Middle School, Grades 6-8

The goal of Benchmark’s Middle School is to help students to grow as self-advocates who regulate their learning by knowing what they do well, what they need help to do, and where to get that help. All instruction includes opportunities for students to reflect on their learning and to increase their awareness and understanding of their approach to learning.
The instruction in middle school is designed to build upon what has been learned in class and mentor group and culminates in a student’s personal plan for learning that is documented in a final portfolio that demonstrates the student’s growth in four areas: social, emotional, academic, and physical.  Each student writes a series of essays and creates a strategy chart that outlines the student’s personal plan for learning in all academic areas that they can take with them into high school and beyond.

Curriculum Guidelines

Language Arts


Social Studies


Affective Curriculum



Physical Education

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