6-8 Academics Overview
Lisle Junior High School: The Five Cs of Learning in the 21st Century
Community • Collaboration • Critical-Thinking • Creativity • Communication
Lisle Junior High School is dedicated to the District's mission of equipping our students with the essential education, skills, and experiences necessary to find success throughout their lives - in school, in the workplace, and in society as a whole.
We live in a world that is constantly changing, and as a result, necessary changes have taken place in education as well in order to remain effective in accomplishing our mission. P21®, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, has identified the “Four Cs” (Collaboration, Critical-Thinking, Creativity, and Communication) as skills that are essential for success, and therefore, must be developed by all students in all subject areas.
In addition, the incorporation of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) instruction has played a crucial role in establishing what we believe to be the fundamental “Fifth C” of learning - Community. Especially during these middle school years, our students first need to feel safe, supported, and connected if we are going to be able to assist them in reaching their full potential.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a systemic, continuous-improvement framework in which data-based problem solving and decision-making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting all students.