Brooks County Middle Implements TORCH Academy

| June 1, 2016

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QUITMAN- Brooks County Middle School (BCMS) is implementing TORCH Academy.

Torch stands for: Talent, Outreach through, Rigor, Challenge, and High Expectations. The academy will provide opportunities for advanced learners to engage in enrichment learning opportunities in the four content areas, extend their learning beyond the normal classroom parameters, assume increased ownership in their learning, learning targeted tasks and projects to meet specific needs and provide a learning pathway that allows advanced learners to continue learning with their peers, extend learning goals within the classroom, and learn independently beyond the classroom.

Class sizes will be limited and students will work closely with three content teachers throughout their middle school career. Classes will also meet as well as exceed the content mandated by the state’s Georgia Standards of Excellence.

The TORCH Academy serves various purposes however, the primary focus is to provide engaging learning opportunities for students that extend beyond the regular classroom setting. TORCH will provide advanced learners with the benefits of working with likeminded students in diverse learning experiences with a plethora of contexts and settings.

BCMS has hosted parent meetings to provide parents with the opportunity to give their feedback and ask questions about the new academy. TORCH Academy’s purpose is educating advanced learners through challenging content, critical thinking and creativity.

The application deadline is Thursday, June 9th. For more information contact BCMS at 229-263-7521.

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