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.
|All Things Algebra
|Digital Textbooks and Notebooks
|Speech to Text Software
|Text-to Speech Software
|Visualizing and Verbalizing
|Multisensory Math by Orton Gillingham
|Word Prediction Software
|Microsoft Office 365
|Building Thinking Skills
|Dianna Hansbury King’s Writing Skills
|Cornell Note-Taking Method