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Royal Spring Middle School

Scott County Board of Education · Georgetown, Kentucky
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Royal Spring Middle School

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A Community Connected 21st Century School

Designed to be a “community connected” 21st Century school, Royal Spring Middle School offers several features to strengthen the schools’ community within as well as with the community it serves.

Organized to support Scott’s County’s instructional model of “learning communities”, Royal Spring features three small learning communities within the school. Each community features a students’ core classes as well as teacher and administrative workrooms. By each student spending 85% of their day within their own “community”, the student’s sense of community is enhanced thereby encouraging a student’s greater sense of participation and confidence, encouraging each student to achieve their full potential.

To promote the “community connection”, shared public spaces are placed at the front of the school making the spaces easily accessible after hours. The school offers an adult education classroom suite with its’ own entrance so it can be used by the districts life long learners, and the cafeteria with a stage, acoustical treatments and theatrical lighting is easily accessible to the community to host speakers, meetings and community performances.

The media center also offers a community room to provide the public additional flexible, adaptable meeting space.

Located within the middle school is the Royal Spring Technology Center, an unique collaboration between the Scott County Board of Education, Bluegrass Community & Technical College and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Assembly. This joint venture establishes the foundation for life long learning by providing students a connection from secondary education through postsecondary and into the workplace via a “real world” interactive learning environment. By providing maximum flexibility of mechanical, electrical and technology systems within the center, the design supports the varying programs from simple machine work to actual automobile manufacturing. The facility provides students state-of-the art technology and fiber optic connection allowing access to any resource necessary for their instructional programs. The facility is integrated in the middle school to make use of the traditional instructional space for students providing immediate access to areas for seated learning and study in conjunction with hands on programs for project and problem based learning.