Middle School

The Middle School at DCA offers an outstanding track to prepare students for success in high school.  The foundation of our middle school program is the five core subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Bible, History and Science.  These are supported by our auxiliary courses which include Spanish, Music, Art, Health, Technology, Physical Education, and Study Skills.  Our Middle School offers opportunities for development in leadership through the National Junior Honor Society.  Our extra-curricular activities provide our students opportunities for growth in acting, drama production, music and other forms of art, as well as athletics. Our teaching, which springs from a Christian world view, equips our students to successfully face the challenging realm of high school and beyond.

Middle School Department Head

Deryck Mason was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica.  He and his wife Calotta have two sons.  He has been in the field of education for over twenty years with a range of classroom experience which spans from elementary to the college level.  Mr. Mason has taught in both the public school system and in private Christian schools.  He attended the College of Arts, Science and Technology in Jamaica, where he pursued studies in Mathematics and Land Surveying; Caribbean Nazarene College in Trinidad (Th.B.); and Eastern Nazarene College (M.A. in Philosophy and Theology) in Quincy, MA.  Mr. Mason is a licensed teacher in the state of Massachusetts in the field of Mathematics grades 5 through 8.  Mr. Mason is also an ordained minister and serves on the ministry staff in a non-denominational church in Boston.

Curriculum

Bible: Positive Action & supplimental resources such as:
Max Lucado & Bruce Wilkinson

Math:  Holt McDougal

Science: 6th grade: Prentice Hall – Motion, Forces, and Energy
7th grade: Prentice Hall – Life Science: Explorer from Bacteria to Plants
8th grade: Science Curriculum Inc.

English Language Arts: EMC Publishers and Holt, Reinheart and Winston

History: Bob Jones University

Study Skills: Mangrum-Strichart

Spanish: 6th grade: Prentice Hall Realidades A
7th grade: Prentice Hall Realidades 1
8th grade: Prentice Hall Realidades A/B