Lonoke Middle School

Home of the Jackrabbits

National Middle School Association believes................
 
Successful schools for young adolescents are characterized by a culture that includes:
  • Educators who value working with this age group and are prepared to do so
  • Courageous, collaborative leadership
  • A shared vision that guides decisions
  • An inviting, supportive, and safe environment
  • High expectations for every member of the learning community
  • Students and teachers engaged in active learning
  • An adult advocate for every student
  • School-initiated family and community partnerships
Therefore, successful schools for young adolescents provide:
  • Curriculum that is relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory
  • Multiple learning and teaching approaches that respond to their diversity
  • Assessment and evaluation programs that promote quality learning
  • Organizational structures that support meaningful relationships and learning
  • School-wide efforts and policies that foster health, wellness, and safety
  • Multifaceted guidance and support services
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