Seventh Grade Overview
“It is fun to learn new songs and to learn how to play the recorder.” Sam Hanson
Seventh grade is an important year for our students at Northshore Christian Academy. Students begin the year with a fall retreat to build relationships with classmates. They participate in electives and sports with our eighth-grade students. Seventh grade provides more freedom than sixth grade as students transition through single subject teachers each day.
The spiritual aspect of instruction is paramount in what we do. Students participate in weekly chapels and receive daily Bible instruction. For seventh grade, students focus on the god-hood and person-hood of Jesus as well as study the book of Proverbs.
Seventh grade is a time of increasing expectation and independence as we prepare students for the final year of middle school – eighth grade.
Seventh Grade Teachers
Andrew Huskamp, Thomas Murray, Sonja Meier & Becky Fritz
At Northshore Christian Academy in the 7th Grade Department, our students are blessed with incredible educators who have the high distinction of over 37 years of experience teaching, 2 Masters Degrees, and are ACSI accredited and have Washington State Teaching Certificates. Our teachers feel called to be exemplary educators and come from diverse and prominent teaching backgrounds that equip them with the tools necessary to meet the needs of each of our students.
As a Christian school, located in Everett, WA, we have the pleasure of partnering with families, local schools and businesses to give our students a well-rounded education. Our program focuses not only on the exemplary academics and their spiritual development of each student, but also their social and emotional development. Our program diligently works to support each of our students in their scholarly and personally endeavors as it helps shape and mold them into thriving members of our community.
Through collaborative team work, facilitated by our Learner Centered Collaboration (LCC), our teachers are able to create an environment of dynamically different teaching styles and strategically consistent curriculum. This allows our teachers to successfully impact our students by supporting all different learning styles. Northshore’s teamwork approach in evaluating data, such as our standardized testing, helps our program continue to be at the forefront of producing students ready to lead the world.
The God-Man curriculum focuses on the Life of Christ, as described in the Gospels.
Many applications are made to other parts of Scripture, which help students develop skills for Bible reading and study. Knowing Christ is the most vital part of any Christian’s life, so an emphasis on knowing Him personally is at the core of this class. Second-semester students work through Wise Up: Wisdom in Proverbs which focuses on developing wisdom for living from the book of Proverbs. Students will reflect upon what the Lord requires of us for righteous living.
Students will begin with a brief review of history from Creation to the coming of Christ and progresses in a chronological journey around the world studying the ebb and flow of empires, cultures, Christianity, and world religions. It concludes with an examination of the trends of the emerging 21st century.
The middle school language arts program is designed to inspire life-long readers and for students to become confident communicators. Students work with a variety of written forms, developing their own voice and style. We endeavor to equip students with clear writing skills and the ability to express themselves in an articulate manner.
While students are learning mathematics, they will understand the concept of absolute truth, and their minds will be strengthened through thinking and reasoning skills. Students will learn to go from the concrete to the abstract, from the particular to the general, from content to concept. They will also learn to process facts as part of the truth
and order that God has built into reality. Each grade level builds upon previous learning in which mathematical concepts are distributed throughout the year for better retention and math mastery.
- Chess and Logic
- Computer Coding
- Medical Detectives
- Math Lab
- Pre-AP Physics
- Speech & Debate
- Student Aide
- Student Leadership
- Study Hall
- Web/Game Design
- Worship Team
Fine Art Options
- Advanced Band
- Advanced Orchestra
- Advanced Choir