Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Confidence grows as academic challenges are met.

Students should assume a greater degree of independence in their school life.

Students should be comfortable and feel respected in their school community.
Critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills should be stressed.

Students need work that stimulates their curiosity and desire for understanding.

Communication between home and school is essential to student success.3G

Students should participate in a variety of clubs and activities.

A caring, comfortable relationship between child and teacher is vital to learning.

Children should have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and activities.

An emotionally safe environment where children are encouraged to be risk takers.

Students assuming greater responsibility for their own learning.

Students who genuinely care about their academic performance.

Technology infused into the classroom.

A balance of traditional and hands-on learning approaches.

Assessments that allow for individual differences.

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