National research has shown that children are more successful in school when their parents/guardians and families are involved in their education. Middle school staff is eager to work with parents/guardians and families to achieve this success.
Volusia County middle schools are designed to bridge the gap between elementary schools and secondary schools. The middle years represent a fragile period in the lives of youngsters that is characterized by changes in every facet of their existence. The houses (usually 6, 7, 8, and ESE) provide safe and secure settings aimed at meeting the needs of all students.
Considerable attention is placed on providing middle school students with a variety of academic and exploratory experiences that enable them to make wise choices regarding their futures and to instill in them the desire for life-long learning.
Competitive Events for Middle School Students
Opportunities for middle school students to exhibit and to participate in annual events abound in Volusia County. Some examples are:
- The Science Fair
- The Social Studies Fair
- The Foreign Language Festival
- The Fitness Festival
- Math Counts
- Numerous music festivals and competitions
- Community and school art shows and displays
- Spelling Bees
- Student Needs
Many programs are in place to accommodate the needs of all students in Volusia County's middle schools. Some of these programs follow.
- Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Gifted Education Services