Our teachers are available before and after school, based on their availability, to meet with students and give personalized instruction and attention.
There is a Math Lab and Literacy Lab that is open during the FLEX period four days a week for 7th 和8th 年级学生. 学生 are assigned to this class based upon teacher recommendation.
学生 who need additional instructional assistance have an opportunity to take our Enrichment classes in both 7th 和8th 年级.
学生 enrolled in 7th 和8th 年级 can use the FLEX period to see teachers for extra help.
The school library is also open before and after school every day for quiet study and the student union is open every day after school for group study.
Are there honors courses at Aquinas Middle?
Aquinas Middle School has an accelerated program in mathematics and science for 7th 年级 that leads to high school courses in Algebra and Biology for 8th 年级.
Do Aquinas Middle students have an opportunity to take any courses for high school credit?
All Aquinas Middle School students have an opportunity to get at least one high school credit in foreign language.
An Aquinas Middle student may earn up to three high school credits (algebra, 生物学, and foreign language).
Do students study the arts?
All Aquinas Middle students study fine art. 我们的6th 年级学生 take a survey course in fine arts where they are introduced to drama, general music, 工作室艺术, 和舞蹈. 阿奎那7th 年级学生 have the opportunity to take either a half year of general music or theatre, while Aquinas 8th 年级学生 have the opportunity to take either a half year of 工作室艺术 or dance.
How are students placed in course levels?
输入6th 年级 students are placed in a defined course of studies with all students enrolled in the same level of classes. Instruction is differentiated to meet the needs of all learners.
Sixth 年级学生 enrolled at Aquinas Middle School are placed into 7th 年级 courses based on 6th 年级 teacher recommendation.
传入的7th 年级学生 are placed using the results of the Aquinas Placement Test, recommendations from 6th 年级 teachers, their 5th 和6th 年级 report cards, and achievement on New York State Math and ELA tests.
转移8th 年级学生 are placed based on the 7th 年级 report card, teacher recommendation, and New York State scores.
Seventh 年级学生 enrolled at Aquinas Middle School are placed into 8th 年级 courses based on 7th 年级 teacher recommendation.
FLEX is a period at the end of each school day that is used for many different educational and learning activities. Seventh and eighth 年级 students may see teachers for help, use the library or computer lab, have a quiet study hall, or take chorus, 乐队, or dance company. 6th 年级 students do not have a FLEX built into their schedule due to instructional requirements. Assemblies and career development programs also occur during FLEX that all middle school students attend.
How many periods are in a day?
7th 和8th 年级学生, the school day is seven academic periods, with a lunch and a FLEX period. 所有6th 年级学生 have eight academic periods with a lunch period. All periods are 40 minutes in length.