• Why Choose the Cambridge Program at North Marion Middle?


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    The benefits of the Cambridge program at North Marion Middle School!

    We are committed to providing a high level of support for our students that are entering the Cambridge program in 6-8th grade. Our students become – confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged – are powerful, aspirational and inspiring.   All expectations are built into all of our syllabuses and qualifications to ensure they are relevant, challenging and productive.

    We provide a wide range of support for our students so we can give our learners the best possible preparation for high school and college success.

    An education founded on these attributes inspires in students a love of learning that leads to success in the classroom, in examinations, and throughout a career. CA


    Assessment has two important roles:

    • to prove what a student has learned.
    • to improve a student’s understanding and skills.

    Good assessment lies at the heart of a good education. Our assessments are designed to be fair, valid, reliable and practicable, so that every Cambridge teacher exam provides a true picture of a student’s ability, wherever and whenever the exam was taken. This means our assessments have real, lasting value and can be a lifelong passport to further study or employment.

    Our end-of-program assessments give students focus, motivation and a challenge. We assess what is of greatest value to our students - deep subject knowledge, conceptual understanding and higher order thinking skills. . Our assessment structure maximises teaching and learning time, encouraging a strong grasp of the subject being studied. This helps to support new thinking, and encourages cross-curricula connections.CA

     - Cambridge 6th grade courses provide an excellent transitionary year for students to adapt to the middle school environment and the rigors of Cambridge academics. 

     - Cambridge 7th grade courses provide an increase in in-depth study and scaffolding occurs substantially at this level in all core classes in preparation of 8th Grade courses that are taught at a high school level.  

     - Cambridge 8th grade classes are equivalent to first year high school courses and provide students with high school curriculum that is challenging and academically intensive.

    Students who pass their 8th grade classes and examinations will be awarded high school credit.

    Cambridge instructors are highly qualified individuals within their teaching field and are certified by the Florida Board of Education.  Each course contains a course syllabus with Cambridge standards that have been designed by Cambridge professors.

    The Cambridge program of study at North Marion Middle School offers a rigorous multi-level curriculum that prepares students for the demands of higher level learning and high school coursework. 

    Students at North Marion Middle School also have access to multiple electives and after school programs that enrich the creative and academic curriculum of the Cambridge program.  Electives include: Art, Band, Technology, Business Education, Health Occupations, and Agriculture.   Other programs offered include Academic Team, MATHCOUNTS, Civil Air Patrol, Young Ladies Council, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Basketball.