Grades 6, 7 & 8
Students in these grades have left elementary school and entered middle school. The most notable change is the classroom structure. No longer does instruction take place in a self-contained classroom environment. Students are assigned a homeroom and rotate among classes. All middle school classes revolve around a "modified block". This block schedule gives teachers more time to cover topics on a deeper level than what they would with a typical 45-minute class. Students benefit significantly by thoroughly learning the subject instead of covering the surface of a topic or theme.
The core subjects in the middle school program include Religion, English, Math, Science and Social studies as well as ongoing instruction in Music and Physical Education. Technology is integrated into each subject through daily classroom applications as well as time in the PAES computer labs.
Elective programs such as Yearbook, Mind, Body & Soul, Art, Communications & Publishing and LEGO Robotics round out the middle school curriculum.
Field trips, service oriented projects and our interscholastic sports programs enhance the middle school experience beyond the classroom.
LEARN MORE about Adventist Education curriculum standards.