In the NPES Middle School, each subject is taught by a different teacher. Expectations and work-loads increase significantly as students prepare academically for the high school application process and for the rigors of high school itself. Students switch classes for each subject. On Tuesdays, students choose among a variety of elective options. Options change quarterly.
Middle School students complete two significant cross-curricular projects each year. Project guidelines and expectations increase with each middle school year. One significant project is a project fair and the other is a MLA documented research paper. Students are expected to complete work in class as well as at home. The project fair and the research paper are designed to provide students with cross-curricular study, as well as to build independent study and time management skills. Additionally, all of the skills taught in conjunction with the projects build preparation for high school history and science fairs. During project night each year, students invite friends and family to present and to especially show-off their enormous accomplishments.
The project fair topics vary by grade and are:
The research paper topics vary by grade and are:
Read the Curriculum Overview to learn key features of our programming and highlights of important focuses at each grade level.
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