Our 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders rule third floor domain of middle school! Academics compel students into the worlds of Life and Earth Sciences, US History, Algebra and a complete overview of the Bible. Middle schoolers bond together by participating in spirit week festivities; creating memories at Merriwood; watching their homemade volcanoes explode; serving others via their Servant’s Heart Project; Math Olympics; local, district and national Spelling Bee competitions; and various other extracurricular activities.
Middle School includes grades 6, 7, and 8. Sixth grade has a 7 period academic day, while the 7th and 8th grade classes operate on “A” and “B” Day block schedules, similar to high school.
As part of the Academy’s Life of Influence program, each middle school student completes a Servant’s Heart project. Students focus on serving others in their own home, their extended family, and their community. Members of the Jr. Beta Club serve others through various projects at local community centers. Each grade level also assists a community or mission organization.
Academically, Middle School students can participate in Student Council and Jr. Beta Club. Athletically, students can try out for Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball.
Eighth grade students attend Camp Merriwood in the fall for fellowship and team building, and attend Washington D.C. in the spring as an academic field trip.
A Message from the Principal
From the Principal’s Desk
Junior Beta Club
Junior Beta Club
At the end of the sixth grade school year, students will need to have a numerical average of 95.00 or higher (without rounding). We will look at the final overall average, not each quarter. Students will also need to maintain a 95.00 or higher during the first quarter of the seventh grade. These grades include all core classes and special classes. Students who receive a 79 or lower in any class will not be considered for membership even if that 79 is in a special class.
Students must have a good behavior record to become a member. Students who have received major disciplinary action or have a pattern of demerits may not be considered. Students who have disciplinary issues after being inducted in the Junior Beta Club may be placed on probation, prohibited from participating in certain events, or dismissed from the club.
Students who have met both of the above requirements will be asked to complete permission forms from parents and reference forms from teachers and/or youth pastors.