Middle School at West Fargo Public Schools
Welcome to middle school at West Fargo Public Schools! Our online student handbook is intended to inform students and families about the opportunities at the middle school level.
West Fargo Public Schools: The District of Choice
Educating all learners for tomorrow’s world.
West Fargo Public Schools aligns instructional practices and resources to create a nurturing, learner-centered environment. Learners are empowered to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Self-Efficacy & Agency
We believe in building self-efficacy (the belief they can) and agency (the desire to act), empowering all learners to advocate for their own learning and the supports they need to be successful.
We believe that learning has a social component, and that learners need to be engaged in safe and nurturing relationships that allow them to develop their intellectual, physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum (GVC)
We believe that teaching is both an art and a science. We believe in a district GVC: defined as clearly articulated, evidence-based, transparent, and measurable proficiency in knowledge, skills, and dispositions for each course for each grading period.
Assessment & Feedback
We believe in timely, actionable, and relevant feedback in all aspects of education; empowering learners to determine and act on their next steps with guidance and support to move them to independence.
Goal Setting & Reflection
We believe goal setting and reflection are critical components of the learning process; encouraging learners to examine their decisions, resources, resilience, and responsibility.
Pathways & Pacing
We believe in providing learners with resources, support, and spaces that empower them to determine appropriate learning pathways and drive their progress within a given timeframe.