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Middle School

6th Grade

As students entering their middle school years, sixth graders are expected to be responsible and independent in all academic areas. They are given the opportunity to set goals and to improve their study skills. Emphasis is placed on character development, self-esteem, and dealing with peer relationships. Students are given the opportunity to participate in Beta, 4H, and Student Council. 6th grade students also enjoy reward parties and field trips throughout the year.

7th Grade

Students in grade 7 at Annunciation Catholic School are the leaders. They are given opportunities daily to cultivate their leadership skills. They are expected to show initiative, character, and kindness. Students participate in multiple field trip experiences which are extensions of these principles, as well as academic content. Seventh graders enjoy the companionship of their Kindergarten Little Brothers and Sisters. A culture of friendship and loyalty is cultivated throughout the year.
 The middle school program at Annunciation Catholic School is designed to meet the spiritual, academic, developmental, and social needs of its students. The students in grades six and seven are at a unique stage of development; therefore, a dynamic, stimulating, and challenging environment has been established.

The cornerstone of the middle school is the Annunciation Catholic School Middle School Character Development Program. This character-building, anti-bullying policy has been highly effective since its introduction in 1999. Middle school students are expected to treat others as Christians, and this behavior is modeled and taught. Students are respectful, loving, and encouraging to each other.

The faculty and students work closely together to target the student's strengths, so that his or her personal best may always be attained. Individual achievement, inspired by a desire to fulfill God’s talents in us, is expected. Teachers do not simply focus on current performance; they work with students to develop their potential for their future, for high school and beyond. ACS students are very successful in every type of high school setting. They are exceedingly prepared for regular and honors high school curricula, particularly in the areas of English, math, and technology.

ACS seventh graders who achieve a 95 percentile score in one of several categories on the Terra Nova standardized test qualify for the Duke Talent Search competition. These students have the privilege of early participation in the ACT or SAT. ACS students participate in the Region 8 Science Fair in Hammond, Louisiana, the writing contests for the Washington Parish Free Fair and the City of Bogalusa, and the Pope John Paul II High School Academic Olympics.

There are many opportunities for extracurricular activities for middle school students. Flag football, basketball, volleyball, and cheerleaders are led by volunteer coaches. Junior Beta Club, Student Council, 4H, and Altar Servers are school-affiliated organizations. Middle school students enjoy quarterly dances, school-related social events, and opportunities to lead the school frequently.