Burlington-Edison School District

Superintendent - Laurel Browning

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Burlington-Edison Middle Level

Burlington-Edison School District

 GOAL: During the 2014 to 2016 school years, Burlington–Edison School District has been reviewing middle grade level programming to develop plans on ways to continue supporting students into the future.

In the best interest of our students, middle grade level programming must provide a strong transition to high school by successfully offering students:

  •  An academic core aligned to what they must know to be successful in high school (meeting Washington State Standards/Common Core)
  • Enrichment learning opportunities that show connections to what they will learn in high school (academic electives: Spanish, tech. ed, band/choir, media, drama, and manufacturing; and, co-curricular programs: athletics, fine arts, and clubs)
  • A foundation for success in high school, future studies and careers
  • A relevant and engaging experience
  • A safe and healthy school environment 


 * Review is in response to several recent changes in educational goals and standards at the federal, state and local levels, such as the following:

  • Common Core State Standards (English Language Arts and Math)
  • Smarter Balanced Assessments (Technology-based system) (HB 1450 – 2013)
  • Next Generation Science Standards (science standards at all grade levels)
  • School Accountability for Struggling Schools (SB6696 – 2010/HB2799 – 2012/SB5329 – 2013)
  • Encouraging AP and IB Advanced Programs (HB 1642 – 2013)
  • Computer Science as Math or Science Credit (HB 1472 – 2013)
  • Education Health Indicators & Strengthening Outcomes (SB 5491/SB 5946 – 2013)
  • Career and College Ready Grad; CTE math/science equivalent (SB 6552 – 2014)

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