Middle School Academic Overview
In the Discipleship Academy, students learn to serve their community through helping with activities throughout the school and to serve their larger community by helping at the Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home. At each grade level, they build on their class theme to help them serve in their communities.
During the school year, our 5th grade students enjoy continuing their learning outside of school with field trips to the Museum of Nuclear Energy, the Albuquerque Museum, The Museum of Natural History, and Explora. Our 6th through 8th graders also enjoy exploring outside learning through field trips to The Museum of Natural History, other field trips around town, and to areas within driving distance of Albuquerque. It changes every year depending on what is happening in classes and special exhibits in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and the surrounding areas. Sometimes we take the train to Santa Fe for a day of art and museums and some years we go to the pueblos.
Our Discipleship Academy students participate in many activities which help them to grow, gain confidence and knowledge, and teach them many things that will help them when they move on to high school. They are very active in Science Challenge through the STEM program, Science Engineering Research Challenge, Speech Meet, Spelling Bee, and National History Day. They learn to present to judges and explain their learning process as well as giving oral presentations to a panel of judges.
Fifth Grade Academic Overview
5th grade’s theme is “God’s Big Crazy World.” They learn where they fit in God’s plan and what that looks like by serving their school community in helping the younger students in school activities.
Sixth Grade Academic Overview
6th grade’s theme is “I am God’s Child” where they learn what it means to be a Child of the King. They go on a retreat to Camp Ponderosa where they spend time learning what this means and building relationships with each other as they work together to help each other be the best that they can be.
Seventh Grade Academic Overview
7th graders are “Christ’s Ambassadors.” They will go on a short retreat/service trip where they will continue to grow together and complete service projects for the community of Ruidoso while they learn what it means to represent Christ.
Eighth Grade Academic Overview
8th graders will go on a week-long mission trip showing “Disciples Wide Awake.” Each class decides where they want to serve based on their interests. In the past, we have gone to work with the homeless in Abilene, TX at Love and Care Ministries, built homes with Disaster Relief after hurricane Katrina, and worked with inner city kids and other ministries at Impact Houston.
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