Academics
Middle School

A Day in the Life

Wondering what a day in the life of a Middle School student looks like? Check out a sample schedule and class descriptions below. Please note that academic and enrichment periods vary by grade level and times on Wednesdays will differ due to the 2 p.m. dismissal.

Sample Schedule for 5th Grade

List of 13 items.

  • 7:15-7:45 a.m. - Arrival

    5/6 students report to the downstairs Commons Area and 7/8 students report to the upstairs Commons Area for socializing and assistance with homework questions
  • 7:45 a.m. - Morning Announcements

  • 7:50-8 a.m. - Advisory

    Students check in with their advisor, prepare for the day, and verify that homework is completed.
  • 8-9:40 a.m. - Language Arts/English

  • 9:40-10:30 a.m. - Snack & Enrichment Rotation

  • 10:30-11:20 a.m. - Math

  • 11:20-11:35 a.m. - Recess

  • 11:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. - Lunch

  • 12:05-12:35 p.m. - Tutorial

  • 12:35-1:35 p.m. - Social Studies/Science Rotation

  • 1:35-2:15 p.m. - Advisory/Flex Time

    Activities may include Boys and Girls Groups, Typing Club, Handwriting, Zones of Regulation, Social Skills, Scholastic, and read-alouds.
  • 2:15-3:05 p.m. - Enrichment Rotation

  • 3:05-3:20 p.m. - Advisory

    Students pack up, organize binders and lockers/cubbies. Advisors check planners and may conduct a character education/team-building activity and/or update goals for ILPs.

Sample Schedule for Grades 6-8

List of 15 items.

  • 7:15-7:45 a.m. - Arrival

    5/6 students report to the downstairs Commons Area and 7/8 students report to the upstairs Commons Area for socializing and assistance with homework questions.
  • 7:45 a.m. - Morning Announcements

  • 7:50-8 a.m. - Advisory

    Students check in with their advisor, prepare for the day, and verify that homework is completed.
  • 8-8:50 a.m. - Period 1 - Math

  • 8:50-9:40 a.m. - Period 2 - Science

  • 9:40-10:30 a.m. - Period 3 - Snack & Enrichment Rotation

  • 10:30-11:20 a.m. - Period 4 - Language Arts

  • 11:20-11:50 a.m. - Lunch

  • 11:50-12:05 p.m. - Recess (grade 6 only)

  • 11:55 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. - Tutorial/Extended Learning Period

  • 12:35-1:25 p.m. - Period 5 - English

  • 1:25-2:15 p.m. - Period 6 - Snack & Enrichment Rotation

  • 2:15-3:05 p.m. - Period 7 - Social Studies

  • 3:05-3:20 p.m. - Advisory

    Students pack up, organize binders and lockers/cubbies. Advisors check planners and may conduct a character education/team-building activity and/or update goals for ILPs.
  • 3:20 p.m. - Dismissal

Academic Classes

Math
Instruction targets defining operations and vocabulary while developing computational, thinking and problem-solving skills.

Language Arts
Content focuses on literature comprehension and fluency (decoding) through direct instruction beginning with learning how to learn and advancing to applying these skills on challenging assignments.

English
This is an extension of the Language Arts curriculum. Areas that are addressed include spelling, vocabulary building, grammar, and written expression.

Social Studies
Students in fifth and eighth grades study American History and how decisions, events, laws, and wars were a result of the culture, knowledge, and technology of the day. Sixth grade students explore the world’s ancient civilizations, while students in seventh grade are exposed to cultures, economies, climates, and geographic regions of the world through World Geography. 

Science
Instruction targets developing a general fund of knowledge and a working vocabulary that is built upon each year. The Science program fosters problem solving, reasoning skills, experimentation, and exploration.


Enrichments & Tutorial/Extended Learning

Enrichment Class Offerings
Offerings include Music (Band, Choir, Music Tech, Video Tech), Physical Education, Technology Skills, Art, Photography, Theatre, Theatre Tech, Boys and Girls Groups, and Essential Skills Workshops. Offerings vary by grade level.

Tutorial (5/6) and Extended Learning (7/8) Period
These classes are designed for students to receive additional academic/enrichment support in an area of need.

Currey Ingram Academy

6544 Murray Lane
Brentwood TN 37027
Main Office: (615) 507-3242
Admission Office: (615) 507-3173
Lower School Office: (615) 507-3200
Middle School Office: (615) 507-3185
Upper School Office: (615) 620-6256
Diagnostic Center: (615) 507-3171
School Nurse: (615) 507-3177
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About Us

Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K-12 day school that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.

Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).