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Lucas Middle School

Lucas Middle School

Principal: Thomas Seckler
Address : 923 Snow Hill Road Durham, NC 27712
Phone : 919-560-3843
Hours of Operation : 7:20 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
Enrollment : 370

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Lucas Middle School

 

Philosophy:
Mission Statement: Lucas Middle School is committed to providing a rigorous and relevant project-based learning experience for each student. Implementation of a school-wide focus on 21st-century skills will promote collaboration, citizenship, problem solving, critical thinking, and responsibility within a dynamic and diverse learning environment.

 

Teaching:
Project Based Learning (PBL) is the instructional model implemented at Lucas Middle School. Academic content is taught through an inquiry process in which students address complex questions and authentic, real-world challenges. This model encourages creativity, effective communication, collaboration, and responsible use of technology. In some classes, PBL is the primary form of instruction. In other classes, PBL is implemented occasionally throughout the school year. Projects may vary in length, lasting a few days, weeks, or months.

The school’s state-of-the art facility supports this instructional model. Located on 38 wooded acres adjacent to a public park, the building includes project rooms for every grade level, a 400-seat auditorium, two gymnasiums, and a greenhouse. Lucas is equipped with cutting-edge technology, including the district’s first middle school Cybrary. Instruction is supported by six laptop carts, two computer labs, 30 iPads, 40 Nooks, and 25 document cameras. Each classroom is equipped with a BrightLink interactive whiteboard and at least four student computers.

In addition to traditional course offerings, students can choose from a variety of Discovery classes. Lucas offers a variety of computer classes; biotechnology; Spanish; and a full arts program (art, band, strings, chorus, and theater).

 

Services for Academically/Intellectually Gifted Students:
Lucas Middle School will ensure that all advanced and gifted learners make continuous progress   through a rigorous and challenging curriculum. AIG students will participate in accelerated classes designed to promote higher-order thinking skills and an advanced curriculum. All Lucas Middle School math and language arts instructors are AIG certified or are working toward certification.

 

Support and Enrichment Resources:
C.L.U.B.S. Program
Cybrary Assistant Program
Drama Club Battle of the  Books
ENCORE After-school Program
ESL Program
Odyssey of the Mind
Robotics Class
Science Olympiad
Scripps Spelling Bee
Student U.
Yearbook Club
Young Men of Distinction

Directions

From I-40 heading West

Take exit 279B to merge onto N Carolina 147 N toward Durham/Downtown. Exit onto S Duke St. Continue onto US-501 N/N Roxboro St. Turn right onto Snow Hill Rd. Lucas MS will be on the left.

From I-85 Heading South

Head east on I-85 N toward Exit 170. Take exit 176 to merge onto US-501 N/N Duke St. Continue to follow US-501 N. Turn right onto Snow Hill Rd. Lucas MS will be on the left.

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