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Academics are the heart of any school, and BMS strives to provide families with timely, relevant information to help them support their students. 

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 docs 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 uses some external curriculum to supplement learning in the classroom. For specifics on these programs,Click Here
The instructional model that we and the Roaring Fork School District use is available 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 Report Card Rubric
This resource explains how BMS teachers grade for Habits of a Scholar Behavior.
Click Here for English online version. Printable PDF is Here
Click Here for Spanish online version

BMS Honor Roll 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. 

Gradebook and Schoology Information
For information on how to access the online gradebook and how teachers use it, click here  

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

Student Academic Assistance Opportunities

  • BMS has a district-wide list of tutors if your student needs extra assistance. Please call the front office for suggestions.
  • Homework Help;(M,T,W,Th). Homework Help is offered after school by teachers for all grades. For students regularly on the Missing Work list, Homework Help is mandatory. Homework Help Schedule 2017 / 2018 

BMS Habits of a Scholar and Learning Resources
Check out our extensive resource list on learning topics that are important to BMS, such as growth mindset and learner behaviors. Click Here

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