Junior high students are full of life and energy, and are open to trying new things and getting their hands dirty. It is a time of exploration, new experiences, and socialization. For this reason, students are given the opportunity to explore 6-8 elective experiences over these two years. In one block, students select one or more of the following fine arts electives: art, drama, or band. These electives allow students to appreciate the gifts of others, and develop their own aesthetic awareness and creative expression. Skills are developed to not only share their work with others, but to concretely express joy and delight and struggles as image-bearers in a broken world. In a second block, students select one or more of the following applied skills electives: woodworking, textiles, foods, video-editing, outdoor education, or desktop publishing. These electives allow students to understand the blessing, power, and place of technology, and to develop an appreciation for media and the use of materials to create beauty and serve others.