Students are at the heart of everything we do at Holmes Middle School. That's why teaching and learning is personalized to build on each student's individual strengths, preferences, and interests. Our students take an active role in their learning --collaborating with their teachers to set and monitor learning goals; making active choices about what, how, when and where they learn; and progressing through learning objectives based on their mastery of a range of academic and higher order thinking skills. This approach promotes innovation, increases student engagement, creates personal satisfaction and fosters a drive and mindset that is desired by employers. Also, students enjoy working this way!