Fremont plans to integrate 6th graders into existing Junior High schools over the next 4 years. This has many benefits for students, but it also comes with potential pitfalls during the transition period.
Let’s look at this integration of students in the public-school system and compare how students at Alsion Montessori receive a superior education. Thanks to its established 3-year middle school curriculum, prospective Alsion students will avoid the downsides of a new school structure, instead stepping our reputable and experienced hallways.
Fremont area middle schools have spent the last few years planning for integration of 6th graders. Research has shown that students benefit from longer periods within the same school. Transitioning from 2 to 3 (or in some cases, 4) years at the same school allows students to become more comfortable in their environment and get to know their teachers better.
However, there are drawbacks when converting to a new school structure. 6th graders may not have the same opportunities for extracurriculars as 7th and 8th graders because the infrastructure is not yet in place. Along with the lack of extracurriculars, these Junior Highs may not be able to handle the influx of students. The lack of existing extracurriculars along with additional students could lead to some students attending a school outside of their zone.
When looking at the positives and negatives of integration for these 6th graders, it becomes clear that Alison Montessori is an excellent option for students entering middle school. You can rely on us to both support students and ensure they aren’t lost in the shuffle of integration.
At Alsion, our teachers are always available to have one-on-one interactions with students to ensure they are succeeding. As an established middle-school, we have unique existing extracurriculars and field trips for our students.
If you are looking for a middle-school in the Bay area and want to ensure your child is getting the best education available, look no further than Alsion. Those living in the Fremont area will be affected by the plan to integrate 6th graders into existing Junior High schools. We want you to consider Alsion as an established public middle school alternative. Call us today or visit our website to learn more about the exciting opportunities available to your children at Alsion Montessori.
Originally posted at http://www.alsionschool.org/integrating-6th-graders-into-junior-high-schools/
Kevin Dean, President of WSI Net Advantage...
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