Welcome to 7th grade!
The 7th Grade team works collaboratively to prepare students for the 21st century world in which we live. Our classrooms strive to create an environment where a personal responsiblity for learning is reinforced through training in self-scheduling and time management. Students are helped to develop study and organizational skills that will serve them now and in their academic future. We encourage academic excellence and expect students to take pride in the work they do in the classroom and outside of it.
Seventh graders continue to hone skills they learned with our colleagues on the 6th Grade Team. They are made aware of academic expectations through the use of rubrics, and continue their growth in the ability to work collaboratively. They are shown how to be active learners and their own advocates in a differentiated learning environment. The use of technology as a resource to support learning is part of our mission to prepare our students for 8th grade and beyond.
During the course of the year, the seventh graders are given opportunities to develop social skills and character traits set out in the Briarcliff Credo. The everyday life of the students in our classrooms, hallways and playgrounds is seen as the crucible for their growth into responsible and successful citizens. Traditionally, seventh graders also enjoy an annual spring dance and a class trip to Dorney Park.