Middle School

Val Vista Academy offers an engaging, well-rounded education that strives to meet the individual needs of every learner. This philosophy includes a STEM-infused curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.) We believe that providing the building blocks during early education will help our students foster and prepare for the technology-driven world we now live in.

Students will participate in a specials-based class daily (P.E., Technology, Music, Spanish, or Library/Community Service) that allows them to explore more challenging and topic-specific content in that specialty area.

- Math:

Pearson enVision

- Science:

Pearson Interactive 

- Social Studies

Pearson enVision: is a comprehensive mathematics curriculum with superior focus, coherence, and rigor. Ensure success at every level with problem-based learning, embedded visual learning, and personalization to empower every teacher and student.

Social Studies: emphasizes the exploration of geography, history and current events. Social Studies concepts are often taught in conjunction with ELA standards, such as informational reading and research skills. We use both Harcourt and McGraw Hill texts to support learning. Use of primary source documents, video, discussion, and other relevant sources are also integral to the program.

Pearson Interactive: STEM-infusion is critical for development of 21st Century Skills and to prepare students for future learning, careers, and technologies. Science features a hands-on approach, emphasizing experiments, discovery and scientific method. Students receive instruction in physical, earth and biological sciences

At Val Vista Academy, we use G Suite for Education, and we are seeking your permission to provide and manage a G Suite for Education account for your child. G Suite for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, and more used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world. At Val Vista Academy, students will use their G Suite accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers, and learn 21st-century digital citizenship skills. The link listed provides answers to common questions about G Suite for Education.

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Meet our Middle School Team

Jenelle Rankin
5th-6th Grade Science Teacher
JRankin@ballcharterschools.org

Bob Meeks
7th-8th Grade Math Teacher
BMeeks@ballcharterschools.org

Cortney Thomson
5th-6th Grade Math Teacher
CThomson@ballcharterschools.org

Tyler Knowles
5th-6th Grade ELA/SS Teacher
TKnowles@ballcharterschools.org

Tom Pasinski
7th-8th Grade ELA/SS Teacher
TPasinski@ballcharterschools.org

Cheryl Hogan
7th-8th Grade Science Teacher
CHogan@ballcharterschools.org

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