Middle School at CCS
The middle school years are an excellent time to grow, serve others, expand your vision, and try new things. For that reason, CCS requires that all middle school students be involved in Christian growth, service, or outreach activity for 12-18 hours each year depending on grade level. The qualifying activities include drama, Bible quizzing, teacher assistant, choir, school-based service projects, making a comforter for missionaries to distribute, nursing home visitation, choirchimes, and worship team. (Most of these activities are offered during electives period.) Students also have the option of performing service in their church. Such services would include helping in youth ministries, helping in the children's nursery, involvement in the worship team, or participating in a mission trip. In addition, middle school students join together each year for at least two mission and/or service projects.
In addition to the expected courses in Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Bible, each year middle school students are also given the opportunity to have instruction in art, music, Spanish, technology, health, physical education and computer skills.
Electives periods for middle school include vocal music, instrumental music, art class, intramurals, journalism, service options, worship team, and other interesting topics.
Each year the whole middle school participates in an exciting "Theme Week" on a particular topic. A recent theme week on Medieval Europe included a medieval banquet, a fencing demonstration, and a visit from local falconers and their birds.
Middle school students can be involved in interscholastic sports, choir, MACSA Bible Quizzing, and other activities. The middle school students elect student council members from each class. Student council operates the middle school snack stand, plans social events, and uses the money earned to support a child overseas through Compassion International.
Middle school students are encouraged to read regularly. As a part of the language arts curriculum, students are expected to complete four books each quarter. Book response forms can be found here:
Choosing and reading books from the following list of books available in the CCS library will fulfill some of the reading requirements. Most of the books on the Newbery list will count as "Classics". A few that are non-fiction will count as such.
Theme Week on Flight in 2010!