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Built on deep, nuanced learning.

Middle school students need to be challenged and encouraged, which is exactly what our rigorous curriculum does. We provide great educational opportunities, measure progress, and design an experience that prepares students for future success. An exciting part of our plan to bridge our middle school to the existing high school Pathways program is redesigned eighth grade electives that ramp into the teaching and philosophy students will encounter as ninth graders.

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Middle School Curriculum

AVID College Readiness

District 191 secondary schools offer AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a college prep program designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. AVID serves all students by ensuring they acquire the organizational and study skills needed for them to be successful. Students learn academic strategies to develop critical thinking skills and ask probing questions.

Digital Learning

In middle school, students in 6th and 7th grade take digital exploratory classes that teach age-appropriate technology skills and embed those skills as they learn how to make videos, study copyright laws, learn web design, computer animation, programming, and investigate careers in these growing areas. In 8th grade, students are able to take One91 Pathways technology electives that enable deeper exploration and prepare them for higher level technology classes.