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Southridge Tech Middle School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
Southridge Tech Middle School staff participates in an array of professional development,which is aligned with AVID strategies and Microsoft Technologies. We employ school-wide AVID strategies and practices to transform our Instruction, Systems, Leadership, and Culture of a school. All students belong to a college team in which they attend college and career field trips to inspire and motivate students. Our students are given opportunities to learn about and utilize the research-based Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR) strategies in the classroom to help prepare them for high school and college.
We were recently recognized as a Silver (Proficient) level PBiS school. The goal of PBIS is to create a positive school culture, in which students learn and grow. Therefore, we continuely work to develop our Tier I, II and/or III systems of support through a data-based problem-solving process within existing team structures.
Southridge Tech Middle School inspires innovation, independence and excellence to thrive in an ever changing competiive world.
Southridge Tech Middle School seeks to:
- Develop inquiring knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
- Prepare ALL students to be college and career ready to succeed in a global society.
- Instill 21st Century skills though rich curriculum and real-life experiences.
- Build partnerships with families, businesses, and higher education.