Answering the Question: Do Grades Matter in Middle School?
With high school still in the future and college years away, some young students may wonder – Do grades matter in middle school?
The teachers at Alsion Montessori say, “Yes, grades matter in middle school”.
A student’s middle school grades are a strong indication of high school academic performance, primarily because they reflect the student’s work ethic. Hard-working students understand that disciplined study habits produce consistently good grades.
Middle school students who make earning high marks a priority are likely to thrive in college and in the workplace, too.
Good grades also boost confidence. Real achievements, not slogans, build the self-esteem that helps overcome the many obstacles students will encounter in high school and college.
Energetic young people also require healthy, well-rounded diets. They’ll feel better when sweet snacks, sugary drinks, and fast-food meals are limited.
Grades Are Just One Measure of Growth
Alsion Montessori provides a well-rounded learning environment. While grades matter in middle school, our faculty, administrators, and parents work together to create a diverse curriculum that promotes social and academic development both inside and outside the classroom.
Our middle school students expand their horizons with hands-on activities such as:
- Biome trips. California’s various geographic regions offer opportunities for in-depth study of the environment, human history, animal life, climate, geology, and more. Learning experiences take place in desert, mountain, and coastal biomes.
- Students nurture an on-campus garden every day of the school year. In addition to learning about horticulture, students care for chickens and manage the sale of organic eggs to the public.
- Model United Nations. This project requires students to learn about an adopted country over several weeks and act as delegates at a model UN conference.
- Organizations that cater to special interests help students sharpen their skills. For example, students in the popular art club refine their drawing or painting talents with a goal of displaying or even selling their work.
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At Alsion Montessori, we believe grades do matter in middle school. Our mission also includes extracurricular activities aimed at developing the hearts and minds of young people.