Academics & Arts

Unique Magnet School Programming


Cambridge Lower Secondary develops skills and understanding in English, mathematics, science, and Cambridge Global Perspectives for the first three years of secondary education. It combines a world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers, and integrated assessment. These assessments provide an international benchmark of student achievement.


Visual Arts

Students explore art from around the world through project-based activities. Student artists reflect on their own artwork and that of others through critical analysis to achieve artistic goals related to craftsmanship, technique, and application of 21st-century skills. 

In advanced art classes, students further their artistic skills through various forms of media.  Students work to improve their creative techniques through critical analysis and artistic discipline.


The band introduces students to musical instruments.Students learn about the different families of instruments and select one to play.They learn the fundamentals of music notation and how to play their instrument in a group setting.

The concert band is open to students who have already completed a year of band. Concert band students perform in two major concerts each year, plus additional field trips to play at other venues.


Chorus is designed to help students explore their vocal talents. Beginning students learn to read music, how their voice works, and how to sing in unison and harmony. They perform in two concerts per year and no previous training is necessary.

Concert Choir is our premier vocal group for 7th– and 8th grad students.  It allows students to further explore different styles of musical expression, and continue to work on correct vocal technique and performance.   Concert Choir students perform in two major concerts per year, along with the District MPA competition, Sounds of the Season (a District televised production), singing the National Anthem at Miracles baseball games, and other performance opportunities.  Students must have previous choral experience or audition with the director.


Students concentrating on Dance will complete a course of study in Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Swing, and other recognized styles of dance.  The program places a strong emphasis on artistic quality, studying the elements of dance, implementation of the development of dance skills, vocabulary development, and choreography, and for each student to grow an appreciation of dance as an art form.  It is the goal of the dance department to provide a wide range of quality opportunities and experiences that will allow them to prepare for advanced study and enjoyment of dance as an art form.


In Keyboarding, students will develop fundamental piano techniques, learn to read music, apply basic music theory, and explore the role of keyboard music in history and culture. No prior experience is necessary.


In Orchestra, students with little or no prior experience develop fundamental techniques for string instruments.  They showcase their talent in two concerts a year.


Students are introduced to the fundamentals of Theater and focus on imagination, pantomime, voice, movement, and acting. As they further develop their dramatic skills, students also learn technical aspects of theater including lights, sound, costume, set, makeup, and stage management.  Advanced theater students work in independent pieces as well as scene work. The entire production at the end of the school year is led by the students. Not only as actors, but as creators of the costume pieces, operators of the soundboard, and the running of the light board during the entire show.

   AVID Harns Marsh Middle School offers a unique AVID program. In an AVID school, each student is required to have a planner, an organized binder, and write Cornell Notes. Students participate in Socratic Seminars and work together through the Seven Habits program.


 Social Studies

In accordance with Florida law, middle school students are required to earn a credit in Civics to be eligible for promotion to high school. The law requires students to take a state End of Course exam which must comprise 30% of the final grade. All Lee County 7th graders are working with their teachers to complete the course requirements including preparation for the exam...... Read More  
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