Parkside is committed to consistently meeting standards required by the State of Michigan. The core curriculum consists of instruction in Math, Science, Social Studies, Literacy, and English, and curriculum alignment in each of these subjects is complete and updated to meet the current State of Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Benchmarks. In addition to our core curriculum, students are also offered the following elective courses: choir, band, orchestra, musical keyboarding, art, physical education, computer technology, life skills, drama, health education, public speaking, and three foreign languages: French, German and Spanish.
The mission of Middle School at Parkside is
to provide all students with a quality education.
- Educate all students to higher levels of academic performance, the arts and athletics.
- Foster positive growth and development in social and emotional behavior.
- Strengthen partnerships with the students, staff, parents and community.
The Middle School Concept
The students at the Middle School at Parkside are placed into teams, using the Middle School Concept. Core subjects adhere to the curriculum set forth by Jackson Public Schools in alignment with the State of Michigan Standards and Benchmarks. Parkside offers a vast selection of elective courses, or “Encore” classes, ranging from vocal and instrumental music, computers, art, life skills, health and physical education.