About Us

In an effort to educate students in a way that prepares them meet the challenges of each level of their learning experience with absolute success, Monroe Intermediate School has several strategies in place:

  1. Since data drives instruction, the use of data is vital in devising plans of instruction for our students.  This data is derived from Standards Based Instruction that is engaging and focuses on a variety of learning styles.  Both Formative (data that is gathered daily) and Summative (data that is gathered over longer periods of time) Assessments are used to provide targeted instruction for students.  This instruction is provided by Highly Qualified teachers.  

  2. Project Based Learning is used to keep students motivated and engaged. Project based Learning can be defined as an alternative approach to paper-based, rote memorization, teacher-led educational techniques.  It basically means taking learning beyond the traditional four walls and out into the open for a little “hands on” and “minds on” experiences.  

    Some of our Project Based Learning experiences include:

  • Passive Solar Green House and School/ Community Garden Project (PACERS):   Students are afforded the opportunity to obtain experiences and knowledge from Summer and Winter Solstices to the appropriate proper pH balance (balance of alkaline) of water to sustain life in Monroe Intermediate School’s Aquaponics System. 

  • Community Documentation (Preserving History):  Students’ communication skills are enhanced by actually going out into the community and interviewing the elders while gathering written documentation of events and notable happenings that make their community unique.  They not only gain academic and social skills from asking questions, but they gain diction skills as they are interviewed by people as far away as Norway! (PACERS)

  • Experiencing the world through travel:  Students gain a perspective that is beneficial as they experience excursions that have taken them to magnificent sites in more than six states.  These experiences and exposure provide them with functional knowledge and interpersonal skills that will help them to be prepared to succeed in the world.