Carman-Ainsworth Middle School

    Points of Pride



    District-Wide Expectations

    C-A Rocks

    • Respect
    • Own Responsible Behavior
    • Come Prepared
    • Knowledge is Power
    • Safety First


    State of the Art Facility

    • Two gyms
    • Auditorium
    • Varsity football stadium and track on 140 acres of land
    • Equipped with high levels of technology to support all aspects of our educational programs


    Student Learning in Houses~ Grades 6th, 7th, & 8th Grades

    • House Focus
    • Grade-Level Houses
    • Daily Advisory Lessons                             (Theme, Character Education, Math, Reading, Test-Taking Strategies, Broadcast, and Homework Support)


    College Preparatory Courses


    Accelerated Graduation Opportunity (AGO)

    • Opportunity to earn two high school credits prior to entering high school (Geometry, Algebra 1, Computer Essentials, Health, and World Language Courses– Spanish)


    Quality Core Curriculum


    Professional Learning Communities

    • Weekly staff meetings and intensive annual training to continually upgrade instruction within the core subjects

    Common Assessments

    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Math
    • History
    • Science
    • Physical Education

    Honor Roll Achievement

    • Honor Roll Celebrations
    • 45%–55% of students regularly achieve honor roll status of 3.0 GPA or higher


    Student Mentorship Program

    • Dean of Students
    • Daily, School-Wide Positive Behavior Reinforcement (Positive Blue Slips)
    • Positive Behavior Support Interventionists
    • 21st Century After School Program  


    Anti-Bullying Policy and Programs

    • Adopted by the Board of Education
    • Weekly Anti-Bullying Advisory Lessons
    • SOS (Anonymous Bullying Reporting)


    Community Outreach Programs and Events

    • Student Leadership
    • Blessings in a Backpack
    • Student Council
    • National Junior Honor Society
    • Helping Hands
    • Blueberry Ambassadors
    • DRAW Charity (Disaster Relief at Work)
    • South Baptist Church
    • District Community Winterfest

    Opportunities for Parent and Family Involvement

    • 6th–8th Grade Orientations
    • High School and Beyond Night
    • English Language Arts and Art Night
    • Title1Family Learning Nights
    • NCAA Night
    • 8th Grade Celebration Ceremony
    • Parent Club


    Academic Interventions


    ACRI (Adolescent Critical Reading Intervention)

    • Program focuses on improving reading fluency, comprehension, and text structures

    Reading Lab

    • Program focuses on improving reading fluency and comprehension


    Math Lab

    • Program focuses on improving basic math skills and reinforcing math curriculum

    Advisory Lessons

    • Building reading comprehension skills for struggling students
    • Building math skills for struggling students

    Student Opportunities in Fine Arts and Technology

    • World Champion Robotics Team
    • Broadcasting Club
    • Orchestra
    • State Qualifying Band
    • Plays and Musicals Performances


    New Academic Intervention Classes for the 2019-2020 School Year

    • CALM (Coping and Life Management Through Mindfulness and Yoga)
    • Creative Writing