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This page includes important information on academic policies, criteria, and programming. 

Academic Standards
Basalt Middle School aligns with the Colorado Department of Education's Academic Standards. Per the Colorado Department of Education, all Basalt Middle School learning content is based on the Standards of the Common Core. The Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado PTA have created documents to help parents understand the expectations of the standards in all content areas, including Specials.  For more information on grade-level standards and the Common Core, visit:

Basalt Middle School also uses external curriculum to supplement learning in the classroom.
For specifics on these programs, Click Here


How Classroom Rosters Are Created
Click Here for the Q&A on how BMS uses the cluster model for each year's classroom roster creation.


BMS Habits of a Scholar Criteria
This resource explains how BMS teachers grade for Habits of a Scholar Behavior. 
Click Here for English online version. (Printable PDF)
Click Here for Spanish online version. (Printable PDF)


BMS Honor Roll & Longhorn Pride Criteria
BMS students are eligible for Honor Roll and/or Longhorn Pride designations which honor student academic and Habits of a Scholar achievement. 
Click Here for Honor Roll and Longhorn Pride criteria.


Standardized Testing at BMS (CMAS, NWEA, ACCESS/ELD )
For information on what standardized tests Basalt Middle School utilizes and when, click here

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