Owensboro Innovation Middle School
2631 South Griffith Avenue
Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: (270) 686-1128
Fax: (270) 686-1183
Mark Moore - Principal
Trent Thomas - Parent
Jeanette Walker - Parent
Crystal Adams - Teacher
Nathan Hart - Teacher
Wendi McLevaine - Teacher
Just as students are showing great success with both the conventional high school approach at OHS as well as the innovative project-based learning approach at Owensboro Innovation Academy, the split screen philosophy of allowing for this same choice is now being afforded for the middle school environment. Owensboro Middle School North continues to offer high-quality programming to prepare students for high school. iMiddle School will offer families an opportunity for a project-based learning environment in its approach to high school readiness.
The New Tech Network is a nonprofit organization that works with schools around the country to transform teaching and learning. Their vision for success is college and career readiness for all students. They achieve this by providing resources and direction for facilitators in each affiliate school.
It’s just natural learning. It’s the real world. When students enter the workforce in any career, they work with other people to solve problems. That’s how students will learn at iMiddle School. They will be given a real-world problem and work with a team to solve it.
It doesn’t matter what career path students take, project-based learning will provide them will real problem solving experiences. The development of the student through those experiences will transfer to any type of career - whether they are working at a bank, in engineering, nursing or public service.
Teaching in this environment isn’t just beneficial to students, but teachers as well. Often, subjects will be combined in project-based learning. For example, students may need to use math and foreign language to solve problems throughout the project. This pulls teachers together and helps them understand each other and at the same time, students see those connections and learn from them as well. It’s all about collaboration and learning from each other.
If a student is already successful in a conventional school setting, project-based learning can help them grow even more. They are going to need collaboration and communication skills and project-based learning will give them the tools to grow into productive young adults who will succeed in both secondary and career endeavours.
Research shows that students who learn in project-based learning environments out-pace students in a number of areas including higher results on state testing and composite ACT scores, higher graduation rates, higher college admission and more. You can find the full report in the New Tech Network 2017 Research Findings.
No, there is no commitment to OIA as a secondary school once you complete middle school. You can attend either high school in our district based on your interests and future goals.
iMiddle School will serve students in grades 6-8. Approximately 300 students will fill the hallways.
There is little to no cost to attend iMiddle School. It is still a part of the Owensboro Public Schools district.
The school will be located in the former Owensboro Middle School South campus at 2631 South Griffith Ave. Owensboro, KY 42301
Yes, iMiddle school will have some student organizations and extracurricular activities, however, students will still have the opportunity to participate in clubs or organizations, including athletics, through Owensboro Middle School.
iMiddle School will operate on the Owensboro Public Schools schedule and calendar, including cancellation due to inclement weather.
Yes, students will be provided transportation just like they would to any other Owensboro Public School.
At this time, we are only accepting students that live in the OPS district.