Eighth Graders Learn to Climb Higher with The First Rung
If there were a defined fork in the road of learning that connects students to successful futures, eighth grade would be it. The level of challenge embedded in grade eight courses ratchets up significantly from that of seventh grade. A majority of schools use students’ performance in eighth grade (and scores on grade eight standardized tests) to determine which high school courses the rising ninth grader will have on his or her daily schedule. What those high school courses are, and how well new ninth graders perform in them, can make or break a young teen’s future.
That’s why The Internship Depot starts its ‘messaging’ in grade eight, emphasizing to students that hard work in hard courses is the best way to prepare for a successful life. We also discuss the need for students to learn appropriate soft skills as well.
We provide posters for classrooms that reinforce the messages we deliver in The First Rung curriculum. Eighth graders are also invited to participating in a number of activities that are on our website, listed below.
See how The First Rung fits in along the sequence of programs offered by The Internship Depot. Click Here.