This documentary-style program challenges middle school students to start thinking about their academic futures. It asks the question, “What do I need to do today to build a strong foundation for success in high school?” A bright academic future depends on organization and study skills, setting goals, optimizing resources, recognizing opportunities and avoiding negative behaviors. Six highly successful high school students share their personal stories to model how to make the most of middle school. Encourages viewers to explore extracurricular activities, do volunteer work, assess their values and interests, think about possible future goals, and most importantly, understand that middle school academics need to be the #1 priority for high school preparation. Viewers take home the message that a solid academic schedule, good study habits, and extracurricular activities are all part of making the most of middle school.
video, plus teacher’s resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format