Our instructional model is based on student achievement data,
frequent progress monitoring and research-based school-wide
practices that provide access for all students. We pride
ourselves on offering students a high quality standards-based
education by staying true to our academic vision, “As
a result of rigorous, high quality first instruction,
evidence-based practices, and authentic relationships, students
will achieve tremendous academic growth and demonstrate
preparedness for college / career pathways.”
Math classes offered at Fern Bacon Middle School include MATH 7,
MATH 8 and COMPACTED MATH 7/8 AND MATH 1 for our advanced / GATE
students. Fern Bacon also offers sections of support for
students who are below grade level and need additional
instructional support. Math is taught through the
Common Core Standards with a focus on real world problems and
experiences while working in collaborative groups. Students
are expected to explain their thought process through writing,
and speaking and demonstrate their conceptual understanding
rather than simply seek solutions.
Science at Fern Bacon is taught through the new NGSS Standards.
7th grade science focuses on Life Science, while 8th grade
science focuses on Physical science. Students in science
move beyond the standards and bring science to life through
building and engineering projects, a science fair and use
technology including iPads and virtual dissections.
Fern Bacon offers students the opportunity to bring history to
life. Students research history, prepare and present what
they have learned and share with peers and the community via
video projects, presentations and spoken word.
Students study world history in 7th grade and US history in 8th
Physical Education classes at Fern Bacon provide students the
opportunity to explore and discover sports with which they may
not have experience. Students have the opportunity to experience
volleyball, soccer, basketball, line dancing and much more.
Las clases de Educación Física de Fern Bacon brindan a
los estudiantes la oportunidad de explorar y descubrir los
deportes con los que no tengan experiencia. Los estudiantes
tienen la oportunidad de experimentar voleibol, fútbol,
baloncesto, baile en línea y mucho más.
Here at Fern Bacon we are fortunate to have a wonderful Special
Education team that work alongside our General Education
Co-Teaching Instructional Model for our Special Ed
Co-teaching is an initiative option designed to provide the
support necessary to meet the academic, social/emotional and
behavioral needs of students with disabilities in the least
restrictive learning environment.
Our school counselors are trained to help students overcome
obstacles that may inhibit their learning.
Students come to school with a wide range of problems and
challenges. They may have learning disabilities, come from a
low-income family, experience abuse or neglect, or have an
addiction. School counselors work in collaboration with parents,
teachers, principals, medical professionals, and social workers
to identify and address these problems.