For those of us with elementary school children looking at the new district feeder patterns, middle school is a big unknown. I've heard lots of anecdotal information about middle school but would really like to hear from parents - honestly - what works and what doesn't.
First off, how is middle school structured? What are the classes, how is it different from elementary school.
And then, how do schools deal with what I've been told is growing divide in that age group between kids who are ready to learn and working at and above grade level and those that aren't. What happens to the kids who are doing better? Are their educational needs met as well or do they just get bored?
I don't want to start a flame war here, but do want some honest input about what's important in middle school and what's not. Is band that huge a thing? Sports? Do they make up for bad academics?
Friday, September 17, 2010
Middle School Parents, information please.
This from a reader:
Labels: Middle school
Posted by Kate