Middle School Age Development Project
In completing the middle school project:
- I was surprised to learn how many specialty programs the district offers to encompass the needs of all students.
- I learned that all of our middle schools have a letter grade D while one school exceeded growth, one school met growth and the other two did not met growth for the 2016-2017 school year.
- I found that students have opportunities to take up to three courses for high school credit while in eighth grade and have a chance to engage in more critical thinking skills with STEM labs at each middle school.
- There exist a lack of cohesiveness between the middle schools, with differing programs and offerings to students.
- Providing more career and technical education courses could enhance career options and skill development for students. A more robust job shadowing program could assist students in making better decisions about high school coursework.
- Parent involvement appears to decline between elementary to middle school.
We created the brochure below as a condensed version of the findings from our research.
The iMovie below was created to showcase all of our findings in a clear and concise presentation.