Curriculum and instruction at Fassett Junior High School focuses on preparing students for the rigor of high school coursework. Effective instruction begins with high-quality academic standards that outline what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level. Ohio's Learning Standards are the basis for the curriculum maps, learning targets, and lesson plans our seventh and eighth grade teachers.
High quality classroom instruction includes research-backed practices such as the use of formative assessment data to guide instruction, flexible groupings, and comprehensive interventions for students experiencing learning challenges. Fassett offers a wide range of academic experiences including advanced seventh grade math instruction, Algebra 1 and physical science for high school credit, band, choir, as well as technology, financial literacy, and STEM.
At Fassett Junior High specific academic interventions are provided during STRIDE periods. STRIDE stands for Study, Tutor, Read, Intervene, Develop, and Enrich. Similar in intent to the elementary and intermediate programs, this separate period is structured to provide students extra time to receive academic assistance, specific academic interventions, enrichment activities, and mentoring from staff members. Teachers are available to assist students in all academic subject areas.