Middle School

Grades 6-8

middle school curriculum

Developing Independent, 21st Century Learners

In the Middle School years, Calvert’s rigorous, accredited curriculum focuses on helping students to become increasingly independent learners and preparing them to succeed in high school and beyond.

Deepening Core Skills; Exploring New Interests

In Grades 6–8, students deepen their knowledge and skills in four core subjects: English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Following our meticulously detailed Learning Manuals and lesson plans, Calvert parents help their students:

  • Develop independent learning strategies and study skills.
  • Deepen their reading comprehension and writing skills while exploring classic literature.
  • Learn advanced math concepts in preparation for higher level math courses.
  • Begin exploring physical, life, and earth sciences through scientific inquiry and engineering design.
  • Explore the geography, culture, and politics of the world around them.

Keeping Students Engaged and Motivated

Throughout each course, our Calvert PLUS framework for learning helps parents keep middle schoolers interested and engaged with:

  • PROJECTS that apply learning to the real world and are tailored to their interests.
  • Activities that encourage them to think for themselves as they apply what they LEARN in meaningful ways.
  • Assessments where they USE their learning to demonstrate mastery of each concept.
  • Opportunities to SHOWCASE what they’ve learned in ways that allow them to experience the utility of learning. Closing the “learning loop,” they’ll apply their knowledge in meaningful ways to make progress and/or complete projects.

 

There are many Middle School options at Calvert:

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Complete Homeschool Curriculum

Our complete homeschool curriculum provides everything you need to successfully homeschool your child. Each complete grade-level package includes:

  • Step-by-step Lessons that empower you to become your child’s best teacher.
  • Easy-to-use lesson plans to keep learning on-track.
  • Classroom-tested texts and materials from leading education publishers.
  • Built-in assessments and grading guides to evaluate progress and resources to address areas for improvement or take students above and beyond.
  • Calvert Teaching Navigator, an online platform that puts everything at your fingertips.
  • Unlimited support from trained, certified Education Counselors.

For parents who want even more instructional support, Calvert offers Advisory Teaching Services.

Explore Calvert’s Programs

Explore our curriculum by grade:
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Your Choice of Formats

Each Grade 6–8 package is available in our combined print/online format (Traditional) or in our new, more affordable digital-only format (Digital). With our Traditional format, you’ll receive printed textbooks, workbooks, and kits as well as access to digital activities and materials. With our Digital format, you’ll receive the same quality texts and materials via e-textbooks and digital downloads.

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Individual Courses

Our individual courses are a great way to mix and match classes to create a complete educational program for your child. These courses can be used to round out your current homeschool curriculum, supplement a traditional brick-and-mortar school program, or to brush up on skills over the summer.

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Verticy for Struggling Students

Verticy Learning is a complete or supplemental curriculum designed for children who are struggling with reading, spelling, or writing for a variety of reasons including dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Designed for at-home use, this program is based on a simple premise: children who learn differently should be taught differently. Verticy is designed for one-to-one instruction, is self-paced, and offers both print and online versions. Verticy improves academic confidence in children and rekindles a love of learning.
Verticy English Language Arts (ELA) course is designed for children who are struggling with reading, spelling, or writing for a variety of reasons including dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Designed for at-home use, this course is based on a simple premise: children who learn differently should be taught differently. Self-paced and designed for one-to-one instruction, Verticy ELA improves academic confidence in children and rekindles a love of learning.

Parents may choose Verticy ELA when ordering the print/online version of the Calvert curriculum for grades 3 through 8.

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I have never home schooled and was very worried. We enrolled our son last year in the 7th grade and it has been great. Love Calvert. There is always an Education Counselor just a phone call away. My son works at his pace and is moving much quicker than the public schools. He finished 7th grade in the beginning of April and has already started 8th. We love the curriculum.

— Doug D., Calvert Dad