The Middle School Student Opportunity for Academic Recovery (SOAR) Program is designed for students in grades 6 through 8 who are over the traditional middle school age because of retention, truancy, or other challenges. The goal of the program is to provide academic recovery in the form of a pathway for students to complete middle school and transition to high school.
- Are over the traditional age for their middle school grade (13 years or older in 6th grade; 14 years or older in 7th grade; 15 years or older in 8th grade)
- May turn 21 years old before their high school graduation date
- Have been retained for one or more school years
- Are at-risk for being retained in their current grade
All SOAR courses will utilize Project-Based Learning, an engaging, student-centered approach that allows students to gain knowledge through exploration and investigation of real-world problems.
- learn content according to grade-level PA Core Standards and Assessment Anchors;
- review foundational skills and concepts in each content area;
- apply skills and knowledge through the development of personalized projects that are student-driven, inquiry-based, and relevant.
Project topics/themes may include, but are not limited to:
- career exploration and planning for the future
- self-improvement and personal goal-setting
- diversity and global awareness
- environmental/conservation issues
- invention/product development
- civic duty and involvement
- social justice
Check back soon for details on the High School Soar program.