TRANSITION TO THE FUTURE
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A major function of the middle school curriculum is to provide for the development of skills and concepts essential to acquiring and using knowledge. Learning experiences that build on the acquisition of knowledge, include interdisciplinary activities designed to develop students' comprehension, interpretation, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The development of students' communication skills is emphasized. Students' physical development is enhanced with opportunities to acquire an optimum level of fitness, to refine motor skills, and to use specific sport skills in cooperative and competitive situations. The curriculum meets the requirements of the Mobile County Public School System and the Alabama State Courses of Study.
Since middle school students are in a transition from concrete operations to formal operations, the curriculum provides key instruction that progress from the concrete to the semi-concrete and finally to the abstract.
The curriculum provides opportunities for transfer of learning to situations outside the classroom and contributes to the development of productive citizens.
A broad program of exploratory courses and electives is a part of the curriculum. Opportunities for students to explore areas of special interest and to develop individual talents is provided. Creativity is encouraged and nurtured. Students are given opportunities to engage in individual research and projects.
The Division of Curriculum and Instruction is charged with developing a viable curriculum for all students. The staff ensures that the curriculum is aligned to the Alabama and national standards at every level and in every core subject.
All middle schools offer a full curriculum of core subjects and unique courses and electives. Gifted programs serve students throughout the system. Special needs students are also served throughout the system and at two special schools. English Language Learners are included in all classes and have additional support from ELL teachers.
For more information, please visit the MCPSS website Curriculum and Instruction page.
What We Offer:
In addition to the core subjects, MCPSS offers many extracurricular programs -- including first class athletics for boys and girls -- and superior fine arts programs in music, dance, drama and the visual arts.
Comprehensive special services are available for special needs students, including gifted students, on most campuses, including transportation when necessary.
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