Fairhope Middle School’s

    Strategies To Improve Academic Performance and Close the Gap



    • Pre-AP/Advanced classes in Math, English, and Science to increase academic rigor with LTF strategies  
    • Implementation of Guided Reading Program to strengthen Reading Skills
    • Continue close reads practice
    • Test Prep classes for students who were close to benchmark on standardized tests
    • Continued implementation of USATestprep in Reading
    • Writing across the curriculum with the use of writing prompts in all subjects
    • Continued implementation of IXL Math to strengthen Math skills 
    • Study Skills course for 7th grade students presented by homeroom teachers in the first nine weeks of school to improve study habits, test taking skills, and academic performance
    • Peer tutoring program in all 4-core subjects twice weekly supervised by the Counselors that includes homework assistance
    • RTI (Response to Instruction/Intervention) homeroom placement for Math and English/Reading to help students in need of remediation
    • Recognition of academic achievement to promote academic excellence; National Junior Honor Society recognition; All “A” Honor Roll each quarter listed on school website; 7th Grade Duke Tip recognition; Outstanding Students of the Semester recognition; State test recognition 
    • Continued professional development of teachers including depth of knowledge training
    • Planned activities to reward school attendance and attendance workshops conducted by the School Counselors that emphasize the importance of attendance and the impact on academic performance and achievement of career/education goals.