The Lake Middle School staff is committed to a coherent and rigorous curriculum based on common core standards. We believe that all students deserve to be ready for high school, and our goal is to help students move toward readiness for college by the time they leave middle school. We believe that each child is an individual with his or her own learning needs, so at Lake, we offer:
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“At Lake Middle School, we empower all students to achieve academic excellence, contribute to their community and become innovators of world change.”
Lake Honors Classes
Scholars who are proficient or above in math or language arts may qualify for Honors classes at Lake. In Honors classes, scholars will set ambitious academic goals for their success, learn how to process higher level text to develop perspective about the world around them and use multimedia to share that perspective with their peers. Students will strive toward the exemplary standard of assessment rubrics in all subjects.
At Lake Middle School, we value our students as individuals. That is why we use data-driven instruction to meet the needs of our students. We are constantly assessing student work, seeing if a scholar “gets it,” and basing our next steps for that student upon the results of that assessment. A scholar who needs extra help in achieving learning goals may be assigned an intervention class or after school tutoring to help meet his or her academic needs. Conversely, students who need to be academically challenged may be assigned to an enrichment “essentials” class or may be nominated for Honors classes.
Small group (one teacher to every three students ratio) that can be used to remediate, supplement or accelerate a scholar’s math practice. All sixth- and eighth-graders at Lake receive tutoring from Denver Math Fellows.
College Prep Reading
All students at Lake are assigned a core Language Arts class. In addition, students are scheduled a second reading class, in which they receive small group reading instruction or acceleration, based on need. Within the College Prep reading hour, all students have time for independent reading choice; based on interest and their personal reading level.