Our students understand the importance of middle school and that the education that they are earning here will be of great value to them now and in the future. We have designed our curriculum to encourage the maximum progression of all of our wonderful students. Please take a moment to see what our school has to offer as we help them prepare for high school and beyond!
Arizona is working to implement new standards in English language arts and in mathematics, called Arizona’s Common Core Standards that will ensure your child has the academic knowledge and skills to be successful in college, career and life. Academic standards set the expectation for what students need to know and be able to do in each grade and subject. They form the foundation of what teachers teach and students learn in the classroom.
The new standards are important because they will not only improve what your child learns, but how he learns by teaching critical-thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills. They will also better prepare your child to compete for the jobs of the future with students from around the world.
The new standards and future assessments will also be consistent across states, which means that as families move to a new state or to a new school district, their teachers will be able to better assess your child’s abilities and know where he may need support in a way that is not possible now.
To learn more, visit the Arizona Department of Education.
To see a video explaining the Common Core Standards and to learn more about it, visit the Arizona Dept. of Education Common Core website.
Arizona K-12 Academic Standards - English Language Arts
Arizona K-12 Academic Standards - Mathematics
Even though Common Core curriculum is embedded into the teaching of all subjects, teachers will still be following the other set state curriculum standards for each subject matter. Check out a listing of all state standards.
Vulture Peak is a School-Wide Title I school, and all students are eligible to received Title I services. A school with a Title I Schoolwide Program, which is primarily addressed in Section 1114 of Title I, Part A, is one that receives Part A funds “to upgrade the entire educational program of a school that serves an eligible school attendance area in which not less than 40 percent of the children are from low-income families, or not less than 40 percent of the children enrolled in the school are from such families.” The focus of a Schoolwide Program is Comprehensive Schoolwide Reform to ensure all students, especially those considered most academically at-risk, are able to attain academic proficiency based upon state academic standards.
Absences will occur with many of our students; however, frequent absences will result in a loss of credit in their P.E. class. Students may attempt to reclaim the lost credits by completing one activity log sheet for each day of their absence. This provides the students the opportunity to receive credit for the day(s) missed. Students will be required to submit the completed log within one school week of the absence(s) to receive full credit.