7th Grade

7th Grade: High School Matriculation

The high school matriculation process begins in the 7th grade for our scholars. We begin introducing our 7th graders to high school rigor and offering select scholars exposure to high school level courses in Mathematics and U.S. History. In an effort to support families, we host high school workshops, offer guidance meetings, offer them tours to high schools, and share resources on best-fit schools for each scholar.


7th Grade Scholar

7th Grade Scholar sharing her experience with class.

Bitmoiji Images of the 7th Grade Team

Bitmoiji Images of the 7th Grade Team


7th Grade Academic Team

Please click here for a list of teacher and staff members' email addresses.


STARI Intervention

The New York State Department of Education requires schools to provide Academic Intervention Services (AIS) to assist students in meeting graduation requirements. These services will supplement the instruction provided in the general classroom setting. AIS is determined based upon an individual's performance in relationship to school benchmarks (Including the i-Ready Benchmark assessment), NYS assessments, report cards, and teacher recommendations. New Heights currently uses the STARI reading intervention program to support AIS implementation.

STARI actively engages students in discussions of cognitively challenging content aligned to the Common Core and other 21st century standards. This service will provide support to assist your child in reaching his/her academic potential, building critical thinking skills, and achieving common core expectations.

Scholars at New Heights

Mahalia Jackson Honors Academy

The Mahalia Jackson Honors Academy is an academically competitive and selective program at New Heights. This academy allows 7th and 8th-grade scholars to take New York State Regents examinations in Mathematics, United States History, and Living Environment (Science). Scholars in this academy have the opportunity to receive high school credits during their time at New Heights Middle School.

To learn more about this program at New Heights, please email info@newheightsms.org

Experiential Learning

New Heights scholars have the opportunity to bridge classes with real-life experiences on trips. Check out some of the places our scholars have visited through the years.