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Academics? We've got them!
Students are required to take classes in the core areas - math, science, social studies and English language arts. Course syllabi are designed through collaboration between department chairpersons and individual instructors.  Subject coverage is based on the Georgia's Common core Standards and the DCSS pacing guides. Presently,  McNair Middle  offers year-long classes inboth  business education, chorus and  band.  Additionally, students are rotated into connections classes.  These include art, general music, health, physical education, math tools, reading, creative writings, engineering STEM and chorus.  In accordance with federal guidelines, accomdations are made for exceptional students whether they are gifted or special needs.
Counseling Department
Dr. C. Robinson-Roberts  and T. Shanks work cooperatively to meet the counseling needs of MMS students.

The mission of the DCSD Guidance, Counseling, and Mentoring department is to support the development of student competencies in the academic, personal/social, and career domains (learning to learn, learning to live, learning to work) ensuring that students achieve success and are prepared to be productive members of society.  Upon entering middle school, students begin a major transition from the elementary environment to the middle school.  From the changing of classes, increase in homework, extracurricular activities and the physical changes of adolescence and puberty, students must learn to navigate the middle school environment.  School counselors work collaboratively with parents, teachers and students to address adjustment concerns, peer relations and academic advisement to help prepare students for high school.
   Alongside academic guidance, these two professionals engage students in mediation, conflict resolution, goal setting, and informal mentoring.  The counseling center is open daily and is assisted by one administrative assistant who is responsible for intake and withdrawals, scheduling parent conferences, vetting telephone inquiries.  Collaboration takes place between the counselors, the school social worker, the registrar and the instructional assistant principal.
 
Counseling Office:  678 874 5126
Enrolling?
New students and their parents will need to provide proof of address and meet residency requirements as part of the registration process.  Immunization information is also needed.  Students enrolling from feeder school should plan to update student contact information annually. Plans for the 2014-2105 school year include gender-based instruction, school uniforms, and small learning communities.
 
 
What you need to know about testing!
Middle School Testing Dates


Middle School Testing Dates
September 6, 2016 / March 24,2017                 GAA (Opening & Closing Date) Grades 6-8
November 2, 2016                                             PSAT 8  Grade 8
January 17 - March 3, 2017                               ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs)
April 18 - May 3, 2017                                      Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade (EOG) Grades 6-8
May 3-4, 2017                                                    "                                                                  Grade 8
June 26-29, 2017                                                "                                                                  Grade 8
 
Questions?  Please consult the Counseling Department or the  AP of Instruction. 
 
 
 
 
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