Children are a heritage from the LORD... --Psalm 127:3

Middle School

Early adolescence and the middle school years are a time for student self-exploration in career, personal, and academic interests.  Students are also learning to manage peer relationships and sensitive issues associated with the teen years.  

Guidance Goals:

Encourage students as they move from a more protective, structured, dependent elementary environment to a more independent self-disciplined secondary one.  

Support the Mission of SMCS:  Assist Christian parents in their responsibility to equip their children for life through academics and service to Christ.

Seventh Grade Topics

Duke TIPS test for those that qualify

Interest Inventory

Study Skills

Setting Goals

Managing Peer Relationships

PSAT testing in the Spring

 

Eighth Grade

Developing/Brainstorming Interests

Connecting interests to Career Clusters

Taking risks academically and socially – dealing with success/failure

Developing Habits for Success

Developing a 4 year Plan in the Spring Semester

PSAT testing in the Spring