The Middle School Academy

The Middle School Academy (6th-8th grades)

As a part of our Upper School faculty, our Middle School Academy teaching team looks forward to working with this group throughout the Middle School years! To help prepare each student for future successful high school experiences, the Middle School Academy team focuses on academic rigor, encouraging relationships, character development, and strong study skills– all in small, nurturing and structured classroom environments.

While adjusting to Middle School can be challenging for some students, we trust that with the right support, every student is poised for success. In our Middle School Academy classrooms, there is a heavy emphasis on organization of materials and assignments. It is our belief that solid organizational skills enhance our Middle School Academy learning efforts. Our team also strives to help our Middle School Academy students discover their potential in each subject area through challenging activities and class instruction.

Students are encouraged to work hard in the classroom to minimize homework assignments and to allow time for participation in extracurricular activities.

Because our Middle School Academy classes are smaller, we are poised to build strong teacher-student working relationships that set our students and their families up for success.

Academic Top 5 for our Middle School Academy

Set high expectations and challenge yourself.

Communication is KEY!

It is our job to help you be successful. If something has you worried or anxious, let us know! Keep parents informed to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Stay on top of your academics.

Complete assignments, take advantage of any extra credit points, seek help early, take advantage of teacher “office hours” and study sessions, seek and heed advice from your parents and teachers.

Be an “application” learner rather than a “memorization” learner.

Higher levels of learning require different ways of studying. Avoid last-minute memorizing of materials for tests and review important information daily to ensure understanding and memory of it.

Use your resources.

CCPS teachers and staff are here to help you. Embrace RenWeb, use your calendar and assignments list, stay organized and maintain a healthy balance between academic and extracurricular activities.

TYPICAL SCHEDULE

Full-day: 8:00 AM – 2:40 PM

AfterSchool Enrichment: 2:40 PM – 6:00 PM

 

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