May 05, 2014
This is a great middle school! The teachers are extremely supportive and helpful, placing this school at second in the nation for 8th grade science MSP scores. The schools academics program is on par with neighboring districts, sending kids off to high school with geometry completed, critical reading, annotating, questioning abilities, and an outstanding power behind persuasive writing. The schools science program is amazing, teaching kids in depth about forces of nature, natural phenomena, basic chemistry, and astronomy all with intuitive lessons and fascinating lab experiments. The principal is extremely supportive, caring, and understanding, willing to help in a heartbeat, and entirely helpful to gifted students. My student was looking to take Pre-Calculus and AP Physics in 8th grade, and in less than a week, the principal had organized a bus transportation option to the high school for him to do his courses. The one thing the school lacks, is the option of elective courses, only offering band, choir, and technology (PLTW). All in all, CKMS is a powerful, positive learning environment, preparing students for high school, in district and out of district alike.
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