Grade 8-9 Junior High Program
“Bridging the gap from elementary to secondary education in community with the family.”
We offer support and guidance for parents and students in Grades 8 and 9 with individual counseling and online courses taught by subject specialists.
We encourage families to be selective in choosing online courses so that the student can gain the experience of online learning while enjoying the familiarity of the home-learning system they have enjoyed under the leadership of their home teacher.
TLA also provides specific resources for students with learning challenges who may need an adapted program. Please contact your home teacher for more information.
Junior High DL Courses
Humanities 8 blends the experience of literature, language, history and geography into a single, exciting learning experience that covers the outcomes for both English and Social Studies 8. Through a study of literature and independent historical and cultural research, the students will have opportunities for creativity, effective communication, critical thinking, as well as ongoing collaboration with each other and the teacher.
English 8 helps students achieve success by encouraging them to develop a love of reading.
This course will help students become strategic readers, writers, communicators and thinkers by using a wide variety of literary genres and assignments.
The primary text is a secular text while the coursework has been developed from a Christian worldview.
Assignments and interactions will help students reflect on values and articulate them clearly.
Students will work independently and colloboratively.
As well as maintaining previously learned skills, the course continues to develop arithmetic skills involved with
decimals, integers, rational numbers, proportion and percent
A major emphasis is placed in developing problem solving skills.Other areas covered include: geometry, graphing, and algebra.
Students are expected to put in 3 hours of work weekly, and complete at least one assignment per week
Science 8 is intended to stress a hands-on approach to the study of Science. Topics include: Processes of Science; Life Science (cells and organ systems); Earth and Space Science (water systems on Earth); and Physical Science (light, optics and fluid dynamics). Along with stimulating assignments, there are exciting labs designed to enforce concepts.
While reviewing and building on the arithmetic skills of elementary math curricula, Principles of Math 8 furthers math understanding by delving into number theory and integers, opening the world of negative numbers and algebraic expressions. Early introduction to the concept of the variable eases the transition from arithmetic to algebra. In addition to discussing statistics and probability, square roots and special triangles, and graphing functions, Math 8 incorporates consumer-related application of math principles to everyday life.
Social Studies 8 is an interactive course that explores world history from 500 AD to 1600 AD.
With a focus on project based learning this course will allow students to select assignments according to their various learning style.
Humanities 9 continues where Humanities 8 left off, integrating the outcomes of English Language Arts and Social Studies 9 into a single, enriched experience of history, geography, literature and language. While Humanities focused on history from the 500 to 1500 A.D., Humanities 9 explores the profound changes that came to western Europe and the Americas, beginning in the 16th century.
English 9 is a hands on course that allows students to develop their skills in reading, writing and comprehension.
This course focuses primarily on mastering various styles of writing including paragraph writing, essay writing ,formal versus informal and persuasive.
Math 9 enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, measurement and geometry through investigation, and the effective use of technology. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relations. They will also explore the circle and properties associated with it. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
Science 9 will introduce you to the wonders of chemistry, cell division, electricity and the structure of the universe.
In a variety of activities including labs, you will be able to explain your knowledge in each of these topics.
Socials 9 is an interactive course that incorporates critical thinking, research and project based learning to study 1500-1815AD.
This course is primarily project based allowing students to use their learning styles to demonstrate their knowledge.
Bible 8/9 Worldviews is a two-year course that aims to enrich the students’ Christian-oriented understanding the world them through a variety of lenses, including theology, philosophy, ethics, sociology, law, and biology.
Health & Career 8/9 is a free, practical and fun course for anyone enrolled in TLA Grades 8 and 9 to fulfil the outcomes for Health and Career Education through a wide variety of activities such as involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh Award program, study of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, as well as independent study on personal health.