EXPLORE College Preparatory Middle School believes in caring and respectful relationships among students and adults that support academic excellence, college readiness, lifelong learning, reflection and social consciousness. We pledge to prepare the minds, bodies and spirits of our students to excel academically, artistically, emotionally and socially. EXPL ORE College Preparatory Middle School features: (1) A rigorous college preparatory academic program that encourages students to explore ideas and take charge of their learning; (2) The use of theme-based expeditions and reflection to deepen knowledge and understanding; (3) An intensive instrumental music program for all students; (4) A safe, nurturing and orderly environment with high expectations of what students will learn and be able to do; (5) An extended learning day; and (6) Family and community engagement as an integral aspect of the school’ s program.