Basehor-Linwood Middle School

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The Philosophy of the Basehor-Linwood Middle School is to offer a strong basic education and opportunities for the students to explore various subjects so they might determine areas of interest for future study. Teachers, counselors and administrators strive to balance academic goals with human needs. Students will have a middle school schedule which provides different teachers and rooms for each subject, but they will also have a group of teachers who meet as a team to monitor each student's academic, social, emotional and physical progress.

The middle school program is designed to meet the individual needs of young adolescents. Student-centered programs and activities meet the special needs of the student and provide a bridge from elementary school to high school.

Many exploratory activities are provided to meet the individual needs of the student. All students will have access to a large variety of activities. The middle school also places an emphasis on having as many students as possible participate. The competition in the middle school is designed to allow each student to identify their strengths and weaknesses.

In the middle school, it is essential that each student gain a better understanding of their self. Students must learn to accept individual differences and to respect each other. To this end, the middle school offers positive learning experiences and effective guidance for the academic, social, emotional, and physical development of each student.

Parents, teachers, counselors and administrators share the responsibility of making sure the students receive the best possible education. The mutual goal is to help all students develop a positive self-concept and to provide all students with a good foundation of basic skills and an interest in subjects to study in high school and beyond.

Since students of middle school age are experiencing a critical period of development and confronted with increasing their knowledge of the world around them, it is important for them to take advantage of the guidance of the home and school in making course selection and choosing activities for coming school year.