Middle School Education
Meeting Emotional,Social and Academic needs
Cedar Hill Prep Middle School Education – Interactive, Intimate, Engaging, Empowering
CHP middle school is geared towards providing students with a strong foundation in academics and social skills, such that they excel in high school and develop positive social interactions. Research at Harvard College also suggests that the best ways to have students internalize positive social and emotional behaviors are to have them learn in settings where social and emotional skills are directly taught.
The CHP middle school program is successful because we address the overall needs of each child – emotionally and academically in a school setting. In return, we have high expectations of each student regarding their effort, commitment, consistency, and discipline. Also, the school insists on engaging the parent in a collaborative setting, to foster a consistent involvement in the academic and character development of the child. We accomplish all of the above by providing a nurturing environment, a sense of community for the family, an educational plan that fits, supports, engages and energizes each student.
From September through November, grades 1 through 8 are visiting Grounds for Sculpture. Grounds for Sculpture is a magical place that incorporates historical and contemporary art into the scenic landscape and architecture. This art field trip allows students to see the difference between a photograph of an artwork and seeing the artwork in person.
Ellen Callahan, CHP Middle School Teacher / Social Studies, began her story many years ago as a seed planted in another time waiting to take root and grow. In the early ‘80s, she began her journey as an educator working with physically and intellectually challenged children. It was hard work, and the children often made very minimal progress. However, the rewards far outweighed the obstacles....