Principal: Nate Parker
Assistant Principal:Adam Benschoter
Cindy Graham & Kathleen Duvall
Start/End Times: 7:35am - 2:24pm
Half Day Release: 11:00am
Springbrook Middle School & Alexander Elementary School Dean of Students Job Posting
2016-2017 School Improvement Plan
Adrian Middle School 7-8 offers a challenging and comprehensive curriculum and a wide array of co-curricular opportunities aimed at meeting the needs of the entire spectrum of learners. At Adrian Middle School 7-8 there is something for everyone.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, (STEM,) Foreign Language and Accelerated Opportunities.
Students at Adrian Middle School 7-8 are engaged in a challenging curricular program intended to prepare students for the next step at Adrian High School and to foster long term skills and attributes that will make them successful in their future. We offer three different Project Lead the Way (PLTW) programs, two of which, every student in the building will take. This hands-on, inquiry based program is designed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) principals that allow students to apply their learning in real world situations and applications. With the completion of the bond project – thank you voters – starting next year AMS 6-8 will have two state of the art STEM labs to support our PLTW programs. All students also take two years of Spanish, gaining 1 high school credit. Acceleration and high school credit is also available for qualifying students in math and Introduction to Computer Sciences.
Bond Construction Projects
Starting in January and continuing through the summer, Adrian Middle School 7-8 will see significant construction and upgrades thanks to the generosity of the district’s citizens and the passage of a recent bond. In addition to the STEM labs mentioned above, the Media Center will have significant upgrades and modernization. The main office will also be reconfigured to greatly increase the safety and security of students and staff. The bond will also provide for restructured parking and bus and parent pickup loops, and the heating and ventilation system will be upgraded and modernized, providing the district with additional savings in energy cost.
Arts and Extracurricular Opportunities
In addition to strong programs in the core academic areas, a wide array of opportunities are offered to students in the arts. Students may choose from offerings in the visual arts, choir, band or orchestra. Adrian Middle School 7-8 also offers excellent opportunities for students to participate in drama and stage performances.
Adrian Middle School 7-8 also offers a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities including the Equations Team, National Junior Honors Society, and a wide range of interscholastic athletic opportunities.
Student Support Services
Adrian Middle School 7-8 offers many options for additional student support and learning. Through collaboration with Communities in Schools we are able to offer tutoring services and provide an after school writing experience in collaboration with Adrian College.
Every day at Adrian Middle School 7-8 is an opportunity for students to grow and challenge themselves. We are dedicated to providing opportunities through which students can gain authentic self-esteem in a safe, yet challenging and rigorous learning environment. Through this environment, we hope to provide opportunities for students to realize their fullest potential. These challenges, coupled with a student-centered approach to instruction, allows students to develop the academic skills and character traits necessary to become successful students at the high school level, as well as balanced, principled citizens as they pursue their goals and dreams.