Academic Overview

Academic Overview

Erie Middle School empowers all students to achieve academic growth and become lifelong learners.

Highlights of EMS Academics:

  • Rated at Performance, Colorado Department of Education’s highest level of accreditation
  • Erie Middle is a Pre-AP College Focus School that prepares every student for Advanced Placement courses offered at Erie High School
  • Students have access to high school Algebra and Geometry, and advanced classes in language arts and math
  • Rigorous instruction at Erie Middle School includes the integration of innovation and design thinking into our students’ learning to push the limits of their imagination; students also enrich their skills through STEM and Vex Robotics
  • Erie Middle School values relationships and ensures every student is connected with at least one trusted adult. Students are placed on teams in sixth grade, allowing our teachers to focus on a smaller group of shared students
  • Strong advisory program that implements the research-based social-emotional curriculum of 7 Mindsets, develops Individualized Career and Academic Plan (ICAP), and provides flexible academic grouping to meet the unique individual needs of our students
  • Our classrooms include solid instructional strategies such as project based and blended learning 
  • Over 75 percent of our students participate in clubs, sports, and co-curricular activities
  • Our after-school Tiger Support program connects our students with academic tutors from the high school and Erie community
  • Middle school orientation and transition programs for students including Where Everybody Belongs (WEB), which connects 8th graders with teams of sixth graders who provide support for students to be successful at Erie Middle