MISSION

Aptos Middle School's mission is to provide an enriching, engaging, and empowering educational experience with equitable outcomes for each student using critical pedagogy and research-based, multi-tiered systems of instruction and intervention to promote student self-mastery, scholarship, and social justice.

VISION

Every student who attends Aptos Middle School will master:

  • The core knowledge, critical thinking skills, and competencies outlined by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS);
  • The knowledge, skills, and experience to navigate the “real world” and solve problems that arise in everyday life and in the workplace;
  • The ability to navigate and engage in a 21st century global society that is more inclusive, interconnected, and multilingual;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to positively influence and collaborate with others;
  • The freedom, confidence, and ability to express their unique selves.

Our graduates will see themselves as filled with purpose and value.

CORE VALUES

Known as "T.I.G.E.R. Style," our core values reflect a universal code of ethics along with the character traits necessary for student academic success and positive social-emotional growth. The values form the word "tiger" and represent the following acronym:
TEAMWORK: All means all, by all means necessary.
INTEGRITY: Commitment to honor moral and ethical values and principles.
GRIT: The courage to fail; the passion and perseverance to succeed.
EMPATHY: Understanding and sharing others' emotions and experiences.
RESPONSIBILITY: Accountable for every word and every action.

MOTTO

We Can, We Will, We Must!

FEEDER SCHOOLS

Dr. George Washington Carver ESDianne Feinstein ESStarr King ESJose Ortega ESCommodore Sloat ES

SCHOOL TOURS

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. by appointment only

Please call the office to schedule a tour (415) 469-4520

UNIFORMS

No uniforms; student dress/appearance standards and requirements upheld in accordance with San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education Policy and Student and Family Handbook.

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

A continuum of services aligned to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004) and the guiding principles of inclusive education practices offered for students with mild to moderate and moderate to severe special needs.

GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Planned and organized as an integrated, differentiated learning experience within the regular school day, and may be augmented or supplemented with other differntiated activities related to the core curriculum using such strategies as independent study, acceleration, postsecondary education, and enrichment

LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

Secondary Dual Language Pathway: Designed for students who were in the Dual Language Immersion, Biliteracy or Newcomer Pathway in elementary school, which includes ELs, English proficient speakers and reclassified fluent English proficient students

English Plus Pathway: Designed to help ELs achieve grade level academic competency in English in all content areas and to develop high levels of oral proficiency and literacy in English

STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Full-time nurse, social worker, grade level counselors, and dean of students triage the needs of students and families throughout the academic, social-emotional, health, and high school, college, and career domains

ARTS & ENRICHMENT

  • Art
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college and career readiness program
  • Band (beginning, intermediate, advanced) & Jazz Band
  • Computers
  • Drama
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Orchestra (beginning, intermediate, advanced)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics (STEAM)

SCHOOL DAY ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

All students receive instruction in Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and Physical Education in addition to one elective course

PARENT & FAMILY EMPOWERMENT

Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
School Site Council (SSC)