Scofield Magnet Middle School has been certified for Exemplary Teaming Practices by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS). Scofield joins just a handful of other Connecticut schools with this designation.
The administration and faculty at Scofield completed a rigorous self-assessment, examining 27 areas of school practice such as curriculum, integration, collaborative decision making, parent or community involvement and flexible grouping and scheduling. An evaluation team from the Connecticut Association of Schools then visited the school to verify and validate the assessment.
Scofield is being awarded a framed CAS certificate, a three-year exemplary practices designation and recognition on the CAS website. As a service to other schools wishing to improve their teaming practices, award winners welcome inquiries and visitors.
According to the National Middle School Association’s This We Believe, Successful School for Young Adolescents, “The interdisciplinary team of two to four teachers working with a common group of students is the signature component of high-performing school, literally the heart of the school from which other desirable programs and experiences evolve.”
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) comprises more than 16,000 students, over 1,500 professionals, and 21 schools, including seven magnet schools and three International Baccalaureate sites. SPS has a total of 13 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools. The mission of SPS is to prepare each and every student for higher education and success in the 21st century.
SPS is proud that our district is as rich in diversity as it is in talent. We have students from many cultural backgrounds and geographic locations—as demonstrated by the more than 65 different languages spoken in the homes of our families. SPS offers our students a learning experience rich in cultural diversity and reflective of the global society in which they will work and live.