Canyon Grove’s Middle School classes are designed to stimulate thinking, develop a strong skill base, and support regular and positive interactions for students. The middle school team works to build on a foundation of academic agency where choices are made and accountability encourages learners in and out of the classroom. Middle School students and educators are committed to being respectful, responsible, and ready.
Our grade-level humanities courses integrate language arts skills with a study of history. In this way, students have an opportunity to quicken their intellect, make connections both past and present, and learn the power of their voice as they present their thoughts and ideas. This course is designed as a Socratic or a “collaborative” seminar.
CGA’s middle school math program aspires to help students build a relationship with math by building critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a way that no other subject can. The goal is to create a positive math mindset while students build the skills needed to be successful in math now and beyond.
In addition to the use of the Generation Genius program, students are taught the Utah Science and Engineering Education or SEEd standards. They look at a variety of topics throughout 7th and 8th grade, all with a nod to developing STEAM familiarity – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Middle School students have additional opportunities:
- Students can take Debate. It is a year-long commitment and prepares participants for competitions and for high school and college coursework.
- Students can sign up for Middle School Innovations & Discovery – see below for more information about this great program.
- Students are given subscriptions to Imagine Math, Generation Genius, and BrainPOP. All of these are used regularly. Other online subscriptions are available and include courses not offered in-person.
- CGA’s Resource Library has a plethora of resources available to checkout and use at home. Online access to the resource library allows learners and parents to browse and reserve materials online. You can log in to the library interface at https://canyongrove.goalexandria.com/?lang=en&site=QUAI. If you need the login, please contact the front desk for assistance.