Teaching & Learning
Whether or not students are “on expedition,” certain key educational philosophies run through the fabric of King Middle School.
Proficiency Based Learning
All course work is rooted in national and state standards. King has identified and prioritized key Common Core and NGSS standards to anchor both expedition and core course work.
All students are assessed on a 1-4 grading scale. Teachers build a body of evidence around each standard and then report students’ current progress to families six times a year. Students and families can monitor weekly progress using our online Infinite Campus gradebook.
Habits of Work and Learning
In conjunction with content standards, all students are assessed on Habits of Work and Learning (HOWLs). Like content standards, HOWLs are explicitly taught and assessed multiple times throughout a trimester. Students receive Respect, Responsibility, and Perseverance grades for each course they are enrolled in.