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Middle School (6th-8th grade)

Middle school can be a difficult time for many students, but it can be even more frustrating when a student has dyslexia, ADHD, or other language-based learning differences. We specialize in equipping these students with strategies that help them realize their strengths, overcome frustrations, and achieve academic and social success.

Students spend half of each day in small group instruction (2 to 4 students per instructor) in Phonics, Comprehension, and Math. All subjects are taught in our signature sequential and multisensory approach. In Phonics, students work on phonemic awareness, fluency, spelling, handwriting, and grammar by utilizing methods such as Orton-Gillingham and LindaMood Bell. Math instruction is completely individualized and multisensory. In Comprehension, we emphasize vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Middle School students participate weekly in our Hands on Highlands program. This quarterly, rotating program engages students in hands-on learning, activates their critical thinking, and immerses them in a project-based curriculum in the following areas: Growing Greater (agriculture/horticulture), Building Today (woodworking), Tasting Success (cooking and nutrition), and Lego Robotics.

"My teachers have helped me to understand how I learn best. I now have more confidence and can take on any new challenge. Highlands has helped me create a better future for myself."

BrooksMiddle School Student