Middle School Structure

Students in grades six through eight will be grouped into Core Teams. The Core Team is an organizational pattern of the middle schools in which teachers share the same students, and the same planning time. Each teacher in the Core Team will be responsible for teaching one or more of the required subjects.

Students in English, mathematics, and science courses are grouped based on several criteria including standardized test scores, previous grades, teacher recommendations, and parental requests. All of these factors are considered in making class assignments that are appropriate for each individual student. Questions about placement should be discussed with the student’s present teacher and with the school counselor at the middle school.