Advanced Studies in Our Middle Schools:Cambridge Secondary 1
for Middle School Students Who Are Gifted or High-AchievingThe 2019-2020 Middle School Advanced Studies Night coincided with the Rising 6th Grade Parent Night this past April 25. The evening egan with a middle school advanced studies informational session including information about Cambridge Secondary. Then, principals moved into more general information for parents of future 6th graders.What is Cambridge Secondary 1?Cambridge Secondary 1 is an advanced studies option for middle school students which builds skills, knowledge, and understanding in English, Mathematics, and Science. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the most advanced learner with an emphasis on creativity, innovation, and scholarly discourse. Throughout the Cambridge Secondary 1 experience, students develop the skills and content knowledge necessary to meet the demands of advanced course work and ultimately transition successfully to the high school setting. Students in the Cambridge Secondary 1 cohort will have the opportunity to earn credit in high school courses, which will affect their high school grade point average (GPA) and establish the good study habits necessary to be successful. Additionally, students in the Cambridge Secondary 1 cohort will also be enrolled in a Social Studies course which will embed the inquiry-based practices used in the other content areas.What Academic Competitions Are Available for Students Identified as Gifted or High-Achieving?Collier County's Academic Competitions and Programs provide a place for students to be challenged with rigorous content. Students expand their critical thinking and creative skills while developing leadership and teamwork skills.Click on a competition to learn more.