Middle School

Grades 6-8

middle school curriculum

Developing Independent, 21st Century Learners

In the Middle School years, Calvert’s rigorous 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. Calvert parents help their students:

  • Develop independent learning strategies and study skills.
  • Deepen their reading comprehension and writing skills.
  • 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

Our 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.

 

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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:

  • Easy-to-use lesson plans to keep learning on-track.
  • Time tested texts and materials from leading education experts.
  • Built-in assessments to evaluate progress and resources to address areas for improvement or take students above and beyond.
  • An online platform that puts everything at your fingertips.

Explore Calvert’s Programs

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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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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