During the 2008-2009 school year, A.C.Stelle Middle School's English/Language Arts department was selected and highlighted on the State Department of Education's Taking Center Stage, Act II website as a spotlight school implementing best practices.
Interested in learning more about the English department's philosophy of reading? We highly recommend Nancie Atwell's The Reading Zone.
The California State Department of Education has adopted the Common Core Standards, the national standards. Full implementation of the Common Core shall begin in 2014.
Mission Statement: During the middle school years, students embark on a challenging adventure filled with development and change. We at A.C. Stelle Middle School are dedicated to the goal of academic excellence, as well as the personal and social development of all students. We guide our students to become responsible citizens, effective communicators, cooperative workers, and critical thinkers so that they can reach their full academic potential. We foster a climate that is conducive to building character and to respecting the rights of others. The development of each child's self worth and self-image is central to our mission and will lead to the academic excellence we seek.