Middle school open house! No big deal, except our middle school is actually named Deal - Alice Deal, to be exact. It's an International Baccalaureate world school, which means it encourages international mindedness in students, starting with a foundation in their own language and culture;
it encourages a positive attitude toward learning by challenging students to solve problems, show creativity and resourcefulness, and participate actively in their communities; and it reflects real life by providing students a way to connect subjects and meaningful issues. (Well, that's what the website tells me)
We got to tour the school and meet many of the 6th grade teachers. Joseph seemed most excited about the language immersion program and has to decide between Spanish, French, and Chinese. All students have the opportunity to travel to a native speaking country in 8th grade, so he's leaning toward Chinese! We'd probably prefer he take Spanish, but we have some time to decide.
Hopefully he'll be more engaged when it's the real deal.