Educational Opportunities

Student opportunities for acceleration or remediation

Spearfish Middle School

District-wide opportunities:

  • Kids Club – both acceleration and remediation
  • Summer school – remediation
  • Youthwise – both
  • Driver’s Ed – grades 7-12 – both
  • Alternative School
  • College classes
  • Advanced Electives

Building-wide opportunities:

  • Spartan Learning Labs – remediation
  • HIIT lifting program – both
  • FLEX – both
  • Science Olympiad – acceleration
  • Knowledge Bowl – acceleration
  • Drama Troupe – both
  • Student Council – both
  • Maker Space – both
  • Robotics Competition – both
  • Open Gym – both
  • Spartans 4 Spartans – both
  • START community service projects
  • Digital library check-outs
  • Spartan Tech Squad

Grade-level opportunities:

  • All sports for girls and boys
  • Running Club
  • Dance
  • Boys Science Day
  • Girls Science Day
  • Orienteering
  • Dances
  • Vore Buffalo Jump field trip
  • Fishing Derby and Cook-out at Iron Creek
  • Junior Achievement
  • Football/sportsmanship interdisciplinary unit… culminating activity = paper bowl and potluck

Individual class opportunities:

  • Swing Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Honor Choir
  • Honor Band
  • All State Band
  • All State Choir
  • Solo Ensemble Contest – Band and Choir
  • Individual lessons – Band and Choir
  • Choir caroling in the community
  • Community performances for both Band and Choir
  • Before and after school help from individual teachers
  • Redo – Retest
  • Science teachers split students based on their knowledge and have one class enrichment and another intervention
  • Choice Assignments- where students can chose how they want to demonstrate their knowledge gives students struggling a chance to show what they know and us to push higher level students
  • Individualized reading goals based on ability
  • Student choice in reading materials to reach a variety of goals