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Christ the King Junior High

Students entering the junior high at Christ the King can expect to participate in an array of cross-curricular, technology-driven activities that are rooted in the curriculum standards of the Archdiocese of Chicago. In addition to learning note-taking, research, and test prep skills, students will interact with the curricula through debate, role-play, simulation, discussion, learning circles, labs , creation of multi-media presentations, and other activities that engage students' multiple intelligences and simulate real-life experiences. 

General Course Content:

Language Arts

  • Composition of APA and MLA-style research papers
  • Composition of essays in a variety of styles, including narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and expository
  • Grammatical concepts (sentence structure, pronoun agreement, etc)
  • Public speaking


  • Reading strategies (i.e. making inferences, visualizing, making connections)
  • Genre and novel study (whole class and independent)
  • Identification, analysis, and evaluation of authors’ use of literary devices
  • Summer reading
  • Vocabulary study


  • Practice, application, problem-solving, and projects
  • Concepts such as fraction operations, percentages, and geometry, and algebra I concepts such as solving and graphing multi-step equations


  • Old and New Testaments
  • History of the Catholic Church
  • Confirmation preparation


  • Basic principles of life science; introduction to physical science and chemistry
  • Scientific measurement and tools
  • Laboratory skills, including dissection
  • 7th grade Science fair: students will design and conduct an experiment, which they will present at the school science fair, with the option to advance to city- and state-level competition

Social Studies

  • World history
  • US history from early civilization to the present
  • US and Illinois State Constitution Tests (Grade 7, required for graduation)
  • Study of current events