Kyrene Preparatory Program
2013-2014 Application information below!
 
An accelerated 6-8 grade program at Kyrene Middle School
 
The Kyrene Preparatory Program is a school within a school serving 6th through 8th grades.  This program is designed to strategically group academically talented students in the four core academic areas of Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. This program provides a positive, challenging educational experience commensurate with student ability.  These motivated learners experience science through exploration and application, and participate in a rigorous language arts class where they create outstanding literary works, as well as advanced grammar and comprehension skillsThey also approach social studies through increased rigor and analysis and our advanced math program incorporates the vital link between application and rigor. 
 
In the program, our teachers foster their distinctive social and academic development, providing them with a nurturing learning environment to explore their higher level thinking.
 
The Kyrene Preparatory Program focuses on the whole child development.  Our students excel inside and outside the classroom.  Over 90% of our 7th and 8th grade students are involved in extracurricular activities.  Our students also are involved in the creation and building of a school garden.  They experience leadership training and community service involvement.  KMS offers a wide variety of electives and after school opportunities to allow young people to discover their talents and interests.
 
We thank you for your interest in the Kyrene Middle School Prep Program.
 
Curriculum
The College and Career ready standards, mandated by the State of Arizona, will be compacted, extended, and modified as determined by the needs of the students.

The Kyrene Preparatory Program curriculum will focus on:
  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills and processes
  • Research skills, analyzing informational text
  • Products/projects that will summarize and share learning with others
  • Advanced Math (6th - Pre Alg./Linear Alg., 7th - H.S. Algebra, 8th - H.S. Geometry)
  • Science Investigations
  • Advanced Language Arts (Critical Reading, Expanding Classic Novels)
  • Community service and experiential learning opportunities

Incoming 6th grade Application Information

The application process for the 2013-2014 school year will begin on January 7, 2014.  The applications will be available online starting 1-7-2014, as well as hard copy in the KMS front office. 
 
Acceptance Notification Information
All families will be notified on 3-21-2014 via email
 
KMS 6th grade Prep Program Criteria:

Updated math placement test information! 

  • For students who attend Waggoner, Norte or Ninos:
    We will send a list of students who have applied to the Prep program to Waggoner, Norte and Ninos.  Students must have an application in to be eligible to take the placement test. Students will take the math placement tests on the following dates:  Waggoner-8:00 am on March 4th, Norte-9:00 am on February 26th, Ninos is to be determined.  The test will be administered by the KMS math coach, Jo Devlin and an administrator.   It takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes.  Communication of the test results and acceptance into the Prep Program will occur on March 7th via email.

  • For all other students:
    Please email Susie Drake at sdrake@kyrene.org or call 480-541-6602, to register for a placement test date:
    Math Testing Dates at KMS:
    2-28-2014       9:30 am   Front office
    3-4-2014         4:30 pm   Front office
  • Ability to exhibit advanced math skills as evidenced by upcoming assessments, 4th grade AIMS results, gifted testing*, and the district summative tests.
  • Ability to exhibit advanced reading skills as evidenced on the AIMS and district summatives
  • Ability to exhibit advanced writing skills as evidenced on the writing sample included in the application
  • Ability to exhibit a motivated love of learning through 5th grade report cards
         *Gifted placement is not required for the KMS Prep Program
The following information is necessary for the application:
 
If your child attends Ninos, Norte or Waggoner:
Application for indistrict students (see below)
 
If you live within the Kyrene School district but your child does NOT attend Ninos, Norte or Waggoner:
Application for indistrict students (see below)
2013 AIMS Scores
Gifted testing information, if applicable
Latest Report Card
 
If you live outside the Kyrene School District:
Application for out of district students (see below)
2013 AIMS Scores
Gifted testing information, if applicable
Scheduling of math placement test  (see dates below)
Latest Report Cards
Copy of Open Enrollment Application
 
 
Incoming 7th and 8th grade Application information
 
If you have an incoming 7th or 8th grade student interested in attending the KMS Prep Program, the application will be available online starting January 7th, and accepted starting January 7th, 2014.
 
The following information is necessary for the application:
If you live within the Kyrene School District but do not currently attend Kyrene Middle School:
Application for Indistrict (see below)
2013 AIMS Scores
Gifted testing information, if applicable
Latest Report Card
 
 
 
If you live outside the Kyrene School District:
Application for Out of District (see below)
2013 AIMS Scores
Gifted testing information, if applicable
Math Placement Test (see dates below)
Latest Report Cards
Copy of Open Enrollment Application
 
 
Math Testing Dates at KMS:  
   2-28-2014    9:30 am   Front office
   3-4-2014      4:30 pm   Front office
To schedule testing please contact Susie Drake at
sdrake@kyrene.org or call 480-541-6602
 
 

Contact Information
Jama Nacke, Principal                        Garth Cupp, 6th grade administrator  
jnacke@kyrene.org                               gcupp@kyrene.org                           
480-541-6650                                        480-541-6641
 
 

Prep Program Student
The District provides interpreter/translation services in Spanish and other languages for applicants, parents, students and others, free of charge. If you need such assistance, please contact Dr. Shari Dukes, Director at (480) 541-1150 or via email at ludero@kyrene.org.

El Distrito de Kyrene ofrece servicios de interprete/traducción en español y en otros idiomas sin costo alguno para padres, estudiantes y solicitantes. Si necesita asistencia, puede contactar a la directora Dr. Shari Dukes al (480) 541-1150 o ludero@kyrene.org.