Middle School Division
Under the leadership of the Lower School Director LeRoy Beam, The King’s Academy Middle School uses a variety of curricula. The faculty and administration choose materials that in their opinion offer the strongest educational program and biblical worldview. A well-developed, sequenced curriculum takes students in a systematic manner through their critical developmental years. Subjects presented include:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
Additionally, the students are engaged each week in study in some or all of the following areas:
- Computer Skills
Grade Policy (Middle & Upper School)
Grades are to be considered to be very important in the lives of TKA students. Only students who have the ability to succeed are admitted. Therefore, all students are expected to succeed. Effort is made to encourage students and motivate them to academic excellence.
The academic year is divided into two halves, or semesters. Each semester is divided into two grading periods of approximately nine weeks each.
A student’s performance on homework, class work, quizzes, special reports, projects, classroom participation and examinations may be included in the determination of the student’s grade in each class.
Most course work completed at TKA will be graded by the teacher using a scale of 0 to 100. These numbers correspond to the following letter grades:
Grading Scale (Adopted August 2006)
A = 93-100
B = 85-92
C = 75-84
D = 70-74
F = 0-69
P = Passing (70-100)
N = Not For Credit
Teachers have the option of adapting the scale to meet a particular need, provided the upper school director or elementary/middle school principal approves the revision and it is communicated clearly to the students.
Grade Reports (Elementary & Middle School)
Elementary school students (grades K-5) and their parents receive weekly reports of class work each Friday. Parents will be expected to examine, sign and return the report folders on Monday.
Middle school students (grades 6-8) and their parents receive academic progress reports at the mid-point of each nine weeks grading period. These progress reports indicate whether the student is passing (A, B, or C: 75-100%) in each class, is borderline (D: 70-74%) in achievement, or is failing (F: below 70%) at that point. These progress reports are designed to cover only the course work of those weeks; they are not cumulative grade reports.
Promotion to a Subsequent Grade Level
At the conclusion of the school year, a student in Grades K-8 will be promoted to the next grade level if the following conditions are met: (1) The student must have earned passing grades for the year in three of the following four subjects: English, Math, Science, and Social Studies; (2) At least five of the student’s teachers must favor the student’s promotion; and (3) The student must demonstrate competency on a standardized achievement test. The principal must approve exceptions to this policy.
Elementary students will be promoted according to their classroom teacher’s evaluation and principal’s approval.