Academics

Stepping up to the challenge

Williamsport Area Middle School prepares children for the increased level of academic work and expectation associated at this level in their educational journey. Additionally, they will begin to be presented with opportunities to explore various careers and learn what paths they will need to take to achieve their goals.

Accelerated Reader

This component of the independent reading program encourages students in grades two through eight in the Williamsport Area School District to read books. Students take a computer-based test and earn points. You can search by book level, author, or title by viewing our online database to see if a book is an AR title.

Accelerated Math

The purpose of Accelerated Math is to give students the personalized practice essential to success.  Accelerated Math provides an essential practice component to our core math curriculum. In addition to making math practice fun and exciting for every student, Accelerated Math gives continuous feedback to personalize instruction so every student achieves maximum success.

Full Option Science Systems (FOSS)

Science is an active enterprise, made active by our human capacity to think. Scientific knowledge advances when scientists observe objects and events, think about how they relate to what is known, test their ideas in logical ways, and generate explanations that integrate the new information into the established order. The scientific enterprise is both what we know (content) and how we come to know it (process). The best way for students to appreciate the scientific enterprise, learn important scientific concepts, and develop the ability to think critically is to actively construct ideas through their own inquiries, investigations, and analyses. The FOSS program was created to engage students in these processes as they explore the natural world.

Technology Education: FutureLabs

FutureLab learners explore and apply a wide range of technologies to project-based work. Students develop and practice real-world skills, such as problem-solving, collaboration, project-planning, and communication. Students create ePortfolios to document and present their work. 

Systems of technology explored in the FutureLabs include:

  • Mechanics and Structures
  • Computer Graphics
  • Scientific Data and Analysis
  • Digital Communications
  • Alternative and Renewable Energy
  • Robotics and Control Technology
  • Circuitry
  • Software Engineering
  • Design and Modeling