Helen A. Fort Middle School
At Helen A. Fort Middle School, we believe that success starts here!
Our roadmap to success includes serving as an important bridge to high school. Seventh and eighth grade students at Helen A. Fort Middle School encounter a rigorous academic curriculum grounded in the New Jersey Student Learning Standards; honors classes are available in mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. Furthermore, we offer the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, which helps students prepare for and succeed in college.
Along with their academic “travels,” students enjoy a variety of electives including Spanish, art, music, woodshop, coding, and STEAM. Where needed, students can avail themselves of academic support through after-school tutoring. Helen A. Fort Middle School rounds out students’ journeys with a robust array of extracurricular activities, including nearly 20 clubs as well as intramural and interscholastic sports.
We are proud of our distinction as a New Jersey School of Character and, in 2019, as a NATIONAL School of Character. Six specifically-identified character strengths serve as guideposts for staff and students throughout our educational journeys at Helen A. Fort Middle School: grit, empathy, self-control, zest, curiosity, and optimism. We believe that using these character traits to guide our actions will promote student success in school, at home, and in our community.
Working together, we believe we will create a positive environment that helps our students grow academically, personally, and socially.
Welcome to Helen A. Fort Middle School—we’re glad you can join us on our journey!