Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.
EQUITABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Investment in Building a Strong School Culture
Northwest Middle School offers AVID, Fine Arts, Theater Arts, Intramural Sports, Debate, Student Government, STEM classes and programs, Academic Game Plan, and school-wide social/emotional lesson plans. We support efforts to close learning gaps between our disaggregated student groups by offering full curricular activities and programs to build leadership, social/emotional, and academic skills in all our students. We further support our students by providing regular professional development to our staff on supporting students toward becoming fluent in English and reading regardless of their status as a language learner or Special Education needs.
Identity, Leadership, and Academic Opportunity
Teachers implement research-based instructional strategies through the use of AVID curriculum and procedures such as binders, binder checks, WICOR strategies, note-taking, and agendas.