Differentiated Instruction

Core Curriculum

The core curriculum in all three grades of the middle school is differentiated to offer appropriate learning experiences and skills development.

Gifted Education

The middle school program for gifted education is designed to serve those students who are academically and/or intellectually gifted. The program is provided through the differentiated instruction offered at each middle school. Courses provide these students an enriched and in-depth classroom experience. Eligibility for the program is determined by a school-based committee. Eighth graders have the opportunity to accelerate their program of studies by taking high school credit courses in the areas of math, science, and foreign language.

Students and their parents are encouraged to contact the school principal to learn more about these programs and the opportunities they provide.

Special Education

Programs available for students with disabilities are provided according to the student’s Individualized Education Plan. Referrals for special services are routinely made by parents, counselors, and teachers through the school principal; however, a student can only be considered after authorization is secured from the parent or legal guardian.

Placement in a special education class or program is contingent upon the results of extensive diagnostic testing and evaluation. Scheduling is done on an individual basis according to the needs of each student.

Since the instructional program in all special education classes is based on each student’s individual needs, individual educational programs are developed by the school in conjunction with parental permission and input.

Title I

Select students will be scheduled into Title I reading classes with the reading specialist and will address specific skills to improve reading.

Middle School Learning Center

The Middle School Learning Center, a program for 6th and 7th grade students who have experienced behavioral difficulties in the regular school program, provides instruction in the four core courses of English, math, science, and social studies. Computer-based and traditional instruction are utilized.

Placement at the MSLC is made on an individual basis. For more information, contact the Director of Student Services.