Middle School Programs

The middle school program is designed to support students as they continue to gain independence, maturity and proficiency as they bridge the gap between elementary school and high school. Our programs also prepare middle school students for further studies in college and career opportunities.

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Reading

Middle school reading uses research-based programs such as the Open Court Reading curriculum and Foundations and Frameworks. Students are engaged in individual, small group and whole class reading experiences where their active participation is required in class discussions and written assignments.
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Math

The middle school math curriculum is taught using Saxon Math, a text book program fits the different learning styles of all children.

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Science (Project Lead the Way) and General Sciences

Project Lead the Way uses hands-on experiences where students must work through real-world situations. These individual and group activities increase students’ understanding of science and technology in a meaningful and relatable way.

For more information on Project Lead the Way, visit www.pltw.org.
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Social Studies

The social studies program involves the study of geography, history, economics, government and current events. Additional topics of focus include cultural heritage, global perspective, political and economic systems, tradition and change, social history, technology, peace, interdependence and citizenship.

Eighth grade students also participate in Project Citizen. Through this program, students receive information on how to monitor and influence public policy as well as interact with state and congressional districts.
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Hmong Culture Strengths

Middle school students are required to take a Hmong Culture class each year. In the class, students strengthen their speaking and writing skills while learning about the history and values of their culture.
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Capturing Kids’ Hearts

Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) promotes and sustains relationships between teachers and students. CKH believes if educators reach a student’s heart, the educator also has his head; creating positive relationships makes a difference in student achievement.