Our junior high is an English immersion mixed-grade classroom that uses interdisciplinary PBL as the main instruction type along with leveled ESL classes. While doing immersive high-interest projects students learn about the world around them at the same time learning about themselves. Students focus on not only content but on cognitive habits of mind and collaboration skills.
The goal of our junior high is to produce not only great students but great people as well. We want our middle school students to think critically but also be able to self-reflect on their personal growth.