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Midwest School

Midwest School offers a half-day preschool, a full-day kindergarten, and first through twelfth grades. We also have adopted a 4 day school week. Most Fridays are set aside for Focus Fridays and athletic events. Focus Fridays are intended to provide support or enrichment opportunities for students. Students with D’s or F’s will be expected to attend. If help is needed in a class, students may also attend. Focus Fridays may also be used as a make-up attendance day per principal or designee assignment.

The small population allows for a high level of teacher-student interaction. Individual student needs are accommodated through a Response to Intervention tiered approach for struggling readers, one on one and small group tutoring in math, placement in reading and math groups based on skill level, and a refocus room called The Pump House to help students learn appropriate behaviors and social skills.

Midwest offers all classes necessary to meet high school graduation and Hathaway Scholarship requirements. Students can also take advantage of advanced courses through distance learning and BOCES classes for dual credit opportunities. All secondary students meet with a mentor group daily. Activities include academic goal setting, monitoring grades and attendance, celebrating progress, and building relationships with peers. Midwest School also offers a high access learning environment with a ratio of one to one computer access in grades 6 through 12. High school students will often work with preschool and kindergarten students on fun projects. The younger students look up to the high schoolers and see them as role models.

Preschoolers interested in attending Midwest School must be potty-trained and at least 3 years of age on or before Sept. 15, there is no busing available to preschoolers. For preschool students, please contact the school for specific start and end times.

Our elementary curriculum includes Houghton Mifflin Reading, Everyday Math, FOSS science kits, and a variety of supplemental materials to enhance these programs. A variety of extra-curricular activities are offered at the elementary level during lunch and after school. Clubs are determined each year based on student interest. Clubs may include Wellness Club, Jr. Lego Robotics, homework lab, Drama Club, Reading Club, and a Pep Squad. For students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, the tardy bell rings at 8:15 a.m. Students are dismissed from school at 4:00 p.m.

Our secondary opportunities include Carnegie Cognitive Tutor and Taylor Reading Plus to deepen skills learned in the areas of math and reading. Secondary students have the opportunity to participate in homework lab/study tables, Student Council, National Honor Society, Yearbook, Robotics, Band/Chorale. For students in 6th through 12th grade, the tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m. Students are dismissed from school at 4:00 p.m.