Middle School CoursesCourses subject to change
6thGrade Academic Courses
English/Language Arts 6
Earth Science 6
World Studies 6
7thGrade Academic Courses
English/Language Arts 7
Life Science 7
World Studies 7
8thGrade Academic Courses
English/Language Arts 8
Physical Science 8
Georgia Studies 8
Early High School Courses (available for 8th Graders ONLY)
Chinese (Mandarin) I
Connections Courses (available for 6-8th graders)
Engineering and TechnologyMiddle Grades Spanish
Connections Spanish is designed as a beginning level semester long (18 weeks) course to expose students to basic concepts in the Spanish language. They will explore language through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities and games. Additionally, students will become familiar with the culture through music, art, history, foods and festivals and notable Hispanics. This course does not count for high school credit.
Visual Arts 1 & 2 (Blackboard) Visual Arts 2 Pacing Guide
The Middle School Art I program at Impact Academy explores art by examining the work of historical and contemporary artists and responding, in some cases, by making art in a similar style or with the same process or subject matter. It also encourages creativity through a series of sketching activities. Students are asked to create works of art in the course using pencil, paint, wire and paper mache. Students also interact with each other through discussion posts in the Blackboard platform. Three face to face hands-on art making opportunities are held each semester exploring linear perspective, facial proportions and shading and watercolor techniques.
The Middle School Art II program at Impact Academy explores art by examining the work of historical and contemporary artists by making art in a similar style or with the same process or subject matter. It also encourages creativity through a series of sketching activities. Students are asked to create works of art in the course using pencil, paint, and other found objects. Two face to face hands-on art making opportunities are held each semester exploring various art forms of the instructor’s choosing.
Digital PhotographyPhysical Education:
Physical Education (6-7 grade) is a content based course with required physical fitness activities which are self reported through the student fitness log requirement. The content based portion of this course explores: safe exercising and injury prevention; cardiovascular health; muscular strength and endurance; flexibility; nutrition and weight management; lifetime fitness; consumer product evaluation; biomechanical principles; team and individual sports; and stress management.Students are provided optional Exercise Sessions on campus during support cafe and other times/locations arranged by the teacher. Students will receive credit for these sessions by earning course content removal.Middle School JournalismBook Study: Peak (6th and 7th grade; Blackboard) Peak Book Study Pacing GuideThe course will take you into the life of Peak and his challenging experiences. You will discover unknown places and encounter the unfamiliar. Through your research and investigations, you will expand your writing and communication skills. There are requested webinar or live lessons where you will share ideas and interact with other members of the class. Creativity and collaboration are two other areas of focus.
Middle School students have the choice of taking connections courses online or on-site at their traditional school.(transportation not provided)