Junior high students take year-long Humanities classes. As those new to the high school experience, Humanities provides a place for exploring Socials and English learning targets as well as issues/topics relevant to personal, faith, and relational development. In Humanities, significant time is set aside to review the grand drama of scripture, and our covenantal place in it as creation-enjoyers, order-discoverers, justice-seekers, etc. using Biblical throughlines. In particular, students learn a Christian response to culture, and what it means to be culture formers who live justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with their God. Listening and reading is used to both develop understanding, but also delight in the perspectives of others. Speaking and writing is practiced to develop clear and honest communication that allows us to testify to the work of God in, through and around us – to the glory of God and encouragement of others.