Committed to providing every student with a Christ-centered education AoE comes along side parents to equip students to be successful and influential in their families, community, and the world, discerning the truth of God’s Word in their lives.
Eighth graders will explore a comprehensive survey of American history, and a fascinating look at Space and Earth Science being drawn into a new realm of learning, while Pre-Algebra eases the transition into higher forms of math. Communication is emphasized through grammar instruction, writing projects, and themed studies of literature.
The Academy of Excellence has invested in a tailored curriculum for Bible in grades 1-12 that
presents clear instruction in writing and grammar, including an overview of the Writing Process and many focused writing activities. It reviews the eight parts of speech, five basic sentence patterns, usage, and mechanics, and discusses grammar elements such as participles, gerunds, and infinitives. Writing projects include a news report, a character profile, a short fable, and an in-class essay. Students receive continued instruction in:
Offers a diverse compilation of stories, poems, and essays from a variety of authors and genres grouped by theme to develop critical thinking skills. Vocabulary glosses explain unfamiliar words within the literature selections. Thinking Zone pages throughout the book ask questions to encourage the student to think about literature on at least four levels: comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and appreciation. Students will encounter:
Themes – courage, nature & man, family
Genres – fables, drama, poetry, short story, biography, essays, hymns, Scripture
Cultures – American, English, Russian
Questioning – analysis, literal, critical, appreciative
Demonstrates how languages such as Greek and Latin have contributed to modern English. Games, puzzles, and reinforcement activities keep your students’ interest while building their vocabulary.
BJU Pre-Algebra (2nd edition) eases the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Algebraic expressions and linear equations are applied throughout a thorough review of operations on integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and radicals. Students explore relations and functions using equations, tables, and graphs. Chapters on statistics and geometry extend foundational concepts in preparation for high school courses. Problem-solving and real-life uses of math are featured in each chapter. Dominion through Math exercises regularly illustrate how mathematics can be used to manage God’s creation to His glory
Earth Science guides students in an examination of God’s handiwork. Affirming the young earth creationist view of the Earth’s history and disproving the evolutionary views pervading the scientific community and modern culture, the text presents an engaging study of scientific philosophies and models, meteorology, geology, and oceanography in view of biblical stewardship.
Foundations – modeling, limitations, biblical dominion, geographic info systems (GIS)
Geology – old & young earth theory, structure, catastrophes, tectonics, seismology
Rocks & Minerals – identifying, classifying, fossilization, weathering, soils
Water – oceanography, deep-sea exploration, lakes & ponds, ground water chemistry
Atmosphere – composition, clouds & winds, weather modeling, climates and climate change
Heavens – sun – earth – moon system, scientific laws , planets, constellations, space exploration
The American Republic unfolds the history of the United States through richly detailed narrative and a colorful, engaging presentation. Starting with the discovery of the New World, the text traces the path of American history up to the present day. In addition to a historical account, American Republic demonstrates the distinctiveness of American values and government, and emphasizes the importance of understanding and appreciating United States history. This rich history is explored through the lenses of Geography, Government, Economics, Religion, and Culture.