Pacific Crest Middle School

Academic Overview

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Guiding Principles

Understanding who you are is key to developing relationships and building community.

Parents are children's first teachers and are essential partners in the education of all students.

The skills of creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and cultural competence are imperative for the development of 21st century learners.

The world around us can be explored through systems thinking. Studying systems helps us to understand both the interrelated parts as well as the whole. Scientists, mathematicians and artists use system thinking when they: observe, collect, compare, and analyze parts and patterns.

The basis of learning is storytelling. We make meaning of the world through the sharing of story. Story provides context and perspective. Everyone has a story to tell, so we have an obligation to listen.

Writing is an embedded practice. In order to explore new ideas and concepts as well as engage in self-reflection, students and adults will write frequently.

Play and physical activity are critical aspects of school.


2018-19 Curriculum Guide

Please refer to our curriculum guide for detailed course information. Click here to access the curriculum guide.



The wider community provides opportunities for authentic learning. Service and project-based learning engages students in their communities, fosters academic excellence, and promotes positive behaviors.



Teaching and learning requires ongoing collaboration, inquiry, innovation and risk-taking through sustained relationships and public practice.

The basis of learning is storytelling.

We make meaning of the world through the sharing of story. Story provides context and perspective. Everyone has a story to tell, so we have an obligation to listen.

Math Resources

Bend-La Pine Schools is using curriculum titled Open-Up Resources, developed by Illustrative

Mathematics.EdReports is an independent nonprofit organization that reviews curriculum. The complete EdReports report for Open-Up is linked HERE.