Who We Are

west Side Collaborative MIddle School - Goals

· To nurture and grow the whole child, challenging students to develop into inquisitive, thoughtful individuals with a sense of responsibility to themselves and their community

· To provide experiences to make meaningful choices and value personal/academic growth through exploration and reflection

· To create highly personalized and academic instructional opportunities for each child

· To create the conditions for students to meet and exceed standards while developing their “voice” and becoming empowered for the next steps in their lives

· To enable students to become informed users and creators of multiple forms of digital media

· To engage students as active participants in their own learning and collaborate with teachers in a cycle of rigorous individualized goal-setting, planning, evaluation and revision


West Side Collaborative MIddle School - special Features

· Free full-time on-site S.T.E.A.M after school program in collaboration with City Parks

· Student led conferences and promotional portfolio presentations

· Enrichment literacy and math for advanced students

· One-to-one laptops; technology infused into all curriculum areas

· Individualized high school articulation program

· Advisory, Community Meetings, Personal Growth Labs

· Celebrations of student work through publishing parties, museum shares and online publications

· Individualized student schedules

· Block scheduling and flexible groupings

· Hands-on science lab experiences

· Film-making, art, animation and musical exploration classes

· “Powerspeak” online foreign language

· Academic coaches and Base Camp Program

· Personal Learning Modules in ELA


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