8th Grade

Our Eighth Grade Program focuses on children that are thirteen to fourteen years old. Our program has a Social Studies course covers the Age of Explorers through the modern-day and students learn all about the wars, revolutions, and culture changes that defined these times. Science uncovers the incredible fields of archaeology and geology through engaging text, fascinating illustrations, worksheets, and activities.  

Students continue to grow in their reading and math skills, including a focus on essential principles of algebra, coordinate graphing, probability, statistics, functions, and other important areas of mathematics!

Many of the items in this package are non-consumable, if the original items are kept then additional children going through this level would have an enrollment fee of $185. The full-year fee would be $585.

8th grade includes:

Standard of Purity

Designed for young adults (note that this does not mean just young ladies), the study starts with dictionary definitions of the “P” word (and related words) then progresses to a biblical study of all aspects of the topic. There is a continual emphasis on guarding one’s heart and, subsequently, one’s behavior and looking to the Lord for guidance and strength. Designed as a consumable, space is provided for writing biblical answers as well as personal responses to the Bible verses and copywork. Written from a biblically conservative viewpoint, some difficult topics are covered – lust, adultery, modesty/appearance, physical/emotional purity, and dealing with temptation (such as found in music, reading material, friends).


Grade 8 (CLE Math)

Math LightUnit 801 tests and reviews concepts that should be mastered in seventh grade to verify readiness for the Math 800 level.

The remaining LightUnits review previously taught concepts and introduce new skills and concepts in incremental, continuously reviewed steps. We teach the metric system simultaneously with the U.S. system of measurement.

This full-year course contains enough pre-algebra to be an excellent prerequisite for any Algebra I course. Students who satisfactorily complete Math 800 will also be prepared for high school geometry and/or consumer math. Math 810 teaches practical business skills such as writing checks, budgeting income, and balancing an account.

Math 800 themes (one per LightUnit) deal with suitable occupations for Christians, and integrity and generosity in personal and family finances.

The Teacher’s Guides give teaching tips, extra practice, solutions, LightUnit answers, and alternate LightUnit tests.

Writing Strands: Intermediate 2

Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Intermediate 1 or are in grades 5 – 9, depending on skill level. Focuses on skills such as organization, narration, and argumentation. Students will identify and create attitudes in narrative voice; recognize the points of an argument and writing a successful argument; develop a narrative voice for fiction writing; punctuate dialogue and create speech patterns for characters; organize a description by seeing objects as groups of parts; and write concise insightful business letters. Literature lessons include basic literary elements, themes, genres, point of view (limited, objective, omniscient, third person, first person, tense, participant, observer, plural/singular, and second person), dialogue, tone, foreshadowing, and mood. 

Careful Enough?

In his last year of high school, an opportunity is presented to Daniel to spend most of the next year in China with his family as missionaries in a country where that is not legal. As if dealing with the change in culture and language was not enough of a transition already, Daniel finds that he and his family must come to grips with many new things being careful about what you say in public, having friends who might possibly be spies, and government agents who might take you “away” for questioning. How will Daniel handle himself?

Eric Liddell (CHT&N)

Eric’s refusal earlier that week to run on Sunday in the Olympic 100-meter race had stunned the world. Now his incredible victory in the 400-meter race further strengthened his belief in God’s promise, “He who honors Me, I will honor.”
Years later, Eric Liddell would be tested far beyond mere physical ability as a missionary to China. His characterm, perseverance, and endurance are a challenging example for all who would obey the call to bring the gospel to the nations.


God’s Smuggler (Brother Andrew)

The story of Brother Andrew, from his first pair of wooden shoes in his native Holland to the world-wide ministry which is still in operation today, is an incredible journey of faith. Brother Andrew tells the story himself, and what a story it is! Taking Bibles and the Gospel to foreign countries can be challenging at the best of times, and the best of times it was not when Brother Andrew filled his car with Bibles and carried them to countries behind the “Iron Curtain.”


Number the Stars

The 1990 Newbery Medal Winner. As the Nazis begin arresting the Jewish people of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen and her family work to keep their Jewish friends and neighbors safe.


Easy Grammar Ultimate Series Grade 8 

The Ultimate Series functions as a continuation of the instruction and mastery found in Easy Grammar. The course is divided into 180 daily 10 minute lessons but these are teaching lessons as well as review lessons. Each of these lessons provides the familiar capitalization, punctuation, and sentence combining exercises. The remaining two exercises per lesson vary. Content includes parts of speech, phrases/clauses, analogies, sentence fragments/run-ons, prefixes/suffixes/roots, dictionary, spelling, simple/compound/complex sentences. In each daily lesson, there is instruction associated with at least one of the exercises. Students are to read and discuss the instruction, complete the exercises, and participate in a discussion of the answers. Consistent with mastery learning, concepts are introduced, expanded and reviewed. The Teacher Book includes reproducible student pages with answers in the back. The Student Book is not reproducible and includes only the student pages. The Test Booklet which is reproducible provides one assessment for every 10 lessons. Pages are perforated with answers for each on the facing page to the assessment. In other words, each test page has answers to the following test on the back. 

Spelling – Book 8

34 weekly lessons. Regular lessons present 20 new words, 5 review words, and 4 sections of exercises.

Part “A” acquaints the student with some Latin or Greek roots and their appearance in our words. Etymologies are studied with the help of a dictionary included in the back of the textbook. Near the end of the course, a few lessons teach words that show Spanish, German, and French influences in our language. Part “B” of each lesson exercises building words with affixes. Part “C” practices phonics details taught in earlier courses of this series. Part “D” is a series of studies on semantics and the history of the English language.

Pentime Cursive Grade 8

This program is designed to teach children handwriting with a minimum of assistance.

Introduction to Logic Curriculum Pack

This logic course will both challenge and inspire students to be able to defend their faith against atheists and skeptics alike.

A full-year course that will increase a student’s ability to refute the untruths that evolutionists claim as fact.
Includes both a student text and a teacher’s guide with all necessary quizzes and tests.
Teaches methods that are reliable and effective in defending truth.

Kloak: The Under Cover Strategy Game

Kloak is a fun, strategy board game for 2, 3 or 4 players. Players move the small pieces in any direction. They can move the big pieces in any direction or cover (“Kloak”) small pieces. Arrange and “unkloak” three of the same color pieces in a row and score. Be the first to align two sets of three small pieces of the same color to win! With instructions for four game variations, players can choose game modes that require 2, 3 or 4 players. Or try a setup that’s simpler for younger players. The high-quality, hardwood components are durable and designed to last. Includes: game board, 10 big pieces, 15 small pieces, storage bag and instructions.

World’s Story 3: Modern Age Set

Students will study the Age of Explorers through the modern day and learn all about the wars, revolutions, and culture changes that defined these times.


General Science 2: Survey of Geology and Archaeology Set

Uncover the incredible fields of archaeology and geology through engaging text, fascinating illustrations, worksheets and activities in this unique General Science 2 course! Through ancient ruins, caves, fossils, and geology your student will study the world through a Biblical worldview and discover the handiwork of their Creator as they explore scientific facts, principles, and their application to our lives.

In General Science 2 your student will:

  • Create bricks and a teacup, classify rocks, observe erosion, develop research and analysis skills, and more
  • Explore geology, caves, fossils, and archaeology
  • Discover the climate, geologic processes, and features of caves and karst rocks
  • Learn about the different kinds of rocks fossils are found in coal and oil formation
  • Investigate how the flood affected fossil formation
  • Explore the varied features of the Earth’s surface – from plains to peaks
  • and so much more!

General Science 2 Curriculum Pack Includes:

General Science 2 Teacher Guide

  • Suggested Daily Schedule—saving you time!
  • Worksheets
  • Quizzes & Tests
  • Answer Key

The Cave Book

Explore deep into the hidden wonders beneath the surface as cave expert Dr. Emil Silvestru guides your student on an illuminating and educational journey through the mysterious world of caves. Discover the beautiful formations, thriving ecology, unique animals, and fragile balance of this little-seen ecosystem in caves from around the globe as your student:

  • Learns a creationary model of how caves form
  • Discovers the history of how caves have been used by humans for shelter and worship
  • Creates a stone axe and learns about early tools
  • Investigates unusual animals that make caves their home

The Fossil Book

Fossils have fascinated humans for centuries. From the smallest diatoms to the largest dinosaurs, finding a fossil is an exciting and rewarding experience. But where did they come from, and how long have they been around? Your student will discover the answers to this and more as they:

  • Begin their own fossil collection
  • Learn what kinds of fossils are commonly found, the age of fossils, and how to identify them
  • Explore how scientists find and preserve fossils
  • Discover how the flood affected fossil formation
  • Analyze the difference between evolutionists’ and creationists’ views on fossils

The Geology Book

Rocks firmly anchored to the ground and rocks floating through space fascinate us. Jewelry, houses, and roads are just some of the ways we use what has been made from geologic processes to advance civilization. Your student will discover varied features of the Earth’s surface – from plains to peaks as they:

  • Learn what really carved the Grand Canyon
  • Discover how thick the Earth’s crust is
  • Explore how sedimentary deposition occurs through water, wind, and ice
  • Observe the effects of erosion
  • Investigate the powerful effects of volcanic activity
  • Analyze radioisotope and carbon dating

The Archaeology Book

The Archaeology Book guides your student on an exciting exploration of history and ancient cultures! They’ll learn both the techniques of the archaeologist and the accounts of some of the richest discoveries of the Middle East that demonstrate the accuracy and historicity of the Bible as your student unearths:

  • How archaeologists know what life was like in the past
  • Why broken pottery can tell more than gold or treasure can
  • History of ancient cultures, including the Hittites, Babylonians, and Egyptians
  • The early development of the alphabet and its impact on discovery
  • The numerous archaeological finds that confirm biblical history
  • Why the Dead Sea scrolls are considered such a vital breakthrough

Crystal Growing Kit: Calcite (Blue)

Grow crystals in your kitchen in five simple steps! This kit is among the most efficient I’ve seen, not bothering with frills or unnecessary components. All you need to do is heat up water, pour it into a container, and add the crystal powder and seed crystals. After 3-4 days of undisturbed rest, the crystal will form into an immaculate crystal cluster with its signature color. The set includes a crystal cluster, crystal powder, crystal stand, magnifying glass, adventure guide (with some facts and info about crystals) and an activity booklet with puzzles.

Fossils Earth Science Kit

Learning about fossils is a lot more fun if you can get a sample in your hand. Who has time to go out and collect them? Packaged neatly, this set of 9 specimens will intrigue your learners as they learn about fossils. The included guide book offers additional information on the specimens in this kit ” sea urchin, white clam, gastropod, crinoid stem, brachiopod, ammonite, sand dollar, shark tooth, and coral. Each fossil ranges in size from ½ to 1 ” a good size to see details. The guide book also includes a word scramble and word find for a little bit of fossil-word fun.

Lamb’s Book of ART II

The Lamb’s Book of Art II is an excellent starting point for any beginning artist. The lessons and instructions are easy to follow and could be used for self-study for an older child. A variety of concepts are taught like drawing, color theory, portraits, anatomy, nature studies, cartooning, perspective, shading, lettering, and more. The lessons are fun, and you won’t find yourself getting bored with monotonous activities. Plus, the book comes from a Christian publisher and Bible verses accompany most lessons. Art doesn’t have to be hopeless! Lessons are reproducible for in home use and there are plenty of blank pages in the book to create art on.

Drawing Pencil Set (HB, 3B, 5B, 6B)

Graphite-Round Pencils 4 degrees, Varying Blue Finishes, Pre-Sharpened for Outline, Drawing, Sketching and Shading.

Flair Black Ultrafine Pen

Simple, get the job done, fine felt tip (0.4mm) pen by Paper Mate® features fast-drying, water-based ink that creates clean, precise lines. Great for notes, doodling and detail work in drawings and mixed media.

Kneaded Art Eraser Medium (#139E)

Great for removing graphite, pencil and charcoal in subtractive drawing techniques. Kneaded erasers can be shaped for precision erasing and creating highlights. This kneaded eraser is latex-free , lanolin-free, and PVC-free.

Pencil Sharpener – Metal, Single Hole

Small, one-hole pencil sharpener with rigid, easy grip edges.

Prang Art Markers Washable Set 8 Color

Eight chunky markers with bullet tips come in eight bold colors (red, orange yellow, purple, green, blue, brown, and black). All the fun of regular markers – without the mess!

Prang Groove Slim Colored Pencils 12 count

Innovative ergonomic shape wit natural grip zone. Off-set slide guards for thumb, index and middle fingers support an optimal writing hold even after sharpening. 3.3mm core size and slim wood casing. Break resistant core holds up under pressure. AP certified non-toxic.

White Taklon #6 Round Brush (SC 362R)

This pointed-tip, round brush features a good-quality synthetic brush tip and is well-suited to watercolor or acrylic paint.

Foundations in Worship

This one-year music appreciation course has an easy-to-follow schedule allowing students to complete their lessons in 20-40 minutes over five days a week.

This workbook-style hymnology course will lead your children to:

  • Recognize and seek the connections between hymns and Scripture
  • Discover how the hymns reflect the hymn writer’s personal faith journey
  • Learn to apply biblical concepts from the hymns to their own faith
  • Develop creative and engaging presentation skills

Learn to clearly articulate their thoughts and faith

8th grade with alternate math includes:

Algebra 1 Kit

Algebra 1 covers graphing, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials, unit multipliers, and more.

8th grade with alternate science includes:

Exploring Creation with Physical Science

The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newtons Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household chemicals and supplies. It is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum.

Physical Science Lab Kit

This kit contains: safety goggles, baking soda, 9-volt battery, insulated wire, scissors, clear tape, yarn, pencils, antacid tablets, cotton balls, thermometer, candles, plastic bags, matches, yeast, balloon, test tubes, paper towels, Epsom salts, paper cup, comb, pens, sugar, table salt, cooking oil, olive oil, paper clip, toilet paper, dish soap, wax crayon, white cotton string, cornstarch, 1.5 volt battery, 3-inch nail, cardboard, stopwatch, measuring tape, index card, aluminum pie pan, marble, eraser, small block of wood, sandpaper, ruler, rubber stopper, aluminum foil, black marker, thread, washers, balls, Styrofoam cup lip, plastic wrap, rice, flat mirror, protractor, white paper, flashlight w/batteries, and black construction paper.

You will still need to gather some items to round out the supply list, but this kit makes the shopping easier.

Feed My Sheep DVD Bundle

This bestselling 4-year curriculum is a comprehensive art text and workbook containing over 250 generously illustrated step-by-step lessons. While over 100 lessons deal with drawing, Barry has branched out into other areas as well, including color, penmanship, art appreciation, measurement, and painting. Most of the student’s work is done in the book, but the painting lessons use sturdy poster board cards (referred to as “paint packs”) which come with the book. Includes book with paint cards, 7-DVD set, and art supplies including: acrylic paint set w/ brushes, pen, kneaded eraser, 12 colored pencils w/ sharpener, and 4 drawing pencils.

This item is recommended for grades 5 – 12 and can count as high school credit for high school students.

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Tuition billed seperately ($40 a month for 10 months).

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