Early adolescence is a time of many physical, mental, emotional, and social changes. Current research indicates that middle school students need classroom environments that are both academically challenging and supportive of students academic development (Anderman, Patrick, Hruda, & Linnenbrink, 2002; Turner et al., 2002).
Middle school students learn best in learner-centered classrooms that involve higher-order thinking, positive relations, personal independence, and instruction adapted to their individual needs. At this level, students are more capable of directing their cognitive processes, using strategies when learning something new. It is at this time that students develop note-taking and organizational skills, and learn how to distinguish between important and unimportant information, develop good summaries, and analyze their comprehension of content. Academics, sports, extracurricular activities and service to the community are emphasized at this level, preparing the students for high school.
Middle School (Grades 6-8) English Language Arts and Math Curriculum
SpringBoard is the ELA and Math curriculum used in middle school. The College Board’s college and career readiness program is for all students in grades 6-12. SpringBoard delivers a flexible framework for rigorous instruction by integrating:
A variety of proven teaching and learning strategies
Relevant and increasingly complex content
Innovative methods that engage students on multiple levels
Middle School Science Curriculum
Discovery Education Techbook™ for Science and Social Studies is a digital textbook series, built from scratch for today's learners and current standards, engages students with dynamic, multimodal content and an inquiry approach. This curriculum employs the latest techniques in formative learning, data, and motivation.
Our science lab is a fully equipped state-of-the-art lab with interactive microscopes and safety equipment donated by Knights of Columbus.
Middle School Social Studies Curriculum
Social Studies curricula follows the Florida State Standards. It is taught through projects.
Sadlier WE BELIEVE with PROJECT DISCIPLE is used in grades K-8. This spiral curriculum follows the Diocese of Orlando Curriculum Framework for faith formation.