Timnath Middle-High School Academic Philosophy

We believe that all students can learn at high levels.  We value and implement a whole child approach to learning which includes English, mathematics, science, history, art, world language, music, physical education, technology, and leadership. Opportunities to explore and focus on a student’s interests expand as students progress from middle school to high school.  Our teachers have high academic expectations for students and work collaboratively to ensure learning for all. 

All academic and instructional practices at Timnath Middle-High School are driven by four essential questions (see below). These questions have been adopted for our use through the Professional Learning Community model.  

Instruction- What do we want students to know & be able to do?

Assessment- How will we know if students have learned?

Support- What will we do if students are not learning?

Challenge- What will we do if students are not challenged?

Academic programming will include a focus on student self-discovery in alignment with the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) process.  Students will be supported in identifying their own values and a vision for themselves that includes a sense of purpose and meaning in the work that they choose to do.  


PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.