Middle school is a very important time for many kids: it is a major change in their educational lives.
Middle School students having fun while learning science
Suddenly, as soon as they enter middle school, they have transitioned from being young children to being “responsible” students in charge of their own lives at school (well, at least their schedule and their homework…).
In middle school, students are exposed to many more fun activities, sports, and are given plenty of opportunities to develop their own interests.
In Middle School, academics are very important
Also, in middle school, academics become even more important than in elementary school
For example, to apply for the highly-competitive Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)*, one of the criteria is to have a high GPA in 7th grade (most middle schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools district only cover 7th and 8th grade).
Speaking of good academics, one way to rank the middle schools in Fairfax County is to compare their SOL passing rates**: Continue Reading…