Equipping students in academics, leadership, and service by providing opportunities to take the next steps in their interests and skills as they follow God’s calling on their lives.

Grades 5-8

The middle school years are a time of rapid growth and development. Chapel Hill Academy recognizes this unique opportunity to tap into the emerging interests and spiritual formation of our fifth through eighth grade students. Providing programs that inspire students to explore concepts at deeper levels challenge them in ways that will prepare them for their high school years and into adulthood.

F.O.C.U.S.

Fellowship. Outreach. Christ. Unity. Service.

F.O.C.U.S is a time to focus on exploratory learning activities that align with the CHA mission. 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th Grade students are able to participate together enriching the middle school experience. Quarterly F.O.C.U.S. courses are designed to pique students’ interests, develop skills, expand friendships, and deepen each student’s relationship with Christ.

Mission and Global Outreach

Community impact extends beyond our local area. Becoming part of the Great Commission is a vital part of training and developing young Christian teens. CHA middle school students engage in a variety of missions projects that impact children, families, villages, and communities across the globe. Through these experiences students learn how to be the hands and feet of Christ by identifying needs, helping others, and sharing the Gospel. These projects take a great deal of planning and prayer, and they work together with great excitement and energy to make an impact that is eternal.

Electives

Middle school students in Grades 7 and 8 select a number of elective courses during the school year. Electives provide opportunities for interests to develop and offers course variety, some examples include:

  • Intro to Drama
  • Musical Theatre
  • 2-D Art
  • 3-D Art
  • Intro to Law
  • Robotics 1 & 2
  • Beginning Guitar

Community Service

Community impact is one of Chapel Hill Academy’s core values. We believe in the importance of integrating faith, learning, and biblical practices in the lives of our students in order to reflect Christ’s likeness in the community. Two times per year, middle school Advisory groups spend time serving others in the greater community. Local charities and organizations welcome CHA students to help make a difference in the lives of others. After community service days, students reflect upon their experiences together in Advisory group and in a large-group middle school assembly.

5th - 8th Enrichment Beyond the Classroom (Extended Field Trips)

Fifth: Fall Retreat – Living Waters Bible Camp

Each fall, fifth graders spend two days away on a retreat to Living Waters Bible Camp in Westby, Wisconsin. Students enjoy growing together as a class and individually as followers of Christ while reflecting on God’s creation. Highlights include learning sessions in astronomy, Creation, plant and animal life, and fossils. In addition to the many teambuilding activities and evening campfire, staff lead devotions with the students under the stars.

Sixth: Winter Retreat – Covenant Pines

Minnesota Studies is a course offered every other year as a looped curriculum opposite World History for fifth and sixth graders. As an enrichment to this curriculum, sixth graders spend three days together at Covenant Pines in McGregor, Minnesota, to experience the great winter outdoors. During the retreat, students bond together while snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and winter tubing. Students also learn winter survival skills, build snow shelters, and many additional planned activities. Keeping God’s love and masterful creation the focus through evening worship and devotions, Winter Retreat provides a meaningful time for spiritual growth.

Seventh: Spring Retreat – Camp Forest Springs

The seventh grade science curriculum focuses on God’s magnificent creation in the study of life science. Students attend a springtime, three-day retreat at a Camp Forest Springs in Westboro, Wisconsin.  At camp, Christian biologists and outdoor education specialists provide hands-on, active learning experiences to enhance their understanding of science. They also guide students through a number of outdoor, physical challenges to develop their skills and deepened friendships with their peers. Environmental camp s a time of growth for our seventh grade students as they learn more about God, His creation, and themselves.

Eighth: Leadership – Camp Forest Springs & Culmination – East Coast

In the fall, eighth graders return to Camp Forest Springs to springboard their final year at CHA. This experience is designed to develop leadership and focus for the school year as an eighth grade class.

As a culminating experience of their years leading into high school, eighth graders travel together on a one-week trip to the East Coast in May. This memorable experience offers 8th grade students first-hand knowledge of the Christian foundation of our country while visiting historical sites they have studied. During the trip, 8th graders create memories together and bonds that last a lifetime. It is truly an unforgettable way for students to complete their years of learning and growing together in Christ at CHA. (Please note this trip is optional)

 

Middle School Lifestyle Statement Agreement

Each school year our Middle School Student review and sign our Lifestyle Statement below:

A Christian school is an extension of the home and a companion of the church in training young people for time and eternity in a Christ-centered environment. School and staff work closely with the parents to train the whole child. Attendance at Chapel Hill Academy is a privilege. The goals of this school are to train Christian youth in the highest principles of Christian leadership, self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and good citizenship. Chapel Hill Academy stands for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the highest standards of morality and Christian behavior. Our goal is to train hearts and minds to do all things to the glory of God. In order to promote and foster these goals, the school expects that each student will:

I. Refrain from engaging in swearing, smoking, drinking, and the use of any type of harmful non-prescription drugs. (Psalm 19:14, Ephesians 4:29, Ephesians 5:3-4, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17)

II. Maintain Christian standards in courtesy, kindness, language, morality, and honesty in all areas of life including all forms of social media communication, i.e. email, texting, Twitter and Facebook. (Romans 12:9-10, Ephesians 4:1-3, Ephesians 5:3-4)

III. Abide by the CHA Classroom Dress Policies as stated in the handbook while at school, on field trips and at school sponsored activities, whether daytime or evening. (I Peter 3:3)

IV. Show respect for and support the policies of Chapel Hill Academy. (Ephesians 6:1, Titus 3:1-2)

V. Show respect for all teachers, staff, students, and parents at Chapel Hill Academy. (Romans 13:1,Titus 3:1-2, Ephesians 5:1-2)

VI. Follow cell phone policy that prohibits personal cell phone use while school is in session, and on extended field trips. (1 Cor. 7:35) VII. Strive for words of encouragement and service to others as Christ would do for us. (Phil. 4:8)

Questions?

Contact our Admissions Team

Our Middle School Guidebook provides details for our 5th – 8th Grade programs including:

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Distinctives
  • STEM
  • Class Courses & Experiences

Encouraging Excellence

The Lord calls us to excellence

  • CHA provides an academic curriculum that honors and glorifies God with quality and distinction.
  • Students who graduate from eighth grade are welcomed into local high schools with high regard.
  • Our middle school program offers a challenging curriculum with accelerated course options that solidly prepares students for secondary education in all academic areas.

Developing Leaders

Our Middle School students begin developing their leadership skills starting in 6th Grade.

  • Students attend retreats to focus on faith and action
  • They lead family groups for students K-Grade 8, teaching and building relationships with younger students
  • Becoming Team Leaders in our Winter Olympics and Track and Field Day.
  • Reading Buddy’s with our Junior Kindergarten students.

Engaging the World

Community impact is one of Chapel Hill Academy’s core values within the Spiritual Life of students.

  • We believe in the importance of integrating faith, learning, and biblical practices in the lives of our students in order to reflect Christ’s likeness in the community
  • Each year, middle school teams spend time serving others in the greater community.
  • Local charities and organizations welcome students to help make a difference in the lives of others.