The goal of the Hastings Middle School centers on individual student success, mastery of learning and development of positive, well-rounded, life-long learners who work together as respectful and responsible citizens. We operate from a middle-level philosophy because we recognize that middle school students are a unique population with special needs of early adolescence. Our staff provides an environment that allows for the varied stages of development in our students. We have created a carefully designed program so that each child is given opportunities to develop and grow intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Hastings Middle School staff and faculty stand ready to meet your child's academic, social and emotional needs. More than 70% of our middle school teachers have middle-level certification. There is a wonderful blend of youth and experience. Hastings Middle School has been recognized three times as a National School of Excellence.
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Hastings Middle School has a strong academic program featuring:
...1st year Algebra for advanced math students
...three full years of science: Life, Earth, Physical
...wide assortment of applied arts and fine arts to meet every child's interests
...visual arts, family and consumer science, computer literacy and industrial technology scheduled as trimester courses
..."Raider Reading" program for sixth grade students, developed to help students read at grade level
...over 75% of the students participate in chorus, band, or orchestra Hastings
Middle School has unique features that are student centered:
...Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) - a daily individual reading program
...wide assortment of support programs to meet student needs
...Raider Study Center available for students in need of extra help and tutoring
...OASIS (Opportunities After School Improving Success) program, funded through the federal government's 21st Century Community Learning Center program, provides students with numerous opportunities after school in the form of mini-courses. OASIS is co-sponsored by the following Hastings area organizations: ISD 200, YMCA, Police and Dakota County Extension Service.