Welcome to our Middle Grades

Tania Diaz
Director of Instruction

The Middle Grades are an important time in a young person’s life. It is a transition from the elementary model of one teacher and one classroom to a host of new teachers, new classes, new friends, and a changing schedule. We do everything we can to make it a smooth transition for our students, and we firmly believe in investing in our kids through many fun experiences. We host pep rallies, moon bounces, dance-offs, special breakfasts, special guests, and multiple clubs and mentorship opportunities. All of this is with the hope of creating a safe place for our students to learn, to laugh, and to thrive. We develop leaders that upon 8th grade graduation are ready to excel in their high grades career and make a positive impact on the community around them.

Summer Resources


If necessary, please email attendancemg@neacademy.net with your child’s absence note.

Course Offerings

Take a moment to our explore our course offerings. Our core courses are: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies.  We offer honors level courses in ELA, Math, and Science in the 7th and 8th grade. For electives, we are currently offering Art, Music, Drama, Engineering, Drama, Physical Education, and Health/Movement.

Esperanza Academy Middle Grades Course Progression

6th 7th 8th
English Language Arts ELA 6 ELA 7 ELA 8
English Language Arts Honors N/A ELA 7 Honors ELA 8 Honors
Math  Math 6 Math 7 Math 8
Math Honors N/A Math 7 Honors Math 8 Honors
Science Science 6 Science 7 Science 8
Science Honors N/A Science 7 Honors Science 8 Honors
Social Studies Social Studies 6 Social Studies 7 Social Studies 8



Physical Education






Spanish Levels 1-5 Introduction to Spanish Spanish (leveled) Spanish (leveled)

Middle Grades Snapshots