The Enigma Years: Bringing Middle Schoolers Along for The Long Haul

Charles Evens discusses bringing middle schoolers along for the long haul.
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We all know that pre and early adolescents are curious little creatures. Grades 5 through 8 are the critical hinge point in students’ academic careers, not to mention the point at which they and their parents will decide how and where to invest in their four-year run-up to college. how do we establish middle years programs that reduce stress, strengthen independence, and foster a sense of realized potential in these delicately balanced lives? And how can we keep them with us for the long haul?

Charles Evans

Chuck has been a proponent of classical Christian schooling since he became the founding Head of School of Faith Christian School in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1996. As a consultant since 2006, Chuck has assisted dozens of schools in various aspects of development. He was involved in the original leadership of SCL and helped co-found the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA). He is an annual presenter at the Van Lunen Center for Christian School Management's Fellows Program, and he teaches each summer at Vanderbilt University. Chuck and his wife, Julie, live in Austin. They are blessed with seven children, three dogs, two cats and a rabbit. Really.