8th Grade

Reinforcing Skills; Preparing for High School

Calvert's 8th grade students build research and critical thinking skills necessary for high school

Can you imagine how the American Revolution would have unfolded if Samuel Adams had access to social media? How many people would have shown up for the Boston Tea Party?

Applying a 21st Century perspective and tools to the past, Calvert homeschool curriculum challenges your 8th Grader to consider the implications of historical movements on modern culture.

To solidify the skills needed to excel in high school, your student will:

  • Sharpen historical thinking, analysis, and research skills while studying America’s history – from pre-history through westward expansion.
  • Develop more nuanced writing and literary analysis skills by examining the impact of tone and structure.
  • Reinforce math skills and concepts learned to-date while advancing to the study of functions; bi-variate data; and transformations, congruence, and similarity.
  • Deepen his/her understanding of the properties of sound, light, matter, and energy through virtual labs and digital simulations.

Designed to help parents meet common state homeschooling requirements, each year-long course consists of approximately 18-25 lessons and more than 160 days of instruction.

What your child will learn in 8th Grade:

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    English Language Arts

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  • Social Studies

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    Middle School Career Explorations

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    Fitness Basics 2

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Call now for your free consultation with an Enrollment Advisor: 1-877-878-8045.

Mysti Rolenc, Calvert Alumna, and author of 3 books. Her first book was published at age 14.

I started in Kindergarten and went all the way through 8th grade with Calvert. I absolutely feel that the Calvert program helped to prepare me for my career as an author! Calvert had such emphasis on writing, not just in the language arts section, but in every class. It really helped me to build my writing skills and improve them.

— Mysti R., Calvert Alumni