By the time they are in 7th grade, most students should be reasonably self-motivated, independent learners. They should have a good time-management framework in place, though they will likely still need guidance, and parents should remain actively involved as a source of accountability.

Seventh-graders will move onto more complex reading, writing, and math skills and a more in-depth study of previously-learned concepts alongside the introduction of new skills and topics.

Language Arts

A typical course of study for 7th-grade language arts includes literature, composition, grammar, and vocabulary building in both English and Spanish.


Instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.


In seventh grade, students will continue to explore general life, earth, and physical science topics using the scientific method.

Social Studies

Seventh-grade social studies topics can vary greatly but have a large focus on the history and geography of Nicaragua.