Hamlin believes that our mission is to help each student achieve his or her full potential. Their experience at Hamlin occurs during one of the most challenging times in his or her life—the adolescent years. They will change from holding hands with their parents in public, to not even wanting to be seen with them (except maybe when they are chauffeured to the mall). This is a time when students need nurturing, clear directions, and positive feedback. It is a wonderful time in their lives. Students, parents and staff need to partner together to make these years a success.
We have structured the school to make it easier for your child to succeed. We have teams of 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers who will work together to help your child through his/her three years at Hamlin. Students are scheduled according to grade level and are, for the most part, supported in the same building with like grade level students. This will help your child to really develop a bond with his/her teachers and fellow students.
At Hamlin, each sixth grade student is assigned to two main teachers. These teachers team together to instruct your child in the seven required courses. Your student will have Language Arts and Social Studies from one teacher and Math and Science from the other. In addition, students have the choice of taking a yearlong music course, PE/Health, or one of the survey programs. The music courses are either Orchestra or Beginning Band. Survey courses are Art, Industrial Technology, Computers and Spanish.
Seventh and Eighth grade students have one teacher for Language Arts and Social Studies, and separate teachers for all other classes. These students also get two survey choices and can choose from the options listed above as well as, Choir, and leadership roles as classroom, office, and Moffitt helpers.
In addition, as a title school, students may be selected to participate in support classes in the area of reading or math, dependent on their needs. All students are scheduled a FLEX class which is specifically catered to their individual needs. A student who is TAG in literacy will be receiving enhanced teaching, a student who is low in math will be receiving re-teaching or focused instruction in deficit areas.
Hamlin believes building on student successes. We have Hamlin Pride Assemblies and Celebrations throughout the year in which we honor students who have been successful in academics, behavior, and culture. We also showcase the Band, Orchestra, Choir classes. Hamlin students have a lot of PRIDE--Personal Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Embrace Community. Our students will make the world a better place.