Middle School

Welcome to Middle School! The WCA middle school continues the school’s international focus, with expanded depth and rigor appropriate for older students. WCA takes traditional middle school offerings (including electives, school sports teams, social activities, and honors classes), and delivers them in a small environment, where every student is known and valued. Research shows that a student’s performance in middle school is a predictor of their high school and postsecondary success. Our Middle School program includes 5th - 8th graders.
Fifth Grade
Fifth grade is a transitional year with one foot in elementary and the other in middle school. They are assigned a homeroom. They are with grade-level peers for lunch and have two recess blocks daily. They participate in specials and foreign language classes.

6th Grade/7th Grade/8th Grade
Sixth grade, seventh grade, and eighth-grade students follow a traditional middle school model, with a subject specialist teaching each class. There are seven periods offered each day. Students are required to take Math, English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Science, and History. In addition, all students participate in a 20-minute movement block after their lunch to allow our older students the chance to move and get fresh air.

Academic Rigor: Middle School Academic Blocks
Math, English Language Arts, History, and Science are academic block classes. This means students are scheduled for sixty minutes of daily instruction in each subject.  

Honors Classes
World Compass celebrates academically gifted students and encourages them to reach their highest potential through accelerated classes for math and language arts. Students in honors classes are expected to maintain a minimum grade of 80%. World Compass is able to offer up to a two-year acceleration in math, including the high school classes of Algebra I and Geometry. Students may receive high school credit for Geometry. The use of high-level texts in English Language Arts, including works by Shakespeare, Stevenson, Twain, and Poe, ensure our accelerated students are exposed to quality challenging content typically introduced to high school students, while still in middle school.

Foreign Language
All students are required to take foreign language. Students may choose from French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish. Foreign language is 60 minutes daily (currently scheduled) and all instruction is delivered immersion style.

All 6th-8th grade students take two electives each trimester. Electives will be offered throughout the year based on enrollment. Click the "Electives" link to the right to view the options.

All middle school students are assigned a homeroom class. On Fridays, student spend forty-five minutes in their homeroom class. During this time, students learn about mindsets and goals, values and friendships, thoughts, emotions, decisions, conflict resolution, basic etiquette, financial management, health and hygiene. Students also participate in team-building activities.  

Middle School Sports
World Compass Academy is participating with the South Metro Charter Conference. Middle school sports are open to grades 5-8. Click HERE for more information.

One to One
We offer a 1:1 tech model of differentiated and individualized learning through the use of Chromebooks for each student in the middle school, using the Google Classroom platform.  Chromebooks remain at school for all 5th grade students. Students in grades 6th-8th will take their Chromebooks home each evening with them.

Cougar Committee
The Cougar Committee is the WCA Student Council. This group of middle school leaders plan and organize middle school events. 

Dress Code
The middle school students follow the school dress code, but are also allowed the privilege of wearing the middle school hoodie designed for the current school year. This hoodie, designed by the middle school student Cougar Committee, may be worn as part of the informal (everyday) uniform.  The only hoodie permitted as part of the uniform is the hoodie designed for the current year. Middle school hoodies from previous years are not approved as part of the informal uniform. Hoodies may not be worn in the building during formal uniform days, instead students are encouraged to wear the approved navy sweater that is part of the formal uniform.

By focusing on the individual needs of students, World Compass Academy teachers are committed to engaging and inspiring every learner to reach their highest potential. From elite academics and extracurriculars to a compassionate learning environment where every student is known and valued, supported and challenged, come experience everything that makes World Compass Academy Middle School exceptional! Thank you so much for your support of our school.

If you have any questions about our middle school program, please call the school office at 303-814-5200 or email Bethany Merkling, Principal.