During the middle school years, it is critical for students to have a well-balanced program that includes mathematics, English, reading, science, social studies, career and technical education, fine arts or exploratory classes, health, and physical education.
Innovations offers a rigorous, relevant curriculum based on the Nevada Academic Content Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Our vision is to have every student enrolled given the opportunity to experience STEM learning through the use of elective classes, exploration classes, and hands-on learning. Innovation’s middle school sets the foundation for developing and nurturing strong academic habits, self-discipline, critical thinking skills, problem-solving strategies, presentation skills, research, and the exploration of unique interests while using a robust, rigorous curriculum.
Student’s learning needs are to be assessed and provisions made for these needs. Adjustment of the curriculum to meet individual student needs will be a continuous process and not a midyear or year-end consideration. Students are to be motivated to progress as rapidly as their ability permits. Teachers are to be alert to every student’s social, emotional, and academic needs and provide appropriate learning situations to meet them. Parents or guardians are to be informed regularly regarding the level of work being done by their children. Teachers and principals are to make this clear by use of the report card, progress reports, and parent conferences.
Students identified as being at risk for retention will be provided opportunities to participate in remediation programs at the school site as well as summer programs, tutorial programs, before and after school programs, and distance education.
Typical classes offered for our middle school students include:
- English Language Arts
- Virtual Reality Lab Experiences
- 3-D Computer Explorations
- Science Kits
- Online Science Labs
- Artificial Intelligence
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
- Aerospace and Aviation Explorations