Blackford Junior High
Girl Smiling

Academics

We at Blackford Junior High School are committed to the academic achievement of our students. Our curriculum addresses the academic, social, and emotional needs of the whole child. Our students graduate from eighth grade well-prepared for success in high school and beyond.

Our Curriculum

Our students receive instruction in core areas and the related arts, including:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Music (band and choir)

Additional Programs

In addition to our regular curriculum, our students receive unique learning opportunities through the following programs:

  • ALEKS - A blended learning model for all math classes.
  • PLATO - An online high-school credit program.
  • Success period - Homeroom time for extra study, ELA, and math intervention for the ISTEP.
  • Preparing for College and Careers - A required preparation class for all eighth graders.

Special Education

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires schools to provide accessible instructional materials (AIM) to students who are blind/low vision, have a physical limitation, or have a diagnosed print disability. As part of Blackford County Schools’ mission to provide quality education to all students, we are pleased to provide resources that will further explain what AIM is and how it can benefit students.