Vision for 7-8 Curriculum and Instruction
The School District of Milton administration, teachers and staff are dedicated to providing all students with opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills in core academic, elective and developmental areas throughout their middle school years. The district recognizes the tremendous progress, growth, achievement and exploration that students obtain throughout the middle school years and is dedicated to helping all students meet appropriate levels of mastery and proficiency within the Common Core State Standards and Wisconsin Model Academic Standards provided for each grade level and subject. The School District of Milton offers many supplementary programs and learning supports to ensure students are identified for and receive continued intervention (specifically in literacy and mathematics).
Core Academic Areas
The School District of Milton has designed middle school level Literature and Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies curriculum and instruction to provide both a bridge from elementary/intermediate level to high school level curricular expectations and increased opportunities for students to delve further into more specific curricular content and skill acquisition. Literature and Language courses provide students with higher level reading, writing, speaking and listening instruction. Mathematics courses continue through the Big Ideas Math curriculum scope and sequence, providing extension students with the opportunity to take 8th Grade Algebra I. Science courses provide students with further instruction in both physical and life sciences, providing extension students with the opportunity to take 8th Grade Integrated Science. Social Studies courses provide a foundation of World and U.S. History that is continued at the high school level.
Students are assessed through classroom formative and summative assessments, STAR Reading and STAR Math, and state standardized assessments including the Badger Exam 3-8, WKCE Science and Social Studies, and the ACT Aspire.
Students may receive additional support (remedial or extension) through Response to Intervention, Read 180, ELL or PRISM services.
The School District of Milton provides students with additional instruction in key areas of development and interest including: art, music, physical education, health, world language, tech education, business education, social development, library media/digitial citizenship, technology. Middle school electives instruction provides students with opportunities to explore standards outside the core academic areas, while helping them determine their areas of interest and focus for high school elective courses.