Forsyth County Schools is home to 10 outstanding middle schools, featuring grades sixth through eighth grade. All facilities are state of the art, and include a cafeteria, media center, gymnasium and outdoor athletic fields. The buildings are the same prototype, but vary between one and two-story designs.
The middle school day begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:15 pm. Based on primary residency, school attendance lines determine which middle school children attend. Students study basic skills such as language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. In additional to the core areas, students also receive instruction by certified teachers in connections classes. Examples include health and physical education, art, music, band, chorus, business and computer science, engineering and technology, and drama. All middle schools offer high school credit for every student in physical science. In addition, students have opportunities to receive high school credit in subject areas from math and foreign language to electives.
Middle schools provide numerous programs to meet the needs of all students such as special education (includes speech), early intervention, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and gifted students. School websites have a complete list of the activities, clubs and athletics offered at each school.
All middle classrooms feature a built-in projector and interactive whiteboard. Computers are available to students in the classroom and media center, and also with portable computer stations.
Students in grades six through eight receive grade reports on a quarterly basis throughout the school year. The interim reports are issued at the nine and 27 week points and the report cards are issued at 18 and 36 weeks.
All schools have full-time certified nurses on staff, as well as counselors and Instructional Technology Specialists (ITS). Each school has numerous volunteer opportunities for parents, including PTA/Os, boosters, Local School Councils (LSC), mentoring and classroom volunteers. Breakfast and lunch are served daily to students.