The journey continues and your child’s future is taking shape!
Middle School is comprised of 5th grade through 8th grade. Our students will continue with personalized learning but gain the skills and knowledge to prepare them for high school!
5th Grade - 8th Grade:
During Stage 3 students are furthering skills necessary to make connections throughout their studies, as well as encouraging cohesive thinking patterns and relationships between areas of education. Students’ decision making skills strengthen, along with an increased awareness of their surrounding environment and the impact they have as individuals in a community. Teachers who facilitate learning in Stage 3 facilitate natural connections that exist throughout the subjects. This allows for students to incorporate various forms of information into a variety of projects, pieces of writing, and presentations. During this process students use analysis and increase their decision making skills. Teachers consistently use higher order questioning, invoke deeper thinking, and support the students in making deeper connections. Students are challenged in their ability to think freely, and are encouraged to step outside of their comfort level and increase self-reflective practices. Students will be prepared to deliver multiple perspectives by working through the comprehension process to prepare them for higher education.
The major skills we work for your child to acquire by the end of Stage 3 include the ability to:
- Demonstrate respect and understanding for classmates regardless of socioeconomic and cultural demographics
- Demonstrate a clear ability to ask and answer questions presented
- Use cohesive thinking patterns to express themselves both orally and in writing
- When presented with problems clearly identify solutions using a variety of problem-solving strategies
- Give clear and coherent oral presentations using teacher created rubrics
- Use identified steps to conduct the research process in all areas of study
- Differentiate between primary and secondary sources
- Understand globalization universally, as well as the interconnectedness or its components
- Discuss and express personal opinions using verified information
- Identify key pieces of information and details in both scientific and literary texts
- Construct a thesis statement using logical thinking patterns
- Analyze and Synthesize information regardless of medium
- Use self-reflective strategies to identify areas of strength and needed improvement in all areas of academic study
- Interpret and apply the literary, scientific, and historical analysis processes throughout written work and spoken language