• Kyrene Middle School College Preparatory Program


    Program Description

    The Kyrene Preparatory Program is an accelerated program in 6th through 8th grades. 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 examine challenging literary texts, study advanced grammar, learn Greek and Latin roots and affixes, and write in a variety of formats. They also approach social studies through increased rigor and analysis and our advanced math program incorporates the vital link between application and rigor.

    College and Career Readiness Standards are taught through engaging lessons that allow students to test hypotheses, solve real world problems and develop strong communication skills that will help them be successful in the future.


    Mission Statement

    The KMS Preparatory Program is committed to fostering the academic, social and emotional development of our students through an inquiry-based learning approach.  Students engage in learning that provides opportunities for critical thinking through questioning, observing and reflecting to develop new understandings of the world around them. 

    In alignment with the Kyrene District GATE Program. GATE coursework is available in all four core areas (ELA, Science, Social Studies, and Math) and there are opportunities for HS credit in mathematics. GATE courses are taught by a content specialist in the area of study who has received specialized training to address the needs of gifted learners. GATE courses are designed to meet the needs of gifted learners in four domains: challenge, complexity, choice and control. Specially trained, caring teachers understand differentiation and provide social emotional supports. GATE teachers will employ advanced instructional strategies, higher depth of knowledge, differentiation in product and process, and flexible grouping as well as interest surveys, independent projects, and learning menus.

    KMS College Preparatory Program Informational Meetings  

    • Wednesday, December 4, 2019, in the Smart Lab; 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, in the Smart Lab; 6:30pm to 7:30pm

     Is your child in 4th or 5th grade? It’s time to “get ready” for middle school.

    Our six middle school principals will review how middle school in Kyrene is “taking it a notch up” next year. 

    You’ll learn how we will address the adolescent years, a time of great change for your child. Our six middle school principals are responsible for nearly 6,000 students aged 11-14. They know the ups and downs, the joys and challenges better than most. They will tell you about the Middle School Model in Kyrene and how our excellent teachers address the unique needs of the whole child while providing a premier education.

    If you are interested in more information or if you would like to tour KMS, please call our front office at 480-541-6600.
    GATE/Prep Informational meeting presentation
    Thank you and we look forward to meeting all of our new families.




Last Modified on October 14, 2019