Miner Parents, We Want to Hear from Every One of You
Middle school is critical to preparing students for college. Ensuring that families have quality middle school options is one of our top priorities. Over the past few months, we have engaged parents and the school community to identify how to best support and strengthen our middle schools in Ward 6. We took all of the information we heard and developed a draft plan to improve middle school options in Ward 6.
Miner Elementary School’s destination middle school is Eliot-Hine, so all Miner students are guaranteed a spot at Eliot-Hine beginning in 6th grade. Below are a few highlights from our proposal to continue Eliot-Hine’s exciting progress.
We will strengthen the academic program at Eliot-Hine
- Offer advanced courses in math for students who are ready, with an emphasis on Algebra and Geometry for high school credit
- Offer world language for high school credit, allowing students to enroll in higher level Spanish in Grade 9
We will launch a Spanish Language course in school year 2011-2012
We will establish the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB-MYP) in school year 2011-2012
- The IB-MYP emphasizes development of the whole student while specifically emphasizing communication skills and international-mindedness
- Capitalize on the continuum of IB programming from Eliot-Hine Middle School to Eastern High School, which will establish the IB High School Program
Eliot-Hine, Jefferson, and Stuart-Hobson Middle Schools will feed to the brand new Eastern High School in school year 2011-2012
View the full proposal on Building on Momentum: Ward 6 Middle Schools.
Download a copy of the survey form. Please return the completed questionnaire to your child’s school by Tuesday, June 22nd.
Would you like to know more?
For more information, contact Claudia Luján at (202) 719-6598