in the student receiving high school credit.
 
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

Orangewood Middle School students have numerous opportunities to grow in Christ.  Our students are involved in Bible classes, summer missions, and weekly chapels. They interact with teachers who deeply care for them as individuals and serve as mentors and Christian role models every day in the classroom.  Because all students are created in God’s image, loving students well and teaching them well are always our first priority.

FIELD TRIPS

Students participate in several educational trips such as Disney’s Animal Kingdom “Wild by Nature” program, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Full Sail University, Holocaust Memorial Center, Universal Studios / Islands of Adventure, and St. Augustine (8th grade overnight trip).

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Art Shows, Annual Retreat to Camp Wewa, Concerts (Band, Choir), Drama Productions, Duke Talent Identification Program, Junior Thespians, Student Chapel Committee, ACSI Creative Writing Festival, ACSI Math Olympics, Writes of Spring, Disney Dreamer and Doer, Maitland Rotary Club Student of the Month, 8th Grade Dinner & Dance, 8th Grade Leadership Team, Hispanic Society of Friendship, ROOTED Mentor Groups

AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS

Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, swimming, volleyball, golf, and track & field.