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Middle Grade Program

The Setting…

The middle grades configuration in East Allen County Schools (EACS) supports a variety of approaches.  Within the district, we are structured to offer a traditional junior high setting and a middle school setting.  The traditional setting is available at Heritage Jr./Sr. High School, Leo Jr./Sr. High School, and Woodlan Jr./Sr. High School comprising grades 7-8 along with grades 9-12.  New Haven Middle School and Prince Chapman Academy comprise grades 6-8 only.  Whatever the structure, EACS will refer to the "middle grades" as the grade levels encompassed by both the middle school and junior high school settings. 

The Task…

Throughout the middle grades, our focus is upon the students and the strengthening of the skills necessary to meet the requirements of an ever-changing world.  Recognizing that the demands on students today are vastly different from the demands on students in the past, our task is to provide a curriculum that will prepare the students to succeed.  Staff focus on each student's intellectual, social, physical, and emotional needs in order to encourage all students to become life-long learners.

The Curriculum…

Students in the middle grades are involved in a solid core of academic experiences enhanced by extra-curricular programs and a variety of social events.  These experiences provide pathways to opportunity for academic achievement, successful leadership, positive social interaction, and a healthy attitude toward life-long learning.

The core academic experiences during the middle grades include language arts, mathematics, sciences, and social studies.  This core is supported by programs in fine arts including band, choir, general music, and art; practical arts including technology education and consumer and family sciences; introductory experiences in foreign language through study of culture and language; physical education and health & safety; and a variety of computer laboratory experiences. Special education services are provided to students who are identified as disabled under Indiana law.

Students in the middle grades have opportunities to participate in extracurricular programs for the academically inclined.  Students may choose to become involved in such events as the Hoosier Spell Bowl, the Allen County Spelling Bee, Knowledge Master Open competition, Band and Choir competitions, and of course the traditional interscholastic athletic programs for both boys and girls. After-school events such as dances and skating parties provide opportunities for students to develop social skills in settings other than the classroom.

The Invitation…

Our schools are open for your visitation.  Please make contact from August 1 through June 30 with any school of interest to you for a tour and more information regarding details and specific programs offered.  If you are unable to reach the school site, you are encouraged to contact the East Allen County Schools administrative offices for assistance by telephone at 260.446.0100.  We welcome your inquiries concerning how we may best serve your needs.