Academics

Middle School

The Middle School is comprised of grades 6 through 8 and offers a program based on the integration of content areas, continued development in the Core standard areas and designed to encourage each student’s interest and abilities as they progress towards the pursuit of independence and planning for the future. Activities are designed to encourage students to take risks, learn from trial and error and develop circumventive strategies to continue their guests to achieve success.

The Middle School Concept

Students are grouped to take advantage of the best teaching practices. Teachers work together in teams to ensure consistency and to allow instructional themes to be developed across the curriculum. Students enter a community of learners and remain with the same group for three years. This concept promotes learning by connecting across subject areas, so that topics may be studied using an integrated approach.
    • 3 middle school students

      3 middle school students

    • 3 Girls sitting closely together

      3 Girls sitting closely together

Extensive Resources and Support Services

The Middle School program is supported by professional staff with specialized training in the areas of school counseling, social work, school psychology, speech and language pathology, audiology, physical and occupational therapy, job placement and sign language. Over 90% of ASD faculty and professional staff have earned master’s degrees or above.

Academic, Vocational and Extracurricular Opportunities

Students have access to a broad range of outstanding educational opportunities and support services. Depending upon students' individual needs and interests, their course of academic studies will be enhanced by:

  • English reading/writing programs
  • Science laboratory
  • Computer laboratories
  • Evening Academic Support Center
  • Battle of the Books
  • Math Bowl Competition
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      Girl signing