Franklin Middle School
Academy Instructional Model
Introduced Fall 2019
Academy Model Guiding Principles:
Multi-Age Competency-Based Classrooms
Looping, Students Have Teachers for Multiple Years
Individualized Learning, Students Take Ownership
2 “Academies” of 9 Teachers each (increased to 10 in 2021-2022), with embedded special education teacher/case managers and school counselors.
Students stay in the same Academy all 5 years.
Teachers divide responsibilities among all 5 Grades, divided into 2 sections, 5 Classroom Teachers and one Title 1 in grades 4-6 (Middle School) and 4 Classroom teachers in Grades 7-8 (Prep School).
Middle School Grades 4-6 (each teacher responsible for at least 2 Grades)
Teachers can be responsible for 1 or more academic subjects depending on skills and needs.
Multi-age classrooms throughout
Prep School Grades 7-8
4 Teachers responsible for 7-8
Middle School Grades 4-6
Each teacher responsible for at least 2 Grades
Middle School Certified or Certifiable Teachers
English Language Arts
Classes are Multi-Age or Grade Specific
depending on skills, needs, and curriculum.
Middle school lunch by section, prep-school by grade level
Allied Arts and WINN (What I Need Now) - Intervention Blocks by Section
Morning Meeting MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports), Universal Team Time, and Daily STEAM
Integrated Arts Include
Allied Arts Teachers (Except Music during
STEAM, who has Band and Chorus at Recess)
Title 1 Teachers
Special Education Teachers