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MIDDLE SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY


The mission of our middle school is to nurture the development of responsible, thoughtful citizens for life in an increasingly interdependent global society by creating environments in which students are challenged to explore, to create, to make decisions and to actively participate in and be accountable for their learning.  

CHEC’s middle school provides an environment that allows transition for the students as they move from elementary into high school years.  Middle school education builds upon skills acquired in previous learning experiences and provides an opportunity to explore new areas of interest that will give direction for future choices. Middle school students are emerging adolescents who are experiencing profound changes in the intellectual, physical, social and emotional areas of their lives.  These changes call for unique learning environments where students can mature, achieve success and be challenged at their own developmental rate.

  • Intellectually, middle school students are maturing in their thinking and need stimulating activities that develop their problem solving and critical thinking abilities.

  • Physically, middle school students need to understand and to accept the changes in their bodies while assuming responsibility for their own wellbeing.

  • Socially, middle school students must be provided an environment in which they can positively interact with peers and adults.

  • Emotionally, middle school students are seeking their identity. Positive self-esteem, the need for recognition and the need for success in both academic and social situations are imperative.
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Collaborative Solutions for Communities
COSEBOC
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CSOSA
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U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department the Treasury
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Embassy of France
Embassy of Italy
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Gala Hispanic Theatre
George Washington University
Global Kids
Flamboyan Foundation

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Hotel Association of Washington, D.C.
Howard University
Inter-American Development Bank
Justice Grants Administration
The Kennedy Center
LaSalle Hotel Properties
Lois and Richard England Family Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
University of Maryland – College Park
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
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National Symphony Orchestra
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
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State Farm
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