SMS-Accelerated Programming

Should you have any questions regarding GT programming at Sierra Middle School, please contact:

SMS GT Facilitator

Accelerated Math and Advanced Language Arts @ Sierra Middle School

Sierra Middle School provides accelerated math and advanced language arts opportunities for all students. Readiness for advanced
learning opportunities in math and/or language arts is determined in conjunction with the sending school and is based on a body of evidence including standardized test scores, classroom performance, student interest, and teacher recommendation. 

In 7th grade, students may be ready to enroll in Accelerated Math 7 or Algebra I. Both of these math levels are available at Sierra Middle School. We also offer Advanced Language Arts 7 on every 7th grade team.  

For 8th grade, advanced math students may be in Algebra I or Geometry.  Sierra’s ability to provide a Geometry class on-site is dependent on enrollment numbers, but Geometry will be available on-site during the 2016-17 school year. Advanced Language Arts 8 is offered at Sierra on every 8th grade team.

Will you be new to SMS for 2016-2017? 
If you will be new to SMS as an incoming  7th or 8th grader for 2016-2017 please contact your child's future counselor or 
Sadie Levine (GT/RtI Facilitator) if you have questions about Accelerated Math placement or Advanced Language Arts placement.  

If you will be a continuing student at SMS for 2016-2017, this is for you:
If you are currently a student at Sierra Middle School and you have questions about Accelerated Math or Advanced LA please make sure you
discuss this with your core teachers.