Colonel Smith Middle School houses students in Grades 6, 7 and 8. The Instructional Program is driven by technology and focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Programming that is appropriately differentiated for each grade level.    Technology is in the hands of all students using hand-held electronic devices with access through a wireless system accessible throughout the entire site.  The hot spot or nerve centers for each grade level are in the Collaboration Areas, while the Research Commons serves as a common resource for investigation and exploration.  Instructional delivery methods put a heavy emphasis on project based, inter-disciplinary instruction that stresses real world problem solving and experimentation in a collaborative environment.  

 
All indoor and outdoor spaces are available for learning - every square foot counts! Entry to the school site and all areas of the building are designed to create interest, curiosity and learning opportunities for students. Information kiosks welcome students and visitors to the site.  The kiosks, designed by CSMS students, include information about the building, site and local geography, as well as inspiring quotes that reflect the CSMS philosophy.  Operations of the school are designed to reflect environmental awareness and learning.  Exterior learning spaces are located on the east and west and include areas for the study of Environmental & Biological Science, Gardening Insights, Optical Astronomy, Pollinators and Astronomy, and Spring/Autumn Equinox.

 

 

In total, Colonel Smith Middle School is a secure, student centered school that champions student achievement.

Last Modified on October 23, 2013
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