Welcome Students and Parents,
It is with Cougar “P.R.I.D.E” that I welcome both new and returning students to Acacia Middle School for the 2017-18 school year. Our mission at Acacia Middle School is to provide a rigorous educational program founded upon the concept of “Cougar P.R.I.D.E.”; an acronym for Positive Respectful Individuals Dedicated to Excellence. We target this mission through our promotion of Cougar P.A.W.S. behavior expectations. It is our goal all Acacia students understand and display attributes that are Positive, Accountable, Working Hard, and Safe (P.A.W.S.) in all settings on campus.
At Acacia we are dedicated to providing the highest quality education in a fun, supportive, and safe environment. The transition to middle school can be a challenging time for students moving from elementary school and preparing for high school. As a school, we diligently work to build a culture and climate that supports students during this critical time in their academic and socio-emotional development.
Acacia has excellent research based programs paired with a highly qualified staff to serve the wide range of academic needs of our student population. There is something for everyone at Acacia. We offer many opportunities for enrichment through various clubs, visual and performing arts, academic, and athletic programs. Our academic and athletic competitors are award winning! Acacia’s Battle of the Books Team placed 1st in the district competition. Acacia has also seen double digit growth in district and state assessments and was recently named an Exemplary Site for Project Read for improving literacy across all grade levels. Additionally, our site offers a highly certified AVID program in which students prepare for college and work toward attaining their post-secondary goals.
Walt Disney said “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Students at Acacia are encouraged to establish positive goals, set high standards and to achieve their personal best. The staff at Acacia is here to guide and support each student as new opportunities and challenges present themselves every day.
I personally invite you to come to Acacia Middle School and see our programs for yourself, meet your child’s teachers, and view our beautiful campus at Acacia’s Back to School Night, Thursday, August 24 at 5:30 p.m. Your child will bring additional information home as the date approaches. I look forward to meeting you and starting this exciting new school year.
Dr. Jeff Franks