Empowering successful learners for today, tomorrow, and the future.
With the support and cooperation of the district and parents, the students of Bad Axe Middle School will feel safe, involved, and challenged, while the staff will set clear goals and formulate curriculum in a learning environment that promotes high achievement academically, socially, and physically.
One-hundred percent (100%) of all instructional members of the Bad Axe Middle School meet the Highly Qualified requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). All teachers possess a minimum of a Bachelor s degree and full state certification. Of the seventeen (17) instructional staff members, eight (8) hold a Masters degree and nine (9) hold a Bachelors degree. Additionally, teachers meet at least one of the following criteria: a) Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (M.T.T.C.); b) graduate degree or coursework that is equivalent to an undergraduate major in teaching field; or c) the high objective uniform state standard of evaluation (H.O.U.S.S.E.). Teacher qualifications are available to parents and to the public at the district board of education office.
One-hundred percent (100%) of all paraprofessionals of Bad Axe Middle School meet the Highly Qualified requirements of NCLB. All paraprofessionals meet the criteria in one of the following: a) two years of study at an institution of higher education; b) obtained an associate s (or higher) degree; or c) pass state WorkKeys assessment. Paraprofessional qualifications are maintained and available through the district board of education office.
- Title I services
- After-school Academic Support
- Nursing Services
- Cheer Camp
- Citizens of the Month
- Dramatic Arts
- Lip Sync/Talent Show
- March is Reading Month
- Project Playground
- School Activity Nights
- Destination Imagination
- Veterans' Day program
To earn and maintain District Accrediation, districts must:1. Meet quality standards. The district meets the AdvancED Accreditation Standards for Quality School Systems and has a process in place for ensuring that its schools meet the AdvancED Accreditation Standards for Quality Schools.
2. Engage in a continuous process of improvement. A district-led continuous improvement process is in place at both the district and school levels, whereby the district (including all departments and support systems) and all of its schools identify a shared vision, maintain a district-wide profile of the current reality, establish plans and assess the implementation of interventions, and document the results of their efforts to improve student learning and school/district effectiveness.
3. Demonstrate quality assurance through internal and external review. The district has in place quality assurance systems and processes to maximize effectiveness across all departments and schools and to improve student performance. The district engages in regular internal self-review and hosts an external review once every five years.
PrerequisitesThere are several prerequisites to District Accreditation. The district:
- Ensures that all schools in the district are accredited or candidates for accreditation.
- Embraces a systems approach to improvement.
- Commits to meeting the District Accreditation standards, policies, and procedures.
- Leads and supports a continuous improvement process at both the district and school levels.
- Has the capacity to engage in an internal self-review and an external quality assurance review process.
Three goal areas were identified and selected by staff for its continuous AdvancED/NCA School Improvement cycle. Those goals are:
1. All students at Bad Axe Middle School will show one years growth in Reading.
2. All students at Bad Axe Middle School will show one years growth in Math.
3. All students at Bad Axe Middle School will show one years growth in Writing.
4. All students at Bad Axe Middle School will behave in a manner that promotes a positive atmosphere for academic learning and growth.