We had previously tried the station rotation model but found that it didn't work for our school. Our latest model "No excuses, no limit" has evolved with the help of teachers on the team. We are all continual learners and our goal is to foster a college-going culture at our school.
Buy-in from teachers, parents and students (though if you get buy-in from students, you won't usually hear from parents).
Ensure the system of education is based on open communication, trust and collaboration. Encourage innovation so teachers feel safe to take risks and try new things.
Located in Yuma, Arizona, Castle Dome Middle School provides educational services for nearly 900 students. In an effort to improve the school climate, culture and student achievement, Castle Dome Middle School focuses on the whole child. Our mission is to ensure a safe learning environment for students to grow socially, academically and behaviorally in effort to be healthy, active citizens.
The school adopted personalized learning in 2014 and it is currently a 1:1 iPad environment. It also offers three AVID elective classes. College and Career readiness is not an option, it is an expectation.
Our learning community shares common goals and expectations for safety, responsibility, respect and how to ensure each person is truly #Exceptional. Being a LEARNER takes specific skills and efforts - and together we ensure ALL students can and will grow.
Welcome to Castle Dome Middle School - where we have no excuses and there are no limits. #AVID #BeExceptional #nolimits #kidsathope #wholechild
Contact: Lori Sheffield
Contact Title: Principal
Castle Dome Middle School
2353 S Otondo Drive
In 2014-2015 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, AzMERIT, for Arizona students. In order to help communicate the purpose of the new test and several important aspects of the upcoming implementation process, the Arizona Department of Education has created a series of helpful resources to guide all stakeholders. Please check this page often as we will regularly be adding new resources including vendor-specific documents.