Central Middle School of Science
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Central Middle School of Science is a middle school located in Anchorage, Alaska, belonging to the Anchorage School District. It places a special focus on science in its curriculum. It consists of roughly 530 students and services the downtown and Ship Creek areas. Central has a specialized program from the rest of the district, which includes an emphasis on science in all classes. This allows the school to, in addition to its local service area, admit a certain number of students from other parts of Anchorage by lottery.
In terms of race and ethnicity, Central Middle School of Science is racially and ethnically diverse; white students make up 51.0% of the student body, black students make up 18.0%, Hispanic students make up 8.1%, Asian/Pacific Islander students make up 9.8%, and American Indian/Alaska Native students make up 13.0%.
Central offers standard middle school courses in mathematics, social studies, language arts, and science. However, a special emphasis on science is put throughout the other "core classes", and studies in science tend to play a role in dictating the coursework in other classes. In addition to these classes, the school also offers classes in art, further science electives, foreign languages, and music.
The school is divided into teaching units called teams. All students on a team share the same teachers for their main classes, and teachers on a team work together to create coordinated curricula. There are two 7th grade teams, and two 8th grade teams, and one 7th and 8th grade team combined. * 7th Grade Teams** Quantum** Velocity** 7th&8th** Acceleration. 8th Grade Teams** Ion** Kinetics.
Central participates in the Anchorage School District's standard program of interscholastic sports . They are as follows:* Cross country running* Cross country skiing* Track and Field* Volleyball* Wrestling Soccer