Middle School Orientation


Middle School Goals and Expectations

Mission: To effectively utilize World Class methodologies to help students acquire 21st-century skills and a strong educational foundation through a personalized approach. Students, in collaboration with a team that targets the needs of the whole student, become responsible citizens who contribute to our society and lead meaningful and productive lives.

Goal: The goal of eDCSD’s K-8 program is to effectively utilize personalized programming using targeted academic and social-emotional intervention to help students develop a strong foundation. As students become more independent learners and demonstrate success, their learning pathway becomes more autonomous and flexible. eDCSD’s K-8 programming uses a teamed approach to supporting student’s academic progress and personalized learning pathway. Teachers on the K-8 team collaborate on learning opportunities and interventions to ensure a wraparound plan each year, and also a smooth transition from elementary to middle school programming. Further, the K-8 team collaborates to ensure students transition to any of eDCSD’s high school programming options are supported. Ultimately, the goal is that with appropriate supports, students make adequate progress towards their personalized learning goals.

Middle School Expectations

Canvas Overview

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, eDCSD will be using Canvas as its learning platform.  All courseware will be accessed through our Canvas site.  Here is a brief overview of what Canvas looks like and how students will navigate the new Canvas system.

Canvas Introduction Video