Middle School Philosophy
Many people misunderstand the differences in philosophy between a middle school and a junior high. This graphic helps explain it more fully.
To understand even more, visit the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) web page.
The literature suggests that the smaller the schools, and the smaller the classes, the better the probability of good instruction and successful students. By teaming, we create a “school within a school” model, and therefore create a “smaller” school environment.
On each team, each teacher will meet regularly with the other teachers on the team, will advocate for specific students, and will seek to help create an environment where every student has a voice.
One of the goals we have as a middle school is to help each student be as successful as possible.
We do this by looking at students holistically (academically, emotionally, behaviorally, athletically) and helping them to navigate the difficult teen years.
We have many ways beyond the core classes in which we do this: Student Success Plans, Genius Hour/Student Choice days, Team Celebrations, and more.
Follow the team calendar, Facebook fan page or the 7th grade web site to keep current on all that is going on.