ACADEMICS

Language Arts Department

The Language Arts proponent of Manchester Academic Charter Middle School’s E.L.A. program focuses on reading fluency, comprehension and connections. Students read personal novels as well as whole class novels, short stories and expository texts in order to improve the use of reading strategies needed for successful matriculation through their academic journey. Our language arts program includes vocabulary building, verbal and written responses to literature and support in the acquisition of knowledge gained through reading for project based learning assignments.


Math Department

The Math Department offers a wide variety of courses ranging from introductory courses for 6th graders to Algebra 1 for 8th graders. The courses are designed not only to further students understanding of the math curriculum but creates a comprehensive understanding of previous material and concepts. (PA Common Core standards)


Social Studies & History Department

Manchester Academic Charter Middle School students watch history unfold daily right in front of their eyes as they bridge the gap between past history and present day cultures. Students’ learning ranges from Geography, Past History, and Current Events through hands on Project Base Learning activities that enable students to participate in student centered learning. During the course of the year students will continue learning about their ancestry to further help them understand where they came from so they can understand where they are going.


Science Department 

Manchester Academic Charter School believes that science is an integral part of our lives. The school strives to have all students learn an appreciation of science. We use a design-based approach where our students utilize the engineering design process to learn science. They are given a problem and have to devise ways to solve it while building an understanding of the science concepts behind it. The students engage in brainstorming and creating prototypes to create a viable solution to their design-problem. The students also learn 21st Century skills as they work in groups to complete their project. Some examples of projects are Urban Heat Islands, Aquaponics, Embryology, Simple Machines and the Human Body.