MIDDLE SCHOOL

6th - 8th Grades

Academic Philisophy / Curriculum

 

The Lakeside School Middle School prioritizes the creation of an educational environment compatible with the full range of the intellectual, developmental, and social needs of the young adolescent. In addition to the core subjects of science, history, English, and mathematics, students take courses in art, music, computer, and writing. Students learn in an environment where mutual respect, shared responsibility, and the value of each individual are emphasized. All students are held to high expectations and the process of learning as a life-long experience is encouraged. Academic programs are geared toward providing a challenging college preparatory curriculum while recognizing that middle school students also need structure, support, consistency, and encouragement as they mature through these vital years. Students are nurtured in an environment created especially for the needs of their age group in which they are encouraged to develop a sense of self-confidence, self-respect, and self-reliance.

 

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Grading Scale

 

In grades 1 – 12, the following letter grades are indicated:

A (Excellent)=100 – 90
B (Good)=89 – 80
C (Average)=79 – 70
D (Poor)=69 – 65
F (Failure)=Below 65

 

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Calculation of 9 Week Grades / Semester Averages

 

Grades 1-5 will calculate 9 weeks averages by taking total points earned divided by total points possible, and grades 6-12 will calculate 9 weeks averages using the following formula:
 

  • Tests/major projects – 60%

  • Classwork/quizzes/homework – 40%

 

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Student Activities

 

6th Grade

  • Attend a production at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

  • Attend a production at Springer Theatre

  • Field Trip to McWane Center, Fernbank Museum, or other appropriate destination

  • Opportunities for extra-curricular activities in chorus, football, and cheerleading

  • Field trip to Fort Toulouse

  • Three day trip (for example, Washington D.C., Williamsburg, VA)
     

7th Grade

  • Attend a production at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

  • Attend a production at Springer Theatre

  • Field Trip to McWane Center or other appropriate destination

  • Full range of athletic team options offered

  • Opportunities for extra-curricular participation in Chorus, Science Team, Math Team, and Science Fair

  • Three day trip (for example, Washington D.C., Williamsburg, VA)
     

8th Grade

  • Attend a production at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

  • Attend a production at Springer Theatre

  • Field Trip to McWane Center or other appropriate destination

  • Full range of athletic team options offered

  • Opportunities for extra-curricular participation in Chorus, Science Team, Math Team, and Science Fair

  • Three day trip (for example, Washington D.C., Williamsburg, VA)

 

 

 

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THE
LAKESIDE
ADVANTAGE

  • An AISA Blue Ribbon School

  • 100% of graduates attend college

  • Millions of dollars in scholarships awarded each year

  • Small student to faculty ratio

  • Certified and degreed teachers in all grade levels

  • Community service graduation requirement

  • State Championships in athletics

  • State placements in art show, math team, science fair & scholar's bowl

  • Family atmosphere

  • SmartBoards in classrooms

  • Dual-enrollment college courses

  • Student leadership opportunities

Why choose Lakeside?