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Outcomes: indicators of the quality of the school

There are numerous methods used to measure student progress. Each nine weeks students are given benchmark tests in preparation for the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests given at the end of the year by the state of Virginia. Some students also qualify for alternative assessments, such as the Virginia Grade Level Assessment (VGLA), an alternative assessment comparable to the SOL. Students with significant cognitive disabilities participate through the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP).

Physical plant

Blue Ridge Middle School's building is 14 years old. It was renovated in 2001/2002. Upon entering the school it looks clean and organized. As of right now there are no new plans to renovate. The building is the perfect size for the student body. It also accommodates students, staff, and parents with disabilities through handicap parking, ramps, and elevators. Blue Ridge Middle School is unique in that it is situated near the elementary school and is physically connected to the high school. This creates a safe and organized atmosphere for the students. Technology is the way of the future; this is seen at Blue Ridge Middle School. All classrooms have telephones, active boards, elmos, and a DVD/TV combination mounted to the wall. The teachers can also take students to one of the two computer labs or check out a laptop cart. Each grade level has two carts.

Some other areas of the school are the gym, cafeteria, and special instruction areas. The school also has both an auxiliary and a main gym. The gym has good equipment and a climbing wall for the students. The cafeteria is spacious and overlooks the mountains. Some extra instructional spaces in the school include a life skills kitchen, a sensory room, a technologies and robotics classroom, a library, science labs in the classrooms, a band room, and an art room.

Organizational and instructional priorities within the schedule

The school day is from 7:50 AM to 3:00 PM. Students are organized into two teams of approximately 100 students per grade level with four core teachers on each team. The exception would be the 6th grade, they will have 5 core teachers per team to account for a mandatory, double block (or two periods of) English. The students have 30 minutes for lunch and 1 period for physical education/health. Each of the seven periods is 50 minutes. Students can chose from regular or advanced courses in each of their four core areas. All grades also have an optional remedial Math or English class. This elective becomes a remediation class if the students failed the SOL assessment the previous year or are performing below grade level. Algebra and Geometry are offered to 7th and 8th graders.

The students also have a wide range of electives to choose from. All students are able to take choir and band each year. In 6th grade the students have the option of taking an exploratory rotation which consists of art, technology, and world cultures. In 7th and 8th grade additional electives include: foreign language (Spanish, French, Latin), art, theater arts, study hall, keyboarding, journalism, and photography. There are also exploration classes in each of the core subjects which serve as remediation and enrichment periods.

Questions & Answers

how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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