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Middle-schoolers at Lowell Catholic Excel

December 2, 2018

LOWELL -- Lowell Catholic offers middle-school students a unique opportunity to push themselves in their academic endeavors through the LC Excel Bridge program, STREAM courses and a robust fine-arts curriculum.

Lowell Catholic is effectively enriching the middle-school program of studies by cultivating an environment in which each student is supported in the discovery of his or her unique giftedness. The Excel Bridge program helps students exceed and surpass their peers while fostering a lifelong love of learning.

Students enrolled in the Excel Bridge program are able to matriculate into LC’s high-school level Math and World Language courses, allowing teachers to inspire and challenge them at their academic and maturity levels.

Beyond the traditional middle-school course work, advanced classes are offered to middle-school students who are able to show advanced academic competencies. Annual assessments allow individualized academic placement so students may move forward at a pace that will bring them the greatest success. Students who are placed in advanced and high-school level courses during middle school will enter high school ahead, enabling them to take additional Advanced Placement courses as upperclassmen.

Ultimately, this results in Lowell Catholic High School students graduating with college-level work before their freshman semester. Student-athletes who excel are afforded the opportunity to compete at the high-school level in several sports as well.

LC Middle School students are exposed to the arts throughout their academic career. Students participate in Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Concert Band, Pep Band and Chorus and have co-curricular opportunities, including the Junior LC Players, who will be taking the stage in February for their annual drama production.

From improv in the arts to problem-solving in the sciences, LC strives to engage students with hands-on practical STREAM-based learning. Each middle-school student is enrolled in a weekly STREAM course with the goal of creating and producing original ideas. Through teamwork, creativity and collaboration, students develop their own objects and structures according to certain specifications using concepts and skills from Math, Science, Religion, Art and Technology classes.

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, prospective students in grades 5-8 and their families are invited to Lowell Catholic at 6 p.m., to learn more about this exciting new classroom experience and the opportunities Lowell Catholic offers to middle-school students. If you are interested in learning more about the program, RSVP to www.lowellcatholic.org/LC4ME .

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