Middle School Years
Aspen Academy’s Middle School Program prepares students for the most demanding secondary schools, both public and private while inspiring students to strive to reach their full potential.
Aspen Academy's rigorous and imaginative Middle School curriculum culminates in a nationally-recognized and ground-breaking experience for our 8th graders in Entrepreneurial Leadership.
5th and 6th Grade Studio Art Class have been collaborating with Science Teacher Ms. Cho and STEAM Coach Mr. Lazartic. In Ms. Cho's class students have been studying the physical mechanics of flight, focusing on how a kite flights. In the Art Studio students examined military code systems, such as morse code and navy signal flags, to create a message they wished to communicate that also included symmetry. Finally, Mr. Lazartic instructs them to use the STEAM Lab's 3D printer to create small figures which will be flown with the kite.
Class schedules support optimal learning.
Block schedule with 80 minute core classes increases depth, breadth, and pace of subject study.
Lengthened class periods allow for a more integrated language arts program, the addition of financial literacy as a contextual learning extension in mathematics and the blocking of science and social studies which provides more frequent science labs and history simulations.
At Aspen, we believe technology should be seamlessly woven into the learning process. To that end, we have built a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) Lab to support and facilitate project-based and collaborative learning as well as interdisciplinary projects.
Encourages educators to create learning opportunities to apply knowledge in real world and hands on experiences.