Learning Clusters

  • Monhagen Middle School is organized around clusters. A cluster consists of a team of teachers who work with a group of approximately 115 students. Each team teaches English, math, science and social studies. At the sixth-grade level, the team includes a reading/study skills teacher. At the seventh-grade level, the team includes a home and career skills teacher for one semester and a technology teacher for the other semester. In eighth grade, the team includes a health teacher for one semester and a technology teacher for the other semester.

    The main purpose of each cluster is to:

    • Provide reinforcement among the disciplines (reading, writing and study skills) that are common to each discipline and are fundamental to success.
    • Reinforce skills, concepts and/or content from one discipline in order to master skills, concepts and/or content in another discipline.
    • Utilize projects or themes to draw upon the skills or content of various disciplines.