Middle School Academics

Additional Information
 Typical Middle School Course Schedules
 
Instructional Interventions for Struggling Students
Academic Supports

Ann Arbor Public Schools has five middle schools serving sixth through eight graders. Following the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations, Ann Arbor middle schools serve as an important connection between elementary and high school. Students in middle school can expect the academic and developmental support critical to this age group. Assisting students to take responsibility for their learning while helping them set high academic goals, Ann Arbor middle schools offer students the learning environment to build a base for a successful high school career. The middle school curriculum offers a rich selection of core courses and electives. Students are given the opportunity to explore where their interest may lead in order to build a better understanding of their academic goals. 

English Language Arts | Mathematics | Science | Social Studies
Art
| Career & Tech Ed | ESL | Health | Library Media | Music | Physical Education | World Languages

Focus Areas

Focus Area Comments
Read 180 Link opens in new window/ System 44 Link opens in new window - Continued support and implementation
Curriculum Mapping/Common Assessment - Develop and/or revise maps
- Finish and/or develop common assessments
Safe Talk/Adolescent Depression - Middle School staff trained 2008/2009
PBS (Positive Behavior Support) - Selected schools will implement second semester
RTI: Achievement Team Process - Continue process
- 2-3 visits to each building
Data Driven Dialogue - Training will be provided for MS Administrators
Reading Apprenticeship - Begin training at middle schools
Writing - MYAccess
Differentiation Strategies - Follow up on Differentiation Conference
- Provide additional training

 

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