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Counselor's Vision:

To motivate, educate, & inspire!


Counselor's Mission:

To assist all students to grow academically, personally, socially, and vocationally with

collaborative efforts of students, staff, families, and community.



Guidance Department Beliefs:

  • All students  can achieve and meet their individual academic potential that will result in college and career success.
  • Students’ developmental needs and achievement are best met by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.
  • School Counselors must be leaders, advocates and collaborators who create equitable access to rigorous curriculum and opportunities for personal growth.
  • Data-driven goals will guide the development of the comprehensive school counseling program promoting student achievement.
  • School Counselors will make decisions based on the highest moral principles to promote the maximum development of every student.


School Profile:

  • Student Population: 535 students
  • Grade Levels: 3 (6th, 7th, 8th)
  • Course Levels: Academic, Standard, Accelerated
  • Average Class Size: 25
  • Faculty: 50


Schedule Type:

  • 4 Core Classes (ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science) that are 55 minutes long, 5 days a week, year long.
  • 2 Encore Classes (electives) that are 45 minutes long, 5 days a week, semester long and year long options.
  • 1 Intervention/Enrichment Class that is 45 minutes long, 5 days a week, quarter long, semester long and year long options.



  • All grades on report cards are numerical
  • Any grade below a 60 is failing
  • The lowest grade given on a report card shall be 40
  • The following grade scale will be used at New Bridge Middle School:








Some teachers utilize a point system while others utilize a traditional percentage system. Regardless of the system, the following approximate value of tasks will result from the completed work during a given grading period:

  • 50%- Summative Assessments: Tests (30% - 40%), Quizzes (10% - 20%)
  • 25%- Major Projects/Research Projects/Multimedia Presentations
  • 15%- Class work (those tasks primarily completed in the classroom)
  • 10%- Homework (those tasks primarily completed outside of class time)


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