How is the curriculum structured?

The middle school curriculum is structured around thematic units. thematic units are a based around smaller projects in subject areas including science, math, social studies, English, and art. All of these projects are based around a theme central to the thematic unit. Examples of thematic unit projects include; World War 2, Vernal Pools, Investigating Streams, Mesoamerica, and the Middle Ages. Many more are included in a 2 year rotation so students who are in the middle school for both 7th and 8th grade have two distinctly different years. All the middle school thematic units are targeted at the Wisconsin 8th grade standards.