4TH – 8TH

Grades 4th-8th

Language Arts:  Students engage in reading throughout disciplines.  Students read informational and expository text.  Teachers ensure that students gain, evaluate, and present increasingly complex information, ideas and evidence through listening and speaking as well as through media.  Lessons prepare students for real life experience to prepare students for college and in 21st century careers. Teachers recognize the importance of developing  students to use formal English in their writing and speaking and that students must also be able to make informed, skillful choices among the many ways to express themselves through language.

Mathematics:  Students are exposed daily to math concepts including problem solving, math computation, reasoning, data analysis, measurement, and geometry.  In addition, teachers use other resources to integrate technology and other disciplines.  Students in the middle grade are exposed to pre-algebra and algebra.

Science:  The science curriculum provides a progressive program that covers a range of scientific topics and concepts.  Students learn specific scientific concepts and progress  through grade levels where concepts get more complex. Teachers provides instruction of scientific methods, procedures and processes supporting the students’ interests and enthusiasms.  Middle grade students conduct labs related to learned concepts and engage in the scientific process through self-guided science projects.    High achieving students may compete in Science Olympiad.

Social Studies:  Social studies encompasses a wide range of topics.  Students engage in reading information text.  Reading levels gradually increase over the course of each grade level. Teachers use researched-based lesson plans with scaffolding and differentiated instruction so that all students succeed.  Students are required to write about what they read, conduct additional research, and consider many points of view.

Foreign Language:  Students in grades fourth through eighth  explore culture, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing in French.  Students engage in related projects and role play.

Arts:  Students are encouraged to express themselves through the arts.  Students will increase creativity and self-confidence through art related activities.  In addition to specific art instruction, the arts are integrated throughout disciplines.

Health/Physical Education:  Promoting a healthy life-style is the goal of the health and physical education curriculum.  Through health instruction and physical education, students develop body control, rhythm, flexibility and balance. Students engage in team sports, exercise, safety, nutrition and hygiene.   Students create individual health goals and plans to reach their specific health related goals.

Cultivating ‘Ultimate Students’

Imhotep Academy is committed to the development of the “whole” child through an accelerated curriculum that seamlessly incorporates African-American history and heritage.