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Model Overview

Program Overview

2015
Year Launched
6 - 8
Blended Grades
50
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)


In recent years, we began losing students to homeschooling and online education programs. So we started to think how we could recreate that experience for families to attract new students? We also wanted to better meet the learning needs of advanced students. We started looking at computerized options for blended learning. We decided to create this program: a school within the school. Our goal was to get 10 students involved. In our first year, we have nearly 50 students enrolled. And for next year, we've already seen those numbers double. We'll need to be creative about what the next phase of expansion looks like.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?


Recruiting students for the blended learning program. We held parents information nights in the community. We used a tremendous amount of social media and promoted the program in the local newspaper. We've made a point to gain buy-in from teachers and administrators--that's what is most important when you start meeting families.

Program Focus

Edmentum
Curriculum

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
World Languages
Electives
Computer Programming

Model Overview

Program Overview

2015
Year Launched
6 - 8
Blended Grades
50
Enrolled

Program Focus

General

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
World Languages
Electives
Computer Programming

School Overview

Northridge Middle School has consistently been recognized as both a Four Star school and an "A" rated school by the state of Indiana and is a nationally recognized Schools to Watch by the National Middle Level Educators Association. We offer a variety of programs for the 1000+ students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. There are three instructional teams made up of four teachers, or team members, at each grade level. The team organization allows for better communication among teachers concerning curriculum and student progress. The subject areas covered in the teams are language arts, social studies, math, science, and expressive arts.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

9

out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Mrs. Rachel Vallance

Contact Title: Principal

Address:
Northridge Middle School
56691 Northridge Dr.
Middlebury, Indiana
46540
United States

Telephone: (574)-825-9531

Northridge Middle School's Website

Demographics

1,087
Total Students
28%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

2016

Blended Program Launched 2015