Middle School Principal
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Welcome to the Middle School page! We serve students in grades 6 through 8 in a comprehensive program that adheres to the standards and curriculum framework as set forth by the State of California. The Middle School program offers a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs designed to meet the educational and social needs of all students.
All Middle School students have the following courses as part of their Middle School instructional schedule:
- Two consecutive periods of Bilingual Language Arts (BLA)
- 1 period of Mathematics
- 1 period of Science
- 1 period of History
- 1 period of Physical Education
- 1 period of Enrichment classes (see below)
Within the academic program, students are instructed using the California Content Standards in each of the content areas. Students are grouped according to their academic needs in BLA and Math. These courses will either challenge them with a fast-paced grade level program or give them a modified curriculum and materials using the Content Standards based upon their needs identified in their IEP (Development or Foundations classes).
Enrichment classes are offered to all students in Middle School. Students rotate on a quarterly basis to experience a variety of different Career Technical Education programs. Rotations include Art, Deaf Studies, Theater, Information Technology, Graphic Design, Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Construction Technology, Biomedical Technology, and Career Exploration. In addition to these programs, 6th grade students have an opportunity to participate on a unique experience as they are involved in an intensive hands-on program on Ocean Studies during the second semester to help prepare them for an annual end-of-the-year trip to Catalina Island.
Middle School News
In addition to the daily courses offered in Middle School, students also experience a variety of other exciting programs and events, such as the schoolwide Science Fair, History Days, Spelling/Geography Bee competitions, the Math Counts! Competition, Battle of the Books, a Class Academic Bowl competition, the Middle School News, the 8th grade play, end of year field trips for each grade level, and the Rubidoux Bowl.
important concept of Leadership. Student Council representatives plan and run special school and extracurricular activities. The officers and representatives host Student Council meetings for the entire middle school student body six times a year, in addition to Spirit Days, pep rallies, and other special events. Student Council works closely with the school’s administration and represents Middle School on various schoolwide committees. They also have the opportunity to meet and work with other student body government organizations from other departments on campus, such as 5th grade and High School.
As you can see, we have a lot to offer within the Middle School program for our students. Students are always busy learning and doing things every day to help them prepare for high school and to thrive as lifelong learners and leaders!