After School Programs
|Our 7th & 8th grade Program is based on our belief that students at this age need both a strong academic foundation as well as trusted relationships with caring, Christian educators, who can help and support them in their transition from elementary to high school and beyond. There is nothing like those middle years of schooling when your student is evaluating and comparing the learner they are with the learner they will become. West Hills Christian School educators understand that these transitional years are all part of God’s plan in helping your student grow into the man or woman they will one day become. From electives designed for students to explore their God-given talents to the core academic classes of Science, English, Math, Social Studies, Computer and Bible, students have the opportunity to mature and progress in a safe and caring environment. Our 7th & 8thgrade is large enough to offer quality programs, yet small enough that individuals do not get lost in the transition. Your student will always be more than just a number at West Hills Christian School! 7th & 8thgrade students are enrolled on a joint decision based on the parent’s desire and the student’s desire. Agreement by the student to live by the West Hills Christian School Code of Conduct listed in the Parent/Student Handbook is required.
It is our goal to provide a daily integration of spiritual growth paired with academic excellence. The core of the 7th & 8th grade academic program includes studies in English, world history, mathematics, modern language, physical education, computer sciences, spanish and physical lab science. Frequent field trips, service-learning projects, and sports programs enhance the regular classroom experience. Our rich and robust curriculum perfectly rounds out the 7th & 8th learning years and provides students with clear vision for future action.
Seventh and eighth grade students have the opportunity to select a number of electives that allow them to try out new skills and explore a subject for a trimester. Electives offered include, rock climbing, art, photography, golf, logic games, American Mythology, just to name a few.
Students take a variety of day field trips, starting with a day retreat to Eagle Fern Camp to support team building and friendship. In the spring, our 7th graders partake in 5 days of day trips touring the sites of Oregon. Washington D.C. is the grand finale for our 8th grade students where they spend eight fun filled educational days learning about our wonderful country.
Our students work hard each spring to collect food for Take Action, Inc, a local non-profit serving the needs of our local community.
Apply for a Place
Applications for 7-8 grades begin in October and there is limited space available. Placement will be determined by a number of factors, returning students will be accepted first, and then additional students.
Grades 7-8 Staff