Left to right: Robin Lady, Laura Baker, Vicki Kemp
Academic Stretch is the middle school component of the Rockwood Gifted Program. This component is offered in grades six through eight for students who meet district criteria for the gifted program.
Academic Stretch enables students to work with academic peers in an environment that focuses on identifying and maximizing individual student talents and interests. The curriculum gives students the opportunity to explore a range of high interest, real world issues that are both personally relevant and intellectually challenging. The program’s curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on a different theme each year. Sixth graders study change, seventh graders explore survival and eighth graders investigate systems. Specific units within these themes include forensics, inventions, natural disasters and the stock market. All units in this program are designed to promote active student engagement in learning and develop skills in critical and creative thinking, information processing, problem-solving, communication and leadership. Community resources are tapped to bring real world experience and expertise into the classroom. Technology is used extensively to create products and develop a sophisticated understanding of various fields and issues. Time management strategies, current events, language arts skills, and service projects are also incorporated into the Academic Stretch program.
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Infinite Campus: Remember that a student’s grades, assignments, progress reports and report cards can be viewed on Infinite Campus. Parents: Please be sure you establish an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account that will connect you to your child’s academic progress.
Extra Help: Do you need help with a specific subject? Students are encouraged to speak with their teacher about setting up time to get additional help. Parents are welcome to contact teachers to assist with this as well.
Curriculum: Our focus is for all students to achieve and succeed in the classroom.
View the curriculum by subject matter on the Rockwood website.