The first day of school for Marco Island Charter Middle School students will be Monday, August 18. School will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.
Increased rigor in the new Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), which is replacing the former FCATs, is driving several changes at the charter middle school in order to provide students with the best possibility achieving success. Among the changes include, an emphasis on reading strategies in every subject area,
142 new computers and ancillary technological equipment throughout the school to accommodate the demands of the new state assessments, new Mathematic textbooks, new software, two new mini-computer laboratories, and a written End of Course Examination based on the new State Standards for every course on campus.
A New Student Orientation program was held on Thursday evening with over two hundred people in attendance.
The school’s annual “Back to School” – Open House will be held on Thursday, August 28 with the parents/guardians of eighth graders reporting to the gymnasium at 6:00 p.m. and all other parents/guardians reporting at 6:30 for a program that will end around 8:30. Attendees will receive a copy of their student’s course schedule and follow it for eight classes, during which time the teacher will meet parents/guardians and explain the course’s goals, and the teacher’s expectations and course requirements.
For more information, call George Abounader at 377-3200 or email him at [email protected]