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     Why It Counts...
     
    • Students, parents, and teachers notice a difference between students who attend our program vs. students who did not
    • Being on a middle school campus, allows 6th grade teachers to be aware of expectations and rigor in future academic years
    • Teachers are teaching to their strengths.  Teachers are "highly qualified" to teach their given subject area
    • Parents can utilize online tools like Parent Portal to access teachers' gradebooks 
    •  Valid research skills are applied to all subject areas
    •  Use college libraries to gather research
    • Learn time management skills
    • Prepare students for AP courses in middle and high school
    • Develop students' self help skills (emailing teachers, communicating with teachers and peers)
    • Writing skills are applied across academic areas
    • Notetaking skills are learned and strengthened
    • MLA format used in all academic areas