At LCS, our junior high program is deliberate about shaping and guiding young men and women, firming their foundation so that they may flourish academically, socially, and spiritually.
Both 7th and 8th grade students receive active curriculum across subject areas: Math, Science, Language Arts, History, Bible, Spanish, Technology, and Health (7th only).
All 7th and 8th grade students are enriched in Art Class and Physical Education. They also have the option of participating in either Band or Choir.
Eligible 7th grade students are able to advance in math. Advanced Math 7 is both 7th and 8th grade math completed in one year.
Eligible students in 8th grade are able to advance into Algebra 1 and Biology.
Advanced students must maintain an average of 85% throughout the year.
7th and 8th Grade Distinctives
The start of Junior High at LCS brings students into some new and exciting territory! For the first time students begin navigating a bell schedule and switching classes and learning from several different teachers throughout the year.
Students continue to grow spiritually from weekly chapels. For the first students are placed in small groups and enjoy special opportunities such as
- worship team
- junior high retreat
- modified sports
8th Graders at LCS also enjoy special and unique moments that set them apart and prepare them for high school.
- Special Eighth Grade Dinner
- Eighth Grade Play
- Overnight trip to Washington DC
- Spring Retreat with 9th to 11th Grade students
With the new opportunities of Junior High come new challenges! Getting to class on time, managing assignments from different teachers, having good behavior in the halls as they pass from class to class without teacher escorts, and maintaining their grades for eligibility in extra curriculars are a few areas for 7th and 8th to show their responsibility and build academic and social growth.
Our teachers at these grade levels are very good at helping seventh graders transition from elementary to junior high and very good at helping the eighth graders get ready for high school and the additional benefits and challenges that ninth grade brings!
Our teachers value parental support and communication as together we navigate these years which are very exciting and at times challenging!