Middle School Academies


(En español)

Middle school is an important time period in a student’s life. Not only does middle school prepare students for a successful transition to high school, but it also helps students form healthy habits that can be useful throughout life.

The Middle School Academies of Racine at Gifford, Jerstad-Agerholm and Mitchell allow students to discover ways to become better learners, classmates, family members and community leaders. In addition, by working with post-secondary and community partners, the Middle School Academies will provide real-world connections for students, opening their eyes to career and leadership opportunities right in our community.

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From 6th to 8th grade, in new courses like 6th Grade Seminar, 7th Grade Survey & 8th Grade CTE classes, all middle school students will:

  • Participate in small learning communities with a core group of teachers, community partners and peers to learn what it means to be a good citizen.
  • Research and solve community-based problems through service learning activities.
  • Engage in activities that foster personal growth and build professional skills necessary to be successful in life.
  • Explore experiences and coursework available in high school academy career pathways.

Electives like art, music, theater and world languages will continue to be an integral part of the middle school experience as we strive to develop well-rounded global learners and citizens.


Course Sequence Planner
Sample Schedule (use grade-level tabs on bottom)

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