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The Upper School program continues the education of students in the basic academic subjects. Utilizing varied teaching strategies, the curriculum provided is challenging, integrative, and exploratory. Students discover and understand their interests, strengths, and weaknesses thereby, developing their personalities and Christian character. Joshua Christian Academy strives for academic excellence and takes great pride in the motto: “Home of the Achievers”.

The faculty and staff of Joshua Christian Academy take pride in providing students with an environment that cultivates strong moral standards and promotes rigorous academic training. JCA offers students a variety of courses covering basic core subjects, electives and a wide range of intramurals. Each student matriculating through the middle grades is required to complete the required number of credits for the following courses: English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language, as well as required elective credits. The specific core content offerings by grade level are as follows:

6th Grade
Reading Math
Social Studies Science
Health Two Special Area Subjects (Daily)
Applied Technology (Computers) Physical Education
Music English
7th Grade
Reading Math
Social Studies Science
Health Two Special Area Subjects (Daily)
Foreign Language Intensive Reading or Math
Applied Technology (Computers) Physical Education
Music English
8th Grade
Reading Math
Social Studies Science
Health Two Special Area Subjects (Daily)
Foreign Language Intensive Reading or Math
Health Two Special Area Subjects (Daily)
Applied Technology (Computers) Physical Education
Music English

The goal of the Bible courses is to challenge the students in their daily walk with the Lord. The objective of the classes will be to formulate a better understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ by memorizing God’s Word, understanding God’s work, and applying God’s Word through active involvement in church and community activities.

Students are required to complete (3) courses in Bible in Middle School and (3) credits in High School for graduation (one credit per year).

MJ Bible Basics
This class will focus on the Bible Basics which will provide students with an overview of the Bible and will demonstrate how the Old and New Testament books fit together. Students will discover spiritual insights that will speak to their heart and give them an understanding of why the Bible has become an enduring and influential book.

MJ Foundations of Faith 1 First semester
This class will focus on introducing students to the person of Christ and His teachings. Students will examine the concepts of reality, faith, and truth, followed by an introduction to the Christ-centered Theistic worldview as it compares to other major worldviews. Students will be challenged to apply the definitions of faith and truth through a personal examination of the claim that the Bible is God’s collected book of inerrant revelation.

MJ Foundations of Faith 2 Second semester
A follow-up to Foundations of Faith 1, this class equips students to understand and apply the word of God through inductive Bible study, exegetical conversation and the mission of God throughout the narrative of Scripture.

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