Preparing Middle School Students for College

3 Steps to Success

Step1: Getting an education is a lot like building a house. You start in elementary school with a good foundation of reading, writing, and arithmetic. You build on these classes in middle school.

Step 2: In middle school the walls of your educational “house” start to go up. The classes you take in middle school help you to prepare for high school.

Step 3: By taking algebra in the 8th grade, you will be ready for the high school classes you need to prepare for education after high school.

Adapted from the article “Preparation + Planning = Success.”  © 2006  Reprinted with permission.  Visit to read the full text.