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Seventh Grade

Seventh graders begin the transition toward the more traditional approach to education they will experience in high school. Students are introduced to four core subject teachers and rotate classrooms.

In 7th grade, we offer differentiated math instruction within the classroom and in smaller academic extension groups during the week to meet the needs of each student.  Students explore algebra, proportion, geometry and other math strands through conceptual explorations and real-world scenarios. We also look at the connections between artists and the math in their art.

In 7th grade Science Students study, a wide range of subjects through arts-integrated science projects. Students explore motion and forces, energy types, atmosphere and weather, human body systems, and genetics. Projects include roller coasters, compound machines, weaving, painting, music creation, poetry, dance, and theater. Students work in collaborative groups as well as independently to explore the standards through arts-integrated projects that push students of all levels.

Seventh Grade Social Studies is an exploration of modern World History, including the Age of Exploration, World Wars, and the contemporary Middle East. Each student will also complete an extended research project of their choice, using the National History Day curriculum.   

English Language Arts in the seventh grade focuses on the basics of genre.  We study realistic fiction (The Outsiders), dystopian fiction (The House of the Scorpion), fantasy fiction (The Golden Compass), and historical fiction (choice of World War II / Holocaust books).  In addition, seventh graders study the elements of poetry and get many opportunities to write poetry themselves as well as non-fiction/analysis and personal essays.

Students are offered a choice of electives to further develop artistic skills in the areas of their interest.

Teaching Staff

Name Phone Ext. Title
Ian Canary-King 648 Seventh and Eighth Grades Social Studies Teacher
Leila Wheless 643 Seventh and Eighth Grade Language Arts Teacher
Megan Smith 636 Seventh and Eighth Grade Mathematics Teacher
Nick Rogowski 612 Seventh and Eighth Grade Science Teacher
Marni Rubin-Flanigan 620 Middle School Teaching Assistant
Ryan Olliffe Exceptional Children Teacher
Sarah Vallely Academic Support Specialist

Recent Classroom News

Stress Management for Middle School Students

Everyone gets stressed during the holiday season… everyone.  ArtSpace Charter School Guidance Counselor Adina Arden-Cooper understands the students she works with on daily basis feel this stress too, so she and Ms. Sue organized an ...

ArtSpace Charter School Elects and Inducts 2016-17 Student Council

On Wednesday, August 31st ArtSpace Charter School had their elections for the 2016-17 Student Council. Student Council serves as a student government program which provides opportunities for leadership and a “channel” for students to voice ...


SWANNANOA, NC - March 3rd - Students at ArtSpace took part in the school’s third annual STEAM Expo.  STEAM is an expansion of the National Science Foundation’s acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to include ...

History Day 2016

On Thursday, January 21, 7th grade students participated in the first ever History Day competition on ArtSpace Campus.  Students chose to present their History research through a variety of media including [caption id="attachment_7292" align="alignright" width="300"] 7th ...

Koresh Dance Company Workshops at ArtSpace

SWANNANOA, NC- ArtSpace 5th, 7th and 8th graders took part in dance workshops with Philadelphia based Koresh Dance Company last week. School closings due to inclement weather kept these students from enjoying a performance the ...

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You!

SWANNANOA, NC- The ArtSpace stage will be filled with exciting performances, informances and special events throughout December and January!  This week is the 4th Annual Medieval Faire hosted by ArtSpace 6th graders.This is not a ...

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You!

SWANNANOA, NC - The ArtSpace Stage has some exciting theatre and multi-media productions coming in October that promise to engage, educate, and entertain.  Coming next week, on October 8, the 7/8th grade Theatre Arts elective ...