Seventh-grade students will be prepared to develop the character and academic skills necessary to succeed in high school and college, be self‐sufficient, successful, and happy in the competitive world, and build a better tomorrow for themselves and us all.
In seventh-grade Mathematics, instructional time will focus on three areas: (1) developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; and (3) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. Through their learning in the Ratios and Proportional Relationships domain, students extend their understanding of ratios and develop an understanding of proportionality to solve single- and multi-step problems, a wide variety of percent problems, and problems about scale drawings. Through their learning in the Number System and the Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities domains, students develop a unified understanding of numbers, recognizing fractions, decimals, and percents as different representations of rational numbers, use the arithmetic of rational numbers as they formulate expressions and equations in one variable and use these equations to solve problems. Through their learning in the Statistics and Probability domain, students begin informal work with random sampling to generate data sets and learn about the importance of representative samples for drawing inferences.
In Science, students will learn about concepts connected to Physical Science. The science curriculum covers various topics, including Structure and Properties of Matter, Chemical Reactions, Forces and Interactions, Energy, Waves, and Electromagnetic Radiation. Within each unit, students will explore science through interactive, hands-on labs. The class will be engaged in discussions, exploration, independent and group work, and experiments.
Seventh-grade English Language Arts will cover New York State performance indicators in the areas of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Students will learn and study different genres in literature, as the significant units of study are: Fiction; Elements of a Story; Short Stories; Poetry; Drama; Nonfiction; and Narratives. Students will enhance their reading and comprehension skills, develop effective speaking and discussion techniques, and strengthen their writing and grammar skills as they develop writing pieces associated with each unit of study. In addition to the primary units, students will also read various novels, both as a unit of study and independently.
Seventh-grade Social Studies is arranged chronologically and incorporates geography and economic, social, and political trends. The course content is divided into eight key ideas, tracing the human experience in the United States from pre-Columbian times until the Civil War, with a focus on the people, events, and places in New York as applicable.
In addition to the core subject areas, seventh-grade students will participate in special area classes, such as physical education, art, Project Based Learning, and Spanish. Students can participate in afterschool clubs and activities, such as Student Council, Yearbook, Art Club, Intramurals, Math Olympiads, STEAM Science Olympiads, and Robotics. At Syracuse Academy of Science, we want our students to excel in academic and fine arts fields.
Seventh grade Project Based Learning or PBL: Offers a unique experience in which students gain a more profound knowledge through problem-solving and real-world challenges. As a part of this class, students will be engaged in projects and learning speaking and listening skills through presentations to advocate for themselves and to respect, cooperate and work with others, including community members, while becoming positive role models in our school and community.
7th Grade Supply List