Welcome to 8th Grade! 

Islamic Studies
    In Islamic Studies, students continue to learn the Muslim acts of worship, the Pillars of Faith, the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), and Islamic manners. This curriculum helps build an environment to discipline, educate, and inspire students to live Islam through the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

Science
    Students will cover a variety of topics during their middle school science career. They will take part in lab exercises, projects, and a host of other activities to get a hands-on experience and to better understand concepts taught. The following are few topics covered by 8th Grade:

  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Earth’s Biological History
  • Earth’s Structure and Processes
  • Astronomy: Earth and Space Systems
  • Forces, Motion, and Waves 

    Conclusively, this is a packed academic year filled with extracurricular activities which include field trips to various locations that align with class lessons to broaden students’ horizons. Expectations for student and classroom learning is to achieve excellence in Science and to encourage students to understand how the world around them works.

Social Studies
    In 8th grade Social Studies, students learn about American history from colonial times up to the present day. Within this context, special emphasis is placed on South Carolina history and its national impact. Along the way, topics covered include the American Revolution, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and both World Wars. As the year progresses, students will be assigned various independent research projects to enhance their understanding of the material at hand. Field trips will be supplementary to the classroom experience. The overall goal for the year is that students come away with an accurate and balanced view of American history as well as the state that is called Home.

Language Arts
    The final year of Middle School is a time for students to reflect and prepare for the big leap into high school. In preparation for the transition, they are required to participate in reading, writing, speaking and listening workshops. Students will learn how to use literary elements and reading strategies to analyze various genres during reading workshops. Writing workshops are geared toward the organization and the structure of essays. Students will practice presenting their work in front of their peers in the speaking and listening workshops. In addition to reading various types of genres in class, students are required to complete a book report for each unit. By the end of the year, students will be capable of using their skills in overcoming various challenges presented to them in literature.

Math
    In middle school mathematics, the goal is to reinforce and develop the math concepts learned in previous years. Daily lessons are planned with various instructional methods to help strengthen student comprehension of higher concepts and build critical thinking. Each lesson integrates different resources and materials to support student learning. This year students not only have the opportunity to access their eBooks (online textbook), but also a variety of resources which include online assessments, educational games, animations, tutorials, customizable presentation tools, virtual manipulatives, and videos, all via an online portal.
  • Main Concepts for 8th Grade: Algebra I Honors 
  • Expressions, Equations, and Functions
  • Linear Equations
  • Equations of Linear Functions
  • Linear Equalities
  • Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Exponents and Exponential Functions
  • Quadratic Expressions and Equations
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Radical Functions and Geometry
  • Probability
    Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to work with their peers to develop teamwork and enhance critical thinking skills through unit projects and class activities. They also have the chance to collaborate on assigned performance tasks and math journals as supplements to the lessons’ real-life application. In addition, students will take trips outside the classroom to explore math connections. The year will be filled with learning and educational experiences for all students to succeed!