At Boltz, we understand the critical nature of ensuring a successful middle school experience for all students. During this formative three-year period, we work to equip students with both a foundational content mastery and social skills required to be successful in a comprehensive high school environment. Each grade-level team and department plays a strategic role in how we transition students throughout this experience.
The 7th grade year is really a “transition within a transition” as we build on the foundational skills acquired in 6th grade and work to prepare students for 8th grade where the focus becomes appropriately centered on high-school readiness. To that end, we prioritize the whole-child and work to strike a balance which promotes academic growth while placing an emphasis on acquiring the skills and habits necessary for success moving forward.
The 7th grade team's philosophy is grounded in promoting a growth-mindset for all. We believe intelligence is not "fixed" but can increase when paired with quality research-based instructional strategies. Students should never feel their performance level is stagnant. Instead, we teach that our brain is a muscle; one which when worked out can grow and become stronger.
To this end, we meet weekly as a team which includes teachers, administrators, counselors, RTI/MTSS specialists and other support staff to make sure we monitor student progress and design interventions and support systems to give every student the opportunity to be successful. Please explore the links and content below and let us know if you have any questions!