Academics, activities, attitude: Life begins after 3.0.
At Stewart we build individuals, community, and the future.
Academics: We collaborate, open our practice, pursue meaningful professional development, and relentlessly strive for excellence.
Activities: We partner with the community to promote positive experiences for students outside the classroom, encourage them to explore their interests, and spark their ideas about making their mark in a global society.
Attitude: We engage the whole child to shape resilient students who grab hold of their learning, thrive in these middle years, and succeed here, in high school, and beyond.
Stewart Middle School Facts
Stewart has received a state grant that will allow us to implement several strategies to help students succeed throughout middle school and into high school. These are just a few of the grants improvements:
- Smaller core classroom sizes (math, science, language arts).
- AVID for all 6th graders.
- AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) is a program designed to teach the skills that students need in every class and for High school and beyond:
- Organization skills
- Study skills
- Testing skills
- Goal setting - goal setting for each class, each semester, middle school, high school and after graduation.
- College planning for scholarships, applications, course offerings by declared majors
- 67 minute daily core classes increase learning time in the toughest subjects.
- Daily Advisory brings the learning together; check grades, organize materials, daily announcements, Navagation 101.
- Progress monitoring tools to help us collect data on student growth without excessive testing and inform students, parents and teachers on progress.
- Small colleges within a school. Each grade level will be divided in half and given a local college name. Each college will be aproximately 100 students.
- That college will have an assigned principal, counselor, and five teachers (math, science, language arts, specialist)
- Increased elective opportunities with A/B schedule students get one more chance to explore a different subject.
- High School credit courses in math, technology and foreign language.
- After school enrichment activities supported by SPARX/Metro Parks, Urban League and others.
- Staff support and improvement all year. Daily common planning time for teachers, 2 full time instructional coaches, 6 days of training before school started with national presenters and practices aligned with Common Core, grading and best practices.