College Preparatory Middle School
Middle School students are challenged and supported, both academically and personally, as they progress from the more protective elementary school setting to the more demanding atmosphere of the Middle School. The Middle School consists of a vigorous core curriculum supplemented by a variety of exploratory subjects including Computers, Music, and Art. All programs include instruction in Islamic Studies and Arabic Language. A strong partnership between student, parent and teacher helps to establish a safe and positive environment.
The Middle School years at Beverly Hills Academy are a time of thoughtful transition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Middle School students will be challenged and supported, both academically and personally, as they progress from the more protective elementary school setting to the more demanding atmosphere of the Middle School. A rigorous curriculum, plus exploratory experiences inside and outside of the classroom, will prepare Middle School students to become creative, independent thinkers. A strong partnership between student, parent and teacher will help to establish a safe and positive environment.
The Middle School staff consists of creative teachers with strong content knowledge and a diversity of teaching styles, who are trained to work with
girls and boys in this age group. Students are encouraged to become leaders, and teachers will provide opportunities for many hands-on and student-led activities. The accelerated college preparatory core curriculum in the Middle School will be supplemented by a variety of exploratory subjects, including Computers, Music and Art. Arabic Language and Islamic Studies programs will foster a sense of community, and students will maintain their Islamic dignity and character while continuing to grow in Islamic traditions and values. Respecting that students have different learning styles, a variety of testing methods will be used to facilitate the development of thinking and writing skills.
An adult Mentor (advisor) is assigned to each Middle School student, and will follow the student’s progress and provide guidance throughout the year. As he or she develops a relationship of trust with the student, the mentor will satisfy a number of roles, including counselor, guide and tutor.
Each Middle School student will also serve as a Mentor to a younger student at Beverly Hills Academy. As he or she provides assistance and support to a younger student, the Middle School student will also grow, both personally and academically.
Beverly Hills Academy instills social and moral awareness in its Middle School students, increasing their awareness of the needs of others, and encouraging their service and involvement in the community. Within the school community, Middle School students are given the opportunity to host visiting students, and to serve as tour guides at school functions throughout the year. Their participation in various school-sponsored activities will also help to raise money for local charities. Opportunities will exist for individual and group service within the Metro-Detroit area.Students are encouraged to search out their own opportunities to serve, and on school-scheduled service days they will volunteer at local agencies such as assisted living facilities, shelters and food banks.
Developing Study Skills
In order to succeed in the classroom, even the most intelligent students need to develop effective study skills. Middle School students at Beverly Hills Academy will discover ways to use their time more efficiently and effectively. They will learn how to study, how to do research, how to explore, how to think, and how to learn.