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Model Overview

Program Overview

2015
Year Launched
6 - 8
Blended Grades
1,175
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


We have a few different models in place in our school, but our primary focus is to develop an individualized learning path for each student. We do incorporate stations and flipped learning into some lessons as well.

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


One of our biggest challenges has been to work within the current framework of routine in our district, but we are committed to a slow and purposeful roll out that supports teachers and students in the implementation of blended learning. Our teachers are committed to the change that needs to happen, but need professional learning opportunities that support our district's goal of rethinking the way learning should look like in a 21st Century classroom.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?


I would encourage to visit other school districts and ask what is working for them and not working for them. We have been able to be proactive in our approach by collaborating with other schools. I cannot stress the importance of professional learning and planning time for teachers as well.

Program Focus

General

Blended Subjects

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

School Overview

Located in the Springfield, Missouri area, Republic Middle School (RMS) provides educational services for nearly 1,100 students. RMS is committed to preparing our students to be college and career ready. Last year, the Republic School District created a learning plan called RepMO Ready, which includes an initiative to bring blended learning to all students in the district. In addition, Project Based Learning (PBL) is now the adopted learning model for over 20% of our teachers. Next year, every middle school student will be enrolled in at least one PBL class daily. RMS has become a school that many other districts visit to see successful PBL and blended learning models in action. Our APEX and FUSE programs include several days of professional learning each year to support our teachers as we implement these models in our classrooms.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

7

out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Republic Middle School

Address:
Republic Middle School
#1 Tiger Drive
Republic, Missouri
65738
United States

Telephone: (417)-732-3640

Republic Middle School's Website

Demographics

1,107
Total Students
40%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

2018

2016

Blended Program Launched 2015