This Thread is to collect thoughts, observations, and advice regarding Middle School education in the US. Middle school is a time of transition, for both the student and the parent. It's not easy to figure out what opportunities to present to our children to help them grow. Please share your experiences about middle school education and what you wish you had known earlier. Also, in what ways can parents supplement for the things lacking in the classroom? You can share about anything; language arts, math, science, parent-teacher conference, extracurricular activities, sports, art, music, pre-AP, standardized testing, bullying, social development, etc.