New Middle School

A message from Principal Marc DuCharme:

Marc DuCharmeOn Tuesday, October 25, 2016, we held our second community forum for the New Comprehensive Middle School.  The meeting, which was facilitated by Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, and co-facilitated by Associate Superintendent William Wade and me, included a group of educators, parents, and community members who worked together to organize ideas generated at the first meeting held on September 19. Ideas, concerns and comments were categorized into five lists of Staffing, Curriculum & Planning, Facilities, Processes, Co-/Extra Curriculum, and Family Engagement. We will schedule future meetings to address each of these topics in depth. I would like to express my gratitude to all who participated in this collaborative endeavor.

If you are interested in being part of the naming committee, please submit your name and information on the link provided here If you encounter any technical difficulties with the link, please contact me at or 467-3300. Names will be drawn by lottery to determine the members of the committee.

The next forum will focus on Curriculum and Programing and will take place at the B.F. Young Complex, 1300 Camino Sierra Vista, date to be announced soon. I encourage you to visit this site regularly for updates and I look forward to working with you as we create our new school. 


Our vision is to provide a model middle school that is the heart of the community grounded in our rich heritage. Our students embrace a culture of inclusivity, a love of learning, respect and social responsibility. Our school fosters an environment of creativity, rigor and innovation, in which all students will become conscientious members of our community. Through education, all things are possible.

Core Values

  • Every student, staff member and parent is supported by the entire community.
  • Education is a right that comes with responsibility.
  • Every person will value and model integrity, respect for all, and a solid work ethic.
  • We engage our challenges and celebrate our successes.
  • ALL students deserve equal access to opportunities.
  • ALL stakeholders deserve a safe environment for teaching and learning.


Students, staff and parents of the New Middle School are collectively committed to embracing and encouraging innovative programs designed to foster student leadership and a love of learning. We provide access to a menu of classes that includes arts, music, and technology, as well as a variety of extracurricular activities. We create a platform where technology and learning address the diverse learning styles of OUR students. With inspiring curriculum, every student is motivated, prepared and enthusiastic about high school.