Junior High is designed to prepare our students to move on to a successful high school learning experience. Students work through assignments and projects of increasing difficulty across all subjects. Their accountability, responsibility, and organizational skills are further developed as they successfully complete numerous, challenging, and contiguous assignments.
In junior high, classes (grades 6-8) are departmentalized. While they travel mostly as a homeroom, students move from teacher to teacher for each subject area. There are several different ways junior high students are grouped for various classes:
- Multi-grade (6th, 7th, and 8th) classes for art, music, and advisory provide students with the opportunity to interact with those from other grade levels.
- Leveling students for math and science allows for a slower, more deliberate pace for students who need it, and a faster, more challenging curriculum for students who are ready to move quickly. Placement in these classes is fluid, allowing students to move between the classes if needed.
- Single-gender PE and STEAM classes (5th/6th and 7th/8th) provide positive same-gender role models and are less distracting than co-ed environments.