Bridges Academy is in its eighth year as a dependent Charter School in Franklin-McKinley School District. It is located in the northeast section of San Jose and is one of sixteen schools in the Franklin-McKinley School District It has a multi-ethnic and diverse student population, with the majority of our 500 seventh and eighth grade students coming from Hispanic and Asian backgrounds.
Bridges Academy also has an experienced, dedicated, and qualified middle school staff, who provides a rich educational environment that challenges students to think critically, solve complex problems, express themselves articulately and work cooperatively. Bridges Academy's goal is to ensure that all students receive a comprehensive middle school program, which includes Math, English-Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Electives. Students can choose from the following elective offerings: Robotics, MESA (Math, Engineering and Science Association), Spanish, Band, Chorus, Art, Accelerated Reader, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), and Leadership. Bridges Academy's programs are designed to meet individual student's academic needs. Interventions include scheduled English Language Arts, ELD and Math classes.
Services that are available to students are: Speech and Language , Adaptive PE, Special Day classes (to meet the needs of our special education population), academic and psychological counseling programs. A Curriculum Support Specialist, whose goal is to support teachers in the classroom, is also a resource available at Bridges Academy.
Bridges Academy New Tech School is an expansion of the school's focus with project based learning, team teaching between different content teachers, collaborative planning and work amongst student groups, with technology available for daily learning and tasks.