Our Junior Middle School (JMS) Curriculum

RJMS students explore identity through poetry, and share their poems with their classmates and the school

RJMS students explore identity through poetry, and share their poems with their classmates and the school

We explore “short form” writing, and post our comments to a (private) Twitter account!

We explore “short form” writing, and post our comments to a (private) Twitter account!

Apart from Homeroom, students will now be traveling to five different academic classes every day: Essentials, English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Students will have their choice of essentials classes and will be in classes with both 5th and 6th JMS students.

This is a very special time in young adolescent development. Our JMS team is very mindful of this, and have been thoughtfully developing systems and programs to support our students. In addition to our core curriculum, we will focus on increasing academic rigor, fostering independence, building positive healthy relationships with self and others, and highlighting personal responsibility. These key areas are the foundations of interpersonal success.

We also offer a weekly advisory block to give students and teachers a chance to reconnect, check in, express concerns, and problem solve issues that affect the JMS student at any given time.

All of our students are also encouraged to join our JMS Homework Club, which provides before and after school academic support, computer access, and a quiet place to work and learn.