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Quarter 2 Electives Handbook is Here!

You can check out the list of electives available for next quarter! 8th grade students can register beginning Friday, October 7th. 6th and 7th grade students can register beginning Monday, October 10th. 
 
Click here to see the course list, or click the blue button to the right. 
 

A Note from Our Principal

As I begin my sixth year here at Aspen View Academy, I want to reflect on our amazing middle school. I have had many people ask me what makes AVA’s middle school so special? The answer to that question could take quite a while to answer as there are so many things that make our middle school special. It is easy to brag about our middle school and our students and staff. 
 
As I walk through the halls of our school, I see students that are genuinely happy to be here and are glad to have a sense of normalcy returning to their school routine. The transition from elementary school to middle school is a big step. However, there is plenty in middle school to keep students engaged as well as active.
 
I am happy that our students will be able to participate in the outdoor education programs where they will spend a couple of days in the mountains. This is a wonderful time for students to form new relationships with their classmates. In the spring, our 8th graders will have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. and New York to visit the sights and make real world connections from what they have learned in the classroom while in middle school.
 
We have wonderful sports programs for our middle school students. Boys’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, and co-ed cross country are up and running! Soon we will have girls’ and boys’ basketball, girls’ soccer, and boys’ volleyball. The ability to have these programs as an option this year has been a wonderful outlet for our students and has helped minimize some discipline issues in the classroom.
 
Middle School students also have the privilege of selecting some of their classes with our electives program. They have the opportunity to be a student mentor to younger students in the classroom or maintain our recycling program here at AVA. Students can participate in band & orchestra. We surveyed our students last year to get their input on what electives they would like to see, and we were able to implement some of their ideas and offer elective classes that they wanted. With almost forty elective classes to choose from, they are sure to find something they enjoy.
 
The teachers also make our middle school incredibly special. In my 26 years in education, I can honestly say that Aspen View Academy has the best teachers around! They are caring & nurturing. They are supportive in their approach yet allow your student to be a risk taker. They set high standards and push your student to achieve their best. You will not find a better group of teachers anywhere! Their commitment and dedication are second to none.
 
Finally, it is our students who really make the AVA middle school so special! Each and every one of them are special. I enjoy interacting with the students whether it be in the halls during passing time, in the classroom, or at lunch/recess. Each of them is an important piece to our middle school puzzle. Your student is truly why we do what we do. It is not only our middle school that is special, but all grade levels here at AVA are special. Everything we do here at AVA is for your student. We will continue to support the growth and learning of your middle school student. If you do not currently have a middle schooler, we cannot wait to share with them everything that makes AVA Middle School special. We know we are doing our job right when we see students smiling as they arrive in the morning and smiling as they leave.
 
Bob Barber
AVA Principal
09/15/2022
Aspen View Academy's Middle School offers a rich Core Knowledge experience for students in grades six through eight. AVA Middle School continues to build a strong foundation for its middle school students to succeed in high school and life.
 
What AVA Middle School Offers
  • Academically Rigorous Curriculum
  • Character Education
  • Specials and STEAM rotations
  • Chromebooks for every student
  • Musical productions
  • Student Council
  • Varying elective choices each quarter
 
For the 2022-23 school year, AVA asks that all middle school student provide a headset (headphone + microphone) for use throughout the school year. This headset should be kept in a baggie in the students' locker and brought to class when requested. 
 
We are requesting all students provide their own headset for sanitary purposes. 
 
Some headsets that would work with the student computers include the following. They are all $25 or less. 
AVA provides lockers for all students in grades 6-8. Lockers are school property and do not belong to individual students. Students will be held responsible for any excessive damage to their lockers. AVA has the authority to search lockers when deemed necessary. Locks may be cut off to search a locker. Lockers must be kept closed when not in use to maintain the integrity of the fire corridors and to avoid careless accidents. Items outside of lockers or on the floor may be removed and disposed of. It is the student’s responsibility to keep lockers secured. Locker combinations are not to be given to anyone else. AVA cannot be held responsible for valuables that are taken
and/or damages from lockers. 

Students in AVA’s Middle School are assigned a computer and keep that computer every year. Students are responsible for maintaining their computer and protecting against damage.

The following is the Middle School schedule when Aspen View Academy operates on a 90 minute delayed start.