Brighter Choice Middle School parents, students, and school and community leaders are interviewed in this video and explain why they support the schools. The Brighter Choice Middle Schools play a vital role in providing a unique single gender education opportunity to Albany area students, many of whom are from historically underserved segments of the Capital District community.
The Brighter Choice Middle School assessment program incorporates diagnostic, lesson, unit, and interim assessments to support instruction and intervention as students make learning progress and prepare for state tests.
The Brighter Choice Middle Schools' approach to instruction emphasizes literacy across all subjects and encourages student discourse. It focuses on empowering students to take ownership of their learning.
The Brighter Choice Middle Schools develop teacher capacity through pre-service and in-service professional development, tailored and individualized coaching and mentoring, and also through peer observation and interactions.
The Brighter Choice Middle Schools have augmented and strengthened their curriculum to support high quality teaching and learning that is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and emphasizes close reading, discourse, and writing across the curriculum.