Middle School Years (Grades 6-8)
Darnell-Cookman middle years’ students will apply for either the Academically Talented Medical Program or the Gifted Medical Program. The middle years’ curriculum will include the core academics of math, science, language arts, and social studies as well as art, foreign language, technology, and career discovery. All courses will have the world of professional medicine integrated into the curriculum. Students in either program will participate in the medical elective curriculum appropriate for their grade level.
The curriculum is taught through inquiry-based methods by certificated faculty who guide students’ learning through an active and participatory curriculum. Experiential learning will be enhanced through guest speakers, visits to the University of Florida College of Medicine at Shands Jacksonville Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR) as well as other community partners. The middle years’ medical curriculum includes the study of the human body, diseases and their processes, and the many fields of professional practice and work in the world of medicine and health.