We are proud to offer a middle school program that gives our students an opportunity to prepare for life and success in high school. Our middle school program started in 2001 and since then we have seen our graduates move on to succeed at many area private and public high schools. We set the foundation for this success by giving our middle school students more freedoms, choices and responsibility around the school while at the same time providing them the mentorship necessary to cultivate integrity, honesty and respect. The path that students take as they navigate their way from childhood to young adulthood is filled with challenges, risks and exciting new experiences. At Southeast, our middle school students make their way through this important life transition in an environment built around the teachings of the Bible and with the support of their families, peers and teachers.
As students make the move into middle school, our experienced and dedicated faculty guide them through this academic period with stimulating and thought provoking academic lessons. Students in middle school are assigned a home room advisor and transition throughout the day to different teachers with subject matter expertise. In order to create a more effective transition into middle school, our 6th grade students rotate through fewer classes and learn organizational skills to better equip them for the rigors ahead. Weekly chapel services are held apart from the lower grades with music and age-relevant messages designed to engage older students. A balanced curriculum of both a Christian and world view has been selected to facilitate and entice learning among the varying levels of maturity and growth of this age group. Students begin to master higher-level critical thinking skills and are given opportunities for applied learning.
INTEGRATION OF FAITH IN ACADEMICS
To become thriving young adults, we believe that students must be presented with opportunities that aid them in their development of a Christian world view. Students are supported and guided to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior to reach their God-given potential. It is through this gateway we believe students prepare to positively contribute and impact their lives and communities. The middle school years are essential for the ongoing development of a strong moral character. Southeast Christian School supports and reinforces the value systems taught at home to guide students in becoming tomorrow’s leaders with Christian principles.
Southeast middle school students currently compete with area schools in volleyball, basketball and cross country. Our athletic program strives to encourage students as they engage in healthy and necessary competition in a supportive atmosphere. Our program aims to promote an environment where students enjoy the camaraderie of learning and participating in athletic pursuits while demonstrating good sportsmanship.
Our student leadership program is open to all 7th & 8th grade students through an application process and recommendations and selection by both peers and teachers. Students are given opportunities throughout the school year and encouraged to take part in leadership roles through a variety of events and service projects that take place each year.