Parchment School District's curriculum is based on meeting or exceeding the standards set by the State of Michigan Department of Education. Parchment focuses on creating an environment that fosters competent, responsible and collaborative students to take forward-thinking attitudes into the community. This curriculum is continually monitored by school improvement teams, a curriculum committee, and community members.
We employ the Teaming concept as a foundation for our instruction. Teaming is when a group of teachers from different subject areas plan and work together and share the same students for a significant portion of the school day. Interdisciplinary teaming is intended to create a context that enables students and teachers to know one another better and allows teachers to better support and understand the educational needs of students. These smaller teams generally focus on creating coordinated lesson plans, sharing and discussing student progress, problems and issues, and integrating subjects around a central theme or issue when the curriculum permits.
View the Middle School Course Book for detailed descriptions of the classes offered for the 2012- 2013 school year. Confused about what classes to take? Our counseling office will help guide your decision-making process.
Parent Internet Viewer
The Parent Internet Viewer (PIV) provides a web-based method of keeping track of grades and assignments. Get more information on PIV for students and parents.
Now Offering Virtual School
Parchment Middle School students may utilize the Virtual Academy through Kalamazoo RESA, a tuition-free 6-8 virtual public school. Learn more about KRESA Virtual Academy.