Our middle schools are designed for student success
Middle School PhilosophyThe middle school program establishes consistency in academic excellence. 6th grade students receive their core instruction from a team of teachers who share the same group of students. 7th and 8th grades follow a more flexible model, allowing a team approach with access to different levels of exploratory options.
- Academic Excellence
- Responsive Instruction and Support
- Student Agency
- AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination
- The Leader in Me
- IB - International Baccalaureate
- WEB - Where Everybody Belongs
Course OptionsAll middle schools offer a variety of exploratories including: art, physical education, world languages (Spanish) chorus, band, orchestra, STEM/multi-media, culinary arts, traditional, college prep and gifted: Choice Programs.Class placement is determined by a review of different measures including test scores, teacher recommendation and consultation with parents. Each Kyrene middle school offers opportunities for students identified as gifted as well as for advanced learners. Grade level and advanced classes are available in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. High school level courses in mathematics and Spanish are available to students who qualify.
School and Program LocationsSix middle schools are located in Tempe, Chandler and Ahwatukee (Phoenix)
Extracurricular ActivitiesEach Kyrene middle school offers students with opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, such as National Junior Honor Society, yearbook, band and other activities which vary by school, but may include theatre, science/STEM and/or debate. All middle school students have opportunities in athletics through cut and non-cut sports and intramurals.
Before/After School ProgramsCommunity Education and Outreach Services offers tuition based opportunities both before and after school. Activities include community service, homework, and unique hobby options.
Parent InvolvementParents are encouraged to continue to be active participants in their child’s education. Our middle schools have many volunteer opportunities for parents and families. Each middle school has their own parent organization, Site Council and representatives on the Parent/Superintendent Council.
Last Modified on October 17, 2019