“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 7-8, 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 Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth, & Physics), English (composition, prose, grammar, novels, etc) and Math (pre-algebra and 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 (KS4).
Language Arts – Your child will master literacy, comprehension, fluency and spelling in preparation for higher level learning. In addition to listening and speech activities, students will engage in advanced lessons in report writing, dictionary work, grammar and vocabulary.
Math – Maintaining skills in fundamental operations is at the top of the list for middle school math. Students will reinforce their algebra skills by working on sets, factoring, ratios, formulas and equations, geometry, scale drawing, probability, statistics and the use of computers and calculators.
Science – Students study get interactive approach to Biology, Chemistry, and Physics integrated with a virtual lab where students can perform frog dissection or combine chemical elements.
Social Studies – Growth and development of World History continues to be in the forefront for middle-schoolers social studies. Taught in an engaging and relevant way, students are enlightened about the world and their place in it—and how history has shaped their lives. The curriculum provides built-in reading support and map skills so students can better understand the world they live in.
Foreign Language (Arabic) – Students will study the Arabic Language live with a native speaker of Arabic three times a week, 45 minutes per session, in small groups of 3-5 students. Small groups ensure each student has plenty of time to practice his speaking skills with the teacher. Students will be given a placement test and put in their respective levels. The text “Arabic Between Your Hands” will be used where students will learn to master speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.
Online Electives: These are additional classes in which parents may choose to enroll their children.
Computer Science Discoveries – This course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. Students engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. The course inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices.
Computer Science Fundamentals – Students create programs with different kinds of loops, events, functions, and conditionals. They will also investigate different problem-solving techniques and discuss societal impacts of computing and the internet. In the second part of this course students design and create a capstone project they can share.