Middle School

three photos of middle school students in classrooms

Our middle school program emphasizes executive functioning and study skills, preparing students for high school.

Academic instruction is provided in all core subject areas including English- Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education. Assistive technologies and other learning accommodations are individually matched to each student’s needs enabling them to grow in continued self-awareness and self-advocacy skills as they progress toward high school readiness and learning independence.

A variety of elective classes are offered to middle school students including a selection of art, music, engineering, and technology classes.

All students are exposed to a variety of study skills and executive functioning strategies to help them succeed in learning and life such as note-taking, study guides, research skills, and time management. Based on our Keys to Success and each of our four core subject areas (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies) our teachers strategically emphasize different executive functions, assistive technologies, and learning accommodations to expose all students to a variety of tools and strategies for success.

Below is a sample of the curriculum, resources, and technologies used by our middle school teachers to effectively prepare students for high school and beyond. This list is not meant to be an endorsement for any certain curriculum, nor an exhaustive list of every resource available for teaching students with learning differences and disabilities.

Curriculum Examples

Bobble Learning All Things Algebra  
Digital Textbooks and Notebooks Number Worlds  
Speech to Text Software Text-to Speech Software  
Visualizing and Verbalizing Multisensory Math by Orton Gillingham   
Inspirations Software Microsoft Teams  
Word Prediction Software Quizlet  
Cursive Success Kahoot  
Microsoft Office 365 IXL  
Building Thinking Skills Frax Math  
Dianna Hansbury King’s Writing Skills            Boomcards  
Discovery Education Ed Puzzle  
Flocabulary Flipgrid  
Gim Kit Learning Alley  
Nearpod NoodleTools  
Quizizz Cornell Note-Taking Method