Core Class Placement Guidelines

You and your child should keep in mind the guidelines that Castle North Middle School's teachers will be using when they make student core class placements in the spring.


As educators at Castle North Middle School, we use a multi-faceted assessment plan to place students in their core classes. On a yearly basis, objective data from the previous school year is used to determine the most appropriate placement for a student to succeed.

Students will be assessed by the use of data-driven criteria each year to be placed in their appropriate classes.

Castle North offers two levels in English/Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies (Regular and Honors) at each grade level.

Castle North offers three levels of math in grades 6th and 7th (Math, Advanced Math, and Honors Math). In 8th grade, Castle North offers four levels (Math, Advanced Math, Algebra 1, and Honors Algebra 1). Please refer to this MATH FLOW CHART to see the requirements for each math level.

If you have any questions, contact the Castle North Middle School Guidance Department.