CMS Curriculum Description

  • Crawfordsville Middle School believes in providing the highest quality and the most appropriate education to every student. To meet this goal, we have implemented differentiated course offerings, and have adopted a data-based decision making model. This model allows us to appropriately place students in classes and meet each student at his or her level of understanding, while providing high quality grade-level curriculum.


    If you have questions or need assistance regarding CMS academics, please contact Mr. Brent Bokhart, CMS Principal, at (765) 362-2992.


    Crawfordsville Middle School has been on a traditional, seven-period schedule for several years. Classes are fifty minutes in length, and passing periods last five minutes. From Labor Day until the ISTEP test, class periods are shortened to include a 30 minute Bonus Period in our schedule three mornings per week. This period provides time for remedial interventions or study periods for all students. The school doors open at 8:25 a.m., first period begins at 8:45 a.m., and the dismissal bell rings at 3:45 p.m. Students may eat breakfast from 8:25 until 8:40 a.m. Teachers and students have a 30-minute lunch period.


    Crawfordsville Middle School students are provided core curricula of language arts, mathematics, science/ health, social studies, physical education and related arts. Language arts and math classes are taught at SPED self-contained, corrective, general, and advanced levels. Students who take Algebra 1 and Spanish 1 may earn high school credit.


    Crawfordsville Middle School’s curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all students. EL classes are offered to non-English speaking students. Students with high achievement and motivation for learning are placed in the Accelerated and Enriched (A&E) program’s advanced core classes. A majority of special education students are serviced in fully inclusive co-taught general education classrooms with the support of a resource room while others are taught in self-contained SPED classrooms.