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Dear Academic Approach Families & Colleagues:

Yesterday, I shared some key features of our new curriculum designed specifically for middle schoolers. Today, I wanted to share with you more about the academic design of our curriculum as well as some proof points around how our students fare on high school entrance exams and applications.

Our middle school curriculum is designed with long-term success in mind. We carefully designed each lesson to support students as they grow towards higher-level rigor and skills. We also considered the challenges of the Common Core State Standards as well as typical middle school courses (both strengths and gaps) when considering what content to include. As a result, our middle school curriculum is well aligned with the academic supports students especially need now, as their typical classroom learning is disrupted this fall.

We are confident the academic and critical thinking skills our students are learning will lead them to success in middle school, high school, and college. We’ve also seen our work with students lead to great outcomes on high school entrance exams.

In the last two years, 86% of our students that shared outcomes with us got into a top-choice school or program. Forty-five percent of our students reporting selective enrollment scores earned a perfect score.

You can see more on our middle school curriculum here.

Be well,
Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D., Founder & CEO

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