Middle School Academics

There’s a lot you can do to begin preparing for college, but it’s not as hard or intimidating as you may think. The academic program at New Designs Charter Schools helps you get a great head start.

Sixth Grade

Learning this year focuses on setting the proper foundation for the next two years in middle school and beyond. 

  • World History and Geography—Ancient Civilizations 
  • English 
  • Pre-Algebra 
  • Physical Education 
  • Earth Science

Seventh Grade

With one more year of maturity, seventh-graders continue to build on the foundational sixth-grade year in preparation for a more advanced curriculum. 

  • World History and Geography—Medieval and Early Modern Times 
  • English 
  • Algebra 
  • Life Science

Eighth Grade

This year we expand on the basic academic principles of the previous two years. With this year’s courses firmly under our belts, students will enter their high school years ready and excited for the challenge. 

  • US History and Geography 
  • English 8 
  • Geometry 
  • Physical Science


In these daily courses, students receive additional coursework, stay physically and emotionally healthy, and ready themselves for the rigors of high school. 

  • Academic Enrichment (Required) 
  • Physical Education (Required) 
  • Introduction to Computers