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6th - 8th Grade

Middle school is a time of personal growth and discovery. Students have the skills to nurture their academic strengths and interests, exploring complex ideas in all subject areas. Building on previous knowledge and skills, children can apply higher-level thinking to reach beyond the classroom. They analyze and question the world around them, as they prepare for high-school, college and careers. Equipped with a solid moral and academic foundation, students are ready to succeed.

 

6-8 Curriculum

English Language Arts
6-8 Curriculum

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

Students read and write across a variety of genres in middle school. In literature seminar, students use higher-level critical thinking skills to track theme development, draw conclusions, and make inferences. Teachers facilitate thoughtful discussions around texts and provide students an opportunity to express opinions, ideas, and critiques. In writing, students plan, write, and edit stories, essays, poems, and research papers. With a solid foundation in grammar and usage, students also begin to develop their own unique voice and style. Our teachers model every part of the writing process to set students up for success with their work.

Math
6-8 Curriculum

Math

Math

In middle school students are invited to engage with mathematics through a problem-based curriculum. Critical thinking skills are developed as students analyze, process, discuss and solve real world and mathematical problems. Students will build a strong foundation in both algebraic thinking and data science and expand their number sense and geometric understanding. As these skills evolve, students learn to apply a variety of strategies, make connections across concepts, and most importantly learn that they are a mathematician.

Science
6-8 Curriculum

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Science

Leveraging the knowledge they developed in earlier grades, students dive into greater complexity in life science, physical science, earth and space science, and science practices. Students will not just learn science concepts, but they will explore and apply the science concepts to real-life situations to ensure that they are set up for success for a rigorous high school science curriculum.

Social Studies
6-8 Curriculum

Social Studies

Social Studies

At this age, your child’s ability to understand their place in society is really beginning to expand. They’re able to think more critically about who they want to become in the future. That’s why it’s important that they expand their understanding of the world through the study of civics, world regions, history, government and economics. They begin to analyze complex issues that affect their communities and the world. As they’re more immersed in the study of American history, they gain a greater understanding of their responsibilities as citizens within the values of American democracy.

Specials
6-8 Curriculum

Specials

Specials

Students study art, music, physical education and technology. We also offer electives to provide a well-rounded education.

Grade Level Placement

Ensuring every scholar succeeds is our goal. Using a grade level placement assessment helps us place your child in the grade that best meets their academic needs. After acceptance, Pembroke staff will reach out to you to schedule a grade level assessment. 
 
Here are a few more tips to help your child have a positive assessment experience:
  • Take time to review the sample practice assessment with them.
  • Make sure they get a good night’s rest.
  • Lay out their clothes the night before.
  • Set an alarm to give yourself plenty of time to get ready.
  • Eat a meal or snack before the assessment.
  • Arrive early for the assessment so you’re not rushed.
  • Have fun!

Monthly Virtues

Wisdom Badge

Wisdom

Use good judgment to make decisions

Respect Badge

Respect

Treat others the way you want to be treated

Gratitude Badge

Gratitude

Appreciate the kindness and generosity of others

Self-control badge

Self-control

Manage your emotions and behavior to stay calm

Perseverance Badge

Perseverance

Persist through difficulties until you reach your goal

Courage Badge

Courage

Despite fear, do what you believe is right

Encouragement badge

Encouragement

Motivate others to have confidence in themselves

Compassion Badge

Compassion

Help and care for others during times of need

Integrity Badge

Integrity

Do what is right, honorable, and good

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A Deeper Dive Into Moral Focus

Over the years National Heritage Academies has seen how our moral focus emphasis in the classroom makes our schools safer, more caring places. We trust these important personal skills spill out into our students’ homes, communities, and futures. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits that come from developing a strong moral backbone and why NHA takes them to heart.
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Confidence Leads to Student Excellence

Pembroke Academy gives every child the right challenges at the the right time. This allows us to create an enriched learning environment that raises both expectations and academic excellence. When this environment is combined with moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, the end result is really just the beginning toward a lifetime of success.

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