The Middle School consists of students in Grades 7 and 8. The faculty actively encourage students to develop key academically-related habits and skills that will allow them to achieve academic success. Albert College offers a strong academic program that exceeds the standards set by the Ontario curriculum and is delivered by passionate teachers equipped with specialist qualifications and Master's degrees.
Throughout the academic year, students receive feedback on six specific learning skills, and these reports are reviewed with the student’s parents, as well as with the student’s Academic Advisor to allow for reflection and the opportunity to improve. Strategies are then developed to help the individual achieve their potential. The Middle School firmly believes in the correlation between strong learning skills and academic success. Much time is dedicated to developing learning skills in order to best prepare students for success in their future academics.
There are six learning skills that are essential for student success and are assessed on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year. These skills include Organization, Initiative, Responsibility, Self-Regulation, as well as Independent Work and Collaboration which pertain to the environment in which the student works. Some students naturally have most of these learning skills and are able to demonstrate them on a consistent basis. Other students require more of a hands-on approach to developing some of these skills.
* Students may receive a credit upon successful completion of these courses.
** Students may be eligible for a half credit for AMI10 based on ability and previous experience.
Reporting to Parents:
Throughout the school year, students receive feedback on six specific learning skills: organization, initiative, responsibility, self-regulation, independent work and collaboration. Learning skills reports are reviewed with parents and the students’ Advisor to allow for reflection and the opportunity to improve. Strategies are developed to help students achieve their potential and prepare them for success in their future academics.