A PLACE TO SOAR

Middle School Electives

Middle School Electives give our students access and ability to explore their interests outside the classroom and provide an outlet for personal expression vital to this age group.

  • Art

    Art

    Students can choose to deepen their skills in the visual arts by electing to continue their art studies. 

     Art I (5th – 8th)- Basic Art overview included but not limited to the following:

    • Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Color, Value, Texture, Form, Space
    • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Project (Contest)
    • Drawing: Still Life, Self-portrait, Portrait, and Landscape with pencils, colored pencils, and watercolor pencils
    • Two-Point Perspective Drawing
    • Painting: liquid watercolor, pan watercolor, oil pastel, and acrylic 

    Art II  (6th – 8th)- Advanced Art  will focus on the following:

    • Principles of Art: Pattern, Rhythm, Movement, Contrast, Emphasis, Balance, Unity
    • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Project (Contest) – Prismacolor’s or paint
    • Paper weaving
    • Printmaking
    • Collage/mixed-media
    • Architecture and Interior Design: 3-D shoebox houses with paper and modeling clay
    • Canvas Painting - with acrylic paint
    • Sculpture  - with air dry clay, model magic, and acrylic paint
  • Concert Band

    Concert Band

    Concert Band is intended for middle school students who have achieved a high level of proficiency with their instrument. Building on previous exposure, this course will include a further focus on music theory, music history, music technology, and other methods of musical practice. Students learn to sight-read in unison and perform music literature of appropriate difficulty, representing various styles.

    This class is a performance-based class and students must participate fully in all class periods as well as performances outside of the school day such as pep rallies, concerts, school programs, and community events.

  • Cougar Boot Camp

    COUGAR BOOT CAMP

    Workouts will be high energy, high intensity combining cardiovascular/resistance training and functional training. Activities may include but are not limited to circuits using own body weight and a variety of equipment, strength and flexibility stations focusing on major muscle groups and core, obstacle courses, and team challenges.

    • This class is designed to help students work on developing cardiovascular and muscular endurance, teamwork, and perseverance of physical and mental challenges.
    • Proper form and technique will be emphasized while muscle awareness (names of major muscle groups and their primary functions) will be a major focus.
    • All movements will be taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of Coach Nuño, certified personal trainer. Personal assessments of progress will be taken throughout the year.
  • Cougar Skills/Study Hall

    COUGAR SKILLS                                                 

    • Students will learn the basics of study skills, good health habits and basics culinary skills, money management and handy man skills.
    • Students will be exposed to social and emotional learning from the Habitudes curriculum.
    • This class is not designed as a structured classroom environment.
    •  Students will be challenged to apply practical skills for everyday living.
    • Space will be limited due to the nature of the class.
    • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be Study Hall.
  • Journalism

    Journalism

    Cornerstone Christian Academy’s Journalism class introduces students to the world of photography, graphic layout, and reporting as students work to compile and layout the school’s yearbook. Students will work collaboratively to tell the story of the year in this interactive class.

  • Spanish

    Spanish

    (Students are eligible to earn up to two high school credits, one per year.)

    Spanish I (6th – 8th) - Beginner Spanish Students electing Spanish I will attend this class five day a week, building conversational fluency.

    • The goal is to teach about the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
    • Why? So that we can reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  
    • The bonus is that students are eligible to earn up to one high school credit.

    Spanish 2 (This is for 8th grade only) - This is a second year Spanish Course. Therefore students and parents can expect to be challenged to go to the next level in the language. Prerequisite is Spanish I.

    • Students electing Spanish II will attend this class five day a week.
    • Building on the fundamentals learned in Spanish I.
    •  The goal is to learn about the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
    • Why? So that we can reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  
    • The bonus is that students are eligible to earn up to two high school credits, one per year.
  • Theater Arts

    Theater Arts

    • This course introduces and explores choral and theatrical element from page to stage as a live performing art. 
    • Performances will consist of singing, choreography, and acting. 
    • Students will understand fundamental aspects of vocal technique, including proper use of the body, breathing, mental preparation and musicianship. 
    • They will study, prepare, choreograph and perform vocal and theatrical arrangements for the glory of God.