The goal of TCPS Middle School is to prepare intelligent, creative, successful and insightful students for academic success.
The TCPS middle school curriculum is research based, and provides students with the academic and life skills to be successful throughout their life and to continue their love for learning. Beginning in Middle School, students are offered additional electives. Students in grades 7 and 8 have the choice to take Spanish language class or an Advanced Research class for 1 hour each day. Students who opt to take Spanish are often able to test out of Spanish 1 and 2 in high school. Those who sign up for Advanced Research will begin their high school career with a thorough knowledge of research methods and presentation skills.
PACT is a class held once a week for all Middle School students. PACT stands for, “Partner and Collaborate Together.” It is a forum to discuss issues affecting the Middle School students. Topics are discussed that are present among students and the school (social issues, projects, classes, etc.), relevant to their age group (handling peer pressure, making the right choices, etc.), and ones that will prepare them for high school (time management, how to approach a teacher, where to look for help when its needed, etc.). In the PACT program students also attend an annual Middle School Camp at no additional charge.