in Intermediate/Middle School
These sites provides parents/guardians with valuable
information about how to help intermediate school students
excel in school and prepare for future success.
Your children are our future Ventures Scholars!
Eighth Grade Students Underestimate College
Most eighth grade students in the U.S. underestimate
what classes they will need to take to prepare for college,
according to survey research conducted by ACT.
What Do Students Want (and what really motivates
Students who are engaged in their work are energized
by four goals - success, curiosity, originality, and
satisfying relationships. How do we cultivate these
drives in the classroom?
Middle School Malaise
June. The end of the school year. For many children
summer represents a critical transition between elementary
and secondary education. It sounds fairly simple, but
according to many educators and school psychologists
the transition marks a point where some kids thrive
and others begin a serious downward spiral.
Preparing Middle School Students For A Career
Middle schools are designed to help young adolescents
in several ways. The schools continue the learning that
students began in elementary school. They support students
as they mature physically and face the emotional problems
that accompany puberty. They also help students understand
how their current educational and personal choices will
affect their future life roles, in particular their
choices for a career, because middle schools provide
youth with the skills, self-esteem, and attitudes they
need for a rewarding work life.
Supporting Students in Their Transition to
Moving from an elementary school to a middle school
is experienced by more than 88% of public school students
as they begin the middle grades. This time of transition
evokes a wide variety of emotions, behaviors, and concerns
for both young adolescents and their parents. For many
students it's considered a major stepping-stone on the
road to becoming an adult. For teachers and principals,
it is an opportunity to have a fresh start with students
and to introduce them to the culture and expectations
of their new school in a way that promotes positive
behavior and involvement.
Preparing for Middle School
Transitioning from elementary to middle school brings
many questions and concerns for both parents and students.
Moving up to middle or junior high school can be both
scary and exciting. Parents can help their preteens
prepare for this monumental transition by gathering
information and staying involved in their child's education.
Taking the Right Courses For College Starts
in Middle School
By the time a child is in sixth grade, families should
start talking about going to college. Make it clear
that you expect your children to go to college, and
together start planning how to get there. Everyone knows
that high school courses and grades count for admission
to college, but many people don't realize that a college
education also builds on the knowledge and skills acquired
in earlier years. Your child should plan a high school
course schedule early, in the sixth or seventh grade.
What Should My Middle Schooler Be Learning
What should I be doing each year at school? What should
I do if my child has a problem at school? What are some
questions I can ask my Middle Schooler? What do I look
for in a good Middle School? What can I do if my Student
is not meeting High Standards? How can I encourage my
Middle School student to prepare for college?
Selecting the Right Courses in Middle School:
How to Get a Leg Up on the Competition!
In order for students and their parents to prepare for
a college education, it is crucial that they begin planning
as early as possible. Most people realize that early
preparations are important especially with regards to
financing an education, but truth be told, one of the
most important aspects that should be addressed early
in a child's education is the courses that a student
takes. By the time the child is about to exit the sixth
grade, parents should sit down and try to evaluate which
courses their child can take in middle school that will
lay down the foundation for success in obtaining entrance
into the higher education system.
Surviving Middle School
The move from elementary school to middle school is
a tough one for our children and for us as parents.
Middle schools are larger, there are more students,
and the change may be disorienting for our children.
In elementary school, children spend most of the day
with one teacher who has more time to get to know each
child, see problems developing, and learn what teaching
methods work and don't work for a child. In middle school,
our children have different teachers for each class,
teachers see more students and have less time to get
to know them. Here the work is more difficult, abstract,
expectations are greater, and homework increases.