Preparing for junior high school becomes a focus in fifth grade and is accomplished with academically challenging coursework, organization skills, and character development. "Honorable Character" and "Honoring the Lord in everything we do, say and think" become the spiritual focus of the fifth-graders at Scofield Christian School. Students are spiritually encouraged daily through Bible class, weekly Bible verse memorization, and Wednesday chapel time. Scofield fifth-graders are challenged to be godly student leaders through multiple opportunities: chapel leadership for a month, student missions committee, Operation Christmas Child Gift Boxes, musical events such as Veteran's Day Chapel, Christmas Musical, and Spring Musical, as well as daily classroom activities and opportunities.
Scofield fifth-grade students enjoy learning about the Old Testament and connect the Biblical timeline and Bible characters with the Old-World History curriculum, which focuses on the eastern hemisphere and Christianity's history. The fifth-grade literature studies continue the Old World theme with four novels, and the Discovery Days of "Bedouin Feast," "English Tea," "Mediterranean Feast," "Medieval Times," "African Feast," and "Wycliffe International Museum of Cultures" field trip. These special events allow students the opportunity to participate in activities themed around several world cultures.
The Language Arts curriculum allows the students to use their knowledge of grammar and proper sentence structure to write the following: personal narratives, book reviews, essays using compare and contrast concepts, poetry, persuasive letters, a play, and a research paper.
The science curriculum allows students to view God's design of nature through the lens of the truth of God's Word. Students participate in the Scofield Science Fair, including writing a research paper, conducting a science investigation using the scientific method, and collecting and presenting data and results through a display board and oral presentation. The fifth-graders will experience a "Sky Ranch" outdoor education program either in the fifth or sixth grades. It is a wonderful opportunity to do larger-scale science activities, team building, and history lessons in God's beautiful scenery of east Texas.
The fifth-graders enjoy weekly co-curricular classes in Art, Music, Technology, Spanish, and daily Physical Education class. They also participate in the ACSI competitions of Speech Meet, Spelling Bee, Math Olympics, Science Fair, Choir Festival, and Art Festival.