We provide a wide variety of programs for our students. Below are links to
the district academic site that will explain the specifics of each of our
programs including standards and more..
General Curriculum Standards
Indiana Academic Standards describe what Indiana students should know and be able to do. View these by grade level.
6+1 Writing Traits
6+1 Trait Writing is a powerful framework used to learn and use a common language to refer to the characteristics of writing.
Grading Scale Information
View information about the district's grading scales.
Fishers Junior High School will foster the growth and development of character in our students in order to create a positive school environment and equip our students with the skills needed to be good citizens.
Honesty - Being truthful with myself and others regardless of the outcome
Caring - Kindly showing concern for others and my surroundings with my actions and words
Respect - Showing high regard for the dignity, thoughts, roles, and property of myself and others
Responsibility - Doing what is expected of me and being accountable for my thoughts, words, and actions
Self-control - Choosing to think, say, and do what is right in any situation
Trustworthiness - Being someone others can count on to do the right thing
Determination - Meeting challenges courageously and never giving up regardless of the obstacles
Forgiveness - Accepting imperfection in others and myself with a willingness to move forward
Fairness - Treating others without favoritism or prejudice and expecting the same for myself
More about Character Education...
Special Services / Special Education
HSE provides a full continuum of special education services for our students. Special education includes specially-designed instruction to meet a student’s unique educational needs and related services to support a student’s educational program.
We offer a formal program to high-ability learners
starting in grade three through twelve. The REACH
program reflects our priority and commitment to
our gifted learners, whose unique needs cannot
be developed adequately in the regular education
English as a New Language (ENL)
A program which is dedicated to those students whose first language is not English.
Below is a list of tests that are related to grades 7 and 8. The X's indicate which grades the test is administered in. Click any test below for more information...
English, science and social studies are teamed for
purposes of curriculum coordination and student individualization.
Each team of three teachers shares a common preparation
period and common group of students.
Most students are assigned heterogeneously grouped
classes. Exceptions occur in English, Science and
math. Advanced curricula are offered at both seventh
and eighth grade levels in English and Science. Seventh
graders are placed in regular math, advanced, or
Honors Algebra. Eighth graders are placed in regular
math, Algebra, Honors Algebra or Honors Geometry.
B.E.S.T stands for “Building Extraordinary Students Together.” Built into the last period of the day, this is a 30 minute time for students to complete homework, receive additional academic support, prepare for ISTEP testing, participate in reading time as well as additional accelerated activities. On Fridays, students watch Charger TV, the school’s student-run news program.
All students must purchase a Fishers Junior High School physical education uniform (shorts and tee shirt), to be worn in class. Uniforms are sold the first week of class. Seventh graders may use the same uniform in grade eight.
Students at Fishers Junior High School have opportunities to participate in several leadership-building activities. Student Council, class officers, peer tutors, office, technology and library aides all occupy positions of responsibility. Active involvement in extracurricular opportunities also enhances student leadership skill.
Within core curriculum delivery, enrichment lessons
and activities are offered. Many assignments and
projects encourage student creativity and thought.
All seventh graders are offered the opportunity to
participate in our outdoor education program conducted
at Camp Tecumseh. With over 95% participation since
its inception, students attend 3 days and 2 nights
at a camp near Lafayette, Indiana. Under the direction
of teachers, camp personnel, and specially selected
and trained high school student-counselors, FJHS
students complete a wide variety of environmental
and ecological activities.
Within the core curriculum there are many activities
that provide exciting, in-depth learning opportunities.
lab experiences, in depth disease studies as well
as other environmental activities, CPR training,
social studies debates and simulations, Rube Goldberg
contests, literature circles, and cultural fairs
are only a few of the activities that are woven through
The DARE program is taught in Wellness classes
with the goal of deterring drug and alcohol abuse
among our students.
All students receive computer literacy training
through work in many curricular areas in one of three