Middle School Preparatory 6th through 8th Grade

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Through structural project based learning experiences math, reading, grammar/writing, literature, social studies and science are the core subjects of the middle school curriculum. Critical thinking skills become increasingly important at this level of study. Our focus is to thoroughly prepare our students for the four years of high school that lie ahead.

Our computer labs and the library /media center are available for research. A full time research assistant is available to guide students through the Internet to valuable sources of information.

In math, students are placed in math courses as determined by their background and abilities.  Students may have the opportunity to earn high school credit in Algebra I and/or Geometry while in junior high school.  At this level, students will take life science and earth science courses with laboratory experiences. Through community based learning, we advance critical thinking and knowledge in social studies.  Middle school students will study both American history and civics.

Enrichment courses are an important part of the middle curriculum.  Students have many options including computers, foreign language (Spanish).

GUIDANCE

The Middle Guidance Curriculum focuses on helping students develop responsibility, organizational and study habits. A career fair will be introduced annually to students to career options. Evening programs for parents introduce the college admissions process and assist with high school planning.

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TECHNOLOGY

South Florida School of Excellence has an ongoing commitment to offer the latest technology to our students.  The computer Science lab and Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) labs are available for students.  Every faculty member has been issued an iPad which connects wirelessly to their classroom screen.  Teachers can sign out an iPad cart so that they may incorporate iPad based lessons into their curriculum.  Our Library/Media Center houses computers; technology integration labs equipped with interactive Promethean boards serve to incorporate technology into every upper school classroom. 

ACTIVITIES

There is a wide range of extracurricular clubs and activities available to middle school students

  • Environmental Club/Community Based Learning (CBL)
  • Publishing Center
  • Science Fair Club
  • Student Council Committee
  • Astronomy Club (NASA)
  • Science Technology Engineering and Math Club (STEM)
  • Student Government Association
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Junior High Morning Announcements (WAHS)
  • Band Club
  • Chorus Club
  • Dance Club
  • Safety Patrol
  • Year Book