Adolescent Community

Middle School

12 - 15 years

 

The Middle school secondary program design is an integration of the current research into human development, the trends and issues in education, and the Montessori philosophy. The mission of the program is to provide opportunities for adolescents to be self-motivated, self-confident and gain self-knowledge, belong to a community, learn to be adaptable, be academically competent and challenged, and create a vision for their personal future, thus empowering early adolescents.

 

 Adolescent Community Garden

 

 The Adolescent is:

  • An active, self-directed learner
  • A vital member of the class, school, city and global community
  • A vital member of the teacher - student - parent team
  • Responsible for keeping commitments, being honest, and respectful

 

The Teachers are:Middle School in Washington DC

 

  • Facilitators for learning
  • Consultants for the students
  • Creators of a positive climate for learning
  • Communicators with parents and community
  • Role models

 

The Parents are:

 

  • Communicators with their student and teachers
  • Support structure for their student
  • Directors of a balanced schedule and diet for their student
  • An advocate for their student, teachers, and school community

 

The school structure offers:

Middle School pets
  • A learner - centered environment
  • A developmentally - responsive curriculum and teaching team of Montessori teachers with additional adults as resources
  • Parents - teachers - student partnerships
  • Multi - aged groupings of 12 - 15 year olds
  • Large blocks of uninterrupted learning time
  • Peer and cross - age teaching

 

The curriculum and instruction includes:

 

  • Trans - disciplinary themesLibrary
  • Learning how to learn strategies
  • Personal learning plans
  • Mastery, coaching and exploratory activities
  • Long-term cooperative learning projects
  • A strong sense of community and social interaction with peers
  • Meaningful and challenging work
  • Activities for self-expression, self knowledge, and self-assessment
  • Activities that value all nine intelligences and variety of learning styles
  • Activities to foster interdependence
  • Activities for learning economic independence
  • School and community service projects
  • Activities that allow work on and with the land

 

MathSquaring Binomial Numbers

  • Algebra I & II 
  • Algebra I & II Honors
  • Geometry

 

Language

  • Reading and Writing Strategies
  • Poetry
  • World Literature
  • Connections

 

Social World

  • American History
  • World History
  • Government
  • Social Development

 

Natural World

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology

 

Personal WorldStudents was the Labyrinth

 

 

 

 

Attendance & Tardy Policy

 

Excessive absences, excused or unexcused, may result in loss of grade level completion.  The tardy and absence policy utilized at Montessori Visions Academy is consistent with the Clark County School District code which states that tardy is defined as when a student is not physically present in the classroom at the start of the instructional day.  A tardy becomes a ½ day absence if more than 1 hour and 55 minutes are missed and becomes a full day absence if more than 3 ¾ hours are missed of the instructional day.  An elementary or adolescent community student may be required to repeat the current grade if the total number of absences exceeds twenty (20) for the school year.  Absences are calculated by combining the number of excused and unexcused absences.  There will be no financial allowances made or any credits given for absences.  

 

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Montessori Visions Academy
3551 E. Sunset Road • Las Vegas, NV 89120
Phone: (702) 451-9801• Fax: (702) 451-0049