Welcome to Foundations
Our Why? Racial Equity Transformation Through Foundations.
To strengthen the transition from elementary to middle school and from middle school to high school, an every-other-day advisory course titled "Foundations" will be part of a middle school student's day. Foundations brings culturally responsive instruction into the classroom by providing students opportunity to share their personal, local and immediate experiences with teachers and peers. Students will have the opportunity discuss the changes occurring in their lives around issues such as relationships, bullying, harassment, online safety, and financial and college and career exploration.
Our How? Foundations Supports Personalized Learning.
Students will learn about Digital Citizenship, explore post-secondary options through Naviance and college readiness activities, and enhance their academic skills.
Our What? Foundations Supports College and Career Readiness.
Aligning with Strong Schools Strong Communities 2.0 Goal 1: Achievement: Ready for College and Career, Foundations supports holistic student development through creating middle school culture focused on college and career by providing all students with academics, resources and opportunities to explore potential future career and post-secondary pathways.
Foundations lessons are arranged by quarter and focus area. Focus areas for 6th - 8th grade include: Academic, Culturally Responsive Instruction, Digital Citizenship, Naviance, and Social Emotional Learning. Eighth grade includes a sixth focus area, College Readiness.
Click on your grade level below for an overview of all lessons by quarter and focus area. Lessons are accessed by clicking on the name which will hyperlink you to the lesson.
ALL Digital Citizenship lessons must be completed in order to meet Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirements.
Please note you must log-in through SPPS Apps to access the lessons. To learn how to log-in please click here.
Want to get involved with the SPPS Foundations community by helping write new curriculum? Join our work group.