Middle School Overview
Resurrection Lutheran School provides a learning environment that is academically rich for students in grades K-8. Each day, students experience a very special kind of learning atmosphere that has continued to strengthen and grow since RLS opened in 2002. At RLS the teachers, administration, church staff and parents work together to plant seeds in the hearts and minds of our students through discipline, respect, guidance, encouragement, sound educational strategies and daily modeling of Christian love.
At RLS, we follow the North Carolina State Standards as a baseline while integrating national standards and extension activities. We place a high value on writing with a focus on both composition and intellectual depth. Our goal is to provide a rigorous core curriculum in the Lutheran tradition emphasizing the holistic development of the student (academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual). Students are prepared for “honors level” coursework in high school. While some RLS students choose a parochial high school, the majority of our students will matriculate into their local public high school.
In middle school, literature and language arts are taught separately. Although they overlap, the language arts classes focus on the development of writing skills, while the literature classes focus on the development of reading skills. Using the NC State Standards and Common Core Objectives as guides, the language arts curriculum utilizes a variety of materials including, but not limited to Shurley Grammar, Paragraphs for Middle School, and NaNoWriMo to deepen the students’ understanding of writing. In literature students read everything from graphic novels to Shakespeare. The texts include poetry, nonfiction articles, novels, plays, and various texts from the Prentice Hall textbooks and ReadWorks online. The younger students focus on the development of the reading comprehension skills, while the older students focus on their literary comprehension skills. All grades in middle school study Vocabulary from Classical Roots for both spelling and vocabulary.
RLS Middle school provides for unique overnight travel opportunities, academic competitions, clubs, athletic teams, chorus, band, drama, and various leadership opportunities.