Camp Road Middle School (CRMS) helps all students develop the world class skills and life/career characteristics of the Profile of the SC Graduate by maintaining rigorous expectations and providing opportunities for students to learn and grow even during a world-wide pandemic. Faculty and staff minimized COVID-19 disruptions by emphasizing learning routines, offering extra emotional and social support to our students, and working together with school stakeholders to remove barriers to student learning over the course of the year.
Numerous courses are offered at CRMS which afford students the opportunity to earn high school credit, including French I, Spanish I, Honors Algebra I, Honors Geometry, and Fundamentals of Computing Parts I and II. Both college prep and honors courses are offered for all students, and gifted and talented curricula appropriately challenge young minds.
Because the goal at CRMS is to create learners who have the necessary skills to succeed in life, all staff members strive to foster creativity and innovation among students through project-based and other experiential learning opportunities. Personalized learning environments allow teachers to meet students’ individual needs, while tailoring topics and assessments to the interests and needs of students. Data-driven instruction within the classroom readies students for post-secondary life. In addition, CRMS is committed to reaching the 2027 CCSD goal of all students reading on grade level. The school has used ESSER funding to hire a certified reading interventionist who provides targeted instruction to students based on their MAP scores. This is in addition to 300 minutes of ELA instruction that they receive each week with a certified ELA teacher.
College and career readiness extend beyond the four classroom walls at CRMS. Outstanding strings, art, vocal, band, and engineering programs that compete at the local, regional, and state levels exist. Additionally, there is an active robotics team, yearbook, outdoor club, art club and numerous sports teams. The student ranks of CRMS include South Carolina Junior Scholars, Duke TIPS scholars, Region IV Honors Band, All-State Band, and scholars with perfect scores on SCREADY and SCPASS. Critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and teamwork are all part of our talented team’s daily work with students.
Connecting with students beyond the classroom allows staff to make personal and global issues relevant for students. For example, various guidance-facilitated small groups cultivate problem-solving and relationship-building among peers, multicultural learning opportunities expose students to various local minority leaders, and a school-wide social emotional learning curriculum guides students through the challenges of early adolescence.
Integrity, perseverance, respect, and strong work ethic fuel CRMS’s mission and prepare students for college and/or career success.
David Parler, Principal
Erica Ciucci, SIC Chairman