“We live in a global village. We want our students to be dynamic and have available to them the greatest possibilities wherever life takes them. Our unique curriculum is designed to give them just that- variety, flexibility, and subject mastery.”  Director, Bayaan Academy

Students in the Middle School years, corresponding to grades 6-8, receive a very dynamic, highly interactive education that prepares them for high school. Though the curriculum is American, much of the coursework covers many of the typical GCSE core concepts in KS3 Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, & Physics),  English (composition, prose, grammar, novels, etc) and Math (foundational concepts and pre-algebra).

The curriculum is accredited by AdvancED and by the time students finish this level, they would have been well familiarized with all topics that will come in their subsequent intensive classes in High School.

Core Subjects

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G6-MATH

Math 6 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and applymathematical practices. This course is built for the Grade 6 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

  • UNIT 1: RATIOS AND RATES
  • UNIT 2: NUMBER SENSE
  • UNIT 3: SIGNED NUMBERS
  • UNIT 4: THE COORDINATE PLANE
  • UNIT 5: NUMERICAL AND ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONS
  • UNIT 6: EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES, PART 1
  • UNIT 7: EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES, PART 2
  • UNIT 8: GEOMETRY
  • UNIT 9: INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
  • UNIT 10: SUMMARIZING DATA
  • END OF THE YEAR REVIEW.
G6-ENGLISH

English 6 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build students’ communication and reading comprehension skills. Reading comprehension lessons strengthen students’ critical analysis skills as they study how nonfiction and literature can be used to share ideas. Writing lessons combine free-response exercises with drafting strategies and exemplars to help students communicate clearly and credibly in the narrative, argumentative, and explanatory styles.

  • UNIT 1: ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE
  • UNIT 2: ANALYZING LITERATURE
  • UNIT 3: READING STRATEGIES, PART 1
  • UNIT 4: READING STRATEGIES, PART 2
  • UNIT 5: SENTENCE STRUCTURE
  • UNIT 6: USAGE
  • UNIT 7: WRITING
  • UNIT 8: TYPES OF WRITING
MS EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE

Middle School Earth and Space Science delivers instruction, practice, and review to help students develop scientific literacy, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply scientific practices. Students explore concepts including Earth’s systems, engineering design, the nature of the universe, and the interaction between humans and the environment.

This course is built to state standards and the Next Generation Science Standards for Earth and space science.

  • UNIT 1: NATURE OF SCIENCE
  • UNIT 2: MEASUREMENT AND DATA
  • UNIT 3: PLANET EARTH
  • UNIT 4: THE GEOSPHERE
  • UNIT 5: OUR CHANGING PLANET
  • UNIT 6: EARTH’S PLATES
  • UNIT 7: THE ATMOSPHERE, HYDROSPHERE, AND CRYOSPHERE
  • UNIT 8: WEATHER AND CLIMATE
  • UNIT 9: HUMANS AND EARTH’S RESOURCES
  • UNIT 10: THE SOLAR SYSTEM
  • UNIT 11: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE
  • END OF THE YEAR REVIEW.
MS WORLD HISTORY

Middle School World History delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build middle school students’ knowledge of world history, fromthe Neolithic Revolution through the Middle Ages. By constantly honing their ability to analyze history, students build the depth of knowledge and higher-order thinking skills required to demonstrate their mastery when put to the test.

  • UNIT 1: SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS AND BIG IDEAS
  • UNIT 2: THE BEGINNING OF CIVILIZATION
  • UNIT 3: ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
  • UNIT 4: CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS
  • UNIT 5: ASIAN PRACTICES
  • UNIT 6: SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS AND BIG IDEAS
  • UNIT 7: ISLAM
  • UNIT 8: THE MIDDLE EAST AND EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
  • UNIT 9: CIVILIZATIONS IN AFRICA AND THE AMERICAS
  • UNIT 10: POST CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS IN ASIA
G7-MATH

Math 7 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply mathematical practices. Throughout the course, students gain a deep understanding of proportions and their use in solving problems.

  • UNIT 1: RATE, RATIO, AND PROPORTION
  • UNIT 2: ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION OF RATIONAL NUMBERS
  • UNIT 3: MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION OF RATIONAL NUMBERS
  • UNIT 4: FOUNDATIONS OF ALGEBRA
  • UNIT 5: SEMESTER WRAP UP
  • UNIT 6: GEOMETRIC FIGURES
  • UNIT 7: GEOMETRY IN TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS
  • UNIT 8: STATISTICS AND SAMPLING
  • UNIT 9: PROBABILITY
  • END OF THE YEAR REVIEW.
G7-ENGLISH

English 7 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build students’ communication and reading comprehension skills. Reading comprehension lessons strengthen students’ critical analysis skills as they study how nonfiction and literature can be used to share ideas.

  • UNIT 1: ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE
  • UNIT 2: LANGUAGE USAGE
  • UNIT 3: READING STRATEGIES
  • UNIT 4: ANALYZING NON-LITERARY TEXTS
  • UNIT 5: SENTENCE STRUCTURE
  • UNIT 6: USAGE
  • UNIT 7: WRITING
  • UNIT 8: EXPOSITORY AND NARRATIVE WRITING
  • UNIT 9: ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING
MS LIFE SCIENCE

Middle School Life Science delivers instruction, practice, and review to help students develop scientific literacy, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply scientific practices. Students explore concepts including the relationship between structure and function, the flow of energy and matter through living systems, heredity, and the diversity of life. This course is built to state standards and the Next Generation Science Standards for life science.

  • UNIT 1: NATURE OF SCIENCE
  • UNIT 2: MEASUREMENT AND DATA
  • UNIT 3: NATURE OF LIFE
  • UNIT 4: CELLS
  • UNIT 5: GENETICS
  • UNIT 6: DIVERSITY OF LIFE
  • UNIT 7: MULTICELLULAR BODIES
  • UNIT 8: THE HUMAN BODY
  • UNIT 9: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
  • UNIT 10: RESPONSE TO STIMULI
  • UNIT 11: ECOLOGY
  • UNIT 12: UNDERSTANDING EVOLUTION
MS U.S. HISTORY

Middle School U.S. History delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build middle school students’ knowledge of U.S. history, from the peopling of North America through the era of Reconstruction. Students engage with the subject matter in an interactive, feedback-rich environment as they progress through standards-aligned content.

  • UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO U.S HISTORY
  • UNIT 2: FROM COLONIES TO INDEPENDENCE
  • UNIT 3: BUILDING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
  • UNIT 4: EARLY U.S. GOVERNMENTS
  • UNIT 5: EARLY U.S. CULTURE AND EXPANSION
  • UNIT 6: INDUSTRIALIZATION AND REFORM
  • UNIT 7: REGIONAL CONFLICTS
  • UNIT 8: THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION
G8 -MATH

Math 8 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply mathematical practices. Much of the concept are pre-algebra and geometry related.

  • UNIT 1: THE NUMBER SYSTEM
  • UNIT 2: FUNCTIONS
  • UNIT 3: LINEAR FUNCTIONS
  • UNIT 4: SOLVING EQUATIONS
  • UNIT 5: SEMESTER WRAP UP
  • UNIT 6: GEOMETRY AND MEASUREMENT
  • UNIT 7: TRANSFORMATIONS, CONGRUENCE, AND SIMILARITY PART 1
  • UNIT 8: TRANSFORMATIONS, CONGRUENCE, AND SIMILARITY, PART 2
  • UNIT 9: DATA AND STATISTICS
G8 - ENGLISH

English 8 delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build students’ communication and reading comprehension skills. Reading comprehension lessons strengthen students’ critical analysis skills as they study how nonfiction and literature can be used to share ideas.

  • UNIT 1: ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE
  • UNIT 2: LITERARY ELEMENTS
  • UNIT 3: READING STRATEGIES
  • UNIT 4: ANALYZING NON-LITERARY TEXTS
  • UNIT 5: SENTENCE STRUCTURE
  • UNIT 6: WORD USAGE
  • UNIT 7: WRITING
  • UNIT 8: TYPES OF WRITING
MS PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Middle School Physical Science delivers instruction, practice, and review to help students develop scientific literacy, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply scientific practices. Students explore concepts including the interactions of matter; motion and stability; waves and their technological applications; and energy.

  • UNIT 1: NATURE OF SCIENCE
  • UNIT 2: MEASUREMENT AND DATA
  • UNIT 3: NATURE OF MATTER
  • UNIT 4: DESCRIBING MATTER
  • UNIT 5: CHANGES IN MATTER
  • UNIT 6: FORCE AND MOTION
  • UNIT 7: NONCONTACT FORCES
  • UNIT 8: ENERGY
  • UNIT 9: THERMAL ENERGY AND HEAT
  • UNIT 10: WAVES
  • UNIT 11: APPLICATIONS OF WAVES
MS CIVICS

Middle School Civics delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build middle school students’ understanding of the political and governmental systems of the United States and the roles played by citizens.

  • UNIT 1: CREATING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
  • UNIT 2: THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
  • UNIT 3: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT
  • UNIT 4: LEGISLATIVE AND JUDICIAL
  • UNIT 5: CITIZEN CONNECTIONS
  • UNIT 6: CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS
  • UNIT 7: PUBLIC POLICY

UNIT 8: SKILLS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES


Self-Paced Electives

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READING SKILLS & STRATEGY

Reading Skills and Strategies is a course is designed to help struggling readers develop mastery in the areas of reading comprehension, vocabulary building, study skills, and media literacy, which are the course’s primary content strands. Using these strands, the course guides the student through the skills necessary to be successful in the academic world and beyond.

The reading comprehension strand focuses on introducing the student to the varied purposes of reading. In the vocabulary strand, the student learns specific strategies for understanding and remembering new vocabulary. In the study skills strand, the student learns effective study and test-taking strategies.In the media literacy strand, the student learns to recognize and evaluate persuasive techniques, purposes, design choices, and effects of media.

MANDARIN (CHINESE) - I

Students begin their introduction to Mandarin Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  • UNIT 1: GREETINGS
  • UNIT 2: NUMBERS 1-20
  • UNIT 3: NUMBERS 21-100 AGE
  • UNIT 4: FAMILY AND FRIENDS INTRO TO MEASURE WORDS: (PEOPLE) 个,
  • UNIT 5: SCHOOL MEASURE WORDS CONTINUED:
  • UNIT 6: ANIMALS MW FOR ANIMALS
  • UNIT 7: DESCRIPTIONS HOW TO USE 是 AND 很 HOW TO USE 好 LIKE “VERY” COLORS IN CHINA FINAL SOUND /OU/
  • UNIT 8: COUNTRIES AND NATIONALITIES
MANDARIN (CHINESE) - II

This course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). The course content is aligned to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. Students:

  • UNIT 1: ENGAGE IN LANGUAGE LEARNING
  • UNIT 2: REVIEW AND EXPAND THEIR STUDY OF COMMON VOCABULARY TOPIC
  • UNIT 3: GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF A WIDE RANGE OF GRAMMAR
  • UNIT 4: COMMUNICATE MORE MEANINGFULLY USING CORRECT VOCABULARY AND GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES
  • UNIT 5: REGULARLY ASSESS PROGRESS IN PROFICIENCY THROUGH QUIZZES & TESTS
SPANISH - I

Spanish I teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as home life,occupations, travel, and medicine. The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

  • UNIT 1: ON THE ROAD TO LEARNING SPANISH
  • UNIT 2: HOW YOU FEEL AND WHERE YOU ARE
  • UNIT 3: COLORS, CLOTHING, CULTURE, AND THE CULINARY ARTS
  • UNIT 4: SPANISH I EXAM-1
  • UNIT 5: WORKING OUT, PLAYING HARD
  • UNIT 6: DECIR, DEBER, AND THE BODY
  • UNIT 7: SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH NEW EYES
  • UNIT 8: SPANISH I EXAM-2
SPANISH - II

Building on Spanish I concepts, Spanish II students learn to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives – both in formal and informal situations. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises.

  • UNIT 1: MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
  • UNIT 2: GETTING OUT AND STAYING IN
  • UNIT 3: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY
  • UNIT 4: SPANISH II SEMESTER 1 REVIEW AND EXAM
  • UNIT 5: OH, THE PLACES YOU’VE BEEN
  • UNIT 6: EAT, DRINK, AND BE ORDERED AROUND
  • UNIT 7: UNIT VOCABULARY
  • UNIT 8: SPANISH II EXAM
FRENCH - I

French, I teach students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as sports, travel, and medicine. The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

  • UNIT 1: WELCOME TO FRENCH I
  • UNIT 2: YOU AND THE THINGS YOU DO
  • UNIT 3: EATING AND SHOPPING
  • UNIT 4: FRENCH EXAM-1
  • UNIT 5: SOME OF THE FINER THINGS
  • UNIT 6: TRAVELING AND TRANSPORTATION
  • UNIT 7: THE REAL WORLD
  • UNIT 8: FRENCH EXAM-2
  • END OF THE YEAR REVIEW.
FRENCH - II

French II teaches students to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives – both in the formal and informal address. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

  • UNIT 1: POPULAR AND FINE CULTURE
  • UNIT 2: THE PLACE WHERE WE BELONG
  • UNIT 3: HOME AND FAMILY
  • UNIT 4: LA VIE QUOTIDIENNE EN FRANCE
  • UNIT 5: PARTIES, FOOD, TRAVEL, AND BUSINESS

Live Class Electives

ARABIC LANGUAGE

The Arabic program at Bayaan is an immersion program with a focus on spoken and written Arabic, Quranic vocabulary with proper usage of grammar, and Arabic comprehension. Teachers and students have to converse in Arabic during the Arabic Language class.

Curriculum series from Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk are used as the main resource.

There are 6 levels of proficiency (each level takes one year to complete)

LIFE SKILLS

LIFE SKILLS (1 credit mandatory in MS)

Students taking Life Skills course focus on important functional day to day academic and living skills as well as critical thinking skills. Topics include:

  • Note-taking
  • Active listening
  • Conflict resolution
  • Budgeting
  • Nutrition and menu planning
  • Smart grocery shopping
  • Cooking and Measurements
  • Technology in daily life
ISLAMIC STUDIES

In Islamic Studies A, students are guided through the core text of the course, Imam Bukhari’s hadith collection known as Adab al-Mufrad, over two academic years. By focusing on its topic-based collections of hadith, students are encouraged to consider how the behaviours, qualities and characteristics of a prophetic mode of being connected to and are relevant to their lives as Muslims in the world today.

Throughout each term, students critically read hadith texts, gain an understanding of hadith classification and place the traditions in an historical context, and are encouraged to research autonomously during term projects. Further to this, they focus on selected Arabic vocabulary from the traditions enabling them to contextualize their learning across the curriculum, as it complements Arabic Language and Qur’an Studies. Presenting their learning using multimedia or written means, and ultimately synthesizing their learning cements the subject as crucial for each student and relevant to their contemporary setting.

There are two levels for this course.

SPANISH I

Spanish I teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as home life,occupations, travel, and medicine. The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

  • UNIT 1: ON THE ROAD TO LEARNING SPANISH
  • UNIT 2: HOW YOU FEEL AND WHERE YOU ARE
  • UNIT 3: COLORS, CLOTHING, CULTURE, AND THE CULINARY ARTS
  • UNIT 4: SPANISH I EXAM-1
  • UNIT 5: WORKING OUT, PLAYING HARD
  • UNIT 6: DECIR, DEBER, AND THE BODY
  • UNIT 7: SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH NEW EYES
  • UNIT 8: SPANISH I EXAM-2
SPANISH II

Building on Spanish I concepts, Spanish II students learn to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives – both in formal and informal situations. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises.

  • UNIT 1: MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
  • UNIT 2: GETTING OUT AND STAYING IN
  • UNIT 3: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY
  • UNIT 4: SPANISH II SEMESTER 1 REVIEW AND EXAM
  • UNIT 5: OH, THE PLACES YOU’VE BEEN
  • UNIT 6: EAT, DRINK, AND BE ORDERED AROUND
  • UNIT 7: UNIT VOCABULARY
  • UNIT 8: SPANISH II EXAM