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Online Middle School for 6th, 7th and 8th Grades

Learn how to make the most of our individualized curriculum and learning for middle school students.


In a lot of ways, the OHDELA online middle school experience is similar to what you’d expect from a strong traditional school. The curriculum is in line with Ohio’s learning standards, which push students to apply increasingly challenging concepts and skills to class materials and projects. All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students must learn the skills detailed in their grade’s learning standards for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, and OHDELA middle school coursework reflects that.

What sets the OHDELA curriculum apart is the way it’s delivered; interactive activities and plenty of one-on-one time keep online learning fresh and varied. Students can complete self-directed work any time of day, and even work faster than the class’s pace. Working with the same learning programs that OHDELA high school students use, middle school students will be well-prepared for what comes next. They can also get involved with special achievement programs like the National Junior Honor Society before they make the jump to high school level courses.

Ohio’s Learning Standards for middle school students by grade include:

6th Grade:

  • English Language Arts
    • Write with consistent style and tone
    • Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics
  • Mathematics
    • Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems
    • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area and volume
    • Develop understanding of statistical variability
  • Science
    • Rocks, minerals and soil
    • Matter and motion
    • Cellular and multicellular organisms
  • Social Studies
    • Study the regions and people of the Eastern Hemisphere, including its geographic features, early history, cultural development and economic change

7th Grade:

  • English Language Arts
    • Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers
    • Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources
  • Mathematics
    • Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them
    • Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population
    • Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions
  • Science
    • Cycles and patterns of the Earth and Moon
    • Conservation of mass and energy
    • Cycles of matter and flow of energy
  • Social Studies
    • Study the world from 750 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Ancient Greece to the first global age, learning how historic events are shaped by geographic, social, cultural, economic and political factors

8th Grade:

  • English Language Arts
    • Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood
    • Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration
  • Mathematics
    • Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations
    • Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers
    • Understand and apply the Pythagorean theorem
    • Science
    • Physical earth
    • Forces and motion
    • Species and reproduction
  • Social Studies
    • Study the United States from 1492 to 1877: Exploration through Reconstruction, giving students a chronologic view of the development of the United States

It takes personal responsibility and hard work, but your student will complete the OHDELA online middle school with the tools he or she needs to succeed in high school and afterwards. Parents also have all the necessary resources available to help their students through middle school, including monthly progress reports and 24/7 access to grades.

If you are interested in enrolling your student in OHDELA, our enrollment specialists are ready to answer your questions and begin the enrollment process today. Contact us or call 888-878-4530 to speak with an enrollment specialist.

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