Middle School

Middle

The goal of middle school is to equip students with the tools, knowledge and self-advocacy they need to be academically and socially independent when transitioning into a traditional school environment.

Fast Facts:

  • Grades 6-8
  • 6-8 kids per class
  • Students switch classes
  • Grouped based on academic and social abilities and age
  • Core classes: language arts, math, science, social studies and PE
  • Electives on Wednesdays
  • M, T, Th, F: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • W: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Students also have an advisory period for 20 minutes at the end of each day that is used to teach and reinforce organization and executive functioning skills.

Technology

We strive to help students become proficient in using technology. Beginning in Middle School, we strongly encourage students to bring a laptop to school each day.

Technology is a vital tool for our students, as it “levels the playing field” when they mainstream into traditional schools. Our students learn to use traditional word processing and presentation software. In addition, many also use specialized software that allows speech-to-text, text-to speech, digital book playback and math support.