In the Middle School, our students experience greater freedom and expanded options in an environment that is structured but flexible, where expectations are clearly set forth. Responsible citizenship is stressed, requiring respect for the feelings, opinions, and property of others and for the valued mission and values of the school.
|8:20 - 9:00 AM||Entrepreneurial Leadership Development & Bear’s Student Enterprises Board Meeting|
|9:00 AM||Mathematics - Singapore Mathematics is our curriculum for our 5th and 6th graders. It has produced the highest performing math students globally. In 7th and 8th grade, students are transitioned to Prentice Hall’s High School Level Mathematics to allow for honors or advanced placement opportunity once the student enters high school.|
In addition to our foundation curriculum, Aspen Academy is preparing each and every child to be competent in the realm of financial literacy, self management, and sufficiency as well as to be able to understand and manage personal and business finances.
Middle School mathematics is a combination of both.
|10:25 - 10:50 AM||Recess and Optional Access Period for Study and Review|
|10:50 - 12:15 PM||Global Studies - The Middle School Social Studies sequence has been developed based on the programs of the highest performing and producing high schools in the United States. In preparation for high school, each grade specializes its area of study to produce a greater depth of understanding and current-day application of knowledge of geography, history, civics, and economics.|
|12:15 - 12:45 PM||Lunch - Students enjoy a home packed lunch or a hot lunch of their choice provided by our catering company.|
|12:45 PM||Literature/Writing and Public Speaking - Our 5th - 8th grade students read a variety of literature providing them the opportunity to seek out and appreciate the voice of others, while mastering their own. Students read for research, in-depth analysis, instruction, inspiration, and pleasure. Aspen Academy middle school students produce writing that is mindful and adept in personal, academic, and professional settings. Our students learn about a variety of communication genre.|
|2:05 - 3:35 PM||Middle School Electives - As students move into the Aspen Academy Middle School in Grades 5-8, they have the opportunity to “elect” their essentials course offerings. Courses are one semester in length and are offered either M,W,F or T,Th. Students must choose one elective from each of the following domains each year: Music, Drama, Creative Movement, Fitness, Technology, Spanish, and Personal Leadership. Exceptions are made in the Spanish and Personal Leadership categories for students who request these courses over the course of a full year.|