Eighth grade, the culmination of middle school, is a year of preparation.Many parents use eighth grade as a time to test their student’s responsibility in academic work. With high school on the horizon, it is important that students learn how to balance academics with their life outside of school. Time management is key! Since parents have full access to grades and student progress through our online school portal, they can step into any academic situation where they may feel their student needs more support. Eighth grade, while challenging, is also a fun year for students. The end of the year trip to Orlando is often a highlight of the year for students. They enjoy a night at the Gaylord Palms and then spend the next day at Universal Orlando.