Academics

Acceleration Courses

The following courses enable students to earn high school credit while still in middle school. They have academic pre-requisite conditions that must be met prior to enrollment. 

Algebra I

Geometry

World History

Spanish I

Spanish II

Agriculture III

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

The global perspectives course is an aspect of the Cambridge program that gives students two very important opportunities. First, the program exposes students to cultures from around the world. Cambridge research has found that successful students and early-career adults have a strong grasp of the cause-effect relationships between local and global decisions and circumstances. Second, global perspectives systematically teaches students the six success skills identified by Cambridge research: research, reflection, analysis, evaluation, communication, and collaboration. Students acquire and apply these skills through the completion of research assignments and public presentations. K-5 students have global perspectives one day per week as part of their specials rotation while middle school students have the course for a semester, alternating with P.E. for the other semester.

 

FABRICATION LAB

The makerspace and fabrication lab at R.W. Blake Academy give students the opportunity to learn about and apply the design process, exercise critical thinking skills, and begin exploring ideas of entrepreneurship and community support. Teachers deliver age-appropriate instruction designed to help students analyze and explore problems, research possible solutions, and prototype their proposed solution. Students also learn about foundational engineering concepts while integrating academic content from their core classes.